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I emailed Bryan Murphy, of McCovey Chronicles to ask for scouting reports on the 3 players we picked up in the Pillar trade and this is what he sent back:

Derek Law stalled out with the Giants even before Farhan Zaidi took over as President of Baseball Operations. He was at one point considered to be the closer of the future, but very soon after a very nice first season in 2016, he lost his command and then his spot on the 25-man roster before finally being removed from the 40-man this past spring. Was sold on the basis of a power fastball and hook of a curveball -- the former pitch really operates more in the 92-94 mode and doesn’t overpower while the hook can’t find the zone.

Alen Hanson has some pop off the bench and his speed and enthusiasm led to this remarkable play against the Cubs:

He had an .817 OPS in the first half last season, but after a .558 second half and a very bad spring, the Giants deemed him expendable. Plays an okay-ish second base and short stop. Just 26, so could still become something, especially with the power in his bat.

Juan De Paula was part of the Andrew McCutchen trade last fall and projects to be a bullpen piece down the line. The Giants’ system is so terribly thin that he was in their top 15 after being acquired. Sort of a lottery ticket type arm -- mid-90s fastball.

Kevin Pillar was very emotion talking about the trade:

We sometimes forget that these are people whose lives are shaken up in these deals.

The Giants say he is expected to be in uniform for them tonight.

And there are a whole bunch of tweets telling us how things are going to shake out:

Where Hanson fits:

I’d imagine Urena will be going to Buffalo, but I guess we’ll see.

On Pillar:

What do Kevin’s teammates think about him:

One last one: