Giants Hot Corner Presents: 2013 Mid-Year Giants Top Prospects List

Here is my list of the Giants top prospects (must still have rookie status) based on who has the highest ceiling:

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1)  KYLE CRICK, Age 20 – RHP, San Jose Giants (A+)

Ceiling:  #1 Starter Type

Estimated Time of Arrival: 2015

2)  CHRIS STRATTON, Age 22 – RHP, Augusta Green Jackets (A-)

Ceiling: #2/3 Starter

ETA: 2015

3)  MAC WILLIAMSON, Age 23 – RF, San Jose Giants (A+)

Ceiling:  Everyday RF with good power

ETA: 2014

4)  CLAYTON BLACKBURN, Age 20 – RHP, San Jose Giants (A+)

Ceiling:  #3/4 Starter with plus command

ETA: 2016

5)  MARTIN AGOSTA, Age 22 – RHP, Augusta Green Jackets (A-)

Ceiling:  #3/4 Starter

ETA: 2015

6)  ANDREW SUSAC, Age 23 – C, Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)

Ceiling:  Starting Catcher (league average)

ETA: 2014

7)  HEATH HEMBRE, Age 24 – RHP, Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)

Ceiling:  Closer with plus fastball

ETA: 2013 (Sept)

8)  EDWIN ESCOBAR, Age 21 – LHP, Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)

Ceiling:  #3/4 Starter

ETA: 2015

9)  TY BLACH, Age 22 – LHP, San Jose Giants (A+)

Ceiling:  #4/5 Starter

ETA: 2015

10)  JOE PANIK, Age 22 – 2B, Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)

Ceiling:  Starting 2B (below league average) or Utility guy

ETA: 2015

11)  GARY BROWN, Age 24 – CF, Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)

Ceiling:  4th OF

ETA: 2013 (Sept)

12)  CHRISTIAN ARROYO, Age 18 – SS, AZL Giants (Rookie)

Ceiling:  Starting SS (solid bat, weak glove) or Starting 3B (solid glove, weak bat)

ETA:  2017

13)  MICHAEL KICKHAM, Age 24 – LHP, Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)

Ceiling:  #5 Starter/Long Reliever (mop-up)

ETA: 2013

14)  Gustavo Cabrera, Age 17 – OF, DSL Giants (Rookie)

Ceiling:  4th/5th OF

ETA: 2017

15)  JOSH OSICH, Age 24 – LHP, Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)

Ceiling:  Set-up man with plus fastball

ETA: 2014

JUST MISSED:  Francisco Peguero OF (AAA), Ryder Jones 3B (Rookie), Joan Gregorio RHP (A-), Eric Surkamp LHP (AAA), and Cody Hall RHP (AA)

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