Yesterday the Giants cut Marco Luciano, Jaylin Davis and Joey Bart among other players. Notably, Heliot Ramos is still with the Big Leaguers in camp. Steven Duggar and Sam Long are still in camp as well. The Spring Training group went from 74 to 49 players with the first round of cuts. Here is the complete list of transactions:
The Giants cut 25 players from their big league camp, which had 74 players in it, including most of their top prospects: pic.twitter.com/vfgeKdJZ27
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) March 15, 2021
The Giants have 14 more Spring Training games left before their April 1 opener in Seattle. The Luciano cut is no great surprise. The 19 years young phenom had a rough Spring and will obviously need more development before he is ready to take over shortstop from BCraw. Jaylin Davis at one point seemed to be a potential Giants outfielder with his pop and athleticism. Unfortunately it was not meant to be. Last year’s backup catcher Chadwick Tromp was also optioned.
Tickets for Home Games
The Giants announced their policy for selling tickets to games at Willie Mays Field. Susan Slusser, the first to report it, has the lowdown. The Giants will offer all forms of staggered seating, staggered lines at the park, and special options for season ticket holders. Group tickets will be prioritized and fans will have options between group tickets and ticket blocks to multiple games. So far the Giants announced the availability of 8,000 seats for each game, or thereabouts. Until Governor Newsom allows more fans that’s it, 8,000 at the Yard. I guess it’s better than nothing though not quite the full capacity the Rangers will have for their games in their new park thanks to the relaxing of all virus restrictions by the Texas Governor.
22-Pitch At Bat
There was an interesting at bat in a Grapefruit League game Sunday. Luis Guillorme had a 22-pitch walk. The Cardinals pitcher was Jordan Hicks. With every successive pitch Guillorme’s Mets teammates got more and more excited. It’s a great video:
Jordan Hicks vs Guillorme (22 pitch AB) 😳 pic.twitter.com/AF2Qf87snD
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 14, 2021
BB9 Is Back!
By now all you serious Giants fans know that Brandon Belt has returned to Spring Training. It was officially reported that apart from recovering from heel surgery, the Giant first baseman had Covid-19 in January and Mono in February. That’s a triple whammy of setbacks. Fortunately Belt is reported to be on track to start opening day. No word yet on when he will make his Cactus League debut.
Giants Rule 5 Draft Pick Dedniel Nunez had to come out of Sunday’s game due to wrist pain. That does not sound good. No word yet on X-rays but he his listed as having a UCL sprain which could be serious.
In Yesterday’s game the Giants fell to the Royals, 6-1.
Today the Giants host the Rangers in Scottsdale at 7:05 PM.