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Webb is Giants' lone Top 100 player ahead of 2023 season

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The Giants head into the 2023 MLB season with potential, but not much star power. At least not yet. 

MLB Network released its annual list of the Top 100 players for the 2023 season and only one Giant made it on the list. After recording the best season of his young career in 2022, starting pitcher Logan Webb came in at No. 97. 

91. Nestor Cortes, SP, Yankees (2022 rank: not ranked)
92. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Royals (2022 rank: not ranked)
93. Jazz Chisholm Jr., 2B/OF, Marlins (2022 rank: not ranked)
94. Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Phillies (2022 rank: not ranked)
95. Yu Darvish, SP, Padres (2022 rank: not ranked)
96. Joe Musgrove, SP, Padres (2022 rank: not ranked)
97. Logan Webb, SP, Giants (2022 rank: not ranked)
98. Yandy Díaz, INF, Rays (2022 rank: not ranked)
99. Adolis García, OF, Rangers (2022 rank: not ranked)
100. Giancarlo Stanton, OF/DH, Yankees (2022 rank: 61)

Webb posted a 15-9 record with a 2.90 ERA while striking out 163 batters and walking 49 in 192.1 innings pitched for the Giants last season. The then-25-year-old finished 11th in Cy Young Award voting and provided San Francisco with a lethal one-two punch in the rotation alongside former Giants lefty Carlos Rodón

After down seasons from shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, plus injuries to newly-signed outfielders Mitch Haniger and Michael Conforto, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that none of the Giants' current hitters made the list. San Francisco's rotation, outside of Webb and Rodón, also dealt with injuries and inconsistencies throughout the season. 

 

However, arguments certainly could be made for designated hitter Joc Pederson and relief pitcher Camilo Doval to be on the list. 

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The Giants failed to land a superstar this offseason and the two big names they heavily pursued, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa, were the No. 2 and 22 players on the list, respectively. 

Fortunately for the Giants, this list is nowhere near indicative of how their season will go. 

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