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A Whole Lot of Giants on Raley Field This Season [Photo Gallery]

Raley Field has always been the place to see major leaguers, both past and future. The 2017 season, however, has been a particular treat for River Cats fans who have been able to taste a whole lot of major leagues flavor.

Sacramento’s team is just one professional step and about 90 miles from AT&T Park with a Giants affiliation that has granted a bountiful number of River Cats players who have also played in San Francisco during the season at one time or another.

There are the high-profile draws, like Madison Bumgarner or Pablo Sandoval; the hot prospects, like Austin Slater, Christian Arroyo and Ryder Jones; the ones who have gone up and down several times over the years, like Kelby Tomlinson, Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson; or the ones making their major league debut after a long haul as a minor leaguer, like Carlos Moncrief.

We captured a good number of the players earning time in both Sacramento and San Francisco this year. While the gallery doesn’t include them all, it’s a notable collection of players who have passed through this hot Sacramento summer and a gallery worth enjoying.

This is, after all, one of the main reason fans love watching the minor leagues on a nightly basis.

Photos by Steve Martarano

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Steve Martarano

Steve Martarano

A resident of Sacramento since graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Steve spent the 1980s at The Sacramento Union, working as a sports writer, music reviewer and crime reporter, among other assignments. He's spent the last 25+ years working in government public affairs for both state and federal agencies and currently is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bay-Delta office in Sacramento. He has shot just about every local sports team for the Sacramento Press, including local colleges, the Sacramento River Cats and Sacramento Republic FC. He resides in Curtis Park with his wife Sharon.

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