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Who will the Giants take at No. 13?

@mi_guardado
June 5, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2020 MLB Draft will look markedly different than past iterations. With the sport at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Draft will be conducted remotely and feature only five rounds instead of the usual 40. Despite its truncated structure, the Draft will still

The NL West's best homegrown players

@DKramer_
June 3, 2020

Every franchise's march to a title, in a significant way, begins in a Draft room. Scouts scour talent for months and management identifies projections -- all in pursuit of every club's most coveted commodity: The homegrown star.

Most hyped LHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
June 4, 2020

Left-handed pitching is always something in high demand and often in short supply. Some of that is simply probability. Only about 10 percent of the world’s population is left-handed. The difficulty in developing pitching in general and keeping pitchers healthy whittles the numbers down even more. There’s a reason why

The best No. 1 Draft pick in every team's history

June 3, 2020

As the June 10-11 MLB Draft approaches, it's a great time to look back at the best first-round selections in each club's history. With the help of each of the 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at a list that includes All-Stars, MVP Award winners, Cy Young Award winners

Giants' Top 5 lefty starters: Guardado's take

@mi_guardado
June 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans. With that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

The best hometown Draft pick for all 30 teams

@JonathanMayo
June 1, 2020

Rickey Henderson to the A's. Cal Ripken Jr. to the Orioles. Barry Larkin to the Reds. It's not uncommon to see a team go with a hometown kid in the Draft. In 2004, Neil Walker was playing at Pine-Richland High School just outside of Pittsburgh, intending to head to Clemson

Giants to pay Minor Leaguers through June

@mi_guardado
May 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite continued uncertainty surrounding a potential return to play in 2020, the Giants have committed to paying their Minor League players through at least June 30. Even with the Minor League season in limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Giants have pledged to continue distributing a

This is how each club's highest Draft pick fared

@williamfleitch
May 31, 2020

We are just about a week and a half away from the 2020 MLB Draft, one that will be done virtually and will be unlike any other Draft before it. But it’s still the Draft. There’s still a first round, still excited youngsters ready to make their way to the

These are Buster's 10 Giant moments

The backbone of three championship teams
@mi_guardado
May 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- On May 29, 2010, the Giants called up a top catching prospect from Triple-A Fresno named Buster Posey for good. The move proved to be one of the most impactful transactions in franchise history. Over the next decade, Posey emerged as the fulcrum of the Giants’ three

MLB announces 2020 Draft schedule

First round begins June 10 at 7 ET; televised live on MLB Network, ESPN
@JonathanMayo
May 29, 2020

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that this year’s Draft will be held on June 10-11. Here’s everything you need to know: Broadcast and logistics details The five-round Draft will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. ET, with both MLB Network and ESPN producing live coverage -- the

These are the best throwing arms in the NL West

@JakeDRill
May 29, 2020

An outfielder heaving the ball from close to the warning track to throw out a runner attempting to tag up. An infielder using his range to retrieve a ball deep in the hole, then still completing a perfect toss to first base. A catcher popping up and making a precise

Giants' Top 5 righty starters: Guardado's take

@mi_guardado
May 26, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans. With that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

Most hyped RHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 27, 2020

Pitching prospects are an inherently volatile group, one with more cautionary tales than success stories, but the type of impact that a highly touted young hurler can have on an organization’s long-term outlook cannot be overstated. The below list of the most-hyped right-handed pitching prospects of the past 20 years

For 1 season, these 30 guys played like HOFers

@williamfleitch
May 25, 2020

It’s easy to break down truly great seasons from the superstars. If anything, the hardest part is deciding which Mike Trout season is the best, or which Barry Bonds, or which Albert Pujols. The real fun is the random superstar season that comes out of nowhere, a player who isn’t

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an

These are the best gloves in the NL West

@oapostrophesd
May 22, 2020

Even though the award is called the Gold Glove, glove work itself is only a fraction of what makes a player elite on defense. The ability to get glove on ball depends greatly on anticipation and speed -- the elements of range, essentially. Metrics have emerged to better measure range

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Watch 44 more epic half-innings right here

May 21, 2020

As the baseball world waits for live games to return, MLB.com once again offered a dizzying sprint through history to satisfy your craving. For the second time, MLB.com streamed the most memorable half-innings in modern history back to back, a string of 44 half-innings. All of the half-innings also are

Giants' best off the bench: Guardado's take

@mi_guardado
May 19, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans. With that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun and debate

Ruf thankful to be stateside during shutdown

@mi_guardado
May 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- After three successful seasons in South Korea, Darin Ruf returned stateside this offseason to take another shot at the Majors. He signed a Minor League deal with the Giants in January and was making a serious push for a roster spot when Spring Training camps were shut

The best moment in each ballpark's history

@williamfleitch
May 17, 2020

As baseball stadiums sit empty, still, you can’t help and look at them and think of what has happened there, memories we’ll carry with us the rest of our lives. Because when greatness has happened before, it reminds us it can, and will, happen again. So, today at the Thirty,

A weird fact about a player on every team

Samurai swords, ailurophobia and more
@michaelsclair
May 17, 2020

A ballplayer's life doesn't begin and end at the park. Sure, they spend plenty of their time there -- lifting weights, drinking nutrient-dense smoothies and taking BP all before the game, but just like Walt Whitman, the players contain multitudes. So, we delved into the 2020 media guides, looked to