As the baseball season is just getting underway for 2020, Baseball America released its “Midseason” Update to the site’s prospect Top 30 lists, including the San Francisco Giants.
In a season where most prospects are not getting playing time in the minor leagues, the changes were almost exclusively about the addition of 2020 draftees to the list.
First round pick Patrick Bailey was slotted in at the #6 spot in the rankings, right behind Alexander Canario, and ahead of Luis Toribio. Bailey was invited to the team’s Summer Camp to work with the team and other top prospects, including fellow catcher and #2 prospect Joey Bart.
Third round pick Kyle Harrison, drafted out of Concord’s De La Salle High School, was put into the #15 ranking, behind Logan Wyatt and just ahead of Tristan Beck. post-second round supplemental pick Nick Swiney was put into the #22 spot, and second round pick Casey Schmitt was slotted in at #25.
One other addition to the list that wasn’t involved in the 2020 draft was Camilo Doval’s addition at #30 overall. Doval, 23, was a bit of a surprise addition to the team’s 60-man player pool for the 2020 season, despite having no experience over High-A in the minor leaguers. He is known for a fastball that can hit 100 mph, although he has suffered from inconsistency in the minors.
No ordering other than the additions to list changed.
Five prospects were removed from the list, being pushed off the back end. Aeverson Arteaga and Esmerlin Vinicio, formerly ranked #26 and #27, were international signings in 2019 and have yet to have a chance to play a game in the minor leagues. Former #28 Tyler Fitzgerald was a 4th round pick in 2019, and hit .276/.358/.395 across three levels in 48 games last season. Former #29 Sandro Fabian, 22, was in his fifth season in the organization, and hit .287/.353/.413 in 44 games at San Jose last season, limited by injuries. Former #30 prospect Dany Jiménez was selected by the Giants in the Rule 5 Draft last winter, and is currently in the Major Leagues.