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San Francisco Giants Minor League Report: How are the top 10 prospects faring?

May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Christian Arroyo (22) hits a three run go ahead double against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Christian Arroyo (22) hits a three run go ahead double against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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No. 6: Sandro Fabian, OF

  • Baseball Prospectus: 8
  • Baseball America: 8
  • Fangraphs: 8
  • Around the Foghorn: N/A
  • ETA: 2020

The 19 year old outfielder signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2014. He was highly rated coming out of the Arizona Rookie League. He hit .340 with a .522 slugging percentage. We didn’t have him ranked, because we frankly didn’t know much about him. To start 2017, he’s been playing in the SAL with Full-A affiliate, Augusta Green-Jackets. He’s slashing just .248/.267/.380/.647 and is striking out a ton. He’s still quite young, so the Giants can afford to have a little patience with him. Fabian is definitely a project, but has all the tools to be a good prospect. They’ll likely move him slowly so he can really build up over each level, and frankly that’s the smart thing to do with a prospect as raw as he is.

No. 5: Chris Shaw, LF/1B

  • Baseball Prospectus: 4
  • Baseball America: 3
  • Fangraphs: 11
  • Around the Foghorn: 5
  • ETA: 2018

Shaw has become the intriguing prospect. While he crushed pitching in San Jose (Adv. A) last season, he got the move up to Richmond (AA). He really struggled there as he ran into better pitching, especially since the Eastern League is known as being a pitcher’s league. His last month was an encouraging sign, as he hit four homers and hit .276.

To start this season in Richmond he’s slashing .293/.394/.483/.877 and has four homers. 14 of his 34 hits have been extra base hits, and his K/BB ratio is nearly 1/1. These are quite good signs if he holds this patter into June. If his numbers still look like that come June 1st, he might end up in Sacramento. Another fun thing wish shaw is the fact that even though he’s rated as a top 10 1B prospect in baseball according to MLBPipeline.com, he’s been getting some decent time in Left Field this year. His play out in left has even drawn some recognition from Bruce Bochy, who doesn’t say a whole lot about prospects that often.

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