Over the past few seasons, much has been made about the Giants farm system and their ability to draft and develop young stars. With recent successes such as Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner, which followed Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Brian Wilson in the years prior, a lot of scouts were in favor of giving other young talents a shot at extending playing time.
With a few of their young prospects getting a taste of the big leagues last year, the Giants decided during spring training their best option was to go with their youth. Banking on their talent and maturity, the Giants figured they were good enough to learn on the fly and get better at the big-league level.
As we approach the middle of June, it appears the Giants may have miscalculated, and it could prove to hurt their development long term.