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Luciano leads Giants top prospects heading to camp as NRIs

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The Giants have invited most of their top prospects to big league camp as non-roster invitees. They announced 13 additions to camp on Friday morning, including Marco Luciano, their top minor leaguer, and former first-rounders Hunter Bishop, Heliot Ramos, Patrick Bailey and Will Wilson. 

Here's the full list of new additions (in case you were wondering, Joey Bart is on the 40-man roster and already was headed to camp):

Pitchers: Tristan Beck, Tyler Cyr, Matt Frisbee, Sean Hjelle, Kai-Wei Teng.

Catchers: Patrick Bailey, Ricardo Genoves

Infielders: Marco Luciano (SS), Will Wilson (2B), Logan Wyatt (1B)

Outfielders: Hunter Bishop, Joe McCarthy, Heliot Ramos

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Most of the position players were at the alternate site last summer and McCarthy actually saw some big league time early in the year. The list covers just about the entirety of the Giants' top 10 when it comes to prospects, with outfielder Luis Matos and left-hander Seth Corry standing out as missing. Corry hasn't played above Low-A ball and Matos is 19, so this isn't a surprise. 

Of the new additions, Cyr and McCarthy are closest to the big league, although several of the highly-touted prospects could debut this season. Ramos is expected to start the year in Double-A and have a shot to work his way up to the big leagues. Beck and Hjelle, polished right-handed starters, could be options for the rotation late in the 2021 season. 

The most interesting new addition might be Teng, a 22-year-old Taiwanese right-hander the Giants got from the Twins in the Sam Dyson trade. He hasn't pitched above Low-A ball yet, but a lot of Giants people view him as one of the organization's most underrated prospects. 


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