The Giants made a series of roster moves ahead of tonight’s game against the Braves. Defensive Player Contracts Willie Calhoun And the right hand Cole Waits Chosen from Triple-A, a list space was created by placing Tommy La Stella In the injured list for 10 days, defensive player Austin Dean It is chosen in Triple-A and catcher Patrick Mazika Being assigned to the task.
La Stella is dealing with neck spasms, and looking at the calendar, it’s possible that La Stella will be closed for the remainder of the 2022 season if it doesn’t make progress by the time the 10-day minimum rises. IL has become a sadly familiar landing spot for La Stella over his two years in San Francisco, playing just 76 games in 2021 and 60 this season due to a long list of health issues. The player did not make his 2022 debut until mid-May due to recovery from off-season hock surgery.
All of these injuries limited La Stella’s production, reaching just .239/.282/.350 during 195 board appearances this year. It was also mostly limited to DH duty, a success for a player who was valued for their ability to play 3rd, 2nd and 1st base. If that really is for La Stella in 2022, the Giants can only hope that a full winter of rest can bring him back to his usual defensive role(s) in the final year of his contract. La Stella signed a three-year, $18.75 million free agent deal in February 2021 that has yet to expire for the giants.
Calhoun was acquired in a commercial deal with Rangers in June, and the sweeping player will now make his major league debut outside of the Texas uniform. A season of 21 players in 2019 appears to have been a breakthrough for Calhoun, but multiple injuries and not much time to play the league halted his career. Calhoun was honest His desire to trade Having been selected by Rangers to join Triple-A earlier this season, he will now make a fresh start with a late season test with the Giants.
So far, the regulation change appears to have helped, with the Calhoun hitting .299/.386/.465 with five homeowners at 166 PA with the Triple-A Sacramento. Moving that production from the hit-friendly Pacific Coast League to the majors will be a challenge, although if Calhoun can show some of his old level, he can position himself in San Francisco’s plans for 2023. Calhoun still has two years to work on refereeing oversight remains. He won’t turn twenty-eight until November.
Waites was a Round 18 pick for the Giants in the 2019 draft, and the Right is taking its first call for the Majors. Because of both knee surgery and the canceled 2020 league season, Waites doesn’t have much professional experience, with only 71 1/3 of rounds in minors (40 2/3 of them this year). However, he has a staggering 45.12% strike rate and 2.78 ERA on those 71 1/3 tires, although his 13.8% run rating is a shaky order.
Baseball America (21st) and MLB Pipeline (29) each rank Waites among the top 30 prospects in the Giants farm system, citing the extra fast ball that can touch 100 mph, as well as a passer that can be a dominant pitch when Waites can control he-she. White has made an exclusive pitch as a savior for the past two seasons, and projects as an arm of curiosity if he can limit free passes.
Mazeika received exemptions from the Mets on August 21 and will now return to the DFA after eight games with the Giants’ Triple-A and no major league appearances. A longtime member of the Mets’ farm system, Mazeika played in 61 MLB games during the 2021-22 seasons and hit .190/.236/.279 on 159 PA. with Joy Bart Now after returning from concussion-related IL, San Francisco has made some adjustments to its capture depth in recent days, including Mazeika’s DFA and Andrew KnappAn express mission for Triple-A.