5 prospects the SF Giants shouldn't trade at the 2022 MLB trade deadline

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5 prospects the SF Giants shouldn't trade at the 2022 MLB trade deadline

2. The SF Giants shouldn't trade No. 1 prospect Marco Luciano

Marco Luciano was a prized international signing of the Giants back in 2018, and when he hit the minor leagues back in 2019 at just 17-years of age, it was clear that he was a special talent.

The young shortstop has all the makings of a big league starter, and although the Giants could push for a bigger name at the deadline, he's the perfect replacement for the day that Giants legend Brandon Crawford retires.

Luciano is still young, and has plenty of time to develop, but with placeholders like Evan Longoria and Tommy La Stella currently on this team, the Giants will need permanent options soon, and Marco could be exactly that if his development continues well.

3. The SF Giants shouldn't trade young phenom Matt Mikulski

The Giants three World Series titles in the early 2010's were a combination of many things, but what truly drove that team was a young Buster Posey along with a home grown rotation of immense talent.

While Matt Mikulski may never turn out to be Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain or Tim Lincecum, he certainly has plenty of potential, and with Logan Webb already in the majors and Will Bednar rising through the minors, this future rotation looks very promising.

Mikulski is a bit older than the other Giants prospects on this list, but with a funky delivery and plenty of life in his stuff, he could become a valuable, and cheap option for the fourth or fifth spot in the Giants rotation in no time.