Giants cut six from spring campNews: The San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Jesse English, RHP Henry Sosa and 3B Conor Gillaspie to Triple-A Fresno and reassigned C Eli Whiteside, IF Matt Downs and IF Jake Wald to minor league camp Monday. Analysis: Gillaspie is the 2008 No. 1 pick and has long-term keeper potential. All the rest of these players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues right now.
Giants hand out 16 spring invitesNews: The San Francisco Giants have extended non-roster invitations for spring Training to the following 16 players: right-handed pitchers Francis Beltran, Brandon Medders, Justin Miller, Kevin Pucetas and Ronnie Ray; catchers Todd Jennings, Buster Posey, Eli Whiteside and Jackson Williams; infielders Matt Downs, Jesus Guzman, Scott McClain, Ivan Ochoa, Josh Phelps and Jake Wald; and outfielder Andres Torres. Analysis: Posey is an elite catcher prospect who was picked in the first round last June but needs to spend the year in the minors. Guzman will compete for at-bats at third base and Phelps at first base, but they likely be nothing more than reserves for the Giants and the deepest of NL-only leagues. The rest of these players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point in their career. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues right now.
Giants ink several playersNews: The Giants sent RHPs Joe Bateman and Justin Hedrick, Cs Brian Munhall and Guillermo Rodriguez, IFs Brian Buscher, Pablo Sandoval and Jake Wald, and OFs Brian Horwitz, Clay Timpner and John Bowker to minor league camp Wednesday. Analysis: Bateman, Hedrick, Munhall, Rodriguez, Buscher and Wald are not even among the Giants' top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America..