San Francisco Giants: Players in San Jose to Keep an Eye on in 2017

By Justin Rodgers
Oct 11, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; A general view of ATT&T Park during game four of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball game. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; A general view of ATT&T Park during game four of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball game. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a San Francisco Giants baseball hat and glove during the game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Giants 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a San Francisco Giants baseball hat and glove during the game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Giants 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
  1. Heath Quinn OF

Quinn is a right-handed hitting and throwing outfielder, drafted by the Giants in the 3rd round of the 2016 draft. Since Quinn was drafted not so long ago, I believe it is important to talk about his stats as a player in college, as well as in the Cape Cod League, in addition to his rapid ascension through the minor leagues.

Quinn had a phenomenal college career, capped off by hitting .343 with 21 homeruns and 77 RBI, according to The Baseball Cube. In the Cape Cod league in 2015, Quinn hit .314 with an OBP of .384, 4 homeruns and 16 RBI in 39 games.

So far, Quinn’s professional career has been much of the same story. He has an excellent bat that can hit for both power and average, which is something the San Francisco Giants need in the future with the uncertainty surrounding their outfielders. Quinn had a busy 2016 season, playing at three different levels over the course of the season. In the Arizona Fall League, he went 3 for 5 in two games before moving up to Salem-Keizer. In Salem-Keizer he played in 54 games, accumulating a batting average of .337 while blasting 9 homeruns and tallying 34 RBI. In addition, he had 19 doubles, 1 triple, and an OBP of .423.

The 2016 season did not end there for Quinn, as he went on to finish the 2016 season in Class-A San Jose. He only appeared in four games, but hit .353 with one double and an OBP of .423. His ability to successfully hit at every level he has played in thus far is encouraging, and something to look forward to in 2017. He has rose through the ranks quickly since being drafted, and it will be intriguing to see if he will continue to do so.

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