3 young pitchers the SF Giants could trade to bolster the lineup
1. Keaton Winn
Keaton Winn was one of the young prospects who made his debut for the SF Giants in 2023. Ranked by MLB.com as the 16th best prospect in the Giants organization, the 25-year-old right-hander flashed some promising signs with a high 90s fastball and an impressive splitter that often fooled opponents.
The overall numbers were not incredible, but they were impressive for a rookie. He had a 1-3 record with a 4.68 ERA in 42.1 innings. He strikeout to walk ratio was solid (35-8) and he kept the ball in the yard for the most part except for his final start against the Dodgers when he gave up three homers.
Winn definitely showed enough to compete for a rotation spot for the Giants next year. While he is mostly a two-pitch guy right now, if he can add a breaking ball to his repertoire then it stands to reason he will get even better.
But it is that very upside that could net the Giants a solid player if they were to include Winn in a trade package. Teams would be thrilled to gain a guy with his velocity and ability to pound the strike zone. It would hurt for the Giants to part with Winn, but if they got a solid hitter in return it could be worth the price.