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Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE A curse and a blessing. That’s what earning the fabled “Five-Tool Player” label gets you in baseball. It’s a blessing because that means you have the 5 “tools” that scouts look for in a player: 1) Hitting for power 2) Hitting for average 3) Fielding ability 4) Throwing ability 5) Speed When you have these tools, you have the potential to become the next Bryce Harper or Mike Trout. That’s the blessing. The curse? You are expected to rise through the ranks quickly, and if you don’t live up to your potential you are often labeled a bust, regardless of what round you were picked. Roger Kieschnick has earned the “Five-Tool Player” label. Nicknamed the “Hawk” by his teammates, Kieschnick was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2008 MLB Draft. Baseball America rated him the top position player from Texas in that draft. While playing in his first season of professional ball for Single high-A in San Jose, Kieschnick h

SF Giants Rumors: Throwback Lincecum, Torres Gets Big, Romo Save, MVPosey, Etc.

If you missed last night’s San Francisco Giants game, it felt like a throwback Tim Lincecum night. Lincecum was on his A-game. He allowed a bomb early on in the game, and that was pretty much it. He went 7 innings, allowing 1 run, 3 hits and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts! Let’s hope he can continue to build off of this start, and put together some quality starts going forward. Little...

SF Giants Rumors: Shortstop Christian Arroyo Is The Giants Number 1 Pick

If you missed it last night, the San Francisco Giants selected shortstop Christian Arroyo with their first pick (25th overall) in the 2013 MLB Draft. Arroyo is straight out of Hernando High School in Florida, and has a verbal commitment to play for the University of Florida. In 30 High School games this year, Arroyo hit .524 with 55 hits, 35 RBI’s, 42 runs and 11 homers. He’s...

Angel Pagan injury: Giants CF misses 10th straight game, plus lineup

Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is not in Wednesday’s Giants lineup, making it the 10th game Crazy Horse will miss since injuring his hamstring two Saturdays ago. Before the injury Pagan had started 45 of 49 games, all in center field. In his absence, Gregor Blanco has slid over from left field and Andres Torres has been the new regular starter. The Giants haven’t missed Pagan’s...

Quick Thoughts on Christian Arroyo, the SF Giants 2013 1st Round Pick

Christian Arroyo is a solid defensive shortstop who can hit well, but not for power.  There are a lot of questions about him, and even more questions about the Giants’ mentality.  So let’s look at a scouting report, and then translate it. He doesn’t stand out for his tools as much as his good baseball instincts and his ability to seemingly rise to the occasion.  Uh oh. ...

SF Giants Blogs Around The Web: Draft Picks

A look at the San Francisco Giants‘ 1st Round pick, Christian Arroyo from Thoughts on 2nd round pick, Ryder Jones, from the Lunatic Fringe, a blog over at Best Draft Picks in Giants History, round-by-round from A look at how the offense is holding the Giants back from A look at the Giants...

MLB Draft: San Francisco Giants Select Christian Arroyo 25th Overall

  With the 25th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected Christian Arroyo, SS from Hernando High School in Brooksville, Florida. This was a curious pick by the Giants according to most of the MLB Draft experts.  Baseball American had Arroyo as their 102nd rated player.  ESPN’s own, Keith Law, had Arroyo rated as his 99th player in his top 100 draft prospects...

Why haven't the Giants placed Angel Pagan on the DL?

The San Francisco Giants will have a decision to make soon.  They will have to decide whether Angel Pagan's injury is actually going to heal soon enough to justify the roster spot he is currently taking.  For the eighth-straight game, Pagan was not in the lineup.  He is battling a hamstring strain that seems either ready to go out on him further or ready to heal depending...

Why Is Matt Cain Struggling

Walk around AT&T Park and ask people inside and outside of the organization what’s wrong with Matt Cain and you’ll get a different answer every time: “He’s tipping his pitches from the stretch.” “It’s just the Cardinals, that’s all.” “The Cardinals got our signs from Bengie Molina.” “It’s his command.” It’s worth trying each pair of pants on, but...

Lincecum Gives Giants Quality Start

Tim Lincecum (4-5, 4.75 ERA) gave the San Francisco Giants (31-27) a quality start tonight giving them the win over the Toronto Blue Jays (24-33). Lincecum threw 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts. This outing marked the fourth quality start for Lincecum and the second-straight quality start by a Giants’ starter. Lincecum gave up a...

Giants' Lincecum ends losing streak

Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cabrera had two hits in his return to AT&T Park with Toronto for the first time since his 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test last Aug. 15. Lincecum (4-5) allowed Edwin Encarnacion&...

Goldschmidt delivers yet again in D-Backs win over Giants

Paul Goldschmidt came through yet again late with a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks kicked off their series against the San Francisco Giants with a 3-1 victory on Friday night from Chase Field.

Defensive Error Kills Toronto Blue Jays Against San Francisco Giants

It was an all too familiar sight for the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night as they opened up their second two-game set of the season against the San Francisco Giants. The Blue Jays committed two defensive errors in the game, one of which cost them dearly as the Giants cashed in to take the win. In the bottom of the second inning, a throwing error by fill-in third baseman Edwin Encarnacion...

Giants’ Lincecum ends losing streak

Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.,

Diamondbacks 3, Giants 1

Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run, opposite-field home run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Friday night. The Giants were poised to give Matt Cain a victory and send Patrick Corbin to his first loss in 10 decisions before Goldschmidt lined a 2-0 pitch from Jeremy Affeldt over the right field fence for his 15th home...

Postgame Wrap: Timmy Baffles, Torres Avenges

Revenge is a dish best served at 61 degrees, partly cloudy. After the shellacking that the Giants received in Toronto, this series had to start off the right way. The Giants fell in Toronto due to awful defense, poor pitching, and some R.A. Dickulously terrible hitting. Today, the Blue Jays lost because they couldn’t field the ball, Freaky pitching, and because the Giants never...
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