Susac hurt his wrist at the beginning of the season and never fully recovered. He had his moments, particularly early in the season, but finally shut it down and recently underwent surgery on the wrist. He is expected to be ready for spring training. Wrist injuries can be problematic long term, though. He will likely be the backup catcher next year if he is healthy. Stock- Graduated/Stable.
Crick was once again plagued by extreme wildness and moved to the bullpen. He had more success there, but the BB ratios were still ugly. Stock- Down.
Arroyo, the Giants somewhat polarizing draft pick from 2013, struggled in his full season debut in Augusta in 2014. He recovered after being sent to short season ball in Salem-Keizer after recovering from a hand injury. So, there were questions about how ready he was for High A ball at age 20. He answered those questions by hitting, hitting and hitting some more. Just a highly successful, consistent season. Stock- Up!
Big Mac had no trouble with the AA Eastern League after missing most of 2014 with TJ surgery. While his BA slipped after a promotion to AAA Sacramento, he maintained his OBP and his IsoP was up significantly. The Giants OF is going to be tough to break into next season, but I expect Mac to destroy the PCL and force the issue before the season is over. Stock- Up.
In a season where the Giants had trouble keeping their young international position prospects healthy, just completing the AZL season was a big plus for Edie. That he was able to hit .290 is a plus. He's not a big kid, but I think he has some power potential. Stock- Stable.
Mella was having a reasonably successful season for San Jose when he was traded to Cincinnati for Maike Leake. He's a promising arm to lose, but has a high effort delivery that some observers feel might make him susceptible to injury. Stock- Traded.
Blackburn got himself into noticeably better shape and had a tremendous season for Sacramento winning the PCL ERA title in one of the toughest pitching environments in all of baseball. Finished the season with 2 dominant starts. His velocity remains borderline for a MLB pitcher and he depends on command and keeping the ball on the ground. The Giants are likely to have a rotation filled with veterans next spring, so Blackburn will likely have to start the season back in Sacramento and wait for an opportunity, but he has little left to prove in the minors. Stock- Up.
Carbonell just couldn't get any traction in Richmond and was sent down to San Jose where he improved his numbers as the season went along. He was recently DFA'd off the 40 man roster and cleared waivers, so he's still in the organization. Stock-Down.
These numbers are not complete as the MLB season continues. Matt Duffy is one of the great stories of 2015. He won a job as a utility IF out of spring training, but when starting 3B Casey McGehee got injured and struggled, Duffy got to play 3B because, well, the Giants didn't have anyone else to play it! He hit, and kept hitting with rapidly improving defense at the position and finally forced the Giants to give him the starting job and to release McGehee. It looks like in the Duffman, the Giants have their starting 3B for the next few seasons at least. Stock- Graduated/Up! Way Up!