Three things you need to know about the Giants lists in 2022

A shortened spring workout led to an amazing situation for the Giants small league.

Since the MLB players were blocked in March, the minor league camp actually began before the major league camp, allowing several older prospects to prepare for the swing before trying to impress Gabe Kapler and the major league coaching staff in the Cactus League games. Most of the prospects were completely restrained, as there was not enough time to give guys like Marco Luciano and Luis Matos a couple of weeks of replays at Scottsdale Stadium before reassigning them.

To top it off, the Triple-A season actually began two days before the Premier League season, forcing the Giants to cut the list on opening day a few days earlier than usual.

The lockout has ruined the calendar, but the minors will leave on time, and if you’re a Giants fan, there’s something to look out for. Now the organization boasts one of the deepest farm systems in baseball with a serious future star. If the Premier League lists are now fully published, here are three things to know about where the Giants have placed the next generation of stars:

Plan a trip to Oregon

Eugene Emeralds, a subsidiary of High-A, is fully loaded. It is necessary to reach a high level, because Buster Pose, Madison Bamgarner, Brandon Crawford and other members of the dynasty simultaneously went through minors, but Eugene may have more raw talents than any branch in the history of the franchise.

Marco Luciano, the Giants ’best prospect in a decade, will return after finishing there last season, and will be joined by another prospect in the top 100 Luis Matos, a central field defender who last season was MVP Low-A.

Outfielder Hunter Bishop and catcher Patrick Bailey spent some time at Eugene last year before battling injuries, and both return. The homestead includes the second rounds of 2020 Jimmy Glavenke and Casey Schmidt, as well as Luis Toribio. Jaira Pomares is perhaps the most underestimated prospect in the system, and Armani Smith joins Matos and Bishop in the far field.

Serving staff is headed by 20-year-old left-hander Kyle Harrison, the Giants ’best prospect, and includes Randy Rodriguez, Seth Corey, Prelander Beroy, Cole Waits and Nick Sweeney, who was in the second round, which was limited to just 12 starts. last season on injuries.

Six of the organization’s top nine prospects on the MLB Pipeline list are on Eugene’s list, and they have 11 players listed in the top 30. If you’re looking for a trip in April or May, drive to Oregon. Some of these guys are making their way to Double-A Richmond pretty quickly.

Jump Geno

Ricardo Genoves, a major 22-year-old catcher from Venezuela, was overshadowed by the fact that the Giants took two catchers from the last election in the first round, but he has many supporters in the organization and he is making a big leap this season. Genoves finished last season with six games on Triple-A – 10-on-22 – and will start there this year.

This is typical because it means that Genoves generally misses Double-A. He spent most of last season with Low-A San Jose and High-A Eugene, and overall he had .812 OPS and 14 homers on three levels. It’s rare that a catcher misses a level like Double-A, but Genoves is in a rare spot.

He has been to the Premier League camp three times already, so he is well acquainted with most of the Premier League staff. Last off-season Genovese also had the right to enforce Rule 5, so if the Giants want to keep him for long, at some point soon they will have to put him on the 40th man. The keyword can be “fast”. The Giants don’t have much depth of catch at the top level, and perhaps the injury will get a young catcher known as Geno to be in the top league list this season. It is now a short drive away.

Genoves is part of perhaps the deepest harvest of young catchers the giants have ever had. Joey Bart is moving to the major leagues, and Brett Auerbach is in Double-A after the big spring. Bailey is with Eugene, but shouldn’t be there long.

Watch out for Adrian Sugasti, who left Panama for $ 525,000 in 2019. Last year, Sugasti scored 0.358 in the rookie ball, and team officials are very, very excited to see what he is doing in his first full season.

Play It Slow

This was a hallmark of Farhan Zaidi, Scott Harris and Kyle Haynes, who don’t want to advance their prospects before they’re ready – and they don’t really need it with all the depth they’ve built for 40 people.

Genoves is really the only player who stands out with a big jump. Many of the organization’s top prospects return to the level they completed in 2021, including Luciano, who had just .283 OBP and one Homer in 36 games for Eugene late last season.

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RE Dabovich will start the season back in doubles-A after knocking out 34 of the 81 hitters he has faced for squirrel flies, though he is a strong throw that should act quickly. The High-A roster is filled with former college stars, including some of Giants ’best throw prospects. The Triple-A roster is almost completely filled with senior minor league players and guys with some time in the major leagues.

With 107 wins, the Giants can be patient, and they are. When their main prospects appear, they want them to be ready to get started.

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