Led by Ramos, Giants Top 30 features intriguing talent

February 26th, 2018

After winning three World Series and averaging 87 wins per season in the first seven years of decade, the Giants crashed to 98 losses in 2017. They tied the Tigers for the worst record in baseball while enduring their worst season since 1985.

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If San Francisco bounces back in 2018, it will happen because offseason acquisitions and spark the offense and a number of veterans regain their previous form after down years. Though the Giants system seems to keep producing big leaguers without getting much acclaim, it doesn't have anyone ready to provide an immediate impact. Right-hander has a chance to crack the rotation, while outfielders Chris Shaw, and are nearly ready but have no obvious avenue to big league playing time.

If there was a positive for San Francisco in 2017, it would be the additions of some intriguing talents. First-round pick Heliot Ramos has the highest ceiling of any Giants prospect since , and second-rounder Jacob Gonzalez (son of Luis) is one of the most gifted hitters in the system. A July trade that sent to the Red Sox also netted a pair of promising right-handers in Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.

Biggest jump/fall

Here are the players whose ranks changed the most from the 2017 preseason list to the 2018 preseason list.

Jump: Garrett Williams, LHP (2017: 28 | 2018: 9)

Fall: Jordan Johnson, RHP (2017: 9 | 2018: 29)



Best tools

Players are graded on a 20-80 scouting scale for future tools -- 20-30 is well below average, 40 is below average, 50 is average, 60 is above average and 70-80 is well above average. Players in parentheses also have the same grade.

Hit: 55 -- (Steven Duggar)

Power: 60 -- Chris Shaw

Run: 70 -- Malique Ziegler

Arm: 60 -- Sandro Fabian (Kelvin Beltre, Duggar, Ricardo Genoves)

Defense: 60 -- Duggar (Ziegler)

Fastball: 75 -- Melvin Adon

Curveball: 60 -- Garrett Williams

Slider: 60 --

Changeup: 55 -- (Shaun Anderson, Tyler Beede, Jordan Johnson)

Control: 55 -- (Anderson)

How they were built

Draft: 18

International: 8

Trade: 4

Breakdown by ETA

2018: 12

2019: 5

2020: 6

2021: 5

2022: 2

Breakdown by position

C: 2

1B: 0

2B: 2

3B: 1

SS: 2

OF: 8

RHP: 11

LHP: 4