Cow Tipping with Erin: San Francisco Giants prospect Matt Duffy
Mar 6, 2015; Surprise, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants second basemanMatt Duffy
hits a home run against the Texas Rangers during a spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
This is the third edition in the second season of “Cow Tipping”. Each week, I will feature a San Francisco Giants prospect from one of our farm teams.
For this week’s edition of “Cow Tipping” I am going to focus on San Francisco Giants Short Stop Matt Duffy. Duffy was drafted by the Giants in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft from California State University, Long Beach. He was brought up from the Richmond Flying Squirrels to play in the Bigs on August 1, 2014. Duffy was sent back down just a few days later when Angel Pagan was re-activated. He was soon to return to the Giants to help breathe life back into what almost looked like a fading season for the team.
Duffy currently holds a spot on the 40-Man Roster with the Giants. He will also hold a World Series ring in his hand come April 18.
Duffy ended his 2014 season in the Minors with 97 GP, 367 AB, 122 H, 3 HR, and 62 RBI. With the Giants, during the regular season, Duffy had 34 GP, 60 AB, 16 H, 0 HR, and 8 RBI. In the postseason, Duffy played 8 games, had 6 AB, with 2 R, 1 H, 0 HR and 0 RBI.
During today’s Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with 2 outs, Duffy hit an RBI Triple, driving home Ehire Adrianza, in the bottom of the 7th inning. This helped extend the Giants lead 3-0 against the Diamondbacks. As he rounded the bases from 1st to 3rd, I realized we have another hot-rod on our hands. This kid has got wheels.
His Spring Training stats may give us a sneak-peek at to what we should expect in the upcoming season: 9 GP, 23 AB, 8 H, 1 HR, and 3 RBI. I look forward to seeing what this kid may have to offer in the regular season as a part of the orange and black.