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

4. The SF Giants shouldn't trade fast-rising Kyle Harrison

While Kyle Harrison has always been on the radar of Giants fans in the know, his rise in 2022 thus far has been fantastic, and with such great stuff and the confidence that comes with it, we could be looking at a major rotation piece in the next few years.

Harrison is still only 20-years old, but if he can continue to handle the pressure of taking the next step up time and time again, there's no reason for the Giants not to see him as a future ace pairing with Logan Webb.

The step up to AA Richmond hasn't been as successful as his stint in High A Eugene earlier in the year, but with patience, the Giants can build a rotation for the future around Webb, Harrison and Will Bednar, so it's best to keep them both around as long possible.

He started the season lower down on the Giants top-30 prospect list, but now, finds himself at No. 2 behind just Marco Luciano, and if he can finish the 2022 campaign strong, we could be seeing a big league debut as soon as 2023.

5. The SF Giants shouldn't trade blue-chip prospect Luis Matos

While a lot of the attention in the Giants farm deservedly goes to the likes of Marco Luciano and Heliot Ramos, who has tasted the big leagues in 2022, one player that deserves much more attention is outfielder Luis Matos.

The 20-year old has been impressing in the minors since 2019, and although his beginning in high-A Eugene this year hasn't been fantastic, he has all the tools to be a star of the Giants outfield in the future.

Matos is the best natural hitter in the Giants farm system, and while he's still in A ball, the Giants are going to allow him to come along with patience, and when he, along with Ramos and Luciano are ready for the bigs, this team will see a big influx of young talent.