The Giants took a small step toward their future in continuing to fill out the 60-man pool.
On Saturday morning they added four more to the roster, including three well-regarded prospects who likely will be kept more for everyday reps than actual in-game help.
Top prospect Luis Toribio, a 19-year-old third baseman from the Dominican Republic, and Will Wilson, a shortstop and 2019 first-round pick the Giants traded for this offseason, headline the transactions. Camilo Doval is the surprise, a nice 23rd birthday present for the righty reliever who has not pitched above High-A San Jose. The Giants also officially added Chadwick Tromp to the pool, who will be the fifth catcher needed to catch so many pitchers.
Wilson’s inclusion was known and Toribio’s was expected, the organization’s No. 7 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Doval is a curiosity, a flame-thrower who reportedly can touch 100 mph and struck out 80 in 56 1/3 innings with San Jose last year. He also walked 34, and his control will need honing before he’s trusted in big-league games.
The four additions brings the pool to 56, with another slot awaiting Hunter Bishop as long as he recovers from the coronavirus. The trio of prospects will join Joey Bart, Marco Luciano and Heliot Ramos as jewels the Giants could not allow to skip a season. Still hanging are pitchers Sean Hjelle and Seth Corry and outfielders Luis Matos and Alexander Canario. Forty-man members still left out include Chris Shaw, Jandel Gustave and Melvin Adon.