SF Giants: Which of These 9 Prospects Are for Real?

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SF Giants: Which of These 9 Prospects Are for Real?
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Belt earned lots of frequent-flyer miles in 2011; how much did he develop?

Can the San Francisco Giants exploit their precious window of opportunity to win another World Series title? Or two? Or three? 

The core starting rotation is there.

A deep, durable bullpen will likely be there.

The rest of the formula—adequate run and defensive support—may depend on the club's best prospects. Especially since so much of the club's payroll will be needed to keep those pitchers around for the long term.

Here's a (very early) take on the future ceilings for nine of San Francisco's top prospects. (note: for this piece, "prospects" include players with limited major league experience) 

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