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MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Giants' Kyle Harrison

May 30, 2023

There is nothing like home cooking for Kyle Harrison. Since returning to his native California this season, MLB's No. 15 overall prospect has elevated his game to another level. Harrison was named Minor League Player of the Week in the Pacific Coast League after twirling a pair of gems for

Two-way prospect Crawford makes Single-A pitching debut

May 28, 2023

Saturday marked a big step forward for Giants two-way prospect Reggie Crawford. After completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery, Crawford made his pitching debut with Single-A San Jose, striking out three over 1 2/3 innings in the Giants’ 7-1 win at Modesto. Crawford, the Giants’ 2022 first-round Draft pick

Unhittable Harrison: Top lefty pitching prospect fans 9 in 4 frames

May 24, 2023

Kyle Harrison showed why he is the No. 1 left-handed pitching prospect in baseball Tuesday night. The 21-year-old left-hander absolutely shoved for Triple-A Sacramento in the team's eventual 7-4 loss to Oklahoma City. Harrison notched a season-high nine strikeouts over four innings of hitless baseball in a downright dominant outing.

Could Harrison be next to debut with Giants?

May 23, 2023

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Giants rookies provide spark with 1st HR, 1st MLB win

Bailey yanks first Major League homer in 2nd start while Walker makes debut out of 'pen
May 21, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- The two newest Giants crossed off major milestones in a 7-5 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Oracle Park. Catcher Patrick Bailey launched his first career home run in just his second start, while right-handed reliever Ryan Walker earned his first win after working a

Bailey makes 1st start count with 1st big league hit

Webb K's 7 while dealing with low back tightness, exits after 6 innings
May 20, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- Switch-hitting catcher Patrick Bailey has been stronger from the left side since being taken by the Giants with the 13th overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft, but the 23-year-old rookie ended up recording his first Major League hit while batting righty. Bailey delivered a two-out single

Here's why the Giants' new switch-hitting catcher could stick in the Majors

May 20, 2023

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Bailey gets MLB debut late in Giants' 4th straight win

May 20, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants continued to lean into their burgeoning youth movement on Friday, calling up catcher Patrick Bailey -- their 2020 first-round Draft pick -- from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Friday night’s series opener against the Marlins. Bailey, who is ranked the club’s No. 11 prospect by MLB

Schmitt’s debut a major milestone for Giants

May 13, 2023

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Schmitt (4-for-4, HR) ties McCovey with historic first 3 games

May 12, 2023

PHOENIX -- Casey Schmitt continues to live up to the hype for the Giants. The 24-year-old infield prospect homered into the second deck at Chase Field while going 4-for-4 with three RBIs to propel the Giants to a 6-2 win over the D-backs in Thursday night’s series opener in the

Schmitt provides spark, homers in 2nd Major League at-bat

May 10, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants infield prospect Casey Schmitt is known for his glove, but it didn’t take long for him to show that he can make an impact with his bat, as well. Schmitt homered in the second at-bat of his Major League debut on Tuesday night, launching a fourth-inning

Giants call up top prospect Casey Schmitt

May 9, 2023

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Check the stats: Harrison dominates in latest Triple-A start

May 7, 2023

There’s a lot working against No. 1 Giants prospect Kyle Harrison. Then again, there’s a lot working for him as well. The 21-year-old left-handed pitcher put together an impressive performance Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento, striking out seven batters in four innings while only allowing one hit en route to a

He's baaack: Luciano's first '23 hit showcases power

May 5, 2023

Marco Luciano just got back into the swing of things. After missing the opening month of the season due to a stress fracture in his lower back, MLB Pipeline's No. 20 overall prospect went yard in his second game of the campaign for Double-A Richmond on Thursday. Luciano put his

Bailey, Whisenhunt earn quick promotions

May 2, 2023

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Top prospect Harrison adjusting at Triple-A

April 23, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- Kyle Harrison has experienced some ups and downs at Triple-A Sacramento early this season, but the 21-year-old left-hander is showing signs that he’s beginning to find his groove with the River Cats. Harrison, who is ranked the Giants’ No. 1 prospect by MLB Pipeline, delivered his best

Giants former first-round pick suffers injury setback

April 9, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants had high hopes for Hunter Bishop when they selected him with the 10th overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft, but he’s struggled to live up to those expectations due to a string of bad injury luck. Bishop recently suffered another significant setback, announcing in

Where the Giants' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4, 2023

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Giants' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Kyle Harrison (MLB No. 18), LHP -- Sacramento (Triple-A)
  2. Marco Luciano (MLB No. 22), SS -- Extended spring training (lower back)
  3. Grant McCray, OF -- Eugene (High-A) 4.

From 10th round to Top 5 Giants prospect, Brown turning heads

April 4, 2023

Travis Ishikawa watched Vaun Brown day in and day out. The Single-A San Jose hitting coach studied the prospect 15 years his junior for the first half of the 2022 season. Ishikawa noticed every sprint down the line on a ground ball to short, every attempt to score from first

Schmitt honored to receive Giants' Nugent Award

No. 4 prospect impresses club during Cactus League play, accelerates MLB timetable
March 24, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One of the most positive developments for the Giants has been the strong spring performances they’ve received from several young players. Blake Sabol, Sean Hjelle and Bryce Johnson are rookies who appear well positioned to earn spots on the Opening Day roster after excelling in Cactus League

Giants high-upside Draft picks already turning heads

March 16, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The top of the Giants system, lefty Kyle Harrison as the exception, is very hitter-heavy. After Harrison, in fact, there are six straight bats leading their Top 30. The 2022 Draft class could change the balance of power to the mound. The Giants took six pitchers out

'Culture camp' gives Giants prospects taste of Dominican Republic

March 10, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Before he was invited to his first big league camp with the Giants, Kyle Harrison went to the Dominican Republic for culture camp. Back in November, Harrison and six other American prospects in the Giants’ farm system -- Trevor McDonald, Eric Silva, Landen Roupp, Hayden Birdsong, Spencer

Wisely rising? 'Gamer' turning heads at camp

March 5, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brett Wisely had an inkling Nov. 15, 2022, would end up being an eventful day. He already had plans to attend a Luke Combs concert that evening, but he woke up with something else on his mind. “I woke up that morning, and I was talking to

Here are the Giants' 2023 Top 30 prospects

March 3, 2023

The Giants might have had the most volatile farm system in 2022: Several prospects had breakout years, but several others had disappointing seasons. Left-hander Kyle Harrison and shortstop Marco Luciano remained the top prospects in the system and two of the best in baseball. Harrison led the Minors among qualified

Harrison learns quickly in Cactus League debut

Giants catcher contenders look good vs. D-backs
March 1, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Left-hander Kyle Harrison got his first true taste of big league competition in the Giants’ 8-5 loss to the D-backs on Wednesday afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk over one inning in his Cactus League debut. “He looked good,”