Top Giants outfield prospect Ramos among five re-assigned


It doesn't come as a surprise, but the Giants' top outfield prospect won't be one of the 26 players on the Opening Day roster.

Heliot Ramos was one of five players re-assigned to minor league camp on Saturday.

Steven Duggar is the only of the five who was on the Giants' 40-man roster, with Ramos and the other three being non-roster invitees.

Ramos has stood out for the Giants this spring, posting the fourth-best OPS of any Giants batter in Arizona. The 21-year-old also is tied with Evan Longoria for the most home runs on the team (3) at spring training, and has showcased some outstanding power.

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Before you start coming at me about spring training stats not mattering, there indeed isn't generally much of a consistent correlation between spring success and translating that once the calendar turns to April.

But at the very least, it shows Ramos is swinging the bat well and is motivated. He's expected to start the season in Double-A but should get his chance at the big league level at some point in 2021, especially if he continues to fine-tune his fielding.

Duggar hit .250 with two home runs and six RBI but struck out 11 times over 24 at-bats.

Sam Long and Anthony Banda both are young southpaws and will offer depth from the farm system, although the Giants have been stockpiling left-handed relievers in 2021.

Jason Krizan is a minor league veteran who has hit the ball well in Scottsdale (nine hits in 28 at-bats) and the infielder hopes to finally crack the big league roster this season.


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