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Where the Giants' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Giants' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Giants' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Kyle Crick -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
2. Andrew Susac -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
3. Keury Mella -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
4. Tyler Beede -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
5. Christian Arroyo -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
6. Steven Okert -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
7. Adalberto Mejia -- Extended spring training -- suspended
8. Matt Duffy -- San Francisco Giants (MLB)
9. Ty Blach -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
10. Luis Ysla -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
11. Clayton Blackburn -- Extended spring training -- DL
12. Hunter Strickland -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
13. Chris Stratton -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
14. Mac Williamson -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
15. Cody Hall -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
16. Ray Black -- Extended spring training -- DL
17. Aramis Garcia -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
18. Michael Santos -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
19. Adam Duvall -- Sacramento River Cats (AAA)
20. Dylan Davis -- Extended spring training -- DL
21. Skyler Ewing -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
22. Joan Gregorio -- Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA)
23. Derek Law -- Extended spring training -- DL
24. Chase Johnson -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
25. Gustavo Cabrera -- Augusta GreenJackets (A)
26. Ryder Jones -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
27. Tyler Horan -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
28. Kelvin Beltre -- Extended spring training
29. Austin Slater -- San Jose Giants (A Adv)
30. Bryce Bandilla -- Extended spring training -- DL

Team to watch
The Giants always seem to have more pitching coming through their system, and they have three promising arms on the high Class A San Jose Giants in right-handers Keury Mella and Tyler Beede and left-hander Luis Ysla. Two position players to watch in San Jose are Christian Arroyo, the system's best pure hitter, and second baseman/outfielder Austin Slater, who's making his full-season debut.

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New faces
Twenty-nine of MLBPipeline.com's Giants Top 30 Prospects played in the system last year. The Giants are excited about the lone exception -- outfielder Gustavo Cabrera, one of the best all-around players on the international amateur market when he signed for $1.3 million in 2012. After making his pro debut in 2013, he suffered a terrible wrist injury when he fell at home and his right wrist went through a glass table. There were initial fears that he might lose his hand, but he returned to the diamond in instructional league last fall.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com and writes a blog, Callis' Corner. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.