The 25-year-old was assigned to the San Francisco Giants High-A affiliate, the San Jose Giants, so he is not on the cusp of forcing his way on to the San Francisco Giants roster.
While he is not considered a prospect at this stage of his career, he was targeted by Farhan Zaidi for a reason. With Zaidi’s reputation for finding diamonds in the rough, every transaction like this is worth dissecting.
Interestingly, Maris was never actually selected in the actual amateur draft. Rather, he was signed as an undrafted free agent out of UC Santa Barbara in 2015 by the Tamp Bay Rays.