The San Francisco Giants have had a Top 5 to Top 10 farm system depending on who was ranking the prospects in recent years. The Giants have already benefited significantly from their focus on development and drafting with players like Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey, Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo having led them to a World Series title. All of these players were products of the Giants farm system.
This success at the big league level comes with a price, it depletes the minor league system of top prospects. While the Giants are flush with young stars and rising stars, there are some players who remain in the developmental stages of their careers in the Giants system, some of whom are knocking on the AT&T Park clubhouse door as we speak.
The following is my ranking of the top 15 prospects in the San Francisco Giants farm system heading into the 2012 season.