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Where top S.F. prospects are starting 2021

@JimCallisMLB
May 4, 2021

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

  1. Marco Luciano (MLB No. 14), SS -- San Jose (Low-A)
  2. Joey Bart (MLB No. 19), C -- San Francisco (MLB)
  3. Heliot Ramos, OF -- Richmond (Double-A)
  4. Hunter Bishop,

Giants prospects get Minors assignments

@mi_guardado
May 1, 2021

With Minor League Opening Night quickly approaching next week, three of the Giants’ affiliates released their initial rosters for the 2021 campaign. For most Giants farmhands, it’ll mark the beginning of their first official game action since 2019, as last year’s Minor League season was canceled due to the coronavirus

Bart gaining knowledge from Posey, Casali

Catching prospect on SF taxi squad for SD series; Giants make series of roster moves
@oapostrophesd
April 30, 2021

The Giants made several roster moves on Friday, but their decisions about the taxi squad for their final road trip before the Minor League season begins were equally intriguing. Included among the five players working out with the club this weekend in San Diego are catcher Joey Bart and pitching

Fun facts for every Low-A West team

California-based league home to beloved churros, ordained bears and reptile ghosts
@BensBiz
April 30, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the 11th -- and final -- edition of a league-by-league article

'Like a dad': Doval, SF scout's special bond

@mi_guardado
April 30, 2021

Giants international scout Gabriel Elias was attending a showcase in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic, on April 16 when he received a message from relief prospect Camilo Doval via WhatsApp: “Hey, I got called up. Now you know!” The Giants hadn’t officially announced the promotion yet, but Doval wanted to be

These farm systems could jump in 2021

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 28, 2021

The 2021 Minor League season begins at last next Tuesday, and that is cause for many celebrations. Among the reasons for joy is the fact that wide-ranging prospect evaluations will no longer be static. Games against actual competition will give us the best looks at Minor Leaguers' skills that we've

Giants Minor League Spring Training report

@JimCallisMLB
April 23, 2021

All teams lost out on development opportunities when the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the 2020 Minor League season, but the Giants may have been affected more than most. They have a farm system on the rise and many of their best prospects would have made their full-season debuts last year.

Solano to IL with calf injury; Santos debuts

@mi_guardado
April 23, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than a week after promoting Camilo Doval, the Giants added yet another young fireballer to their bullpen, calling up fellow relief prospect Gregory Santos ahead of Thursday night’s series opener against the Marlins at Oracle Park. As expected, second baseman Donovan Solano was placed on the

Fun facts for all six High-A West teams

Minors' smallest league features six teams, two countries, famous alumni and sushi
@BensBiz
April 21, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the eighth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Wood, Doval debut, dazzle in shutout

@mi_guardado
April 18, 2021

Left-hander Alex Wood didn’t disappoint in his 2021 debut with the Giants. Neither did relief prospect Camilo Doval. After missing the first two weeks of the regular season with a lower back strain, Wood came off the injured list to fire five scoreless innings as the Giants avoided a sweep

Fun facts for all 12 Double-A Northeast teams

Explore a league populated by iconic logos, slick-fielding announcers and scenic coasters
@BensBiz
April 7, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fourth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

One fun fact for all 10 Triple-A West teams

Explore a league populated by zombies, rockers, insects and iconic Homers
@BensBiz
April 1, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the second in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Raking Ramos wins '21 Barney Nugent Award

La Stella diagnosed with knee contusion; Wade, Kazmir and Yamaguchi among roster moves
@justdelossantos
March 28, 2021

Outfielder Heliot Ramos was recognized for his breakout performance in Cactus League play, winning the 2021 Barney Nugent Award, which is given to the Giants player who performed the best in their first big league camp.

'Really impressive' Castro a spring standout

@mi_guardado
March 27, 2021

Kervin Castro can pinpoint the exact day his pitching career officially began: Dec. 24, 2014. At 15, Castro viewed himself primarily as a catcher, but at the suggestion of his coaches in Venezuela, he decided to give pitching a shot. He hit 86 mph in his first bullpen session and

Rule 5 pick Núñez to undergo TJ surgery

@mi_guardado
March 20, 2021

Rule 5 Draft pick Dedniel Núñez is expected to miss the entire 2021 season after choosing to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday. It’s a tough blow for Núñez, a 24-year-old reliever who hasn’t pitched

Prospects Bart, Luciano among Giants cuts

@mi_guardado
March 15, 2021

Catcher Joey Bart and shortstop Marco Luciano, who are ranked the Giants’ top two prospects by MLB Pipeline, were among the 25 players who were optioned or reassigned to Minor League camp on Monday. Minor League camp won’t officially open until April 1, so the cut players will continue to

'Humble' Luciano on fast track

@mi_guardado
March 11, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- At 19 years old, Marco Luciano is the youngest player in Giants camp this year, but he’s already achieved his fair share of internet fame. Within the last year, he’s hit two home runs that have gone viral -- a shot off 27-year-old reliever Rico Garcia during

Here are the Giants' 2021 Top 30 prospects

@JimCallisMLB
March 11, 2021

Though the Giants' .445 winning percentage in 2017-20 represents their worst four-year stretch since 1943-46, there's real hope for the future. Their farm system hasn't been this strong since Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt were advancing to San Francisco to help spark three World Series championships

From Wolfpack to Giants: Wilson leads trio

@mi_guardado
March 10, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Two years ago, Will Wilson was playing college baseball at North Carolina State with fellow Giants prospect Patrick Bailey. Now, the two first-round Draft picks are teammates once again and helping each other navigate their first big league camp. “It’s pretty surreal, honestly,” Wilson said during a

Notes: Ramos hits 3rd HR; Basabe injured 

@mi_guardado
March 9, 2021

PHOENIX -- Heliot Ramos wasn’t originally scheduled to start for the Giants on Tuesday, but a last-minute lineup switch ended up thrusting him into the designated hitter spot in place of catcher Joey Bart. Ramos certainly made the most of the unexpected opportunity, crushing his third home run in two

Notes: Ramos' 2-HR day; DeSclafani debuts

No. 3 prospect: 'I wish I could play in the big leagues in April'
@mi_guardado
March 7, 2021

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Last week, outfield prospect Heliot Ramos made it clear that he felt he was ready for the Majors. “I wish I could play in the big leagues in April,” Ramos said. Ramos, who is the No. 3 prospect in the Giants’ system per MLB Pipeline, backed up

'That's my dream': Ramos eager to make leap

@mi_guardado
March 2, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Last month, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Gabe Kapler were asked which Giants prospects they were most looking forward to seeing at Spring Training this year. Zaidi and Kapler both mentioned Heliot Ramos, a 21-year-old outfielder who was the club’s first-round Draft pick

Will this Giants prospect be the next hit DJ?

'Music is inspiration for me,' says Hunter Bishop
@mi_guardado
February 21, 2021

Giants outfield prospect Hunter Bishop has hit in a batting cage with legendary slugger Barry Bonds, his “baseball idol” and fellow Serra High School and Arizona State alum. He shared a field with Angels superstar Mike Trout during Spring Training last year. But those interactions didn’t elicit the same level

Giants could call on these prospects in '21

@mi_guardado
February 16, 2021

The 2021 Giants are poised to feature a blend of proven veterans and exciting prospects who will be looking to establish themselves in the Majors this year. There figures to be plenty of buzz surrounding teenage shortstop Marco Luciano this spring, but the Giants will also be keeping a close

Luciano among 13 Giants non-roster invitees

@mi_guardado
February 12, 2021

The Giants will get a glimpse at their bright future when they report to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the start of Spring Training next week. The club has invited several of its top prospects to big league camp, including shortstop Marco Luciano and outfielders Heliot Ramos and Hunter Bishop. Here’s a