The SF Giants have officially announced their 51-man player pool for the 2020 season.
The SF Giants have officially revealed their player pool for the upcoming 2020 season after waiting for the other 29 teams to do so first. Finally, at long last, it’s here.
The organization was allowed to add up to 60 individuals to a player pool that will comprise their available roster for the remainder of the season. Any player not in this player pool will not be playing baseball in 2020 and will thus not be taking part in “spring training.”
“Spring Training 2.0” as it’s been dubbed is set to start this Friday at Oracle Park with the 51 players that the Giants added to their player pool all taking part. The Giants will then have until the end of July to widdle the list down to 30 players.
The complete roster is shown below.
The Giants left nine open slots presumably to allow for some fluid roster movement if they choose to do so. While there were no major surprises, perhaps one of the biggest takeaways is the presence of three top prospects on the list.
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This wasn’t exactly a surprise seeing as though it was reported earlier in the week that was expected to be the case, but it’ll definitely be nice to see the future of the Giants’ lineup this summer.
Which players surprisingly didn’t make the SF Giants’ roster?
There was one notable omission, however, of a player who was expected to be on the roster. That player is 2019 first-round pick Hunter Bishop who was expected to be included, but was ultimately left off.
The Giants had a good reason for this though as the young outfielder tested positive for COVID-19 and was omitted as a result. At the time of writing, his symptoms are reportedly mild.
Bishop can always be added to the roster if he recovers at a later date and we absolutely wish him a speedy recovery.
A few 40-man roster players who didn’t make the roster include 2015 first-rounder Chris Shaw, pitchers Melvin Adon and Jandel Gustave, and infielder Kean Wong.
In total, 33 of the 51 players on the roster are on the 40-man roster while the remaining 18 were in camp this spring as non-roster invitees.
We trudge closer and closer to the return of baseball each day and with all MLB rosters now announced, a return feels as real as it has in a long time.