Daily Prospect Notes: 5/22

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Bryan Reynolds, OF, San Francisco (Profile)Level: Hi-A   Age: 22   Org Rank: 3   Top 100: HMLine: 5-for-6, 2B, 3B Notes After a hot start, Reynolds cooled off and was hitting a shade under .260 as Sunday’s action began. That’s somewhat concerning for a big-school college...
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San Francisco Giants: April showers bring May flowers… and more June wins?

There’s no denying that the San Francisco Giants have been. umm… not the team fans were expecting (I think is the nice way to put it), but despite the abyssal start to the season, the Giants are no longer the worst team in the Majors! In fact, they’re no longer the worst team in the NL West! The downside? It’s a long road and the ugly is that Greg Holland has as many saves...
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Reynolds notches five hits for San Jose

Bryan Reynolds came up just short of a cycle, but he still put together quite a day at the plate as Class A Advanced San Jose topped Modesto, 12-8.
22 hours ago

Adjustments have led to big May for Nunez

Eduardo Nunez extended his hitting streak to eight games with a home run in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Cardinals. A fix he made in his swing set-up has led to better results in the month of May.
23 hours ago

Giants lose series finale to Cardinals, 8-3

The Giants avoided the sweep. One of these series, we’ll get a nice series-win sandwich to help us feel good. Highlights from Sunday’s game included the following: Two shrines discovered One memory reacquired 47 keese slaughtered, with their wings severed and carried around with me, along with 372 different monster parts and 600 pounds of raw meat, just in case One horsie...
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1 day ago

San Francisco Giants: Week 7 Review

It may have taken longer than wanted, but the San Francisco Giants had their best week so far this season. In a week that could have been detrimental to the Giants, the boys in black and orange went 4-2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. Timely hitting and strong starting pitching proved to be very important this past week, as the bullpen has been getting much...
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Homers not enough, as Cain hit hard in loss

Randal Grichuk had a three-run double and Matt Carpenter added a two-run, which was more than enough to back Adam Wainwright in Sunday's win over the Giants. Wainwright allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings and knocked in a run with a double. Matt Cain allowed seven earned runs for the Giants, who got homers from Brandon Crawford and Eduardo Nunez.
1 day ago

The Prospect Roundup, 5/21/17

Let’s start talking about the draft... My apologies for a shortened Round-Up this week. Taking on the Minor Lines has left me more overworked that usual. Mocked With the 2017 MLB draft less than a month away, the mock draft circuit is in full effect, trying to predict the first round. These are sometimes a little crazy, as the baseball draft is often one of the hardest drafts...
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1 day ago

Giants win another extra-innings marathon, 3-1

The Giants had two hits through 11 innings. They still won. Think of all the different ways this game could have ended. Jeff Samardzija could have thrown eight innings of one-run ball and been a tough luck loser. The Cardinals could have gotten the runner in from second in the 11th. Matt Carpenter could have hung out at second instead of pretending he was Dee Gordon. Carpenter...
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1 day ago

San Francisco Giants wasting terrific season from Buster Posey

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2 days ago

Have the San Francisco Giants turned it around?

It took until mid-May for the San Francisco Giants to finally start their season. The team finally started pitching, hitting and fielding at the level expected of a three-time championship team. Why has the team suddenly flipped the switch? The answer is simple, they’re getting healthy. When the Giants were slumping, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Denard Span, Mac Williamson and...
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Why the Giants Won’t be Sellers or Traders at the July Deadline

First, There’s Some Disturbing News The San Francisco Giants’ critically ill 2017 season just received something akin to emergency resuscitation. While the current four-game winning streak is nice, it’s not a cure. It’s just… well, nice. San Francisco’s 16-24 record after the first forty games of the season is a deep pit that can only be overcome if you can honestly answer...
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6 days ago

Bryce Harper is back to his 2015 self — or maybe even better

On Sunday, the Washington Nationals played a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies. In the first game, Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 and launched his 12th home run of the year. In the second game, he went 3-for-4 with a single, a double and two RBIs. That performance came a day after he whacked his second walk-off long ball of the season.It was just another weekend for the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants may not get Madison Bumgarner back until August

The San Francisco Giants knew they’d be without ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner for quite some time, but he may not return to the mound until after the All-Star break.According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants hope to have Bumgarner playing catch by late May. Still, that timeline will not have him on the mound until early August, a few weeks later than the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Posey hits mammoth blast to end 17-inning game dominated by seagulls

After five hours and 28 minutes of baseball, the San Francisco Giants finally beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on a Buster Posey walk-off dong in the 17th inning.Posey cranked a Robert Stephenson pitch 431 feet, good for his longest homer in the Statcast era. And Posey’s “finally, this stupid game is over after I just had to catch 17 freakin’ innings” reaction may have been as...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants zapping their brains in training regimen

The San Francisco Giants are struggling through a dismal 2017 season. But the team has been experimenting with something potentially revolutionary, a headseat called Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience, which is located a short distance from the Giants’ home stadium, AT&T Park.“About a third of the major league roster, including “some big-name players,” are working out...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants Are Stuck

Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the Giants. A year after winning the Wild Card game, they’ve got the worst record in baseball and, as of right now, a 7% chance of making the playoffs. They’ve lost their ace to a foolish dirt-bike accident, and their starters at shortstop and center field, as well as their closer, are on the DL. They’ve scored the second...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Giants put closer Mark Melancon on 10-day DL

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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants team bus broke down on way to airport after getting swept by Reds

It’s shaping up to be the season from hell for the San Francisco Giants.After a three-game sweep at the hands of the Reds over the weekend in which they were outscored by a total of 31-5, the Giants were on their way to the airport to leave Cincinnati when the bus transporting their players broke down, according to team play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming. The Giants are now 11...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy birthday to the coolest: Willie Mays

“(Willie) Mays is the only sports hero I had growing up who survived my teenage years and the cynicism of adulthood. Not because of his numbers, but because of his style. He was effortless and graceful in his greatness. Early on, I decided that the way Mays played baseball was how you should aspire to do everything — cutting grass, playing a solo or catching a fly ball. You have...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt Rightly Resists the Revolution

On Wednesday night, Brandon Belt came to the plate six times. He drew four walks, struck out once, and put one ball in play, a single in the 11th that drove in a run. Of course, the combination of all those walks and the relative lack of homers sometimes leads to spurious criticisms not unlike those leveled at Joey Votto. While most understand that Votto is a great hitter and many...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/4: LeBron continues to make history

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while LeBron James manages to hit yet another milestone, this time passing by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to land in second place on the all-time playoff scoring list.Happy birthday to Rory McIlroy, Kevin Slowey (Go Panthers!), Montell...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry zings Madison Bumgarner out of nowhere

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry has a good sense of humor, and has been known to deliver some clever zingers from time to time. He dropped one on Monday night when talking about the team’s upcoming playoff series against the Jazz, and did so with a reference that didn’t even involve the NBA in any way. To his credit, Curry was asked a weird question involving what he’d be doing...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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