5 San Francisco Giants Prospects Who Will Be in the Bigs in 2012

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5 San Francisco Giants Prospects Who Will Be in the Bigs in 2012
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Bruce Bochy has several very tough roster decisions to make

The San Francisco Giants have some interesting battles for roster spots this spring.

Manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean have several issues to consider when finalizing their opening day roster.

The Giants have to choose between Chris Stewart, Eli Whiteside and Hector Sanchez for the backup catcher role. Sanchez has been the most impressive in camp, but at age 22, the Giants may want him to get more seasoning.

After the decision is made as far as the backup catcher, the Giants will have four remaining roster spots available. It appears outfielder Gregor Blanco has played his way on to the roster and takes one of those jobs.

The result is Bochy and Sabean will choose between Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, Emmanuel Burriss, Brett Pill, Brandon Belt or a third catcher. This makes six possible players for three roster spots.

Let's take a closer look at five players most likely to be sent down to the minors before opening day and who we can expect to see return to the big leagues at some point in 2012.

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