When Farhan Zaidi took over as President of Baseball Operations for the SF Giants, they had one of the most depleted prospect cupboards in all of baseball, but now, five years later, we are looking at one of the deepest prospect pools in the league.
5 SF Giants prospects that should be untouchable at the 2023 MLB Trade deadline
For many of the Giants top prospects, their stock has risen significantly in 2023, and with two of their best, Casey Schmitt and Patrick Bailey off to hot starts, the team are looking like buyers at the 2023 MLB Trade Deadline, beginning at the end of July.
On one hand, the Giants could look to sell some of their veterans to add more prospects, but if they do want to buy and push for a playoff spot, these are five prospects that should not be moved under any circumstance.
5. The SF Giants should not move Reggie Crawford
The SF Giants have swung high on potential many times over the past few years, but no top draft pick of theirs has more potential than two-way player Reggie Crawford, who was drafted with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
In two seasons with the University of Connecticut, Crawford hit .309 with 14 home runs and 78 RBI's, combined with a 2.25 ERA in 7 appearances (1 start) through 8 innings, and now, it appears the Giants are giving him every opportunity to make it as a professional as a two-way player.
In 3.2 innings to start his Single-A career thus far, Crawford has given up 3 hits, 0 runs and 6 strikeouts on the mound, while picking up 1 hit through 8 plate appearances thus far, and while he's still young (22-years old), he has plenty of time to grow, and will be a valuable piece to the future of the Giants.