The Giants big league club is full of veterans that are playing incredibly. The future is looking pretty bright too.
After a year without a minor league season, the Giants’ affiliates resumed play last week, giving the first look for two years at some prospects in a competitive game. Those prospects make up for the 11th best farm system in baseball according to MLB, showing how much progress Zaidi has already made in just three years in charge.
Some of those prospects are already catching Zaidi’s eye. The Giants’ president of baseball operations joined Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks on Wednesday, and explained that while the placement for the players has been conservative, he wouldn’t be surprised if promotions start getting made soon.
“I’ve watched a lot of (Heliot) Ramos. He’s obviously off to a great start, and again, in a park that’s not that easy to hit in,” Zaidi said on KNBR. “That Richmond park is a pitcher’s park. He’s been off to a great start. Like you mentioned, (Logan) Wyatt, Will Wilson’s also swinging the bat really well for Eugene, our new affiliate in High-A.”
“Like we’ve talked about, some of these placements out of the gate may be a little bit conservative, but in the next few weeks we will probably be looking to move some guys up if they can keep up this early pace.”
Ramos, the team’s third ranked prospect by MLB who turned heads during the spring, has continued his tear with Double-A Richmond. Ramos is smashing the ball through six games, slashing .429/.520/.857 with two home runs and three doubles.
Wyatt, 23, is a more under the radar prospect (No. 17 via MLB) at first base, is slashing .348/.516/.348 through seven games at Single-A Eugene. Wilson, a former first-round pick the Giants acquired in a trade with the Angles, is looking even better, slashing .385/.484/.692 through six games. Wilson is ranked as the team’s 12th best prospect by MLB.
Listen to the full interview below.