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Giants' Luciano ranked No. 12 on Baseball America's new Top 100

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Marco Luciano is inching closer and closer to being a top-10 prospect in all of baseball. The Giants' prized prospect is ranked No. 12 overall in Baseball America's latest Top 100. 

Luciano moved five spots up from his final ranking of 2020. 

"Whether Luciano sticks at shortstop or moves to third base is up for debate, but his bat should make him a standout regardless of his position," Baseball America wrote on Luciano. 

Though there wasn't a minor league season last year, Luciano, 19, continued to impress the Giants. Whether it was at Summer Camp, the Giants' alternate site in Sacramento or in the fall Instructional League, Luciano's advanced bat was on full display. His big league power is for real, and the Giants believe he won't have to change positions down the road. 

There's no doubt Luciano is on the fast track to San Francisco, and there's the real possibility he could soon be in the race for the top prospect in the game. 

Baseball America's newest Top 100 wasn't as kind to Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos, the two other Giants to make the list. Both fell significantly in the latest rankings. 

Bart now is No. 41 overall, down from No. 28. 

"Bart's MLB debut was a pretty rocky one," Baseball America wrote. "He needs to show more selectivity at the plate, but his power and glove are solid."

 

Bart, 24, made his Giants debut last season ahead of schedule and was far from great. He hit .233 with a lowly .609 OPS and failed to hit a home run. More concerning, he struck out 41 times (39.8 percent of his at-bats) and walked just three times.

The plan is for Bart to likely start the season in Triple-A Sacramento. They still have high hopes for the former No. 2 overall draft pick, but he must make the proper adjustments at the plate this season.

Ramos fell 25 spots from No. 58 to No. 83 overall. That seems a bit steep for someone who didn't have a season last year, and was very impressive in 2019. 

"Ramos doesn't have one standout tool, but also doesn't have any glaring weaknesses in his game," Baseball America wrote on Ramos.

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The 21-year-old outfielder hit .290 with 16 home runs and an .850 OPS between Single-A San Jose and Double-A Richmond in 2019 when he was only 19 years old. He has both speed and power while looking like a strong safety roaming the outfield. His maturity over the last year on and off the field has really stood out to the Giants, too.

There's a chance Giants fans see both Bart and Ramos in 2021, but it's Luciano who fans and the front office are paying attention to his every move.

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