Although the San Francisco Giants head into another season with very little immediate help on the way from the farm system, there is reason for hope.
Several high-caliber starting pitching prospects are expected to either start of finish the season in Double-A, while it's not out of the question that one or two could reach the major leagues at some point in 2014. It's quite possible that the 2015 staff will include a fourth homegrown starting pitcher to go along with Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum.
As far as position players go, there aren't any Buster Poseys or Pablo Sandovals on the horizon. But some of the team's higher-profile draftees from the past few years, including former first-round pick Gary Brown, could be ready to contribute at the big league level in the near future.
With that said, here's a look at the top 10 prospects in the organization—we'll use B/R's MLB Prospects Lead Writer Mike Rosenbaum's 2014 prospect rankings as a starting point and adjust the list throughout the season—and preview their upcoming season.