The SF Giants were once a team full of struggling veterans, with not much of a farm system to look at and no future prospects. Then, the Giants hired former Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi as the President of Baseball Operations.
5 prospects the SF Giants shouldn't trade at the 2022 MLB trade deadline
Since then, not only has the big league team improved, winning a franchise record 107 games in 2021, but the farm system has become stocked with players that look like one day becoming stars by the bay.
While not all prospects are going to become stars, and some won't even make the big league level, the Giants need to figure out how to balance trying to win and trying to mold the future of this organization.
The Giants may have to make some decisions on some of their young prospects in order to potentially acquire a new catcher, a middle of the order bat or rotation help, but these are five names that shouldn't be traded in 2022.
1. The SF Giants shouldn't trade first round pick Will Bednar
In the 2021 MLB draft, the SF Giants went exclusively with pitchers, and the best of those came in the first round, as they selected Mississippi State's Will Bednar with the No. 14 selection.
Will spent his short stint in 2021 in the minors coming out of the pen, where he did a fantastic job, but in 2022, he's getting the expanded opportunity to be the starter he was in college, and while his numbers aren't elite, the talent is definitely there.
If the Giants are patient with the development of Bednar, his 97MPH fastball and effective off-speed pitches will play well at the next level, and if he can develop his changeup, we may be looking at a future ace alongside Logan Webb.