Hello and happy Thursday.
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants announced that they had signed 11 players to Minor League contracts, with an invitation to spring training which, shockingly, is only a few months away.
• RHP Melvin Adon— SFGiants (@SFGiants) December 9, 2020
• RHP Daniel Alvarez
• LHP Anthony Banda
• RHP Silvino Bracho
• RHP Rico Garcia
• IF/OF Jason Krizan
• RHP Dominic Leone
• LHP Sam Long
• RHP Yunior Marte
• RHP Raffi Vizcaino
• RHP Sam Wolff#SFGiants
Here’s the list of players with their most recent performance in parenthesis:
- RHP Melvin Adon (2019 Giants AAA: 13.94 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 18 K in 10.1 IP)
- RHP Daniel Alvarez (2019 Yankees AA: 2.31 ERA, 2.74 FIP, 76 K in 58.1 IP)
- LHP Anthony Banda (2020 Rays MLB: 10.29 ERA, 6.91 FIP, 4 K in 7 IP)
- RHP Silvino Bracho (2020 Diamondbacks MLB: 18.00 ERA, 14.90 FIP, 1 K in 1 IP)
- RHP Rico Garcia (2020 Giants MLB: 5.40 ERA, 4.29 FIP, 7 K in 10 IP)
- UTIL Jason Krizan (2019 Mets AAA: .365/.467/.603, 2 HR, 12 BB, 9 K in 76 PA)
- RHP Dominic Leone (2020 Cleveland MLB: 8.38 ERA, 5.47 FIP, 16 K in 9.2 IP)
- LHP Sam Long (2019 White Sox A: 3.06 ERA, 3.04 FIP, 112 K in 97 IP)
- RHP Yunior Marte (2019 Royals AAA: 6.15 ERA, 4.57 FIP, 37 K in 26.1 IP)
- RHP Raffi Vizcaíno (2019 Giants AA: 3.66 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 44 K in 46.2 IP)
- RHP Sam Wolff (2019 Giants AAA: 6.00 ERA, 5.13 FIP, 7 K in 6 IP)
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Barry Bonds hit his 600th home run on this date in 2002 (Aug. 9, 2018 — Bryan Murphy)
- Podcast: Roger Munter talks with @giantsprospects about prospects, Rule 5 players, and potential Minor League targets (There R Giants)
- Mark W. Sanchez on the heartbreak for Salem-Keizer after losing their affiliation with the Giants (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on the Giants challenging Reyes Moronta to win the closer role next year (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Melissa Lockard on what the Giants (and A’s) Minor League affiliate shakeup could mean for the future (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Dalton Johnson on how Hunter Bishop is a smart person, and therefore understands that Barry Bonds is the biggest Hall of Fame snub (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Mark W. Sanchez examines the players the Giants could lose or select in the Rule 5 draft (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Mike Yastrzemski is in good company by making the All-MLB Second Team (NBC Sports Bay Area)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 112 days until Opening Day.
Have a great Thursday!