Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Bochy has flashed potential over his first three seasons.
Adam Duvall, 3B (11th Round, 348th Overall from University of Louisville)
Drafted as a second baseman out of the University of Louisville, Duvall has posted some gaudy numbers thus far in his minor league career.
In 2011, he hit 22 home runs for Single-A Augusta. He followed up that impressive campaign by launching 30 long balls for High-A San Jose in 2012.
This season, as a 24-year-old in Double-A Richmond, Duvall is proving that his previous success was no fluke. Through 19 games, Duvall is batting .324 with an OPS of 1.013.
Those are the type of numbers that get players to the big leagues.
Brett Bochy, RHP (20th Round, 618th Overall from University of Kansas)
Brett Bochy, son of Giants manager Bruce Bochy, proved over his first two seasons that he was not just drafted because of who his father is.
Bochy dominated in 2011 as a 23-year-old facing Single-A competition, posting a 1.38 ERA while striking out 53 batters in 39 innings.
He moved to Double-A in 2012, and his success continued. In 53.1 innings, the right-hander struck out 69 batters. He posted a 2.53 ERA in the process.
This season, Bochy is struggling to find success with Triple-A Fresno. Over 19 innings, Bochy holds a 6.16 ERA and is walking 4.3 batters per nine innings.
But if the younger Bochy can harness his stuff and start posting some quality numbers in Fresno, he will likely be summoned to San Francisco by his father before the season is over.