On Monday, the San Francisco Giants reassigned 25 players to their ‘minor league camp’, out of 74 players that were in camp.  The list includes several of the Giants top prospects in unsurprising moves, but notably not Heliot Ramos.

I have put “minor league camp” in quotes because that’s officially what happened, but real minor league camps with the rest of the minor leaguers won’t open until April 1, with the camps delayed due to crowding concerns as part of the COVID-19 protocols.  In reality, the players will remain with the rest, and still be available for games.

The list of players includes eight players from the 40-man roster, including Giants Future #2 prospect Joey Bart:

C Joey Bart
OF Alexander Canario
RHP Kervin Castro
OF Jaylin Davis
RHP Camilo Doval
LHP Conner Menez
RHP Gregory Santos
C Chadwick Tromp

In addition, 17 players who were non-roster invitees were reassigned, including Giants Future #1 Prospect Marco Luciano:

IF Arismendy Alcántara
RHP Daniel Alvarez
C Patrick Bailey
OF Luis Alexander Basabe
RHP Tristan Beck
OF Hunter Bishop
RHP Tyler Cyr
RHP Matt Frisbee
C Ricardo Genovés
LHP Luis Gonzalez
RHP Sean Hjelle
RHP Jay Jackson
IF Marco Luciano
RHP Kai-Wei Teng
IF Will Wilson
RHP Sam Wolff
IF Logan Wyatt

The list does include two notably injured players.  Luis Alexander Basabe, who sprained his wrist the second week of March, and Alexander Canario, who had surgery on his shoulder labrum during the offseason.

Heliot Ramos got through the first round of cuts, as he continues to have a huge spring.  Through nine games in the spring, the 21-year old is 9-for-21 (.429) with three home runs.  Ramos has only played 25 games at Double-A and none at any higher level, so it’s unlikely he’ll make the Opening Day Roster, but is making a strong case to debut at some point in 2021.

None of the moves are particularly surprising or controversial.  The majority of the prospects names are younger minor leaguers who were not at all likely to get big league spots.  The next set of cuts are likely to be much more difficult.

Expect those cuts to come on a Monday in the near future.  As The Athletic writer Andrew Baggarly noted in a recent story, teams often make cuts on Mondays because teams usually give out a weeks’ worth of meal money on Tuesdays.