Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hot Stove Update: Giants Sign Two Minor Leaguers

The Giants made two minor league FA signs yesterday:

Carlos Triunfel, IF, AAA:  .223/.256/.330, 4 HR, 3.7 BB%, 17.1 K%, 321 PA.  Triunfel was once one of the hottest prospects in all of baseball, mostly due to an irrationally exuberant love of prospects who are young for their level on certain websites.  He was finally cut loose from the Mariners organization after his progress stalled out.   The above numbers were put up last year in the Dodgers organization in hitter-friendly Albuquerque.  Amazingly for a guy who has been around as long as Triunfel, he is just entering his age 25 season.

Braulio Lara, LHP, AA:  2-1, 5.01, 8.87 K/9, 3.66 BB/9.  Lara comes out of the Tampa Bay Rays organization.  He is entering his age 26 season.  That is a nice enough K/9 that I could see him developing into a lefty specialist at the MLB level.

It would be a surprise if either of these signings have any impact in 2015.


  1. Wow. Signing Triunfel is kind of ironic and sad at the same time. I recall that Triunfel and Villalona were the two biggest international signings of their "draft" year. They had such high ceilings and so much promise, with Triunfel perhaps even being the better overall prospect. Sad to think about how their careers have hit so many roadblocks, but amazing, as you point out, how young both still are in a baseball sense. As prospects though they may only have a couple of years left at the most to break through. What a story it would be if both could beat the odds and contribute for the Giants at the big league level.

  2. The Giants also sign Quiroz to a minor league deal.