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

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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Jun 24, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores center fielder Bryan Reynolds (20) scores during the first inning against the Virginia Cavaliers in game three of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 24, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores center fielder Bryan Reynolds (20) scores during the first inning against the Virginia Cavaliers in game three of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
  1. Bryan Reynolds OF

Similar to Quinn, Reynolds is an outfielder who was drafted by the Giants in 2016. He was taken in the second round out of Vanderbilt, a college baseball powerhouse, and is a switch hitter. He has also played in multiple levels for the Giants organization since being drafted and has been widely successful so far.

MLB Daily Dish had Reynolds ranked the 29th prospect in the 2016 draft, which suggests he had first round talent. Based on that assumption, it would appear that the Giants got a steal by drafting him 59th overall. How he fell that far is a mystery to me, but I am thankful the Giants have him.

Reynolds played for the Orleans Firebirds from the Cape Cod League in 2015—hitting .346 with 4 doubles and 8 RBI in 21 games. The most impressive stat to me though was his ability to get on base. His OBP for the 21 games he played in was .470. In addition to his 28 hits, he drew 17 walks—almost one a game.

In 2016, Reynolds began his professional career in Short Season Salem-Keizer, where he hit .312 with an OBP of .368. He hit 5 homeruns and had 30 RBI in 40 games played. Reynolds finished the year in Class-A Augusta, where he hit .317 with an OBP of .348 in 16 games. He also had 1 homerun and 8 RBI. Reynolds seems to be on the right path to becoming the Giants centerfielder of the future. He has raw power and can hit for average from both sides of the plate. Reynolds is another player fans should pay close attention to in San Jose in 2017.

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