Hello and happy weekend, one and all.
The San Francisco Giants added a few late international signings last week, according to one of the most reliable sources in Giants prospecting, Twitter user @giantsprospects.
The Giants signed a pair of 17 year old pitchers from the Dominican Republic: right-hander Juan Ismael Morillo, and left-hander Johnny Grullon.
Giants signed RHP Juan Ismael Morillo (17.6Y, 5’10” 145) to an international free agent contract. He is from Azua, Dominican Republic— GPT (@giantsprospects) May 15, 2020
Giants signed LHP Johnny Grullon (17.10Y, 6’0” 170) to an international free agent contract. He is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.— GPT (@giantsprospects) May 15, 2020
Signings this late in the cycle are generally low enough in pedigree that there’s not really any information on them. So I don’t have any additional info here, except that this year’s international signing class for the Giants has now reached 43 players.
With the signings of Grullon and Morillo, the Giants 2019-2020 international signing class is at 43. Javier Francisco's signing is now official as well, though he's listed officially listed as Francisco Javier.— GPT (@giantsprospects) May 15, 2020
The full list: pic.twitter.com/8XdHbNjwSo
This might be the last Giants news we get until the 2020 MLB Draft on June 10, so enjoy it.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Yes, and kind of a funny one at that.
May 16, 1997: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 3rd inning off of Salomon Torres, scoring Jose Vizcaino and Glenallen Hill. It gave the Giants an 11-2 lead, but they still managed to lose 14-13. It was his 7th homer of the year.
- Roger Munter discusses the organizational depth at CF (There R Giants)
- Alex Pavlovic looks at some under the radar prospects (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Podcast: Farhan Zaidi talks with KNBR
- Alex Pavlovic talks about the teams that each Giants pitcher has ownage on (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Sarah Wexler discusses the fastest players in the division (MLB)
Have a perfect Saturday and weekend, everyone