San Jose, CA (4-7-22) – The San Jose Giants have unveiled their roster in anticipation of the 2022 season. The roster is loaded with young talent and features 12 of the San Francisco Giants 2021 draft picks, including first rounder Will Bednar. In total, seven of the organization’s top 30 prospects, according to MLB.com, will begin the 2022 season in San Jose. The Giants are a Class A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants who are members of the California League.
Celina grad and Ohio State product Seth Lonsway is a part of the Giants pitching staff.
The Giants open the 2022 season on the road on Friday, April 8 for three games against the Modesto Nuts. The team returns home to Excite Ballpark for a rematch of the 2021 Championship Series against the Fresno Grizzlies starting on Tuesday, April 12.
Bednar, listed as the organization’s second-best pitching prospect, lead Mississippi State to a College World Series Championship and earned Most Outstanding Player before joining San Jose late in the 2021 season. The 11 additional 2021 draft picks include pitchers Matt Mikulski (2nd round and #10 ranked prospect according to MLB.com), Mason Black (3rd round), Eric Silva (4th round and #29 ranked prospect), Seth Lonsway (6th round), Nick Sinacola (7th round), Ian Villers (8th round), Mat Olsen (9th round), Landen Roupp (12th round), Tyler Myrick (14th round) and Hunter Dula (18th round). Also joining his fellow 2021 draftees in San Jose is outfielder Vaun Brown (10th round).
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Last season Ft. Recovery grad Nick Thwaits was a member of Lake Elsinore, a San Diego affiliate, also a member of the California League.