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2021 MiLB playoffs preview: High-A

Luciano, Eugene travel to Spokane; Hot Rods face 'Hoppers
September 21, 2021

Following the lost season in 2020 and the sweeping changes made throughout Minor League Baseball, representatives from each of the three High-A leagues will go straight to the Finals to decide its 2021 champion with best-of-5 series, starting Tuesday. This is a departure from past procedures, when each of the

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
September 21, 2021

Minor League Baseball! After the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19, baseball returned to the Minors in 2021, albeit under a different structure. Low-A went from two leagues (Midwest and South Atlantic) to three (East, Southeast, West), and the representatives from each will go straight to the

River Cats quartet combines on no-hitter

Starter Gudino leads way in Sacramento's historic victory
September 4, 2021

No-hitters happen with some frequency in Minor League Baseball. During the last full season in 2019, teams across the game combined for 31 of them, the vast majority going nine innings or even longer. Over the Sacramento River Cats' entire history dating back to 2000, the franchise had never had

Red-hot Bailey coming back strong from injury

No. 8 Giants prospect delivers homer, two doubles for San Jose
August 26, 2021

Welcome back, Patrick Bailey.

Scouting report: Giants' Patrick Bailey

Having displayed defense already, backstop looks to solidify his bat
July 6, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at sixth-ranked Giants prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

2021 Prospect Projections: NL West rookies

How D-backs, Rox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants prospects stack up
February 17, 2021

This is the sixth and final entry in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers,

Roundup: Giants invite Luciano, Ramos to camp

Padres, Orioles also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
February 12, 2021

Joey Bart made his Major League debut during the shortened 2020 season. This spring, the Giants will take a closer look at their three other Top-100 prospects. No. 16 overall prospect Marco Luciano, No. 82 Heliot Ramos and No. 83 Hunter Bishop all received non-roster invitations to San Francisco's Major

The Road to The Show™: Heliot Ramos

Giants' No. 3 prospect rising quickly with blend of power, speed
November 30, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at San Francisco Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Giants' Canario undergoes shoulder surgery

No. 7 prospect tore left labrum during recent instructional camp
November 14, 2020

Giants outfielder Alexander Canario underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum after dislocating his left shoulder during the final week of the team’s instructional camp in Scottsdale, Arizona. The team's seventh-ranked prospect will return to Arizona soon to begin rehabbing.

State of the System: San Francisco Giants

Bart, Ramos will play major part in ongoing youth movement
November 13, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. Following a decade in which the San

The Road to The Show™: Seth Corry

Giants lefty completely dominated South Atlantic League in 2019
August 31, 2020

If the 2019 season is any indication of the career Seth Corry is going to have, opposing batters should be afraid. The 21-year-old dominated the South Atlantic League, posting a league-low 1.76 ERA while racking up a league-high 172 strikeouts for Class A Augusta. In less than three seasons, the

Bart continues to produce for Giants

No. 15 overall prospect slugs double, draws bases-loaded walk
August 22, 2020

While Joey Bart certainly has endeared himself to the San Francisco faithful through his first two games in the Major Leagues, his home ballpark may have cost him his first big league homer. MLB Pipeline's No. 15 overall prospect doubled and drew a bases-loaded walk in his second career game

Giants promoting top prospect Bart to Majors

San Francisco calling up No. 15 overall prospect for catching duty
August 20, 2020

There's no "might" about it. Joey Bart will be a Giant. San Francisco is calling's No. 15 overall prospect up to the Majors for his debut, the club announced Thursday. The Giants did not initially reveal the corresponding moves necessary to add Bart to the 28-man active and 40-man

San Jose beats odds, historic rivalry to welcome A's

Giants, Athletics, affiliate come together on alternate training site
August 19, 2020

Rivalries bring emotion, tension and drama, providing backdrops for some of the most memorable moments in sports. But in the shadow of a global pandemic, two ordinarily adversarial organizations have banded together to add a new dimension to their storied rivalry: partnership.

Best streams of 2019: Title-clinchers

When the lights were brightest, these players rose to the occasion
August 3, 2020

Whether it's the Governors' Cup of the International League or the Mills Cup of the Carolina League, there's extra urgency and added drama when the championship trophy is in the house. From the complex-level leagues in Arizona and Florida all the way up to Triple-A, a title is the culmination

Sutter Health Park and River Cats to host Giants Taxi Squad

2020 Minor League season cancelled but baseball still to be played in Sacramento
July 15, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. – Recently, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) would not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, the minor league baseball season was officially cancelled. The Sacramento River Cats will have to wait until

Prospects in the Giants' 2020 player pool 

Up-and-coming talent could gets some looks from San Francisco
July 13, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

Giants' Bishop tests positive for COVID-19

Team's No. 4 prospect left off initial summer camp roster
July 1, 2020

Giants No. 4 prospect Hunter Bishop tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and subsequently was left off the team's 51-man initial summer camp roster released Monday. According to a report by, San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Bishop has experienced “very mild” symptoms and his condition

2020 Draft Recap: San Francisco Giants 

Giants surprise with another first-round backstop
June 19, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

McKay, OSU alum wins Triple-A National Championship

September 21, 2019

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - In a fitting finish to a decade of dominance by the San Francisco Giants organization, six Salem-Keizer Volcanoes alumni players, and a skipper from Salem helped the Sacramento River Cats top the Columbus Clippers 4-0 to clinch the Triple-A National Championship on September 17.