Where prospects Giants traded for at deadline ended up in organization


Where prospects Giants traded for at deadline ended up in organization

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants didn't end up having a big sale at the deadline, but they did trade enough pieces from their bullpen to add a boost to their farm system. Farhan Zaidi expects at least a couple of the acquired pieces to be options this season, with others much further away. 

It's been over a week since the acquired prospects moved to their new organization and they're all now settled in and have appeared at least once for a new affiliate. Here's a rundown of where the trade deadline pickups ended up:  

Jaylin Davis

There was some speculation that Davis could join the big club when Steven Duggar went down, but the Giants want him to get a bit more time in Sacramento. He has played all three outfield positions there, picking up 11 hits in his first 26 at-bats. Davis is slugging .769 through his first eight games with his new organization. 

Mauricio Dubon

The infielder went straight to Triple-A Sacramento, where he has been playing mostly shortstop, with a couple of games at second base. Dubon has eight hits in 36 at-bats for the River Cats. He hit his first homer last night. 

Joe McCarthy

Acquired in a swap of minor leaguers, he also went straight to Triple-A. McCarthy has five hits in 18 at-bats for the River Cats while playing left field and right. 

Prelander Berroa

The right-hander is just 19, so he joined short-season Salem-Keizer, where Hunter Bishop, Alexander Canario, Marco Luciano (as of Sunday) and others are. Berroa made his first appearance as a Giant on Friday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks. 

Kai-Wei Teng

The 20-year-old right-hander was sent to Low-A Augusta and made his debut last night, giving up three runs over four innings. Teng struck out four and walked two. Overall he has a 1.98 ERA in the minors this season with nearly a strikeout per inning and only one homer allowed. 

Tristan Beck

Picked up from the Braves in the Mark Melancon deal, the right-hander allowed just one run in his San Jose Giants debut. He struck out six in 5 2/3 innings. Beck is 23 already, so you can expect the Giants to try and push him through their system over the next year. 

Daniel Winkler

The other piece in the Melancon deal, he was DFA'd right away, cleared waivers and got outrighted to Triple-A. He joins Kyle Barraclough, Ryan Dull and others who are adding depth in Sacramento after the trade deadline shakeup. The 29-year-old has made two scoreless appearances for the River Cats. 

Giants' Mauricio Dubon needs jersey number after Gabe Kapler took his

Giants' Mauricio Dubon needs jersey number after Gabe Kapler took his

Gabe Kapler had his introductory press conference as the Giants' new manager, and he's chosen his uniform number as well.

The skipper has chosen No. 19 to sport this season, which means young infielder Mauricio Dubon will have to choose a new number -- and he needs your help.

He recently took to Twitter and asked what number he should wear now that he has to make the switch: 

No. 21 appeared to stand out from a Milwaukee Brewer's fan account, since Honduras became a country in 1821. Dubon was born in Honduras in 1994 (sorry to make you guys feel old).

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Five-time All-Star second baseman Jeff Kent also sported the number with San Francisco.

We shall see ... 

Giants continue Triples Alley construction, moving bullpens off field

Giants continue Triples Alley construction, moving bullpens off field

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gabe Kapler and Scott Harris both went through the same drill earlier this week, standing near the home dugout at Oracle Park as a team photographer grabbed shots from their first days on the job. Behind the two new members of the brain trust, construction workers continued the work that started last month.

The Giants plan to make an official announcement about the changing dimensions of their ballpark, and the new locations of the bullpen, soon, but those who attended the press conferences this week -- and a TopGolf event the park hosted last week -- got a sneak preview. 

A chunk of the bleacher seats in right center have already been ripped out to make room for the new bullpens, and some seats have also been taken out in left center to accommodate other changes to the ballpark. But team president and CEO Larry Baer said the changes won't be drastic for hitters. 

"Triples Alley will still be Triples Alley, just with some refinements," Baer said. 

The Giants are still figuring out some of the exact details, but they know the bullpens will be side-by-side in center and right center. The kale garden will remain, although it sounds like there will be some changes to the dimensions out there because the center-field wall is coming in about six feet, which should please hitters. 

The deepest part of the park -- the nemesis for Brandon Belt and other left-handed hitters -- is 421 feet and will ultimately be closer to 410 feet when the construction is done, the Giants think. The Giants put a bar underneath the new scoreboard last season and plan to have additional changes, including a terrace, out there this year, continuing a trend around the game -- seen across the bridge in Oakland -- of having more gathering spots for fans. 

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Even as they held two press conferences last week, the Giants remained coy about their exact plans for the dimensions, but they expect to take out about 400 seats.

Some of those may be made up for in other spots. There is a short wall separating the old bullpens from the first row of seats and about 80 feet of that wall has been taken down on both sides of the park, which would seem to indicate that the Giants are going to add some premium seating in some of that territory.