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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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

SF's 4th-rounder drawing Kimbrel comparisons

Hard-throwing righty Rivera impressing at Wallace State Community College
June 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- A month ago, Blake Rivera had a rather frank question for longtime head coach Randy Putman during his exit meeting at Wallace State Community College.• Draft Tracker: Every Giants pick:: 2018 Draft coverage ::"Do you think I'm ready for professional baseball?"• College talent is crux of Giants'

College talent is crux of Giants' Draft haul

Catcher Bart and pitchers Hjelle, Wong, Rivera highlight early-round picks
June 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants, traditionally a franchise with a college emphasis in drafting, surprised many last season when they took a trio of high-upside high school prospects in the first three rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft.• Draft Tracker: Every Giants pick:: 2018 Draft coverage ::But in 2018, San

Giants draft son of former MVP Bell in 13th

June 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- It seems that the sons of former Dominican star sluggers are in demand these days.• Draft Tracker: Follow every Giants Draft pickIn the 13th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, with the 376th pick, the Giants selected 20-year-old outfielder George Bell Jr., one of eight sons of