17. Aramis Garcia
San Francisco had Buster Posey and Andrew Susac, and yet they still snagged Aramis Garcia in 2014's second round. Garcia struggled in his debut, splitting time between Arizona and Salem-Keizer, and improved a bit in 2015. He clubbed 15 home runs and 15 doubles, slugging .467 for the GreenJackets. Drafted out of Florida International as an offensive-upsided catcher, he showed good plate discipline and tracking of pitches. It has been his backstop improvement and impressive pop times around and under two seconds from behind the dish that have shifted people's feelings regarding Garcia's best asset. Backup catcher is seemingly his projection, unless he can really pump up his offensive prowess over the next few years. 2017 will be huge, returning from facial fractures suffered last year.
18. Chase Johnson
His breakout performance was a 14-strikeout, complete-game shutout in his final 2015 start in San Jose — a game where his fastball topped out at 98. The former Cal Poly closer, Chase Johnson has worked as a pro on refining his wind-up while being groomed into a starter. He had been taking the mound as one since debuting from the third round in 2013, but the Giants moved him back into the bullpen in late May of 2016. After 18 starts a year before produced a 2.92 ERA and strikeout-per-inning type stuff, Johnson was promoted to Richmond where Double-A it was a bit of a grind. Now in Sacramento, still adjusting back to relief work, Johnson has returned from the 92-93 range to the mid-to-upper 90s, along with a solid secondary offering in a slider plus a box changeup he features to lefties.
19. C.J. Hinojosa
This University of Texas product may have been the most talked about position player in the Giants' organization during minor league spring training in 2016. He began to live up to that hype quickly, leading the California League in batting average through the first 30 games with the San Jose Giants. C.J. Hinojosa wont impress you with raw power or quick bat speed, but rather good hand-eye, strong forearms, and the ability to go to all fields with his good extension. Defensively, Hinojosa has looked lackluster thus far at shortstop, averaging an error every sixth game or so. Expect Hinojosa to receive more utility man-type work moving forward, potentially logging his first innings at second and third base as a pro.
20. Jalen Miller
This Atlanta high school product was part two of the exciting middle infield in Augusta, Ga. for the 2016 GreenJackets season. While Lucius Fox got most of the looks at shortstop before being traded, Jalen Miller could certainly get his chance to prove his worth there. Defense is generally the talk surrounding Miller, but he has a better bat than people give him credit for. During his first spring training, Miller but on display his strong hands and quick bat. Though he'll move through the ranks as a contact, gap-to-gap type hitter, his first pro home run (exhibition) was incredibly loud and left the park at rapid pace. His speed is above-average, and his range and arm strength are solid, but maybe become plus when a shift to second takes place. Big chance for him to break out in San Jose this year.