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Where Giants' Top 30 prospects are starting season

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With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Giants' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Heliot Ramos (MLB No. 63), OF -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
2. Chris Shaw, OF/1B -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
3. Steven Duggar, OF -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
4. Tyler Beede, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
5. Austin Slater, OF -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
6. Sandro Fabian, OF -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
7. Aramis Garcia, C/1B -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
8. Shaun Anderson, RHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
9. Garrett Williams, LHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
10. Andrew Suarez, LHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
11. Jacob Gonzalez, 3B -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
12. Heath Quinn, OF -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
13. Reyes Moronta, RHP -- San Francisco Giants (MLB)
14. Alexander Canario, OF -- Extended spring training
15. Tyler Herb, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
16. Gregory Santos, RHP -- Extended spring training
17. C.J. Hinojosa, INF -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA) -- DL
18. Joan Gregorio, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
19. Melvin Adon, RHP -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
20. Seth Corry, LHP -- Extended spring training
21. Garrett Cave, RHP -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
22. Kelvin Beltre, 2B -- San Jose Giants (A Adv) -- DL
23. Miguel Gomez, 2B -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
24. Ryan Howard, SS/3B -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
25. Sam Wolff, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA) -- DL
26. Sam Coonrod, RHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA) -- DL
27. D.J. Snelten, LHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
28. Ricardo Genoves, C -- Extended spring training
29. Jordan Johnson, RHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
30. Malique Ziegler, OF -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Giants' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Heliot Ramos (MLB No. 63), OF -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
2. Chris Shaw, OF/1B -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
3. Steven Duggar, OF -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
4. Tyler Beede, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
5. Austin Slater, OF -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
6. Sandro Fabian, OF -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
7. Aramis Garcia, C/1B -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
8. Shaun Anderson, RHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
9. Garrett Williams, LHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
10. Andrew Suarez, LHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
11. Jacob Gonzalez, 3B -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
12. Heath Quinn, OF -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
13. Reyes Moronta, RHP -- San Francisco Giants (MLB)
14. Alexander Canario, OF -- Extended spring training
15. Tyler Herb, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
16. Gregory Santos, RHP -- Extended spring training
17. C.J. Hinojosa, INF -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA) -- DL
18. Joan Gregorio, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
19. Melvin Adon, RHP -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
20. Seth Corry, LHP -- Extended spring training
21. Garrett Cave, RHP -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
22. Kelvin Beltre, 2B -- San Jose Giants (A Adv) -- DL
23. Miguel Gomez, 2B -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
24. Ryan Howard, SS/3B -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
25. Sam Wolff, RHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA) -- DL
26. Sam Coonrod, RHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA) -- DL
27. D.J. Snelten, LHP -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
28. Ricardo Genoves, C -- Extended spring training
29. Jordan Johnson, RHP -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
30. Malique Ziegler, OF -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)

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Team to watch
Triple-A Sacramento features four of the Giants' top five prospects. The outfield alone includes Chris Shaw, the system's best power hitter who led the organization with 24 homers in 2017; Steven Duggar, the system's best defender who possesses all-around tools; and Austin Slater, who hit .282/.339/.402 in a month with San Francisco last year before tearing an adductor muscle. Right-hander Tyler Beede, San Francisco's best pitching prospect, returns to the River Cats after logging a 4.79 ERA in 19 starts for them last year. Second baseman Miguel Gomez has batted at least .305 in each of the last five seasons in the Minors.

Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season

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Richmond Flying Squirrels
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New faces
The Giants acquired hard-throwing righty reliever Sam Wolff in the Matt Moore trade with the Rangers in December, though he'll miss the start of the season as he continues his recovery after tearing the flexor tendon in his right hand last August.

On the shelf
In addition to Wolff, infielder C.J. Hinojosa (left Achilles tendon) and right-hander Sam Coonrod (Tommy John surgery) are still coming back from injuries sustained late last season. Coonrod isn't expected to pitch in a Minor League game this year. Second baseman Kelvin Beltre is sidelined with a broken left tibia.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.

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