Meet the New San Francisco Giants

New Giants

Let’s meet the new San Francisco Giants. The Giants were busy at the trading deadline making five separate trades and adding seven new players. These were not the high impact trades we expected involving Madison Bumgarner or Will Smith. But the Giants did refresh their minor leagues.

The Giants traded pitcher Sam Dyson to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for pitchers Prelander Berroa and Kai-Wei Teng and outfielder Jaylin Davis.

Prelander Berroa Scouting Report

The Twins signed Prelander Berroa as a minor league free agent on July 2nd, 2016. He is a 19-year-old right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic. In three seasons with the Twins minor leagues, he has a 6-1 record with a 3.96 ERA.

Berroa’s fastball can get as high as 97 MPH despite his 5’11 frame. He averages more than a strikeout per inning but he needs to work on his control. Berroa is described as having big stuff.

Jaylin Davis Scouting Report

The Twins drafted Jaylin Davis in the 24th round of the 2015 draft. He also played three seasons with Appalachian State. Davis is known as a power hitter and this season it has clicked. Davis is batting a combined .298 with 25 HR and 67 RBI at double-A Pensacola and triple-A Rochester.

The 24-year-old outfielder is starting to come into his own and can find playing time with the Giants. His career batting average is .270 with 67 HR and 227 RBI.

Kai-Wei Teng Scouting Report

Kai-Wei Teng was signed as a minor league free agent on October 20, 2017. The 20-year-old starting pitcher was effective in his brief Twins career. He had a 7-3 record with a 2.51 ERA.

His walks per nine innings are excellent and he strikes out one batter per inning. He is a big-bodied with a big 6-4 frame and weighing 260 pounds. He throws a mid 90’s fastball but his curveball and slider need some refinement to be more consistent.

The Giants traded Mark Melancon to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Daniel Winkler and Tristan Beck. The Giants have designated Winkler for assignment.

Tristan Beck Scouting Report

The Braves drafted Tristan Beck in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. Beck was drafted two times prior to 2018 by the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Yankees but did not sign. Instead, Beck honored his commitment to attend Stanford University.

The 23-year-old right-handed pitcher has a 2-2 record with a 5.03 ERA. While he has not thrived in the minor leagues his impressive career st Stanford stand out. He had a 14-9 record with a 2.74 ERA.

Beck can throw 92 MPH but heavily relies on his command. His changeup is his out pitch but he also is working on a curveball and slider. Beck is tall at 6’4 but lanky weighing 165 pounds. Beck is a thinking man’s pitcher and is always one step ahead of the batter.

Giants trade Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black to the Brewers for Mauricio Dubon

Mauricio Dubon Scouting Report

The Boston Red Sox drafted Mauricio Dubon in the 26th round of the 2013 draft. The 24-year-old right-handed hitter has had his best offensive season this year at triple-A San Antonio. His 16 HR has already doubled his career-high. Dubon is batting .297 with 47 RBI. Dubon is a contact hitter who does not walk a lot.

In May of 2018, Dubon tore his ACL which ended his season. Prior to the injury, Dubon was an excellent base stealer. He has not regained his speed since the injury. Dubon can play anywhere on the infield with his great range and plus arm. Dubon projects to be at least a super-utility player.

Giants acquire Scotter Gennett and cash considerations from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Scooter Gennett Scouting Report

Scooter Gennett is a seven-year veteran. The 29-year-old second basemen spent most of this season on the injured list with a groin injury. He has a career .287 batting average with 85 HR and 354 RBI.

Currently, two and a half games out of a wild card spot the Giants are very much in it. Gennett can provide an offensive upgrade at second base. Gennett has hit 50 HR in the last two seasons.

The Giants acquired outfielder Joe McCarthy from the Tampa Bay Rays for Jacob Lopez.

Joe McCarthy Scouting Report

The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Joe McCarthy in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. McCarthy played three seasons at the University of Virginia. At Virginia McCarthy batted .294 with 12 HR and 111 RBI. McCarthy is 25 years old and bats lefty. McCarthy plays both outfield and first base.

In five minor league seasons with the Rays McCarthy is batting .267 with 26 HR and 187 RBI. Despite his 6’3 height he has good speed and has outstanding makeup. Mainly an outfielder he is a very good fielder with below-average arm strength.

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