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5 players you forgot were on the 2019 San Francisco Giants

Nick San Miguel
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 06: Connor Joe #18 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Joe Panik #12 and Brandon Belt #9 after Joe scored against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 6, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 06: Connor Joe #18 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Joe Panik #12 and Brandon Belt #9 after Joe scored against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 6, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 21: Mike Gerber #65 of the San Francisco Giants poses during the Giants Photo Day on February 21, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 21: Mike Gerber #65 of the San Francisco Giants poses during the Giants Photo Day on February 21, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

Mike Gerber

The San Francisco Giants claimed Mike Gerber off waivers from the Detroit Tigers in the first official move of Farhan Zaidi’s tenure.

The 27-year-old hit .357/.402/.655 with seven doubles and six home runs in 92 plate appearances over his 21 games at Triple-A to start the year. That earned him a call-up and he made his San Francisco Giants debut on May 3.

However, his stay on the big league roster was brief. In four games, he posted the same 1-for-15 line that Connor Joe did during his brief stint with the team while exceeding Michael Reed’s strikeout total with nine before he was optioned back to the minors.

There’s still some hope for Gerber, though.

He went right back to raking at Triple-A Sacramento after he was sent back down, and all told, he’s hitting .316/.382/.589 with 25 doubles and 17 home runs in 317 plate appearances on the year.

He still has enough upside that ATF’s Marc Delucchi ranked him as the No. 28 prospect in the Giants system on his Midseason Top 30 Prospects list.

Don’t be surprised if he gets another shot before the season is over.

That said, his first one was over so quickly it’s not surprising if it has slipped your mind entirely.

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