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Projecting San Francisco Giants Minor League Rosters: Triple-A

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Who Will be Part of the 2014 Fresno Grizzlies?

San Francisco Giants Guillermo Quiroz

Now that big league teams have started trimming their spring training rosters and reassigning players to minor league camp, it’s time to start wondering where those players will end up during the regular season. We’ll look at how all the San Francisco Giants minor league rosters figure to look in 2014, starting with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.

Starting Pitchers: Edwin Escobar, Jason Berken, Chris Heston, Mike Kickham, Mitch Lively

San Francisco Giants Mike Kickham

Starting Pitchers: Edwin Escobar, Jason Berken, Chris Heston, Mike Kickham, Mitch Lively

San Francisco Giants Mike Kickham

Escobar, one of the organization’s top pitching prospects, leads a group that is more experienced than the Grizzlies’ 2013 rotation. Berken and Kickham have big-league experience, while Heston and Lively were part of the Grizzlies’ rotation last season.

Relief Pitchers: Jose De Paula, Erik Cordier, George Kontos, Jake Dunning, Brett Bochy, Derek Law, Adam Reifer, Juan Gutierrez

San Francisco Giants Jose De Paula

Relief Pitchers: Jose De Paula, Erik Cordier, George Kontos, Jake Dunning, Brett Bochy, Derek Law, Adam Reifer, Juan Gutierrez

San Francisco Giants Jose De Paula

The Giants rotate plenty of relievers through their Triple-A bullpen, but these pitchers figure to be the first ones to get a shot, seeing as all of them have lasted deep into major league camp with the exception of De Paula, whose left-handedness and high velocity makes him an intriguing possibility. Look for Kontos and Dunning to be the first to get a big-league call up if necessary.

Extra Relievers: Sandy Rosario, Rafael Dolis, Dan Runzler

San Francisco Giants Sandy Rosario

Extra Relievers: Sandy Rosario, Rafael Dolis, Dan Runzler

San Francisco Giants Sandy Rosario

With Rosario and Dolis having logged major league service time during 2013 and actually having been relatively effective, look for them to get a shot at some point. Runzler, who has looked good this spring after several shaky seasons, will undoubtedly get work as well. David Huff, who is out of options, and Kameron Loe, who can opt out of his contract, could factor in as well if they stick with the organization.

Catchers: Andrew Susac, Guillermo Quiroz

San Francisco Giants Andrew Susac

Catchers: Andrew Susac, Guillermo Quiroz

San Francisco Giants Andrew Susac

Susac figures to get the bulk of the playing time as he continues his trek towards the big leagues, but the trusted veteran Quiroz may be the first player to get a call up if the Giants need another catcher early in the season.

Infielders: Mark Minicozzi, Nick Noonan, Carter Jurica, Adam Duvall, Chris Dominguez, Mark Teahen, Juan Ciriaco

San Francisco Giants Mark Minicozzi

Infielders: Mark Minicozzi, Nick Noonan, Carter Jurica, Adam Duvall, Chris Dominguez, Mark Teahen, Juan Ciriaco

San Francisco Giants Mark Minicozzi

The Grizzlies will have an experienced and crowded infield during the 2014 season, which could also include prospect Joe Panik if he is promoted from Double-A or Tony Abreu and Brandon Hicks if they don’t make the big-league team. Some of these players may have to start the season on the disabled list due to the overcrowding.

Outfielders: Javier Herrera, Gary Brown, Roger Kieschnick, Tyler Graham, Tyler Colvin

San Francisco Giants Gary Brown

Outfielders: Javier Herrera, Gary Brown, Roger Kieschnick, Tyler Graham, Tyler Colvin

San Francisco Giants Gary Brown

Brown, Kieschnick, and someone else will be the starting outfielders for the Grizzlies. If Colvin is healthy and remains in the organization after spring training, he’ll likely claim the other spot. If he and the Giants part ways, look for Herrera or Graham to seize the role. Juan Perez could also be a candidate if he doesn’t make the major league team.