While roughly 30 Giants minor leaguers train in Sacramento, some notable names were left off the 60-man player pool by the team.
Those prospects might be summoned to Sutter Health Park soon, though.
Baseball America reported Friday, citing sources, that MLB is considering allowing teams to add 15 players to their player pool. According to the report, some teams are struggling to play intrasquad games due to lack of position players.
This could be good news for Giants prospects like Sean Hjelle, Seth Corry, Tristan Beck, Luis Matos and others.
Twitter user @giantsprospects speculated which 15 players the Giants might want to add to the group in Sacramento.
Quickly, the 15 I would consider: Seth Corry, Luis Matos, Sean Hjelle, Tristan Beck, Gregory Santos, Melvin Adon, Jairo Pomares, Blake Rivera, Kai-Wei Teng, Trevor McDonald, Ricardo Genoves, Rayner Santana, Aeverson Arteaga, Kyle Harrison, and Casey Schmitt.— GPT (@giantsprospects) August 14, 2020
Based on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 prospect ranking for the Giants, here's where those prospects fall on the list.
Seth Corry -- No. 5
Luis Matos -- No. 9
Sean Hjelle -- No. 10
Tristan Beck -- No. 19
Gregory Santos -- No. 17
Melvin Adon -- No. 24
Jairo Pomares -- No. 14
Blake Rivera -- No. 16
Kai-Wei Teng -- No. 22
Trevor McDonald -- N/A
Ricardo Genoves -- N/A
Rayner Santana -- N/A
Aeverson Arteaga -- No. 21
Kyle Harrison -- No. 12
Casey Schmitt -- No. 23
This list isn't official -- it's just a guess -- but if the Giants added those 15 players, it would mean a good portion of their top 30 prospects would be in Sacramento getting much-needed development time.
No. 1 prospect Joey Bart, No. 2 Marco Luciano, No. 3 Heliot Ramos, No. 4 Hunter Bishop, No. 6 Patrick Bailey, No. 7 Alexander Canario, No. 8 Luis Toribio, No. 11 Will Wilson, No. 13 Jaylin Davis and No. 25 Camilo Doval already are at the alternate site in Sacramento.
Schmitt was the Giants' second-round draft pick (No. 49 overall) this year, while Harrison was taken in the third round (No. 85 overall).
Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' president of baseball operations, is trying to rebuild the team's farm system, so getting several of his top prospects at least a month of development this year would go a long way to helping the big league club return to glory over the next few seasons.