The SF Giants bolstered organizational depth on Thursday, adding former second round pick Logan Shore to a minor league deal according to the team's transaction log. Given that camp is already underway, this deal, presumably, does not include a camp invite.
SF Giants add former second round pick on a minor league deal
Shore was originally drafted by the Oakland A's in 2016 out of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The right-handed hurler was shipped to the Detroit Tigers in 2019 along with pitching prospect Nolan Blackwood in exchange for veteran pitcher Mike Fiers.
Fiers posted a 3.74 ERA in 10 appearances for the A's down the stretch. Oakland reached the playoffs that year before being knocked out by the New York Yankees in the Wild Card game. The veteran pitcher appeared for the A's for the next several seasons, and most recently, with the Leones de Yucatan of the Mexican League.
Shore was once considered one of the better prospects in the A's farm system, ranking as high as the No. 11 prospect at the start of the 2017 season. He continued to appear on organizational prospect lists before being relegated to honorable mention for the Tigers in 2021. Despite that, Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs still believed that Shore has something to offer:
""Shore, 26, has a plus changeup. If he can sit 92-94 like he has this spring, then he could be an important part of the team’s immediate pitching depth""- Eric Longenhagen and Kevin Goldstein
Across six minor league seasons, the 28-year-old has posted a 4.03 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 7.6 K/9, and a 2.58 SO/W ratio while working primarily out of the rotation. Though, Shore did appear more prominently out of the bullpen last year, making 19 of 25 appearances as a reliever.
Shore's tenure with the Tigers organization came to an end after being released in August of last season. However, he was eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season anyway. He will join a Giants organization that could still use some extra depth in the upper minors where that in the rotation or out of the bullpen.