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Time to Grade the Giants with the Overused Report Card Cliche

I get requests to “grade” the San Francisco Giants from other bloggers, sport talk radio shows and so on who want an assessment of the Giants and every other MLB team going into the 2014 season. What "grade" do the Giants get for their 2013-14 offseason? What about Spring Training? How do they look going into the 2014 season? There's no sugar-coating San Francisco’s...
Via The Giants Cove
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Grade the Giants with the Overused Report Card Cliche

I get requests to “grade” the San Francisco Giants from other bloggers, sport talk radio shows and so on who want an assessment of the Giants and every other MLB team going into the 2014 season. What "grade" do the Giants get for their 2013-14 offseason? What about Spring Training? How do they look going into the 2014 season? There's no sugar-coating San...
Via The Giants Cove
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top Prospects – Part 2

Giants’ Top 10 lists have been rather intriguing and spread out…at least, after Kyle Crick.  There are varying thoughts about which of the mess of pitchers the Giants have are ahead of the others, there are disagreements about the ceilings of the low-ceiling offensive players, as well as how much to believe in some short-season stats. That’s not going to stop me from entering...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Round-Up 9/21: Birthdays, Prospects & Belt

It's 22 days until P&Cs report. Oh yes, Will Clark days until the beginning of the beginning of summer. Here's the news of the day: Cove Chatter reached number 11 on their top prospects countdown list - Joe Panik. Check out that profile here: http://covechatter.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/cove-chatter-100-11/ The Phillies signed Chad Gaudin to...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Left Field Situation

As we’re in the midst of the Winter Meetings, the San Francisco Giants will look to fill the gaping hole they have in left field.   With a weak free agent class and the lack of depth within the Giants minor league system, Brian Sabean will need to be creative if he wants to fill the Giants weakest position. I see the Giants looking for a veteran power hitter who can add some...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Doesn’t TJ Rivera Get More Credit?

T.J. Rivera just finished his third season in professional baseball for the New York Mets. Over those three years, Rivera has compiled a .304/.359/.396 offensive stat line. He has also hit 12 homeruns and has 136 RBI—not too shabby for a top-of-the-order guy who plays the middle infield. Most people will look at this year’s numbers at St. Lucie as a regression, but it’s not...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Where Is The Love For New York Mets Prospect T.J. Rivera?

T.J. Rivera just finished his third season in professional baseball for the New York Mets. Over those three years, Rivera has compiled a .304/.359/.396 offensive stat line. He has also hit 12 homeruns and has 136 RBI–not too shabby for a top-of-the-order guy who plays the middle infield. Most people will look at this year’s numbers at St. Lucie as a regression, but it’s not...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: More Losses Isn’t A Bad Thing

Chris Stratton: Giants 1st Round Pick (20th Overall) In 2012 First-Year Player Draft With 133 games down and just 29 left on the schedule, the San Francisco Giants find themselves 19 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West and 15.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the second Wild Card spot.   Even if the Giants finish the season 29-0...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Very Discerning Giants Prospect Joe Panik

Episode 370 Joe Panik is a 22-year-old middle-infield prospect — with excellent control of the strike zone — currently playing for San Francisco’s Double-A affiliate Richmond. He’s also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio, recorded live on tape in Manchester, New Hampshire. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You [...]
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hard-Hitting Aeros Outlast Richmond In 11-8 Marathon

Richmond, VA – As they began their final series of the road trip and before the all-star break, the Akron Aeros had the upper hand in a battle of the bats as they defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 11-8 on the Fourth of July at The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia.  Both teams combined for 21 hits, with hitters Carlos Moncrief and Jake Lowery contributing to the Aeros’...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants draft results: High school shortstop Christian Arroyo selected in first round

With their first selection in the 2013 MLB amateur draft, the San Francisco Giants selected high-school shortstop Christian Arroyo. This is the second time in three years that the Giants have used their first pick on a shortstop, having taken Joe Panik No. 29 in the 2011 draft. This is the first time the Giants have taken a high school player with their first pick since drafting...
Via Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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. ...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Down on the Farm: Joe Panik

“A lot of us in the organization said he reminded us of Buster Posey,” said Richmond Flying Squirrels hitting coach, Ken Joyce. “In the sense that he has that same demeanor. He has that attitude in the way he goes about his business. He’s professional, came from a decent family, and a good school at St. John’s.” That kind of summation of a player sounds like something...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

How Several Top Yankees Prospects are Faring

 By JOE DelGRIPPO sportsmediawatchdog.com My home state of New Jersey is home to two affiliated minor league franchises, the Double A Eastern League Trenton Thunder, a New York Yankee affiliate, and the Low A South Atlantic League Lakewood Blue Claws, a Philadelphia Phillies affiliate. The Trenton home field is about 40 minutes away, while the Lakewood field is a mere 15 minutes...
Via Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Spring Training Cuts, Romo Blown Save, Etc.

  Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors Today is the first day of cuts in Spring Training for the San Francisco Giants. They’ve sent pitchers Fabio Castillo, Edward Concepcion, Justin Fitzgerald, Jose Valdez, Josh Osich, infielder Joe Panik and catcher Andrew Susac to Minor League Camp, says Giants Beat Writer Chris Haft (via Twitter). In another Haft tweet, he says infielder...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Things You Only Hear Baseball Fans Say In February: 2013 Edition

Everyone’s got a scrub or prospect or three they’re looking forward to seeing. For me with the Giants, Gary Brown and Joe Panik are the obvious ones.  I’m not expecting either one to be soon, but both are important to the Giants’ future, so I want to see them get chances.  With Scutaro and Pagan going to the WBC soon, that’s likely to happen. The other one is a pet prospect...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Villalona, Sandoval, Cain, Etc.

Once infielder Angel Villalona reported to camp on Friday, Villalona was reinstated from the restricted list by Major League Baseball. He’s now officially back on the San Francisco Giants 40-man roster. Infielder Joe Panik is going to be splitting time this spring between second and shortstop, says Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News (via Twitter). In another Pavlovic tweet...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Top 10 Prospects: 7 Through 4

Unlike last year, we won’t be doing a special comic for number 1, so four prospects today. It might seem like I’m down on a lot of prospects this year.  Well, to be perfectly clear, 2012 was not a good year for Giants prospects.  Many top prospects had disappointing years, at best.  Only Kyle Crick and Clayton Blackburn really had huge years. That said, I still like the farm...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Down on the Farm: Giants Top 10 Prospect of 2013

  RHP Kyle Crick – Courtesy of MiLB.com For those of you that love to hear about up and coming players in the San Francisco Giants farm system. This is the perfect post to read! Baseball America has released their Giants Top 10 Prospects list. Four out of the top ten prospects are position players. Which means, arms are still the focus for the Giants farm system. You can never...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants: Opening Day 2016

The Giants Cove is about to officially open the 2013 season with a series of posts about the National League, the Giants' strengths and weaknesses, and the possibilities for a San Francisco return to the 2013 post season. Giants Cove researchers, scouts, and experts (who work out of a secluded complex not far from the CIA building in Langley, Virginia) are predicting a rocking...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Review: San Francisco Giants

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (21) | 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) | 2009 (8) | 2008 (16) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [94-68] NL West AAA: [74-70] Pacific Coast League – Fresno AA: [70-71] Eastern League – Richmond A+: [75-65] California State League – San Jose A: [69-70] South Atlantic League – Augusta A(ss): [32-44] Northwest League — Salem-Keiser...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Farm System All-Stars

Ashley Marshall of MILB.com names the San Francisco Giants farm system All Stars. Marshall breaks it down by the best player at every position in the Giants farm system. If you’re excited about the future of the Giants, I suggest you read her article to get familiar with the players.   Giants Organization All-Stars Catcher: Johnny Monell (Richmond) .257 AVG, 11 HR, 50 RBI, 39...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Ft. The Top Performances of the AFL

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Final SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 2. Video: St. Louis Prospect Boone Whiting’s Whole Repertoire 3. Audio: Polish People Pronouncing Szczur Final SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League The Arizona Fall League ended this past weekend. Below are the final SCOUT leaderboards for said...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Featuring a Question About Billy Hamilton

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 3. Pretty Excellent and Recent Video of Joe Panik Crowdsourcing: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has earned considerable attention from prospect analysts for possessing what...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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