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  1. 1. Marco Luciano | SS
    Marco Luciano
    Born: Sep 10, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 198
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2018.
    Signed By: Jonathan Bautista.

    Hitting: 60. Power: 70. Running: 40. Fielding: 50. Arm: 60.

    TRACK RECORD: After two years under international signing restrictions, the Giants opened their wallet in 2018 to sign a star-studded international class that included Luciano and outfielders Luis Matos and Jairo Pomares. Luciano was the undisputed gem and quickly showed why in his 2019 pro debut when he demolished the Rookie-level Arizona League, made a cameo at short-season Salem-Keizer and asserted himself as the most promising prospect in the Giants’ system. Luciano got his first look at Oracle Park in January, when he was part of a group the Giants brought in for a preseason minicamp. He got there again when he was added to the 60-man player pool following baseball’s resumption from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. Because the minor league season was canceled, Luciano spent the summer at the team’s alternate training site getting at-bats against a wide variety of pitchers before heading to instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Luciano is one of the game’s most electrifying prospects. He uses huge bat speed and strength to produce tons of loud contact—he was one of just five players 17-and-younger who hit double-digit home runs in 2019—and reached a peak exit velocity of 118 mph at the alternate site. While Luciano has immense strength and feel for the barrel, there is still work to be done. He understandably struggled facing pitchers with much more experience at the alternate site. Initially, he struggled to get balls in the air, but as he learned how to make a plan at the plate and better understand how pitchers would attack him, he started taking better at-bats. Defensively, he has a chance to stay at shortstop, but his bat might push him too quickly to get the necessary development at the position. He shows fine actions and has plenty of arm strength, but hasn’t quite mastered making throws on the run. If Luciano has to move, his plus arm will make third base an option. He is a fringe-average runner right now, which might also hasten a move off shortstop. His strong pre-pitch positioning could mitigate a lack of range.

    THE FUTURE: Luciano’s bat is that of a potential everyday, middle-of-the-order standout. He has all-star potential even if he has to move to third base. If he can make the defensive improvements necessary, he could one day join the Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. as a second Dominican superstar shortstop in the National League West. He is likely to open the 2021 season at low Class A.

  2. 2. Joey Bart | C
    Joey Bart
    Born: Dec 5, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 238
    Drafted/Signed: Georgia Tech, 2018 (1st round).
    Signed By: Luke Murton.

    Hitting: 45. Power: 60. Running: 40. Fielding: 50. Arm: 60.

    TRACK RECORD: Bart parlayed an excellent career at Georgia Tech into becoming the second overall pick in the 2018 draft. He made a splash in his pro debut, but suffered two hand injuries in 2019. He broke his left hand during the regular season and his right thumb in the Arizona Fall League, both the result of errant pitches. The Giants made Bart part of their 60-man player pool in 2020 and installed him as regular catcher after calling him up on Aug. 20.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Bart is a big, strong hitter who can impact the ball with tremendous force, but he still needs refinement. He struck out nearly 37% of the time in the majors as pitchers quickly learned to attack him with hard stuff inside before finishing him with breaking balls out of the zone. Bart has trouble catching up to velocity inside because of the way he moves his body while loading his swing. Bart has a strong arm and quick release but threw out just 18% of basestealers in the majors, which can be somewhat attributed to learning a new pitching staff on the fly. He’s a strong blocker and receiver and a surprisingly swift runner.

    THE FUTURE: Bart’s major league debut came before he was ready. He will start 2021 in the upper levels of the minors to continue polishing his game.

  3. 3. Heliot Ramos | OF
    Heliot Ramos
    Born: Sep 7, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'9" Wt.: 233
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Guaynabo, P.R., 2017 (1st round).
    Signed By: Junior Roman.

    Hitting: 50. Power: 55. Running: 50. Fielding: 55. Arm: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Ramos has moved quickly after the Giants drafted him 19th overall in 2017, reaching Double-A at 19 years old in 2019 even though he missed time with a knee injury. He spent 2020 at the alternate training site and instructional league before an oblique strain ended his season.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Ramos is a thick, stocky outfielder who is built like a fullback and has a mixture of skills that are average or slightly above. Giants officials were pleased with his at-bats at the alternate site, especially with how he adjusted to the way pitchers attacked him. He was previously vulnerable to sliders down and away, but after last summer he no longer shows a weakness against any single pitch. As long as Ramos maintains that, his quick hands, balance and excellent barrel control should make him at least an average hitter with above-average power. Defensively, Ramos’ average speed and good route-running make him playable in center field despite his body type. He’s still better suited for a corner spot, with his above-average arm fitting in right field.

    THE FUTURE: Ramos will head to an upper-level affiliate to start 2021. He has the potential to be an above-average, everyday outfielder and should be in San Francisco by 2022.

  4. 4. Luis Matos | OF
    Luis Matos
    Born: Jan 28, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 186
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2018.
    Signed By: Edgar Fernandez.

    Hitting: 55. Power: 55. Running: 55. Fielding: 55. Arm: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Matos was one of three big prizes the Giants landed in the 2018 international class along with Marco Luciano and Jairo Pomares. He starred in the Dominican Summer League in his 2019 pro debut and earned a brief look in the Rookie-level Arizona League. Like many Venezuelans, Matos was marooned by the coronavirus pandemic and spent the shutdown at the team hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., until being unleashed for instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Matos stands out for his above-average bat speed, electric hand speed and ability to maneuver the barrel up and down the strike zone. He produced exit velocities up to 111 mph during instructs. Matos is more than just a fastball hitter. He shows an impressive ability to wait back on offspeed pitches for his age and hit a pair of same-side changeups for home runs during instructional league. Defensively, Matos is the organization’s most surefire center field prospect. He shows the above-average speed, instincts and jumps to man the position. The Giants were especially pleased with the way Matos maintained his body during the shutdown.

    THE FUTURE: No Giants prospect raised his stock more than Matos during the challenging conditions of the 2020 season. He is set to make his full-season debut in 2021.

  5. 5. Kyle Harrison | LHP
    Kyle Harrison
    Born: Aug 12, 2001
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Concord, Calif., 2020 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Keith Snider.

    Fastball: 60. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 50. Control: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Harrison was the top pitcher on USA Baseball’s 18U National Team in 2019, a loaded squad that featured five future first-round picks. He continued with a dominant showing at the Area Code Games and during the abbreviated 2020 high school season. The Giants drafted him in the third round, No. 85 overall, and signed him for $2,497,500 to pry him from a UCLA commitment. He received the equivalent of first-round money.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Harrison hit the weight room during the coronavirus shutdown and arrived at instructional league throwing harder than he did in the spring. After ranging from 90-94 mph as an amateur, he reached 96 at instructs and showed advanced command. The Giants worked with Harrison to reshape his curveball from a sweepier pitch into something with a sharper angle he could land on the back foot of righthanders. It requires some projection but should be at least an average pitch. His changeup projects as a solid third offering. Harrison impressed the Giants with how much he studies the game. He’s a good athlete with a clean delivery and has above-average control out of his low three-quarters arm slot.

    THE FUTURE: The Giants believe Harrison is the organization’s best pitching prospect. He should see low Class A in 2021.

  6. 6. Hunter Bishop | OF
    Hunter Bishop
    Born: Jun 25, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 212
    Drafted/Signed: Arizona State, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Chuck Hensley.

    Hitting: 40. Power: 60. Running: 55. Fielding: 50. Arm: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Bishop hit 22 home runs during a breakout junior year at Arizona State and was drafted 10th overall by the Giants. He advanced quickly out of the Rookie-level Arizona League but struggled to make contact after a promotion to short-season Salem-Keizer. Bishop was delayed in 2020 after testing positive for Covid-19. He recovered in time to join the alternate training site in August and finished the year in instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Bishop has plenty of physical tools with plus raw power, above-average speed and above-average arm strength. The question has always been how much contact will he make. Bishop has excellent bat speed and hand speed, but both his bat path and approach are targeted for adjustment. He’s a patient hitter with a sharp eye, but the Giants want him to refine his approach to be more aggressive on pitches he can drive, noting part of the reason he struck out so often was because he was in many deep counts. Bishop’s physicality makes him less than a slam dunk to stick in center field. He fits in best in a corner, with left field a possibility.

    THE FUTURE: Bishop will likely begin 2021 at high Class A. He will continue to refine his hit tool in the hopes of reaching his ceiling as an everyday outfielder with plenty of power.

  7. 7. Patrick Bailey | C
    Patrick Bailey
    Born: May 29, 1999
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: North Carolina State, 2020 (1st round).
    Signed By: Mark O'Sullivan.

    Hitting: 45. Power: 55. Running: 40. Fielding: 70. Arm: 60.

    TRACK RECORD: Bailey started all three years behind the plate at North Carolina State and was twice chosen for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team. Known for his defense, he slammed six home runs in 17 games for the Wolfpack before the pandemic shut the 2020 season down. The Giants drafted Bailey 13th overall and signed him for $3,757,500. Bailey reported to the alternate training site after signing and finished the year in instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Bailey’s makeup and work ethic jump out as much as his physical abilities. He immediately impressed the Giants with his willingness to learn new pitchers and drew particular praise from Jeff Samardzija for his professionalism. Bailey is a skilled receiver, especially when it comes presenting and handling balls low in the strike zone or in the dirt. He makes strong, accurate throws to the bases, even when letting it fly from his knees. The switch-hitting Bailey has different setups in each swing. He takes a loftier swing path from the left side, where he is more of a power threat, and a flatter, contact-oriented swing from the right side.

    THE FUTURE: The Giants thought Bailey presented the best combination of skills at a premium position and were happy to draft him, even with the presence of Joey Bart.

  8. 8. Alexander Canario | OF
    Alexander Canario
    Born: May 7, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 203
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2016.
    Signed By: Ruddy Moreta.

    Hitting: 40. Power: 60. Running: 55. Fielding: 50. Arm: 60.

    TRACK RECORD: Canario signed for $60,000 in 2016 and slowly worked his way through the system before breaking out in 2019. He hit .301/.365/.539 at short-season Salem-Keizer despite playing through a sprained left shoulder. Canario spent 2020 at the alternate training site and went to instructional league in the fall, where he dislocated the same shoulder while playing the outfield. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum.

    SCOUTING REPORT: When Canario connects, he tends to do damage. He has plus raw power and ranked among the Giants’ leaders in home runs and OPS during his breakout 2019. The biggest question is his plate discipline. Canario can be far too eager to swing, especially with two strikes. With that in mind, his work at the alternate site involved developing a more concrete plan and staying calm when behind in the count. Canario has plenty of work to do on defense. He has plenty of arm strength to stick in right field and the above-average speed to cover ground, but he does not get good jumps or reads and needs a lot more polish.

    THE FUTURE: Canario is not expected to be ready for spring training. Once he recovers from his surgery, he will head to one of the organization’s Class A affiliates.

  9. 9. Seth Corry | LHP
    Seth Corry
    Born: Nov 3, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Highland, Utah, 2017 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Chuck Hensley.

    Fastball: 60. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 50. Control: 40.

    TRACK RECORD: Corry had electric stuff but spotty control coming out of high school. That remained true over his first two seasons, and he struggled again to open 2019, but he made gradual improvements and took off once June hit. Corry went 9-1, 1.28 over his final 17 starts at low Class A Augusta and finished tied for fourth in the minors with 172 strikeouts. He spent the 2020 season working out at home in Utah before reporting for instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: The Giants didn’t bring Corry to the alternate training site because they believed young pitchers had a better chance to develop remotely than hitters. Corry showed no ill effects from being left home, looking much like the pitcher he was in 2019. Corry’s fastball sits in the lowto-mid 90s and peaks at 96 mph. He complements it with a downer curveball and changeup that each have a chance to be average. His control and command remain below-average, but the quality of his arsenal—especially the way he can tunnel his curveball off his fastball—helps him overwhelm hitters and get swings and misses even when he misses his spot.

    THE FUTURE: Corry will likely head to high Class A in 2021. He’ll look to continue improving his command and control in the hopes of settling in as a starter

  10. 10. Will Wilson | 2B/SS
    Will Wilson
    Born: Jul 21, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'8" Wt.: 202
    Drafted/Signed: North Carolina State, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Chris McAlpin (Angels).

    Hitting: 55. Power: 45. Running: 45. Fielding: 50. Arm: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Wilson was teammates with fellow Giants prospects Patrick Bailey and Nick Swiney at North Carolina State. The Angels drafted him 14th overall in 2019 and dealt him to San Francisco with Zack Cozart that offseason in what amounted to a salary dump. Wilson spent 2020 at the Giants’ alternate training site and finished the year in instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: After Wilson’s vanilla pro debut in the Angels’ system, the Giants made adjustments to his swing. They stood him more upright, tweaked his attack angle and focused on establishing a more consistent, closed stride direction to help stay on the ball better. Wilson is a line-drive hitter who can do the little things—such as hit with two strikes or hit behind runners—and occasionally does damage to pitches in his wheelhouse. He has a chance to hit for average, but his power output figures to be modest. Wilson is a solid if unspectacular defender at shortstop who can make all the plays and has an above-average arm. The Giants are likely to get him time at second base and third base.

    THE FUTURE: Wilson is more polished than some of the higher-upside prospects in the Giants system. If he reaches his peak, he should be a solid contributor on both sides of the ball.

  11. 11. Luis Toribio | 3B
    Luis Toribio
    Born: Sep 28, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 213
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2017.
    Signed By: Ruddy Moreta.

    TRACK RECORD: Toribio signed with the Giants for $300,000 and immediately impressed in each of his first two seasons at the Rookie levels. The Giants promoted him to short-season Salem-Keizer as an 18-year-old in 2019 when he helped the Volcanoes push toward the playoffs. The Giants brought him to the alternate training site in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: As a third baseman, there is going to be pressure for Toribio to show big power, but right now his profile leans toward hitting instead of mashing. The Giants believe he has raw juice--generated by above-average bat speed and average hand speed--but his passive approach and a flat bat path leaves it muted. They've suggested hunting fastballs might help him unlock his power, even if it comes at the expense of some batting average and on-base percentage. Toribio is a below-average defender at third base who gets into trouble when he tries to do too much. The Giants have toyed with the idea of moving him to second base, where his strong arm could be an asset in certain defensive shifts. Though the sample size was small, Toribio was eaten up by lefties in the Rookie-level Arizona League, and there are concerns about him hitting southpaws in the long term.

    THE FUTURE: Understandably, Toribio struggled a bit at the alternate training site against older, more wily pitchers. He'll move to low Class A in 2021 and will try to steer his future toward staying at third base and showing more power.

  12. 12. Tristan Beck | RHP
    Tristan Beck
    Born: Jun 24, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 199
    Drafted/Signed: Stanford, 2018 (4th round).
    Signed By: Jim Blueburg (Braves).

    TRACK RECORD: A back injury kept Beck out for his sophomore season at Stanford, but he rebounded well enough to return as a junior. Injury concerns remained, however, and he fell to the Braves in the fourth round. The Giants acquired Beck at the 2019 trade deadline in the deal that sent Mark Melancon to Atlanta, and the righthander's stuff immediately ticked up in his new organization. He spent 2020 working out on his own until reporting to instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Beck has exactly the kind of pitch mix the Giants covet. He uses his 90-94 mph four-seam fastball at the top of the zone and tunnels it with a downer, mid-70s curveball that has a chance to be a plus pitch. Beck also throws a mid-80s changeup and a slider, but those are his third and fourth pitches and are well behind his fastball and curve. Unsurprisingly for a Stanford product, Beck earns high marks for how he approaches pitching from a mental standpoint. He repeats his delivery and throws strikes with average control.

    THE FUTURE: After a 2019 season at high Class A, followed by a stint in the Arizona Fall League and more polish at instructional league, Beck should make his upper-level debut in 2020. He has the ceiling of a back-end starter.

  13. 13. Sean Hjelle | RHP
    Sean Hjelle
    Born: May 7, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 230
    Drafted/Signed: Kentucky, 2018 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Kevin Christman.

    TRACK RECORD: Hjelle moved from closer to starter between his freshman and sophomore seasons at Kentucky, and ended his draft year with a better than 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Giants drafted him 45th overall and he raced to Double-A in his first full season, but was not invited to the team's alternate training site in 2020 nor instructional league. Hjelle used the shutdown to complete his college degree.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Hjelle's exceptional coordination and athleticism help him repeat his delivery despite his massive, 6-foot-11 frame. Away from coaches all year, Hjelle instead worked out at home in Richmond with fellow Giants farmhand Matt Winn. The angle created by Hjelle's height and overhand delivery means he doesn't necessarily have to elevate his low-90s fastball to be effective. Even so, the Giants wanted him to work on that this season in order to change hitters' eye levels and then create a tunnel for his 12-to-6 curveball to follow. Hjelle has a potentially average changeup as well.

    THE FUTURE: The Giants estimate Hjelle threw as many as 110 simulated innings in 2020. He should start 2021 at one of the upper levels and has a ceiling as a back-end starter.

  14. 14. Casey Schmitt | 3B
    Casey Schmitt
    Born: Mar 1, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 216
    Drafted/Signed: San Diego State, 2020 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Brad Cameron.

    TRACK RECORD: Schmitt was a decorated two-way player at San Diego State and closed the final game of the Cape Cod League's championship series in 2019 while also hitting two home runs. He started his junior season nicely before things were shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, but the Giants were convinced enough to draft him 49th overall and sign him for $1,147,000.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Though he proved himself in college as a pure hitter, Schmitt didn't show the kind of power that usually comes with a corner-infield position and hit just six home runs in 382 at-bats with the Aztecs. He has plenty of strength to impact the ball, but now must learn to add loft to his swing. To achieve that goal, Giants coaches worked with him to incentivize flyballs while at instructional league. Schmitt is a slam dunk to stick at the hot corner. He shows range in and out and side to side--though his footwork could stand to be improved--and a double-plus throwing arm.

    THE FUTURE: Given his advanced nature, Schmitt has a chance to start 2021 at high Class A. With improved power, he could turn into an everyday third baseman who provides value on both sides of the ball.

  15. 15. Logan Wyatt | 1B
    Logan Wyatt
    Born: Nov 15, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 230
    Drafted/Signed: Louisville, 2019 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Todd Coryell.

    TRACK RECORD: Wyatt was coveted at Louisville for his exceptional command of the strike zone and a frame that should easily produce the power required for first base. The Giants drafted him 51st overall and watched as he quickly advanced to low Class A after signing. Wyatt had to wait until instructional league to get back on the field in 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic canceled the minor league season.

    SCOUTING REPORT: It's no secret that the Giants want to unlock Wyatt's power. To do so, in addition to extensive work with Giants coach Pat Burrell, they had Wyatt take part in daily faux home run derbies pitted against teammate Connor Cannon while facing the high-velocity pitching machine. The drill was designed to unleash Wyatt's selective aggression on pitches he can drive while still utilizing an all-fields approach. Defensively, Wyatt has soft hands and presents a big target but still needs to improve his footwork around the bag.

    THE FUTURE: If Wyatt can sufficiently alter his approach, he could evolve into the prototypical masher at first base. He'll likely restart his path at high Class A.

  16. 16. Nick Swiney | LHP
    Nick Swiney
    Born: Feb 12, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 183
    Drafted/Signed: North Carolina State, 2020 (2nd round supplemental).
    Signed By: Mark O'Sullivan.

    TRACK RECORD: Swiney was a reliever for two seasons at North Carolina State before a planned move to the rotation in his junior season. He was limited to just four starts before the season shut down, but the Giants saw enough to draft him 67th overall and sign him for $1,197,500. Swiney's crowning moment in 2020 was a 15-strikeout game that marked the highest total for a Wolfpack pitcher since Carlos Rodon in 2014.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Although Swiney's fastball has touched 94 mph, he was more in the 89-91 range at instructional league. He'll need to get stronger to tap into his top-end velocity more frequently and hold it throughout starts. Swiney backs up his fastball with a curveball and changeup. Evaluators are split on which pitch has the better future, but they believe that he accentuates his mix by tunnelling all three pitches off of one another. The Giants also worked with Swiney at instructional league to work from the bottom up in his delivery and extract more power from his lower half. He's had control issues in the past but was a plus strike-thrower as a junior.

    THE FUTURE: Swiney should begin his first official pro season at one of the Class A levels. He has a ceiling of a back-end starter.

  17. 17. Aeverson Arteaga | SS
    Aeverson Arteaga
    Born: Mar 16, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 174
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2019.
    Signed By: Edgar Fernandez.

    TRACK RECORD: The Giants signed Arteaga for $1 million out of Venezuela, the largest bonus they awarded in their 2019 international signing class. His father played professional basketball and clearly handed down some of his athleticism to his son. Arteaga's expected pro debut was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but he got on the field in instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Arteaga is one of the Giants' better bets to stick at shortstop, where he has smooth, quick hands and an arm strong enough to make all the throws. He also possesses excellent body control and defensive instincts. Arteaga's future is a little more clouded at the plate. The Giants like the whippy action his swing shows in batting practice. They believe he can blossom into a hitter who can produce a little bit of average and a little bit of power, but even they don't think he'll be an impact hitter.

    THE FUTURE: Arteaga will make his pro debut in 2021, likely in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

  18. 18. Anthony Rodriguez | SS
    Anthony Rodriguez
    Born: Sep 20, 2002
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 165
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2019.
    Signed By: Jonathan Arraiz.

    TRACK RECORD: Rodriguez signed for $800,000 as part of the Giants' highly regarded 2019 international signing class, which also included fellow shortstop Aeverson Arteaga, lefthander Esmerlin Vinicio and catcher Adrian Sugastey. Rodriguez's expected pro debut was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and he did not participate in instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rodriguez's balanced skill set probably leans toward his offensive tools over his defense. At the plate, he shows an easy swing geared for line drives. Rodriguez has a projectable body, so those line drives could turn into home runs as he gets older and adds strength to his frame. While his bat is the most prominent part of his game, Rodriguez has a solid chance to stick at shortstop with his strong footwork and plus arm strength.

    THE FUTURE: Rodriguez will get another chance at a professional debut in 2021. He's likely to start in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

  19. 19. Jairo Pomares | OF
    Jairo Pomares
    Born: Aug 4, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2018.
    Signed By: Jonathan Bautista/Gabriel Elias.

    TRACK RECORD: Pomares was one of the Giants' highest profile signings from 2018 along with top prospect Marco Luciano and rising star Luis Matos. He proved advanced enough in his first season as a pro to make it to the college-heavy short-season Northwest League. Pomares could not get his visa renewed for 2020, so the only in-person development he got was at instructional league in the Dominican Republic.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Pomares earns strong marks for his calm, quiet approach, advanced knowledge of the strike zone and the way he drives the ball to all fields. He makes plenty of contact, but there are questions about how much power he'll produce. Right now, Pomares' power is only to the pull side, and even then it's only fringy. Pomares is unlikely to play center field, so he'll need to produce more juice if he is to carve out an everyday role as a corner outfielder.

    THE FUTURE: Even with a year of lost development, Pomares still has youth on his side. He'll be just 20 years old for most of the 2021 season and should start at low Class A.

  20. 20. Camilo Doval | RHP
    Camilo Doval
    Born: Jul 4, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 198
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    Signed By: Gabriel Elias.

    TRACK RECORD: Doval has moved a level a year since signing in 2015, when the Giants gave him $100,000 on the strength of a loose arm, a promising slider and a fastball just beginning to scrape 90 mph. The Giants brought Doval to the team's alternate training site because they believed he had a chance to make his big league debut. He didn't quite get there, and he got more polish at instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Doval's fastball has taken several jumps as he's matured, and now the pitch peaks at 102 mph. His slider, a sweepy pitch delivered from a lower, winding arm slot, also flashes plus. Given that his future is in the bullpen, the Giants have encouraged him to divide his pitches at something closer to a 50-50 ratio. More consistent finger placement on the fastball has led to improved velocity and movement patterns. He's toyed with a changeup before, but he should be a two-pitch guy going forth.

    THE FUTURE: Doval was placed on the 40-man roster after the season and will get his first taste of the upper levels in 2021. He could move quickly enough to make his big league debut toward season's end.

  21. 21. Gregory Santos | RHP
    Gregory Santos
    Born: Aug 28, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 240
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    Signed By: Eddie Romero/Manny Nanita (Red Sox).

    TRACK RECORD: Santos came to the Giants with righthander Shaun Anderson in 2017 as part of the deal that sent Eduardo Nunez to the Red Sox. He struggled with command and control over his first two seasons with his new organization, then missed most of 2019 with injuries to his shoulder and hamstring. Santos was one of the Giants' most impressive pitchers at instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Santos has a power fastball that averages 97 mph and touches 100. While his fastball's pure velocity is excellent, Santos' next goal will be to optimize the pitch by making it spin more efficiently. Outside evaluators noticed a bit of a downtick in his stuff when he pitched out of the stretch, which is something to monitor. His slider gives him a second potential plus pitch and he also throws a changeup, but he won't need the pitch much in the bullpen.

    THE FUTURE: Despite no experience above low Class A, Santos was added to the 40-man roster based on the strength of his instructional league showing. He should start 2021 at high Class A and could move quickly as a one-inning power reliever.

  22. 22. Kervin Castro | RHP
    Kervin Castro
    Born: Feb 7, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 234
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2015.
    Signed By: Edgar Fernandez.

    TRACK RECORD: The Giants signed Castro in 2015 just three months after he'd converted from catching to pitching. He started his career in the Dominican Summer League in 2016 and missed most of the next two seasons after having Tommy John surgery. He returned in 2019 with short-season Salem-Keizer, where he showed excellent command while helping the Volcanoes reach the playoffs. Castro spent the 2020 coronavirus shutdown working out in Orlando with fellow Venezuelan players who were unable to return home due to travel restrictions. He got back on the mound during instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Castro throws a fastball that sits 93-94 mph and has begun touching 96-97 mph, a significant spike from what he showed in his first year back from surgery. He pairs his fastball with a downer curveball that took significant steps forward and now flashes plus, especially when tunneled off of his four-seamer. He has a changeup, which he throws with excellent conviction and arm speed, but it is a clear third pitch. Castro commands his arsenal well with a short, compact arm stroke.

    THE FUTURE: The Giants placed Castro on the 40-man roster after he starred in instructional league. He will likely begin 2021 at high Class A and could move quickly as a reliever.

  23. 23. Ricardo Genoves | C
    Ricardo Genoves
    Born: May 14, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 254
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2015.
    Signed By: Jonathan Arraiz.

    TRACK RECORD: Genoves signed with the Giants for $550,000 in 2015, the second highest bonus the club awarded that year behind the $6 million they gave since-traded shortstop Lucius Fox. Genoves made it to low Class A as a 19-year-old and earned a non-roster invitation to spring training in 2020. He returned to Arizona for instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: As an amateur, Genoves built his reputation on a strong defensive foundation that gave him a chance to be an above-average catcher. He has lived up to that billing throughout his career, and in 2019 allowed just eight passed balls while throwing out 41% of attempted basestealers. He's shown well with the bat throughout his career, too, and has average power out of a strong, righthanded frame. Genoves also earns high marks for his baseball IQ and ability to handle velocity.

    THE FUTURE: Genoves has a future as a potential backup catcher who can handle a staff, control the running game and occasionally send a ball out of the park. He'll move to high Class A in 2021.

  24. 24. R.J. Dabovich | RHP
    R.J. Dabovich
    Born: Jan 11, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 215
    Drafted/Signed: Arizona State, 2020 (4th round).
    Signed By: Chuck Hensley.

    TRACK RECORD: An 18th-round selection by the Royals in 2018 after a year at Central Arizona JC, Dabovich instead transferred to Arizona State. He spent his first season in Tempe shuttling between the rotation and the bullpen but took over closer duties in the shortened 2020 season. The Giants drafted him in the fourth round and included him on their instructional league roster in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Dabovich's money pitch is a 93-96 mph fastball that has touched 98. He had a full four-pitch arsenal from his starting days, but the Giants prefer he focus on his upper-70s curveball because of the way it forms a tunnel with his four-seamer. Dabovich also shifted his arm slot from a high three-quarters to true overhand, which should make it easier for him to drive his curveball down through the zone.

    THE FUTURE: Dabovich could move quickly through the system. He has the repertoire to be a middle reliever.

  25. 25. Adrian Sugastey | C
    Adrian Sugastey
    Born: Oct 23, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 170
    Drafted/Signed: Panama, 2019.
    Signed By: Rogelio Castillo.

    TRACK RECORD: Sugastey signed for $525,000 as part of the Giants' lauded 2019 international signing class. He represented Panama at tournaments across the world as an amateur, including Japan, Colombia and Nicaragua, and made his organizational debut in instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Sugastey's raw package of tools teases a player who could impact the game on both sides of the ball. He's a strong player who already produces exit velocities up to 112 mph, although the Giants want to take some of the choppiness out of his swing in order to unlock more consistent contact. He's made big strides behind the plate and shows a potentially plus arm and solid receiving skills. Sugastey also shows the intangibles for the position, including an ability to work with pitchers and the leadership required behind the plate. Though promising, he is still very young and has a lot of rawness to his game that needs to be smoothed over.

    THE FUTURE: Sugastey should begin his pro career in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2021. He has a chance to add to the Giants' wealth of strong catching prospects.

  26. 26. Rayner Santana | C
    Rayner Santana
    Born: Aug 15, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 232
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2018.
    Signed By: Daniel Mavarez.

    TRACK RECORD: Santana was part of the Giants' heralded 2018 international class that also included Marco Luciano, Luis Matos and Jairo Pomares. He made his pro debut with a strong showing in the Dominican Summer League in 2019 and got back on the field in 2020 during instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Santana's performance is going to be strongly driven by his bat, and he looks like he's going to have a power-over-hit profile. There are some swing-and-miss issues to his game, which the Giants have worked to correct. He's going to have to work to stay behind the plate as well. He's already a big-bodied player, and if he gets much bigger he'll likely have to move to first base. The move could be a bit of a blessing, though, if a less demanding defensive position allows him to focus more on his offense and unlocking his power. Santana is a catcher for now and has the hands and arm strength to stay there, but he's going to need to focus on remaining as mobile as possible.

    THE FUTURE: Santana will be 18 years old for most of the 2021 season. He'll begin in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

  27. 27. Blake Rivera | RHP
    Blake Rivera
    Born: Jan 9, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 221
    Drafted/Signed: Wallace State (Ala.) JC, 2018 (4th round).
    Signed By: Jeff Wood.

    TRACK RECORD: Rivera is a two-time Giants draftee. They took him in 2017 after his freshman season at Wallace State (Ala.) JC and again a year later in the fourth round. So far, he's proved to be worth the wait. Rivera skipped the short-season Northwest League in 2019, instead jumping from the Arizona League straight to low Class A. His only action in 2020 came during instructional league due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rivera showcases some of the best pure stuff in the Giants' system. He fronts his pitch mix with a mid-90s fastball that has reached 98 with heavy cut life. If he commands the pitch better, it could move from potentially plus to double-plus. Rivera pairs his fastball with a nasty slider with above-average potential. He also has a changeup, but it's a clear third pitch at this point. Rivera's stuff is explosive, but his velocity tends to drop off quickly and his control is firmly below-average. As such, evaluators overwhelmingly view him as a future reliever.

    THE FUTURE: Rivera is likely to start 2021 at high Class A. He has a chance to move quickly if the Giants put him in the bullpen.

  28. 28. Jose Marte | RHP
    Jose Marte
    Born: Jun 14, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 236
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    Signed By: Ruddy Moreta.

    TRACK RECORD: Marte has moved slowly through the system, advancing only as far as high Class A after six seasons as a pro'though most of the 2020 season was a wash because of the coronavirus pandemic. He got back into the swing of things at instructional league in the fall but was left unprotected on the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 draft.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Much like Blake Rivera, Marte has some of the best stuff in the organization and is likely a reliever barring significant improvements in his well below-average command and control. His fastball sits in the mid 90s and can touch 98. He complements his fastball with a low-90s slider and a third-pitch changeup. The goal is to get him to the point where he can finish hitters more consistently once he gets them in two-strike counts. He struggled to do that in instructional league, which Giants officials believe is more of a mental problem than an indicator of problems with his stuff.

    THE FUTURE: Marte should be ready for Double-A in 2021. He has a chance to be a middle reliever if his control improves.

  29. 29. Kai-Wei Teng | RHP
    Kai-Wei Teng
    Born: Dec 1, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 260
    Drafted/Signed: Taiwan, 2017.
    Signed By: Cary Broder (Twins).

    TRACK RECORD: The Twins signed Teng in 2017 because of an intriguing combination of stuff and command. They dealt him to the Giants along with righthander Prelander Berroa in exchange for reliever Sam Dyson at the 2019 trade deadline. Teng stayed in his native Taiwan throughout the coronavirus pandemic and did not attend instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Teng boasts a three-pitch mix with a low-90s fastball that topped out at 93 mph the last time he pitched. He pairs his fastball with a slider and changeup that each project as above-average with further refinement. Teng mixes his pitches a little bit differently than most in that he throws his fastball less than 50% of the time. The Giants previously worked with Teng to improve the spin efficiency on his fastball, which plays better than its velocity because of how often he can throw his offspeeds for strikes. He commands his arsenal expertly with above-average control.

    THE FUTURE: Teng's varied mix and excellent pitchability give him a chance to move quickly. He has a chance to see the upper levels in 2021.

  30. 30. Alexander Suarez | OF
    Alexander Suarez
    Born: Dec 20, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 160
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2018.
    Signed By: Cira Villalobos Jr.

    TRACK RECORD: Suarez, who is a cousin of fellow Giants prospect Luis Matos, signed out of Venezuela in 2018 and hit well in a brief stint in the Dominican Summer League in his professional debut. He reported to instructional league in 2020 and opened eyes among evaluators.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Suarez has the potential for average or above-average tools across the board, but it's going to take a little while for him to get there. His main goal right now is to improve his bat path to give him a better angle to the ball. His current path allows him to get to pitches up in the zone but otherwise produces less than ideal contact. Suarez is a good athlete who should have above-average speed and an above-average arm as he matures physically. He should fit in either center or right field. Giants officials are heartened by his makeup and believe his willingness to learn will help him reach his ceiling.

    THE FUTURE: Suarez put himself on the map during instructional league. He will have a chance to reinforce the belief in him in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2021.

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