The 2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List ranks the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. Gerelmi Maldonado, a right-handed pitcher, has been voted the 27th-best prospect. Despite a rise in rankings, Maldonado's overall performance in the 2023 season was mixed, with flashes of brilliance offset by inconsistencies and concerns about his future due to an injury and Tommy John surgery. This puts his future development and potential Rule 5 eligibility in question.

By the Numbers
  • Maldonado rose 14 spots from the previous year's ranking
  • He finished the 2023 season with a 4.71 ERA and a 4.83 FIP
  • Maldonado ceded 5.5 walks per nine innings but struck out 11.2 per nine
State of Play
  • Maldonado, despite showing talent, has concerns due to an injury and Tommy John surgery
  • Keith Law mentioned Maldonado underwent Tommy John surgery, impacting his future
  • Maldonado's Rule 5 eligibility after the next offseason is in question
Bottom Line

Maldonado's ranking in the prospect list reflects the mixed perceptions of his potential, with his future hampered by an injury and impending Rule 5 eligibility.