The long-awaited SF Giants fall instructional-league rosters have been reported by Melissa Lockard of The Athletic. So who made the cut?
After the minor-league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most prospects have been unable to play organized baseball since Spring Training was suspended. Each team brought a few of their top prospects to their organization’s alternate site. However, with the regular season over, teams are gearing up for a fall instructional league for more of their prospects.
Melissa Lockard at The Athletic Bay Area reported the 66 SF Giants prospects who have been invited to the team’s facilities in Scottsdale. The list includes many of the organization’s top prospects and many recent international free-agent signings and draftees.
It’s worth noting that the United States’ COVID-19 response remains lacking and case numbers are once again rising around the country. Arizona reported it’s largest daily new cases yesterday since September 18.
Since a few early season outbreaks, MLB has seemed to avoid crisis through a preponderance of testing and other isolation restrictions, but that vigilance will be more important at the instructional leagues, where more players are there for each team and are all concentrated in one area.
Assuming all goes well, let’s take a look at the players invited.