Top San Francisco Giants pitching prospect Kyle Harrison and veteran outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be among the Giants’ 37 non-roster invitees this spring, the club announced Monday.
The Giants announcement includes multiple prospects from all over the system, and a few recent free agent pickups.
The most exciting prospect is pitching prospect Kyle Harrison, considered by some to be the top overall prospect in the system, making his first big league camp. Harrison, 21, had a a 2.71 ERA with 186 strikeouts over 113 innings between High-A Eugene and Double-A Richmond in 2022. Harrison is expected to open the season at Triple-A Sacramento, but appears poised to debut with the Giants at some point this season.
The most interesting of the veteran free agents joining the camp is Stephen Piscotty, a bay area native who just signed with the Giants. The product of Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton and Stanford University last appeared in the big leagues with the Athletics in 2022, but finished the season in Cincinnati’s minor league system after Oakland released him. Piscotty, 32, hit just .190/.252/.341 in 42 games in the big leagues with the A’s.
Also notable is the mix of catchers on the list. Rule 5 pick Blake Sabol will join Brett Cumberland, Roberto Perez, and Austin Wynns are the trio of big-league veterans who will compete with incumbent and former #2 overall pick Joey Bart. The team has said that Bart will not be handed the starting job. Wynns finished last season as the Giants backup while Perez is a nine-year MLB veteran with an excellent defensive reputation. Meanwhile, Cumberland has never appeared in the majors and has a career .682 OPS at Triple-A.
Some of the other Giants top prospects, Marco Luciano and Luis Matos, are also expected to be in the camp. They are both on the 40-man roster, so they get their invites automatically. Luciano may be limited, however, as he is still reportedly dealing with a back injury.