There’s a time when Sam Coonrod was one of the top prospects in the San Francisco Giants system.
At the start of the 2016 season, he checked in as the No. 6 prospect in the system, according to Baseball America.
However, command issues eventually necessitated a move to the bullpen and his stock dropped as a result. He began the 2019 season in the No. 22 spot in the organizational rankings.
Since he was already on the 40-man roster, he was called up to provide some bullpen reinforcement on May 26, despite an unsightly 7.00 ERA in 18 appearances at Triple-A at the time.
He made three appearances in the majors, allowing two hits and one earned runs in three innings of work before he was sent back to Triple-A.
The 26-year-old still has an ugly 7.67 ERA in 30 appearances in the minors, but his swing-and-miss stuff is intriguing. He’s racked up 40 strikeouts in 29.1 innings on the year.
He’ll almost certainly be among the September call-ups since he’s on the 40-man roster, and he could be auditioning to keep that roster spot down the stretch.
So there you have it, five players that you may have forgotten were even on the San Francisco Giants this year. With big pieces like Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith expected to be on the move in the second half, plenty more roster turnover awaits before the 2019 season comes to a close.