Friday, November 18, 2016

Hot Stove Update: Giants Add 5 Players To 40 Man Roster

The Giants were the last team to report their 40 man roster additions today.  Added were Reyes Maronta, Chase Johnson, Dan Slania, Miguel Gomez and a surprise, Orlando Calixte who was recently signed as a minor league FA.  The first 4 are not surprising, although I thought the Giants might protect Tyler Rogers over Chase Johnson.  Calixte is a SS prospect out of the Royals organization.  He will be 25 yo in 2017 and put up some interesting numbers last year:  .274/.324/.420, 26 2B, 5 3B, 11 HR, 19 SB 37 BB, 99 K in 471 AB splitting time between AA and AAA.

This leaves RHP Tyler Rogers as the most likely target of other organizations in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.


  1. The last one is definitely a surprise! I'd rather they put Rogers on the 40 man.

  2. Giants must see something not obvious in Orlando Calixte. He played 2B, 3B, SS, CF, and RF this year -- more in the OF than IF. He is a couple years younger than Adrianza. Is this setting up a contest for B/U IFer?
    Tyler Rogers like BIG Joe Biagini stands out although for different reasons: his fast rise from rookie league in 2013 to AAA this year and he takes submarining to a new low, bare inches from the ground.
    He'll be a former Giant before his 26th birthday.