San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Prospects for 2017

By Daniel Sperry
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Jun 22, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores center fielder Bryan Reynolds (20) hits an rbi single during the seventh inning against the Virginia Cavaliers in game one of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports /

Prospect Number 3: Bryan Reynolds

Reynolds is really exciting. Drafted out of Vanderbilt, Reynolds was seemingly passed up by a lot of clubs before he fell in the Giants’ lap. Reynolds numbers through college, and the cape cod summer league show he has the ability to be an everyday outfielder. He can play center field extrememly well, has a slightly above average arm and has fantastic Gap-to-Gap power.

He runs well, stealing nearly 40 bases over his three years at Vanderbilt. Through college he was nearly a .400 OBP guy, which would surely dip in the majors. He won’t ever be a 25-30hr hitter in the bigs, especially in SF. But his gap power and speed combo could easily get him a solid slugging percentage with doubles and triples. I could see him being an every-day leadoff hitter if he reaches his full potential.

Thanks to his age, he may not be that far off from the leagues. Expect him to start out in high A next season, and if he does well he could end up in Richmond by the end of the year. Reynolds has promise, and could be fast moving thanks to his age/ability. You could probably put a realistic MLB ETA around 2019 or 2020. Take a look at these highlights, for a decent look at what he brings to the plate: