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The Road to The Show™: Giants’ Whisenhunt

No. 70 prospect maximizes opportunities with stellar changeup
November 14, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Giants prospect Carson Whisenhunt. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There’s been a lot working against Carson Whisenhunt over

Ben's Biz eats: Best of the Pacific Northwest

Tasty delights of Eugene, Hillsboro, Tacoma and Vancouver
November 3, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Some of the Minors' most popular jerseys

These threads turned heads and flew off the shelves in 2023
November 3, 2023

Jerseys can be gateways. And in the Minor Leagues, there’s plenty to explore. The kit can represent the town, a favorite food, the local culture, an important issue. And with longer affiliation partnerships, more teams have used them to connect with their parent clubs. Not to mention, they’re nice to

Lefty Harrison leads Giants Organization All-Stars

Strikeout artist and OF Meckler shine en route to San Francisco
October 30, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the San Francisco Giants. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Sacramento: 67-82

Giants honor life of Minors devotee Lampe

Longtime California League historian remembered in San Jose
August 28, 2023

There are a lot of ways to love baseball. Chris Lampe practiced just about all of them. A passionate fan since he was a kid, he grew up to become part-owner of a Minor League team, then a front office employee and the California League’s official historian -- all on

River Cats reliever rips a double? Let us explain

Sacramento southpaw Wright gets first at-bats since 2019 as LF
August 20, 2023

The advent of the universal designated hitter has made what happened Saturday night in Sacramento something mirroring a lunar-like event: a pitcher digging into the batter’s box. But Chris Wright isn’t just any pitcher, he’s a relief pitcher. To further ramp up the oddity of the moment, for one night

The best of the Giants' Minor League ballparks

From Virginia to NorCal, visit the homes of prospects headed to SF
August 7, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Auerbach's acrobatics reach new heights

Giants prospect soars over dugout railing to make incredible grab
July 22, 2023

Brett Auerbach can play just about anywhere in the field. The Giants’ utility man has manned five positions across two levels in 2023 -- second base, third base, left field, center field, catcher -- and in 29 games with High-A Eugene, he’s only played as a backstop five times. But

Birdsong, Emeralds no-hit Dust Devils 

July 5, 2023

The Eugene Emeralds no-hit the Tri-City Dust Devils and won the ballgame by a final score of 3-0. It was the Emeralds' first no-hitter since August 16th, 2015. The Emeralds move to 39-37 on the season and 5-5 to start the 2nd half. It was an action-packed night full of

Emeralds make themselves at home on the road

High-A Eugene adapts as stadium conflict moves series to Tri-City
June 17, 2023

As the University of Oregon baseball season was winding down, the High-A Eugene staff couldn't help but scoreboard watch. While the Ducks' success didn't directly impact the Emeralds’ standings, there’d be a ripple effect, as the two clubs share PK Park in Eugene, Ore. “It kind of just became more

No more squirreling around offensively for Luciano

San Francisco's No. 2 prospect homers for third time in two games
June 11, 2023

Marco Luciano has been finding his offensive groove with Double-A Richmond, and he’s been far from one-dimensional in doing it. The No. 2 Giants prospect not only enjoyed a streak of eight straight plate appearances where he reached base in his last two outings vs. Altoona, but also clubbed three

San Jose's two-way sensation swats first pro homer

No. 9 Giants prospect Crawford showcases tantalizing potential
June 10, 2023

Coming out of the 2022 Draft, perhaps no prospect offered as much intrigue and upside as Reggie Crawford, a two-way player from the University of Connecticut who was recovering from major injury when the Giants snagged him with the last pick of the first round, signing him for a slightly

It blew up: Eugene embraces Exploding Whales 

A deep dive into an identity with Oregon roots and global appeal
June 7, 2023

EUGENE, ORE – On March 23, when the Eugene Emeralds announced their Exploding Whales alternate identity, they figured it would create some regional buzz. Those expectations were immediately blown out of the water. The Emeralds, High-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, sold out their first batch of Exploding Whales

Luciano's first hit of year flies like a Squirrel

After IL stint, No. 2 Giants prospect tees off in second game back
May 5, 2023

Marco Luciano just got back into the swing of things. After missing the opening month of the season due to a stress fracture in his lower back, MLB Pipeline's No. 20 overall prospect went yard in his second game of the campaign for Double-A Richmond on Thursday. Luciano put his

Harrison, McCray lead march toward Bay Area

Giants' youthful All-Stars possess balanced mix of pitching, offense
December 12, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the San Francisco Giants.

Prospect Q&A: Giants southpaw Harrison

No. 23 overall prospect making a point to maintain control
August 11, 2022

After a terrific professional debut last year, Kyle Harrison has taken a step forward and established himself as the game’s top left-handed pitching prospect. Ranked No. 2 in the Giants system, Harrison has tallied the most strikeouts per nine innings, 15.16, among all Minor League pitchers to complete at least

The Road to The Show™: Marco Luciano

No. 13 overall prospect continuing to play up to competition
May 17, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Giants prospect Marco Luciano. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There have been times during his young career that

Breakout candidate: Giants infielder Wilson

Club’s No. 15 prospect still finding his place with new organization
February 8, 2022's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Giants’ No. 15 prospect Will Wilson. There's still time for Will Wilson to make the Giants look very clever. The club landed its No. 15 prospect in an interesting deal with the

Luciano, Murphy lead next wave bound for Bay

Shortstop, righty on track to help Giants sustain winning ways
January 4, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Prospect season in review: Giants’ Harrison

Southpaw racks up Ks, flashes ace potential in pro debut
November 16, 2021's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at fifth-ranked Giants prospect Kyle Harrison. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. There are seasons like the one Kyle Harrison just put together for Low-A San

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: High-A

Luciano, Eugene travel to Spokane; Hot Rods face 'Hoppers
September 21, 2021

Following the lost season in 2020 and the sweeping changes made throughout Minor League Baseball, representatives from each of the three High-A leagues will go straight to the Finals to decide its 2021 champion with best-of-5 series, starting Tuesday. This is a departure from past procedures, when each of the

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
September 21, 2021

Minor League Baseball! After the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19, baseball returned to the Minors in 2021, albeit under a different structure. Low-A went from two leagues (Midwest and South Atlantic) to three (East, Southeast, West), and the representatives from each will go straight to the

River Cats quartet combines on no-hitter

Starter Gudino leads way in Sacramento's historic victory
September 4, 2021

No-hitters happen with some frequency in Minor League Baseball. During the last full season in 2019, teams across the game combined for 31 of them, the vast majority going nine innings or even longer. Over the Sacramento River Cats' entire history dating back to 2000, the franchise had never had

Red-hot Bailey coming back strong from injury

No. 8 Giants prospect delivers homer, two doubles for San Jose
August 26, 2021

Welcome back, Patrick Bailey.

Scouting report: Giants' Patrick Bailey

Having displayed defense already, backstop looks to solidify his bat
July 6, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at sixth-ranked Giants prospect Austin Hendrick. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.