Top-50 NorCal prospects -- who drafted them

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Top-50 NorCal prospects -- who drafted them

The best baseball players in Northern California are waiting for the call from a major league team. Who was picked, and where are they going? Take a look at this list, compiled by the Web site Perfect Game, and see what's the next step on their career ladder.

YR PLAYER (POS) B-T HT WT SCHOOL MLB Team
JR Mark Appel (RHP) R-R 6-5 195 Stanford Pirates
JR Kyle Zimmer (RHP) R-R 6-3 210 USF Royals
JR Stephen Piscotty (3B1B) R-R 6-3 215 Stanford Cardinals
JR Mitch Haniger (OF) R-R 6-2 215 Cal Poly Brewers
JR Brett Mooneyham (LHP) L-L 6-5 235 Stanford Nationals
JR Tony Renda (2B) R-R 5-8 175 Cal Undrafted
JR Martin Agosta (RHP) R-R 6-1 180 Saint Marys Giants
JR Patrick Wisdom (3B) R-R 6-2 215 Saint Mary's Cardinals
JR Kenny Diekroeger (2BSS) R-R 6-2 200 Stanford Undrafted
JR Jacob Stewart (OF) R-R 6-2 190 Stanford Undrafted
JR Scott Griggs (RHP) R-R 6-4 205 UCLA Undrafted
JR Justin Jones (LHP) L-L 6-3 190 Cal Undrafted
JR Zack Jones (RHP) R-R 6-1 175 SJSU Undrafted
JR Patrick Stover (OF) R-R 6-5 215 Santa Clara Undrafted
JR Cody Keefer (OF) L-R 6-1 190 UCLA Undrafted
JR Elliott Waterman (LHP) L-L 6-5 215 USF Undrafted
SR Chadd Krist (C) R-R 5-11 200 Cal Undrafted
SR Kyle Barraclough (RHP) R-R 6-3 180 Saint Mary's Cardinals
JR Tyler Gaffney (OF) R-R 6-0 210 Stanford Undrafted
SR Matt Flemer (RHP) R-R 6-3 215 Cal Undrafted
JR Nick Grim (RHP) R-R 6-3 190 Cal Poly Undrafted
FR Eric Jaffe (RHP) R-R 6-3 235 UCLA Undrafted
SR Mike Miller (SS) R-R 5-8 170 Cal Poly Undrafted
JR Justin Maffei (OF) R-R 6-0 170 USF Undrafted
JR Justin Haley (RHP) L-R 6-5 230 CS Fresno Undrafted
SR Dayne Quist (LHP) L-L 5-10 180 UC Davis Undrafted
JR Joe Sever (2B) R-R 6-0 205 Pepperdine Undrafted
JR Eric Smith (C3B) L-R 6-1 190 Stanford Undrafted
SR Martin Viramontes (RHP) R-R 6-5 225 USC Undrafted
JR Devyn Rodriguez (1BOF) L-R 6-2 210 Cal Undrafted
JR Tommy Nance (RHP) R-R 6-6 210 Santa Clara Undrafted
SR Jordan Remer (LHP) L-L 6-2 215 USF Undrafted
JR Michael Rivera (RHP) R-R 6-0 225 Fresno Pacific Undrafted
SO Chris Jenkins (RHP) R-R 6-7 220 Stanford Undrafted
SR Shawn Stuart (RHP) R-R 6-3 210 CS Long Beach Undrafted
SR Troy Channing (1B) R-R 6-0 235 Saint Marys Undrafted
SO Derek Campbell (SS) R-R 6-0 170 Cal Undrafted
JR Nick Berhel (RHP) R-R 6-1 180 USC Undrafted
SR Nik Balog (1B) L-L 6-4 220 USF Undrafted
SR Cody Kendall (RHP) R-R 6-2 210 CS Fresno Undrafted
SR Derrick Chung (2B) R-R 5-10 185 CS Sacramento Undrafted
JR David Garcia (2B) R-R 5-7 175 CS Monterey Bay Undrafted
SR Esteban Guzman (RHP) R-R 6-4 230 San Jose State Undrafted
JR Justin Ringo (1B) L-L 6-1 195 Stanford Undrafted
JR Brock Simon (RHP3B) R-R 6-4 200 Santa Clara Undrafted
JR Darrell Matthews (OF) L-R 5-10 165 Cal Undrafted
JR Tyler Christian (3BRHP) R-R 6-1 175 San Jose State Undrafted
SR Trent Garrison (C) L-R 6-0 185 Fresno State Undrafted
SR Tom Harlan (LHP) L-L 6-5 190 Fresno State Undrafted
SR Brian Busick (RHP) R-R 6-3 200 Stanford Undrafted

This list is not final and is currently being updated with the results from the MLB Draft. Updated as of 4:07 p.m.

Latest round of bullpen auditions go poorly in Giants' 50th loss

Latest round of bullpen auditions go poorly in Giants' 50th loss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Practically speaking, the 50th loss is no different than the one before or the one after, but this sport is built on milestones, and this one came quickly.

The Giants lost their 50th game on August 12 last year. This season, it was clinched when Ryder Jones grounded out in his fourth career at-bat, handing the Mets a 5-2 win on June 24. 

Bruce Bochy called losing 50 of your first 77 games "hard to believe" and "embarrassing." Johnny Cueto, who went seven strong, said the reality was "hard and sad." Brandon Belt, who got Cueto off the hook for a loss, agreed with his manager.

"That's a pretty good word to use -- it is embarrassing to come out and lose every day, especially with the group of guys we have," Belt said. "When you're losing as much as this, it is embarrassing. We're trying to do whatever we can to turn this thing around."

Lately, that has meant changes to the roster. It is officially audition season, and in that respect, it was not a particularly inspiring day for the bullpen. The Giants felt they would have a better mix this year, but it hasn't played out. Instead, they're once again trying to find pieces for the next successful Giants bullpen.

With Hunter Strickland suspended and Derek Law in the minors, two young relievers, a middle-innings stalwart, and a newcomer pitched the final two frames. They gave up four runs.

Sam Dyson was the first on the mound in the eighth. Belt had homered a few minutes earlier, tying a good starter's duel. Dyson gave up a leadoff triple to Curtis Granderson and walked Asdrubal Cabrera before throwing two good sliders past Yoenis Cespedes for the strikeout. With two lefties coming up and the go-ahead run still on third, Bochy turned to Steven Okert. He immediately gave up a seeing-eye RBI single to Jay Bruce. Wilmer Flores doubled off George Kontos later in the frame to make it 3-1. 

In the ninth, Kyle Crick showed some of the wildness that kept him in the minors for seven years. He, too, gave up a leadoff triple, a sin you always pay for. A walk helped put another run into scoring position and a wild pitch extended the Mets’ lead to four. 

Before the game, Bochy talked of getting an extended look at Jones. He was 0-for-4 in his first big league game but he’ll be back out there tomorrow. It’s time to fight for a job, and the same holds true of some relievers who didn’t fare well Saturday. It is a group with a closer locked into a longterm deal and little else decided. 

Are Strickland or Law eighth-inning guys? Will Dyson be a worthwhile reclamation project? Will Kontos be back, and will he carve out a different role? Are Okert and Josh Osich capable of giving Bochy lefties he trusts? Is Crick’s improvement in Triple-A a sign of things to come? There are many questions to be answered over the next three months. 

“This is a good time for them, this is what players get up here for, to show what they can do,” Bochy said. “Because of our situation, we’re going to take a look at these guys and we know there are going to be growing pains.”

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants' 50th loss of the season

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants' 50th loss of the season

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SAN FRANCISCO — The promotion of an intriguing prospect can bring a certain buzz to the ballpark. It didn’t last long. 

The debut of Ryder Jones came in the latest flat performance from the Giants, who collapsed late and fell 5-2 to the Mets. The loss was their 50th of the season. They did not lose their 50th game last season until August 12. 

With the score tied in the eighth, Curtis Granderson crushed a leadoff triple into the alley. Sam Dyson walked the next batter and then whiffed Yoenis Cespedes, but Jay Bruce greeted Steven Okert with an RBI single to right. It kept going poorly from there. 

Here are five things to know from a cool day by the water … 

—- Jones grounded out to second in his first at-bat and then flied out to center, grounded out to first, and grounded out to second. He had one chance in the field, starting a double play that ended the second inning.  

—- Johnny Cueto seems to have turned a corner. Over his past two starts, he has allowed just three earned runs over 14 innings. Whether they trade him or not, the Giants certainly could use a nice little hot streak for the next six weeks. 

—- A few seconds after Bruce Bochy shook Cueto’s hand, Brandon Belt got him off the hook for a loss. He hit the first pitch of the bottom of the seventh into the seats in left-center, tying the game. The homer was Belt’s 14th. He’s on pace for 29. 

—- The Mets got eight one-run innings out of Jacob deGrom, who is quietly the most reliable of a star-studded rotation. He struck out seven and gave up just four hits. 

—- If Madison Bumgarner wants another Silver Slugger Award, he’ll have to chase down deGrom, who hit a homer in his last start. His single in the third was his 10th hit, and he finished the day with a .294 average.