Everything SF Giants fans need to know about the Low-A San Jose Giants

Your in-depth guide to the Giants' Low-A roster with a highly talented lineup.
The uber-talented Bryce Eldridge leads the charge for the loaded San Jose Giants lineup.
The uber-talented Bryce Eldridge leads the charge for the loaded San Jose Giants lineup. / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages
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Everything SF Giants fans need to know about the Low-A San Jose Giants

Position Players

Maui Ahuna (#20 prospect)

It seems pretty crazy to think that not a lot of people are thinking highly of Ahuna when he has a similar skill set as Arteaga, just a year older, but is left-handed. Skills-wise, he is a sure-handed defender at shortstop with an easy plus arm, above-average range, sure hands, and with good instincts at shortstop. His speed does not necessarily translate to impact the game as a base stealer, though. In the box, he has an easy-looking swing that can get long often. If his good athleticism and body control turn into good balance in the box with a tweak to his swing mechanics, there is a path for him to succeed next season.

Estanlin Cassiani

Cassiani tore up the DSL a couple of seasons ago and has made steady progress throughout the complex leagues and into San Jose for this season. His standout tool is his pure hitting ability with a smooth lefty swing that can cover a lot of the strike zone. His strike zone is smaller than usual due to the crouch in his batting stance but he has solid plate discipline to show for. He does not hit for power though so expect extra bases than round-trippers.

Drew Cavanaugh

Cavanaugh was drafted on the third day of the 2023 draft from the same university that Vaun Brown called home. Cavanaugh's best tool is his defense as his catch and throw skills are on par with the best in the farm system. He's been voted as the best defensive catcher in the conference in his junior year so he is more than just a thrower. He lacks impact with the bat but he's shown solid knowledge at the batter's box.

Jonah Cox (#39 prospect)

Cox is recently acquired from the Athletics via the Ross Stripling trade. His best tool is his speed which gives him plenty of range at center field. Whether he stays at center is the true question. He has the range and fundamentals to do it but arm strength could be an issue and still yet to get a good feel for his route running. His swing is a bit funky with a downward path but he made it work in college. The big issue when he set foot in pro ball is the high strikeout rate in his cup of coffee. If that is just an outlier and the hitter that we saw in college is the one he trots out this year, he will shoot up the list.

Bo Davidson

Davidson is quite intriguing as an NDFA signee after the draft because of his pure athleticism and relative rawness coming from a football background. He's been a great performer in junior college but that will be tested in the pros. He is a nicely built athlete possessing good speed and power. He also has a simple batting stance in the box with a simple lefty stroke. There are plenty of kinks to iron out but this could be a prospect that could turn to relevancy in the next couple of years.

Bryce Eldridge (#3 prospect)

Eldridge has one of the, if not the, highest ceilings out of all the prospects in the organization in the Farhan Zaidi era. Even though he can pitch, he will be trotted out as a first baseman this year. On offense, he already has plus raw power that can potentially grow to plus-plus or more at peak. He's also shown better approach and contact ability than expected though he has to improve his breaking ball recognition. He does have great athleticism but badly needs to improve his lower half strength to improve his balance both in the batter's box. There is a world where Eldridge is better than both Luciano and Lee.