The Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve added outfielder Jose Siri to their 60-man player pool. They claimed him off waivers out of the Mariners organization back in March, just days before the league shutdown began.
Siri, 24, spent the 2013-19 seasons in the Reds organization after signing as an amateur out of the Dominican Republic. At one point he was considered one of the Reds’ best prospects and landed on the back of FanGraphs’ Top 100 prospects list, but the shine has worn off him in recent years. Siri raked at a .293/.340/.531 clip with 24 homers and 46 stolen bases as a 21-year-old in Class-A back in 2017, but in the two seasons since that time he’s posted a disappointing .238/.297/.397 slash between Double-A and Triple-A.
Following that pair of unimpressive seasons, Siri was designated for assignment when Cincinnati signed Nick Castellanos to a four-year contract this past offseason. Now with the Giants, Siri is a ways down the outfield depth chart; Hunter Pence, Mike Yastrzemski, Alex Dickerson, Jaylin Davis, Austin Slater and Steven Duggar are all likely ahead of him. Veteran Billy Hamilton is also in the Giants organization, but he was recently placed on the injured list. The Giants have top prospects Heliot Ramos and Alexander Canario in Summer Camp as well, but Canario hasn’t played above Low-A while Ramos has just 25 Double-A games under his belt. Neither is an immediate option, though Ramos is regarded as one of the game’s more promising outfield prospects.
The Giants initially announced 51 players in their 60-man pool, though they’ve since seen Buster Posey opt out of the 2020 season and shuffled the deck a bit, adding a few groups of players while also placing some on the injured list (which, if done for coronavirus-related reasons, opens additional vacancies in the player pool).
I can see Cueto and Shark now. “Siri, what pitch do I throw?”
Damn it, I thought he was a catcher
Waiting for the Hey Siri comments
He got some weird eyebrows.
you’re weird since you’re an elf
Hey Siri can you tell me a bad joke
Hey Siri who the F is this guy?
I wonder if this is a reaction to the Puig signing, that they were in on him until he signed with Atlanta but they still had a spot on the 60 earmarked for an outfielder. Not really a significant question, just the timing would make sense.
No, they still have space on their 60 man to play with. He’ll be someone to fill depth at AAA (next season, extended camp for now), which bodes well for Jaylin Davis to get brought up with the team.
He was signed in March.
There is NO AAA this year.
No minor leagues at all this year.
That’s why I put AAA next season, extended camp for now. Farhan always looking to stash depth pieces.