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Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report: Is Joey Bart or Cal Raleigh a better stash?

Catcher prospects generally aren't popular choices to stash in redraft leagues. Their transition is rarely a seamless one, with the defensive demands of the position often intruding on offense. There have been notable exceptions over the years -- Gary Sanchez, Willson Contreras and Will Smith come to mind -- but still, the stigma is difficult to overcome.
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Giants' Joey Bart: Moves past groin injury

Bart (groin) returned to the lineup at Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Bart was sidelined for just over a week with a sore groin, but he appears to have made a full recovery from the issue. The 24-year-old is expected to spent most of the season at Sacramento, but he'll likely be the next man up for No. 1 catching duties at the big-league level should Buster Posey miss time at any point.

Giants' Joey Bart: Dealing with groin tightness

Bart came out of Thursday's game for Triple-A Sacramento due to groin tightness, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bart was removed as a precaution. The 24-year-old backstop is hitting .351/.400/.676 with three home runs and a 30 percent strikeout rate in 11 games at Triple-A.
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SF Giants place Kevin Gausman on injured list, recall Joey Bart

Less than an hour before the start of a doubleheader against the Rockies on Tuesday, the Giants made a surprise roster move by placing Kevin Gausman on the injured list and recalling catcher Joey Bart from the taxi squad. The club didn’t initially give Gausman an injury designation and didn’t...

Giants place Kevin Gausman on IL with vaccine aftereffects, call up Joey Bart

For the third time this season, the Giants have placed a pitcher on the injured list with lingering aftereffects of the COVID-19 vaccine. Kevin Gausman, who pitched Sunday and wouldn't have been starting again until Friday at the earliest, is expected to miss just a couple of days after receiving his second shot Monday. The team called up a third catcher, Joey Bart, for Tuesday's doubleheader at Colorado.

Giants' Joey Bart: Sent to minors

Bart was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento after Wednesday's loss to the Rockies, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old was promoted Tuesday and made an appearance as a pinch hitter, but he'll head to the minors with the Triple-A season set to begin Thursday. Bart should be at the regular starter behind the plate for Sacramento this season.

Giants' Joey Bart: Recalled by Giants

Bart was recalled by the Giants on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Bart's stay on the big-league roster may be temporary, as he'll be filling the roster spot that had belonged to Kevin Gausman, who isn't expected to miss much time while recovering from the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. It's possible he'll stick around as Buster Posey's backup, but it's unclear why the Giants would abandon their plan to give Bart regular at-bats in Triple-A right as the minor-league seasons are beginning.

Giants’ Joey Bart Is Quietly Having Another Strong Spring at Plate

Bart quietly having another strong spring for Giants originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Joey Bart Era started last season at Oracle Park, and then a few months later, the Giants decided to make Sacramento the young catcher's initial 2021 home. With the addition of Curt Casali as Buster Posey's backup, the Giants locked their two catchers into place before camp even started and made it clear that Bart would get a lot of time in Triple-A. The organization's No.

Giants make first cuts: Huge list includes Joey Bart and Marco Luciano, not Heliot Ramos

The players cut can continue training with the team, but Monday's news was a clear indication that players such as outfielder Jaylin Davis and lefty Conner Menez will not make the Opening Day roster. Bart made his big-league debut last summer and struggled more than the Giants would have liked, but he was called up because of a lack of catching depth and the Buster Posey opt-out.

Giants' Joey Bart: Sent to minors

The Giants optioned Bart to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 minor-league campaign along with Buster Posey's decision to opt out, Bart received his first taste of the big leagues last season, despite having only 22 games' worth of experience above the High-A level. The 24-year-old put together a few quality games to begin his major-league career, but he slumped badly in September to finish with a .233/.288/.320 slash line and 36.9 K% over 111 plate appearances. With Posey back in the fold, Bart will get some more development time in the minors to begin 2021, but he'll likely get another trial with the Giants at some point during the season.

Giants' Joey Bart: Crushing in spring ball

Bart is 6-for-13 with one home run, three runs scored, two RBI, two walks and two stolen bases through seven spring training games. It's the 24-year-old's third year in big-league camp with the Giants, and he's impressed at the plate each year. Bart made the jump to the majors last season and struggled with a .608 OPS and 36.9 percent strikeout rate, but he should be headed to Triple-A for 2021 to continue his progression. Buster Posey is back as the starter after opting out in 2020, and Curt Casali signed over the offseason to likely operate as the primary backup catcher.

What Giants catcher Joey Bart is learning from 3-time champion Buster Posey

It's always great stuff, great advice to me. Everyone kind of listens in when Buster starts talking. As it stands, Bart will start the season in Triple-A behind Posey, the Giants' biggest name who is returning after opting out of last season to raise adopted premature twins during the coronavirus pandemic, and backup catcher Curt Casali, who is recovering from hamate-bone surgery in his left hand.
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What’s the Giants’ plan for top prospects Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos?

By the end of the 2020 regular season, the San Francisco Giants’ 2018 first-round draft choice, Joey Bart, had already ascended into a role as the club’s everyday catcher. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Gabe Kapler said during spring training they would be reluctant to rush Bart to the majors because he had plenty of room left to develop, but Buster Posey’s decision to sit out the season changed the team’s plans.

Giants have fielded calls on Joey Bart, but aren’t shopping him

But Rosenthal noted that while Bart's name has come up, the Giants are not actively shopping him. The Giants, like most clubs, are open to virtually all trade possibilities, and some in the industry speculate that Bart could bring them a controllable starting pitcher in return. But while Bart's name is surfacing in discussions – the Indians mentioned him when the Giants inquired about Francisco Lindor, and the losers of the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes are among the others that might have interest ...

What the addition of veteran catcher Curt Casali means for Giants’ top prospect Joey Bart

Even with three catchers already on the 40-man roster including six-time All-Star Buster Posey and top prospect Joey Bart, the Giants continued their quest to add depth to the group Monday with the signing of veteran Curt Casali. The Giants announced they agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Casali, a seven-year major league veteran who spent the past three seasons with the Cincinnati Reds.

Giants' Joey Bart: Likely heading to minors

Bart is expected to open the year in the minors after the Giants signed Curt Casali to a major-league deal Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The 2018 second-overall pick got called up ahead of schedule last year due to Buster Posey's opt out, but he didn't exactly prove to be big-league ready, hitting .233/.288/.320 with a 36.9 percent strikeout rate and a 2.7 percent walk rate in 33 games. The acquisition of Casali means the Giants now have a veteran backup for Posey, allowing Bart to finish his development in the minors before pushing for his second chance at the highest level.