Even though the San Francisco Giants’ system is loaded with depth on the mound, it’s also devoid of an impact position prospect headed into the 2013 season.
The only near big-league-ready hitters in their system are outfielders Gary Brown and Francisco Peguero, who are both coming off a down year in 2012. And while I’m leery of Joe Panik and Andrew Susac, they each have the necessary tools to reach the major leagues by the end of the 2014 season.
The pride of the organization is undoubtedly their trio of right-handed pitching prospects in Kyle Crick, Clayton Blackburn and Chris Stratton. Despite their lack of experience, both individually and collectively, they could conceivably be reunited in the major league rotation by 2015 .
The Giants also house numerous bats with power potential in Mac Williamson, Ricky Oropesa and Adam Duvall, though each player will have to improve the utility of said power before reaching the major leagues.
Having said all that, here’s a look at the San Francisco Giants’ top 10 prospects heading into spring training.