Each week, “Cow Tipping” will feature a San Francisco Giants’ prospect from one of our farm teams.
I saw Catcher Andrew Susac at Spring Training last year and have had my eye on him as a prospect ever since. This was after he was called up as a non-roster invitee that year to join the Giants in Scottsdale. This past Friday, he was the MiLB’s Featured Player of the Day during the Giants game against the Minnesota Twins, which is why I decided to feature him in this week’s “Cow Tipping”.
Born and raised in Northern California, Andrew Susac was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the Second Round of the First-Year Player Draft in 2011, fresh out of Oregon State University. He has been named the Giants’ Number 13 prospect prior to the 2014 season. On July 10, 2013, he was named the EAS Mid-Season All Star while he was with the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA).
Before playing with the Flying Squirrels, he was with the San Jose Giants (Class Advanced A) in 2012. In 2013, he played both First Base as well as Catcher in Richmond. This season, he is currently playing in Fresno with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.
In his 3 seasons in the Minors, Susac has played in 214 games, with 719 at-bats, 107 runs and 27 homeruns. He holds a batting average of .253 with 118 RBI. He is definitely on the fast track to holding a position in the Big Leagues. In a recent game against the Reno Aces, Susac went 2-for-3 with 2 home runs. He has hit 5 of his 6 home runs this season in the last 10 games.
Currently, the Giants are not looking to fill their Catcher position. However, with Buster Posey seeing more play time at First Base this season, there may be a chance Susac could see some Major League action sooner than we think.