Toolshed: Burrell knows way to San Jose

Former Major Leaguer preparing for role as Giants hitting coach

Pat Burrell is back in the dugout for the first time since he played for the Giants in 2011. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | January 24, 2020 10:13 AM ET

After a career that started as a No. 1 overall pick and ended as a two-time World Series winner, Pat Burrell is preparing for his next role in baseball -- that of Class A Advanced San Jose hitting coach.

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Giants invite Bart to Major League camp

Club's top prospect heads to second Cactus League campaign

Joey Bart has batted .284/.343/.532 with 29 homers and 88 RBIs in his first 130 career games. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | January 6, 2020 8:15 PM ET

The San Francisco Giants have invited top prospect Joey Bart to Major League Spring Training along with 17 other non-roster players, the organization announced Monday.

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Bart, Ramos emerging as Giant prospects

Up-and-coming system has fans excited in the city by the Bay

Joey Bart has batted .284/.343/.532 with 64 extra-base hits and 88 RBIs in 130 Minor League games. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | December 6, 2019 10:29 AM ET

A new wave of talent is set to invade San Francisco, led by top prospect Joey Bart and second-ranked Heliot Ramos. They headline the Giants' Organization All-Stars.

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Beck right at home in Arizona Fall League

Settled into Giants system, righty finds success with Scorpions

Tristan Beck posted a 3.98 ERA over 81 1/3 innings across two systems this year. (Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos)

By Katie Woo | October 24, 2019 10:20 AM ET

San Francisco Giants No. 18 prospect Tristan Beck has found his footing with the Scottsdale Scorpions after being traded from Atlanta at the Trade Deadline.

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Giants' Bart suffers right thumb fracture

Top prospect hit on hand during Arizona Fall League game

Joey Bart ranks third in the Arizona Fall League with a .767 slugging percentage and 1.291 OPS. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Jordan Wolf | October 9, 2019 12:29 AM ET

Top Giants prospect Joey Bart suffered a fracture in his right thumb after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday in an Arizona Fall League game.

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Head of the Class: Full-season Class A

Jays' Conine flexes muscle; Giants' Corry consistently dominant

Griffin Conine led the Midwest League in homers despite missing the first 50 games of the season. (Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jordan Wolf | September 26, 2019 10:21 AM ET

Blue Jays slugger Griffin Conine and Giants southpaw Seth Corry were the leaders of the pack at the Class A level this season, while Indians prospect Will Benson left his mark with a milestone performance.

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Bart, Castaneda take AFL weekly awards

Giants catcher, Brewers right-hander honored for fast starts

Joey Bart and Victor Castaneda are the first two award winners of the 2019 AFL season. (Jennifer Stewart and Barry Gossgae/MLB Photos)

By Sam Dykstra | September 25, 2019 4:06 PM ET

Giants catcher Joey Bart (Scottsdale) and Brewers right-hander Victor Castaneda (Glendale) were named Arizona Fall League Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 1.

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Head of the Class: Class A Short Season

Giants' Labour, D-backs' Frias blossomed during the summer

Franklin Labour tallied a 1.030 OPS in 41 Northwest League games. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 25, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Giants No. 20 prospect Franklin Labour and D-backs No. 15 Luis Frias dazzled with the bat and on the rubber, respectively, in Class A Short Season competition in 2019.

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Bart slugs his way through AFL opener

Top Giants prospect homers twice, drives in three for Scorpions

Joey Bart hit .307 with four homers during 21 games in August in the Eastern League. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 19, 2019 12:44 AM ET

Top San Francisco Giants prospect Joey Bart mashed two homers and drove in three runs to lead Scottsdale to a 5-4 win over Mesa in the first game of the AFL season.

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Stingy Baragar, Cats take Triple-A crown

Giants southpaw spins five scoreless frames, Maris goes yard

With three wins, Sacramento boasts the most Triple-A National Championships since the format began in 2006. (Memphis Redbirds)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:50 PM ET

Behind a strong start by San Francisco Giants lefty Caleb Baragar, the Sacramento River Cats blanked the Columbus Clippers, 4-0, in the Triple-A National Championship.

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