As the San Francisco Giants continue to establish themselves as the best team in the game with a 37-20 record—7.5 games better than the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and two games better than the Oakland Athletics for best record in the majors—the focus is moving further away from their farm system and what kind of package they can put together to land an impact player prior to the July 31 trade deadline.
The answer is "not very good," as the team's lone top-50 prospect, per Baseball Prospectus, has struggled to find the strike zone in Double-A. Furthermore, none of several good pitching prospects who project as middle-to-back-of-the-rotation starters have improved their value over the first two months of the season.
On a positive note, there is solid depth in Triple-A, which should help if the team is hit with the injury bug later in the season. At least five of those players are in the current top-10 rankings featured in this piece.
Here is the updated list along with a look at how each player has fared through the first nine weeks of the 2014 MLB season.