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Giants Arizona Fall League updates

October 13, 2019

Seven Giants prospects are playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Outfielder Heliot Ramos (No. 2, MLB No. 50), right-handers Tristan Beck (No. 18) and Frank Rubio, outfielder Jacob Heyward, second baseman Jalen Miller, left-hander Bryce Tucker and catcher Ricardo Genoves (No. 22). Genoves joined the

Top prospect Joey Bart fractures thumb in AFL

No surgery for catcher, who is expected to make full recovery in 4-6 weeks
@mi_guardado
October 9, 2019

Top Giants prospect Joey Bart suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb after being hit by a pitch while playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions on Tuesday night, prematurely ending his impressive run in the Arizona Fall League. Bart was evaluated in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon by hand specialist Donald

Inbox: Could Sandoval be back in 2020?

Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers questions from fans
@mi_guardado
October 8, 2019

What are the chances the Giants re-sign Pablo Sandoval? -- Steven M., Petaluma, Calif. There’s some uncertainty surrounding Sandoval, who will be coming off Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and is entering a free-agent market that isn’t as robust as it once was for veteran players. Sandoval was

Pipeline names Giants Prospects of the Year

@mi_guardado
September 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants’ farm system is brimming with talent at the lower levels, hinting at a brighter future for an organization that is in the midst of a transitional year, following a regime change in the front office and the end of the Bruce Bochy era. While the

 2 sweet: Bart goes deep twice in AFL debut

@wboor
September 19, 2019

MESA, Ariz. -- Joey Bart just keeps hitting. The Giants’ No. 1 prospect finished the year raking with Double-A Richmond and continued that success in the opener of the Arizona Fall League. “I’m just out here playing as hard as I can,” Bart said after going 2-for-4 with two homers

Webb’s growing pains continue in spotty outing

@mi_guardado
September 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Logan Webb made his Major League debut at Chase Field last month, the 22-year-old right-hander became the youngest pitcher to start a game for the Giants since Madison Bumgarner. Webb showcased his precocity that night, striking out seven over five solid innings to earn his first

Shaw's revamped plate discipline merits callup

@mi_guardado
September 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- After opening the season at Double-A Richmond, Chris Shaw has earned a trip back to the Majors. The power-hitting outfielder/first baseman was one of four players called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, marking the first day of expanded rosters across baseball. The Giants also promoted Aramís

Giants call up Dubon, place Gennett on waivers

Rogers, Rickard also added; Gott goes on IL with elbow injury
@mi_guardado
August 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mauricio Dubon left his native Honduras at the age of 15 to pursue his dream of playing professional baseball. He moved in with a host family in Sacramento and quickly inherited their love for the Giants. In 2010, Dubon attended his first Major League Baseball game here,

Webb wins debut with help from Belt's slam

Right-hander allows one earned run in five strong innings
@mi_guardado
August 18, 2019

PHOENIX -- Even as they find themselves in the middle of a playoff race in mid-August, the Giants haven't been afraid to lean on young starters in their rotation. A pair of 24-year-olds, Shaun Anderson and Conner Menez, debuted earlier this season. On Saturday night, it was 22-year-old Logan Webb's

Webb to make big league debut against D-backs

@mi_guardado
August 16, 2019

PHOENIX -- Less than a week after making his first start for Triple-A Sacramento, Logan Webb is preparing for his Major League debut. Webb will be called up to pitch against the D-backs on Saturday, giving the Giants their first look at the 22-year-old right-hander, who is the club’s No.

Menez to face Nats in second big league start 

Reliever Dull claimed from A's on waivers, sent to Triple-A
@mi_guardado
August 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants will get their second look at pitching prospect Conner Menez on Tuesday, when the 24-year-old left-hander is set to be called up to face the Nationals at Oracle Park. The Giants have a vacancy in their rotation after optioning Dereck Rodríguez to Triple-A Sacramento following

Crew stocks up with Pomeranz, Black, Faria 

Hurlers join previously acquired Lyles as Milwaukee patches up staff
@AdamMcCalvy
July 31, 2019

OAKLAND -- Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said he “cast a really wide net” ahead of Wednesday’s Trade Deadline in an effort to patch up a pitching staff beset by poor performance, injuries, and in more than one case, a combination of both. If you read a trade

Giants retool, but keep Bumgarner, Smith in fold

Zaidi on keeping his ace: 'When he's on your side, you always feel like you have a chance'
@mi_guardado
July 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants completed a flurry of transactions ahead of Wednesday’s 1 p.m. PT Trade Deadline, executing five trades involving 13 players. But perhaps their most notable moves were the ones they didn’t make. Despite rampant trade speculation, Madison Bumgarner remains a Giant. So, too, does All-Star closer Will

Giants trade Pomeranz, Melancon, Dyson

@mi_guardado
July 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants tapped into their bullpen depth to fill another position of need, acquiring middle infield prospect Mauricio Dubon from the Brewers in exchange for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Ray Black, it was announced. San Francisco sent Mark Melancon to the Braves for right-handers Dan Winkler and

Giants ink 3 international prospects

No. 23, southpaw Vinicio, among San Francisco's signees
@oapostrophesd and @JesseSanchezMLB
July 2, 2019

A teenage shortstop and left-handed pitcher headline this year’s class of international prospects for the Giants. The Giants on Tuesday announced they have signed 25 international players -- 13 from Venezuela, nine from the Dominican Republic and one each from Colombia, Nicaragua and Panama. One player among the signees is

Giants sign top Draft picks Bishop, Wyatt

@mi_guardado
June 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have officially signed their top two picks from their 2019 Draft class, reaching agreements with Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop and Louisville first baseman Logan Wyatt on Saturday. Bishop, the 10th overall pick of the 2019 Draft, signed for $4.1 million, more than $600,000 below

Bart, Ramos to represent SF in Futures Game

@mi_guardado
June 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Joey Bart and outfielder Heliot Ramos, the Giants’ top two prospects per MLB Pipeline, will be heading to Cleveland next month to represent the club at the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Bart and Ramos, who are both playing for Class A Advanced San Jose, will

Giants sign 23 from Draft, topped by McCray

@mi_guardado
June 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Giants announced Wednesday that they've signed 23 players from their 2019 Draft class, including 15 of their first 20 selections. Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop and Louisville first baseman Logan Wyatt, the club's top two picks, are among the players who remain unsigned, though Wyatt is

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