The San Francisco Giants farm system has not always stood out, but as of late, the front office has rebuilt their farm system under Farhan Zaidi. Now, the Giants have three players on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list.
No. 14 Joey Bart, Catcher
Bart spent last season in High-A San Jose and Double-A Richmond and did a fantastic job at each level. At Single-A San Jose, Bart posted a .265 batting average with 12 home runs and 37 RBI’s in 251 played appearances. While at Double-A Richmond, Bart posted a .316 batting average with four home runs in 79 at-bats. Currently, he is on track to be called up sometime this upcoming season for the Giants; he will be the air apparent to Buster Posey behind the plate. Bart can hit for contact purposes and has average power, with a strong arm behind the plate.
No. 35 Marco Luciano, Shortstop
Luciano, 18, is the top prospect for San Francisco; he is also a top 10 shortstop prospect in the MLB. He is far from making his first big league appearance but could be a real game-changer for the franchise. Last season in the Arizona Rookie League, Luciano had a slash line of .322/.438/.616 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI’s before being promoted to Class-A Short Season Sale-Keizer. Luciano can hit for average, power, and is capable of stealing bases as well. According to the MLB Pipeline, his ceiling projects him to hit roughly 40 home runs on an annual basis.
No. 65 Heliot Ramos, Outfielder
Ramos played both in Single-A and Double-A, much like Bart. Between the two levels, Ramos totaled a .290 batting average, 16 homes runs, and had a .850 OPS. He is the Giant’s most exciting outfield prospect in recent memory. The expectation is that Ramos will start the season in Triple-A and could be called up in September, pending any setbacks. He still needs time to develop and needs to cut down on strikeouts, but the power is there.