2017 Pref List: San Francisco Giants


By Dave DeFreitas



Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A, Pacific Coast)
San Jose Giants (High A, California)
Augusta GreenJackets (Class A, South Atlantic)
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-Season A, Northwest)
AZL Giants (Rookie, Arizona)
DSL Giants (Dominican Summer)



1.Christian Arroyo, SS, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’1″ / 180 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 21y, 6m

Middle-of-the-field defender with a potential plus hit tool and a chance to get to average power. Advanced feel for the barrel and excellent body control will allow him to get the most out of his tools.

2.Steven Duggar, OF, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’2″ / 195 lbs.           B/T:  L/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 23y, 0m

Plus athlete with an advanced approach at the plate with an above-average hit tool and above-average power potential. A plus runner with arm strength; can handle center field everyday.

3.Tyler Beede, RHP, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’3″ / 210 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 23y, 5m

Smooth, athletic delivery with an above-average three-pitch mix. Command is presently below average, and he’ll get loose with the walks, leading to heavy traffic and below-average contact rates.

4.Chris Shaw, 1B, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’4″ / 235 lbs.           B/T:  L/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 23y, 1m

Easy, athletic stroke and plus raw power that will translate to plus power in-game. Has juice to all fields, but will get pull happy at times. Sees pitches, but will expand the zone, and can struggle versus lefties.

5.Bryan Reynolds, OF, Class A Augusta
Ht/Wt: 6’3″ / 205 lbs.           B/T:  S/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 21y, 10m

Loose, quick hands and a level stroke that is conducive to contact. The power will play more as doubles pop in-game, but he has the strength to do damage, as well as add some on-base value.

6.Sandro Fabian, OF, Rookie AZL Giants
Ht/Wt: 6’1″ / 180 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 18y, 7m

Toolsy but raw right-hand hitting outfielder with above-average bat speed and a chance to hit for some power. He has some swing and miss in the zone and the approach is lacking, but he has time, and he could be a power/hit tool combination that fits well in a corner-outfield spot.

7.Ryder Jones, 3B/1B, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’3″ / 215 lbs.           B/T:  L/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 22y, 5m

Tall, lanky build with some present strength and raw power to the pull side. He has average bat speed and won’t walk too often, but has some bat control.

8.Kelvin Beltre, 3B, Class A Augusta
Ht/Wt: 5’11″ / 170 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 20y, 2m

Strong-bodied, athletic corner infielder with above-average raw power that could translate to average over-the-fence pop at maturity. He is an athletic defender with plus arm strength.

9.Austin Slater, OF, Triple-A Sacramento
Ht/Wt: 6’2″ / 215 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 23y, 11m

Lanky, athletic corner outfielder with some present strength and gradual actions. Bit of a deliberate stroke, but he has some bat control and solid approach at the plate.

10.Jalen Miller, 2B, Clas A Augusta
Ht/Wt: 5’11″ / 190 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 19y, 11m

Raw, athletic middle infielder with above-average bat speed, but with a limited approach that has made it hard for him to adjust to professional pitching. The quick-twitch actions will help him, and he should eventually make enough hard contact to be a gap-to-gap-type offensive player.

11.Sam Coonrod, RHP, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’2″ / 225 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 24y, 2m

Very much a work in progress, Coonrod is an efforty, right-handed pitcher with a plus fastball but below-average command and control. There is a chance he ends up in the bullpen, but development of his changeup could keep him in the mix as a rotation candidate.

12.Steven Okert, LHP, Giants
Ht/Wt: 6’3″ / 210 lbs.           B/T:  L/L      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 25y, 4m

A big-bodied lefty with arm strength, Okert has significant deception in the delivery that should help him develop into a top lefty in the bullpen pen at the big league level.

13.Reyes Moronta, RHP, High A San Jose
Ht/Wt: 6’0″ / 175 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 23y, 10m

With a plus fastball and plus slider, Moronta has the ingredients to get significant swing and miss as a late-inning, shutdown reliever.

14.Andrew Suarez, LHP, Double-A Richmond
Ht/Wt: 6’2″ / 205  lbs.           B/T:  L/L      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 24y, 2m

With average stuff across the board, Suarez leans on his above-average command and solid ground ball rates to generate soft contact and keep hitters off balance. There is not a ton of projection left in the profile, but he has a chance to eat some innings on the back-end of the rotation as a number five starter.

15.Jordan Johnson, RHP, High A San Jose
Ht/Wt: 6’3″ / 200 lbs.           B/T:  R/R      Age (As of December 1st, 2016): 23y, 2m

Johnson has plus arm strength and a heater that will get into the upper 90s with and above-average circle changeup and a breaking ball that will flash plus at times. The overall execution is inconsistent, however, and if he can’t solidify his three-pitch mix, he could be destined for the bullpen.