Giants Sign Exciting Prospect to Minor League Contract
By Larry Rupp
Daniel Tillo was a highly touted left-handed pitching prospect coming out high school and it led to him being taken in the third round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Following his release from the Kansas City Royals last week, the 25-year-old was signed to a minor league contract by the San Francisco Giants.
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It didn't take long for Tillo to find a new home as San Francisco takes on yet another reclamation project. Of course, the Giants have built a reputation for signing seemingly washed pitchers and returning them to greatness. That includes starters like Alex Wood and Anthony DeSclafani.
Tillo finished the 2021 season with a 0-3 record and 4.03 ERA across the Rookie and Double-A level (20 appearances, 5 starts). He also struck out 27 batters in a total of 29.0 innings pitched. Tillo's ability to rack up grounders (53.1% in 2021) likely made him stick out on waivers to San Francisco.
This is simply the Giants taking a flier with almost no risk involved. Tillo has two option years remaining and less than a year of MLB service time. A year or two spent in San Francisco's minor league system could easily improve his control and turn him into a capable arm on the depth chart.
After all, the Giants do not have a left-hander on the 40-man roster to call up if an injury was to occur. San Francisco currently has odds set at + 400 to win the National League West division and odds set at +1500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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