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OF prospect Ramos showing development in '19

@mi_guardado
June 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants entered Friday 10 games below .500 and 16 1/2 games out of first place in the National League West. But if you’re a fan in search of a reason for optimism, look no further than 50 miles south. Catcher Joey Bart and outfielder Heliot Ramos,

Giants happy to collect bats at top of Draft

San Francisco adds six shortstops; team finds pitchers on Day 3
@mi_guardado
June 5, 2019

It didn’t take long for a clear theme to emerge for the Giants over the first two days of the 2019 MLB Draft. Under president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and first-year director of amateur scouting Michael Holmes, the Giants used nine of their first 10 selections on position players,

Giants take OF Bishop with 10th overall pick

@goodforball
June 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants spent their first-round selection in Monday’s opening session of the MLB Draft on a multi-talented, left-handed-hitting outfielder possessing power and speed who attended Serra High School and Arizona State University. Barry Bonds 2.0? Well, it would be unfair to compare a college junior to baseball’s

Zaidi set to embark on first Draft with Giants

@mi_guardado
June 3, 2019

One of the first moves Farhan Zaidi made after becoming the Giants’ new president of baseball operations was to hire Michael Holmes away from the A’s, and name him the club’s new director of amateur scouting. Holmes, who previously worked alongside Zaidi in Oakland’s front office for a decade, will

Giants call up prospect Coonrod for 'pen relief

Suarez optioned to Triple-A Sacramento after rough start Saturday
@mi_guardado
May 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Seeking to add a fresh arm to their overworked bullpen, the Giants called up right-handed reliever Sam Coonrod and optioned left-hander Andrew Suarez to Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the D-backs. Suarez produced a quality start in his season debut with the Giants

Anderson makes MLB debut in win vs. Toronto

Righty first with multihit game, 5-plus K's, error in debut since 1945
@mi_guardado
May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Embroidered on the side of Shaun Anderson’s glove is the German phrase “noch eins,” which roughly translates to “one more” in English. “It’s something my dad always said when I was younger,” Anderson said. “It’s like, ‘Just one more. Just do one more,’ whatever it is that

Prospect Anderson starts finale vs. Toronto

@mi_guardado
May 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Last August, the Giants flew Shaun Anderson out to New York and placed him on the taxi squad in case they needed a starter for their series against the Mets. Anderson, who is ranked the club's No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline, suddenly found himself on the

Prospect Ramos (knee sprain) out 4-5 weeks

Duggar day to day; Williamson, Beede impressing in Minors
@mi_guardado
April 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants received bad news on another top prospect, as they announced Sunday that outfielder Heliot Ramos was diagnosed with a left LCL sprain and is expected to be sidelined for four to five weeks. Ramos, who is ranked as the club’s No. 2 prospect by MLB

Giants lose another top prospect to injury

@mi_guardado
April 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than two weeks after seeing Joey Bart suffer a fractured left hand on a hit-by-pitch, the Giants lost another top prospect to injury, as Heliot Ramos was placed on the seven-day injured list at Class A Advanced San Jose with left knee soreness. Ramos tweaked his

Giants get first look at former top prospect

@mi_guardado
April 20, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- In an alternate universe, Bryan Reynolds’ MLB debut could have come with the Giants, who drafted the 24-year-old outfield prospect in the second round of the 2016 Draft. The Giants instead got a glimpse at what could have been, as Reynolds started against them in Saturday's rain-shortened 3-1

Top Giants prospect Bart out with broken hand

Catcher expected to miss 4-6 weeks after being hit by pitch
April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Joey Bart, the Giants' top prospect and the No. 22 prospect in baseball, is expected to miss “probably” four to six weeks after suffering a fracture in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch while playing for Class A Advanced San Jose on Monday night,

Five NL West prospects worth watching

@mi_guardado
April 11, 2019

The Minor League season kicked off last week, offering the first glimpse at some of the brightest prospects around baseball. Many of them reside within National League West organizations, as the Padres and Dodgers have each built top-10 farm systems, according to MLB Pipeline. Here’s a look at five NL

Giants trade for Pillar, send 3 players to Toronto

@mi_guardado
April 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Giants added another veteran reinforcement to their young outfield on Tuesday, acquiring Kevin Pillar from the Blue Jays in exchange for right-handers Juan De Paula and Derek Law and infielder Alen Hanson. Outfielder Michael Reed was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Pillar on

Posey accepts Fall League Hall of Fame plaque

@_dadler
March 21, 2019

Before he was a Rookie of the Year, MVP or three-time World Series champion with the Giants, Buster Posey was playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions as a prospect in the Arizona Fall League. Last season, Posey was inducted into the Arizona Fall League's Hall of Fame. And on Thursday he

Giants farm infused with impressive newcomers

@JimCallisMLB
March 19, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Even-numbered years used to be cause for celebration with the Giants. They won World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and they valiantly battled the eventual champion Cubs before falling in the Division Series in 2016. But 2018 was a season to forget for San Francisco. It

Giants prospect Bart honored by team

Mays, Perry share knowledge; Posey plays consecutive games
@mi_guardado
March 17, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The praise keeps mounting for top Giants prospect Joey Bart. Bart was elected the winner of the 2019 Barney Nugent Award in a landslide vote from teammates, coaches and training staff on Sunday. The honor is given annually to the player who impresses most in his first

Here are the Giants' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

@JimCallisMLB
February 25, 2019

The immediate future doesn't look bright for the Giants. Not too far removed from winning three World Series in the first half of this decade, they've lost 187 games in the past two seasons and had the third-oldest roster in the Majors last year. San Francisco's farm system lacks much

Prospect Anderson getting closer to MLB debut

@mi_guardado
February 22, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Pitching prospect Shaun Anderson came tantalizingly close to making his Major League debut last year. Giants manager Bruce Bochy revealed that Anderson flew to New York during San Francisco's four-game series against the Mets in August and was on standby to pitch one of those games. The

Top prospect Bart among Giants' spring invites

Catcher was drafted 2nd overall in June, impressed in Minors debut
January 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Joey Bart, the Giants' top prospect, heads the list announced Thursday of 18 non-roster invitees to big league Spring Training.Bart, San Francisco's No. 1 selection (second overall) in last June's Draft, ranks 23rd overall on MLB Pipeline's top prospects list. He demonstrated his potential immediately in

Giants select Bergen, Ferguson in Rule 5 Draft

December 13, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- Earlier this week, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi joked that the team had enough vacancies on its 40-man roster to "take four or five guys" during the Rule 5 Draft.The Giants were certainly more active than expected on Thursday, selecting left-handed reliever Travis Bergen from

Hard-throwing prospect added to 40-man roster

November 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hard-throwing pitching prospect Melvin Adon was among a trio of right-handers selected to the Giants' 40-man roster Tuesday ahead of the Dec. 13 Rule 5 Draft.Adon, whose fastball has reached 102 mph, is coming off an Arizona Fall League campaign in which he struck out 21 and

Giants encouraged by Adon's AFL performance

November 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Before Melvin Adon is ready to ascend to the Majors with his triple-digit fastball, the Giants must make sure they're ready for him.Adon, 24, possesses a starter's durability and the potential to be a closer. It'll be up to San Francisco which ultimately suits him best."I think

Giants' Williams extends scoreless streak in AFL

October 29, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Garrett Williams continued his dominant Arizona Fall League pitching streak Monday, tossing five more scoreless innings as the Scottsdale Scorpions defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 7-5, at Camelback Ranch.Williams, the Giants' No. 20 prospect, didn't allow a run for his third consecutive start on his way to

SF calls up Black, Duggar after deal with Texas

July 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a convenient sequence of transactions Sunday, the Giants trimmed payroll by trading two expendable veterans, whose departures create playing opportunities for a pair of prospects.San Francisco swapped outfielder Austin Jackson and right-hander Cory Gearrin, along with Minor League right-hander Jason Bahr, to the Texas Rangers for

Giants option Williamson, recall prospect Slater

June 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' revolving door in left field continued to spin Saturday as they optioned Mac Williamson to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled Austin Slater from the same club.As of right now, the Giants don't have a starting left fielder, or even one who will receive most of the