Jones Hits Stride After Demotion
Giants outfielder Chuckie Jones struggled to meet his own expectations in low Class A, but thrived after taking a step back (and a deep breath) in short-season.
Bochy’s Son Earns Plaudits On His Own
Andy Baggarly picks end-of-season award winners for the Giants system, selecting the Best Player, Best Pitcher and a player to keep an eye on.
Duvall Overcomes Diabetes Diagnosis
After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes early in the season, Giants outfielder Adam Duvall has been one of the hottest power hitters in the minors.
Giants’ Heston Builds Momentum
Correspondent Andy Baggarly files a midseason report for the Giants, highlighting a Best Player, a Biggest Leap Forward and a Biggest Disappointment for the first half.
Giants Add Late Bloomer In Stratton
For the first time since they made the landmark decision to draft Will Clark in 1985, the Giants spent a first-round pick on a player from Mississippi State.
Giants Look Forward To Panik Time
Shortstop Joe Panik isn't a flashy defender or big bat, but he has already shown why the Giants made him a first-round pick in 2011.
Giants Have A Tough Pill
Outfielder Brett Pill was designated for assignment after the 2009 season, but made it to the big leagues in 2011 and his first impression was a good one.
Giants Happy With Francisco Peguero’s Progress
Three years ago at low Class A Augusta, manager Dave Machemer spent a lot of time mentoring young Francisco Peguero. When they were reunited at Double-A Richmond last season, Machemer was able to appreciate just how far the exciting outfield prospect had come.
Adrianza Steadily Improving
Already known for his defense, Ehire Adrianza is showing potential with his bat as well.
Hall Has Abnormal History
Cody Hall doesn't have much of a track record on the mound because he didn't start pitching until he was in college.
Blackburn Makes Good Impressions Early
Clayton Blackburn was a 16th-round pick in June, but his pro debut made some wonder why he lasted that long.
Correa Paying Off For Giants
Hector Correa may have been afterthought when the Giants traded for him in 2010, but he's making a name for himself now.
Giants Want To Gear Down
The Giants feel they may have rushed Brandon Belt so they might be a little more cautious with Gary Brown.
Giants Final Report
Correspondent Andy Baggarly selects end-of-season awards for the Giants organization, naming a best player, best pitcher and a player to monitor in 2012.
Joseph Getting Acclimated To The Long Season
One of the tougher transitions to pro ball is staying healthy and strong for an entire season. Tommy Joseph is showing that he's figured out how to make it through.
Giants Midseason Report
Outfielder Gary Brown was one of the fastest players in the 2010 draft class and he is off to a running start in high Class A.
Giants Find Familiarity In Panik
The Giants took a middle infielder in the first round of the draft for the first time since 1988 when they selected St. John's shortstop Joe Panik. The Giants feel like they picked a player with similarities to former Giant Rich Aurilia.