Look Out for San Francisco Giants Prospect Bryan Reynolds
By Jessica Suzette Mendoza
Earlier this month, top prospect Christian Arroyo got the call to suit up and join the San Francisco Giants. Another prospect that I think you should keep an eye on is Bryan Reynolds.
Before Arroyo made his big league debut, he was apart of the Giants list of top prospects in their farm system. That list also includes Tyler Beede and Ty Blach.
Beede is pitching with the Sacramento Rivercats, while Ty Blach is taking over Madison Bumgarner’s rotation spot before he returns.
There are few more prospects players in the Giants farm system, but one player that I think to watch out for would be Reynolds.
Why Reynolds? I’m picking him because the Giants need help with their outfield problem, and I his skills can contribute to the team.
Here are a few good reasons why:
Let’s start with his college days at Vanderbilt University. Reynolds is a switch hitter and throughout his freshman year he averaged .338 and slugged .480.
More from Around the Foghorn
- SF Giants: Reliever Reyes Moronta clears outright waivers
- SF Giants sign veteran 1B John Nogowski to minor league deal
- SF Giants call on veteran LHP Scott Kazmir for big start against Padres
- SF Giants: Update on Alex Dickerson’s rehab assignment
- Atlanta claims SF Giants C Chadwick Tromp off waivers
During his sophomore year, he hit .318/.388/.462 with 17 steals. In his junior year, Reynolds hit .330 with 32 extra base hits, 57 RBI in 62 games.
During the Cape Cod League, Reynolds averaged .346 with three steals.
As for his defensive moves, along with his speed, Reynolds is able to cover plenty of ground in center field, but he could help at the corners too.
During the 2016 MLB Draft, baseball analyst believed Reynolds would have been an earlier pick in the draft, however, teams passed him up until the Giants decided to draft the young outfielder from Vanderbilt with the 59th overall pick.
Last year, his first year with the San Jose Giants, he hit .313/.363/.464 including17 doubles, 38 RBI and 6 home runs. Not bad for someone fresh out of college.
According to Fangraph, Reynolds is ranked number three in the top prospect list for the Giants.
Next: A Look at the San Francisco Giants Last Five First Round Draft Picks
Now, I know it’s going to be a few years for Reynolds to make his debut in the big leagues, but if he still continues to play and advance his skills to a higher level, he will most likely come up sooner. Only time will tell.