2018 San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

Giants Top 10 Prospects
1. Heliot Ramos, OF
2. Chris Shaw, OF/1B
3. Tyler Beede, RHP
4. Christian Arroyo, SS
5. Bryan Reynolds, OF
6. Aramis Garcia, C
7. Garrett Williams, LHP
8. Steven Duggar, OF
9.  Sandro Fabian, OF
10. Andrew Suarez, LHP

GOT QUESTIONS? Giants Top 10 Chat


For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: LHP Ty Blach (6), LHP Steven Okert (13) and RHP Chris Stratton (22).

Trending: 🔻Few potential stars beyond Heliot Ramos.

 

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Strengths: Much like the Giants systems of the past decade, the current farm system is filled with well-rounded future big leaguers. Christian ArroyoBryan Reynolds, Tyler Beede and Andrew Suarez all have high likelihoods of big league careers. San Francisco has had plenty of success in seeing players like that exceed expectations over the past decade. The Giants have a number of hard-throwing bullpen arms and back-end starting pitchers.

Weaknesses: What the Giants lack is impact players. Their 2017 first-round pick Heliot Ramos is a potential star with power and speed, and Chris Shaw has big power, but most of the Giants' best prospects are complimentary pieces who are best served as sidekicks to cornerstone players. San Francisco's catching depth is also thin as Aramis Garcia is the only likely big league backstop playing above the complex leagues.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for Average: Christian Arroyo.
🔸Best Power Hitter: Heliot Ramos.
🔸Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Steven Duggar.
🔸Fastest Baserunner: Malique Ziegler.
🔸Best Athlete: Heliot Ramos.
🔸Best Fastball: Melvin Adon.
🔸Best Curveball: Garrett Williams.
🔸Best Slider: Andrew Suarez.
🔸Best ChangeupJordan Johnson.
🔸Best Control: Matt Gage.
🔸Best Defensive Catcher: Aramis Garcia.
🔸Best Defensive INF: Brandon Van Horn.
🔸Best INF Arm: Manny Geraldo.
🔸Best Defensive OF: Ronnie Jebavy.
🔸Best OF ArmSandro Fabian.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C Buster Posey (34)
🔸1B Brandon Belt (33)
🔸2B Joe Panik (30)
🔸3B Christian Arroyo (26)
🔸SS Brandon Crawford (34)
🔸LF Chris Shaw (27)
🔸CF Heliot Ramos (21)
🔸RF Bryan Reynolds (26)
🔸SP Madison Bumgarner (31)
🔸SP Johnny Cueto 35)
🔸SP Jeff Samardzija (36)
🔸SP Tyler Beede (28)
🔸SP Garrett Williams (26)
🔸CL Melvin Adon (27)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: 3B/1B Angel Villalona (DNP) | WAR: N/A
🔸2009: LHP Madison Bumgarner (Giants) | WAR: 32.6
🔸2010:Buster Posey (Giants) | WAR: 37.5
🔸2011: 1B/OF Brandon Belt (Giants) | WAR: 19.9
🔸2012: OF Gary Brown (Atlantic League) | WAR: N/A
🔸2013: RHP Kyle Crick (Giants) | WAR: N/A
🔸2014: RHP Kyle Crick (Giants) | WAR: N/A
🔸2015:Andrew Susac (Brewers) | WAR: 1.0
🔸2016: SS Christian Arroyo (Giants) | Top 10
🔸2017: RHP Tyler Beede (Giants) | Top 10

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008:Buster Posey (Giants) | WAR: 37.5
🔸2009: RHP Zack Wheeler (Mets) | WAR: 2.1
🔸2010: OF Gary Brown (Atlantic League) | WAR: N/A
🔸2011: SS Joe Panik (Giants) | WAR: 6.8
🔸2012: RHP Chris Stratton (Giants) | WAR: 1.2
🔸2013: SS Christian Arroyo (Giants) | Top 10
🔸2014: RHP Tyler Beede (Giants) | Top 10
🔸2015: RHP Phil Bickford (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2016: OF Bryan Reynolds (Giants) | Top 10
🔸2017: OF Heliot Ramos (Giants) | Top 10


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