SF Giants’ roster for 2022 projected

By Joel Reuter
SF Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
SF Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Potential Giants target Corey Knebel. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

2022 Giants Projected Bullpen

LHP Conner Menez: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

Menez was a bit of a pop-up prospect last season. He went 6-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 121 innings between Double-A and Triple-A after starting the year well off the top prospect radar. The 24-year-old may ultimately lack the overall command to stick in the rotation, but he could be a valuable multi-inning option out of the bullpen.

RHP Tyler Rogers: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

A 10th-round pick in 2013, Rogers finally made his MLB debut last season, pitching to a 1.02 ERA with five holds in 17 appearances. His deceptive submarine delivery provides a different look out of the bullpen, and he’ll still be pre-arbitration in 2022.

LHP Sam Selman: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

Selman racked up a staggering 81 strikeouts in 48 innings between Double-A and Triple-A last year before making his MLB debut on Aug. 1. The 29-year-old is a bit of a late-bloomer, but he has a chance to settle in as a useful middle-inning lefty.

RHP Trevor Gott: $2 million (projected arbitration salary)

The Giants found a nice diamond in the rough when they acquired Gott from the Washington Nationals last offseason in exchange for cash considerations. The 27-year-old posted a 3.12 FIP and a stellar 57-to-17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 52.2 innings, and he’s controllable through the 2023 season.

RHP Shaun Anderson: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

While he tallied 16 starts as a rookie, Anderson’s eventual landing spot could be as a late-inning reliever. The 25-year-old was a reliever during his time at the University of Florida, and he showed some flashes upon moving into the bullpen down the stretch last year.

RHP Melvin Adon: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)

With a true 80-grade fastball that touches 102 mph and a plus slider, Adon has the stuff to be a lights out closer. However, he will first need to refine his command, as evidenced by his 5.5 BB/9 rate last season. If he develops as hoped, it would play a major hole at the back of the bullpen.

RHP Cam Bedrosian: $6.5 million (projected FA signing)

Bedrosian, 28, has been a solid option out of the Angels bullpen for several years now. He had a 3.23 ERA and 9.4 K/9 with 15 holds in 59 appearances last year, and he’ll be a free agent after the 2021 season. Slotting him in the primary setup role would allow the younger guys more time to develop into their respective roles.

RHP Corey Knebel: $10 million (projected FA signing)

Knebel has a chance to be one of the top bullpen arms in the 2021-22 free-agent class. First, he’ll need to prove he’s healthy after spending the 2019 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Prior to that lost year, he logged 57 saves with a 3.02 ERA and 13.0 K/9 in 216 appearances over four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. A two-year, $20 million deal would be money well spent if he can anchor the relief corps.