Here we go everyone, it’s time for Pick #1.
Honestly, this one should be pretty easy.
Sure, Zaidi went wild in the Rule 5 draft, adding two players in the Major League portion, two in the minor league portion and losing three in the minor league portion...
Rule 5 summary:— GPT (@giantsprospects) December 13, 2018
Added: LHP Travis Bergen, OF Drew Ferguson
Lost: No one.
Added: 3B Peter Maris, LHP Sam Moll
Lost: RHP Ian Gardeck, RHP Dusten Knight, OF Jeffrey Baez
But, well, that shouldn’t impact today’s vote. If we see any major trades, we’ll deal with the new prospects coming in at that point.
On that note, the readership decided that should the Giants acquire Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, he should not be considered a prospect for this list.
Should Yusei Kikuchi be considered a ‘Prospect’ and part of the CPL if the Giants sign him?
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55% to 45% saying he should not be considered a prospect. Pretty decent majority there.
For now, we have six top prospects that you should know and choose from.
Here they are (in alphabetical order by first name):
Remember, the first name is a link to the player’s Baseball-Reference stats, the last name is a link to their Fangraphs page, if the player has them (looking at you, Marco!).
These six were nominated in by all of you in our Monday post. Already, just by these nominations, we can see a divide between our community voters and MLB.com’s list, with two names from outside Pipeline’s Top 10 making our Top 6 nominations. That doesn’t mean they’ll make the Top 6, however...
In the poll below, pick whomever you think is the San Francisco Giants #1 prospect for 2019. You get one vote, so pick wisely. The poll is up until Roger sees it tomorrow, and then we vote for #2 tomorrow starting at 3 pm. We will continue from there every weekday (with a break around Christmas) at 3 pm.
Who is the 2019 #1 Prospect?
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And, of course, in the comments, feel free to make your case for your favorite player. And discuss any Giants’ related news, rumors, or so forth.
See you in the comments!