The San Francisco Giants enter play on Sunday with a record of 35-32. Despite the team's rather mediocre performance, they sit only 1.5 games out of first place in the National League West.
The Giants have been receiving important contributions from players recently recalled from the minor leagues. Utility infielder Tony Abreu has stepped in for the injured Marco Scutaro at second base and performed well. Abreu has gone 7-for-19 (.368) with four doubles.
Outfielder Juan Perez has been getting playing time in center field with Angel Pagan also out with injury. Perez has gone 5-for-11 (.455) while playing exceptional defense. The Giants may need to get him in the lineup more just for his outstanding work with the glove.
Reliever Jean Machi has become manager Bruce Bochy's top right-handed setup man in the absence of Santiago Casilla. In 20 appearances, Machi has put up a 2.01 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
With the trade deadline approaching, the Giants may need to turn to the farm system again to use their prospects in a deal to improve the big league squad.
Let's take a look at how the Giants' top 10 prospects are doing in advance of the deadline.