No. 4: Steven Duggar, OF
- Baseball Prospectus: 7
- Baseball America: 10
- Fangraphs: 14
- Around the Foghorn: 8
- ETA: 2018
The 23 year old outfielder out of Clemson has been a nice surprise for the Giants over the last few years. Last year was his first full season in the minor leagues, and he put together a fantastic slashline, hitting .302/.388/.488/.836 across all levels (High A and AA). He has yet to play this season thanks to an injury, and is currently on the 7-Day DL. He made only five errors in his 1000+ innings in the outfield last season, and had 13 outfield assists across both levels. Duggar’s fielding has never been a question. He’s incredibly fast and could probably be a good center fielder at AT&T park. Hopefully he gets healthy and Giants fans can see him on the diamond sometime soon. When he comes back, he’ll likely end up with Richmond to start the season, thanks to the plethora of outfielders in AAA.
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No. 3: Bryan Reynolds, OF
- Baseball Prospectus: 3
- Baseball America: 4
- Fangraphs: 3
- Around the Foghorn: 3
- ETA: 2019
Reynolds was the Giants first selection of the 2016 draft. He was a consistent bat at Vanderbilt, and had fantastic numbers in the Cape Cod League. Reynolds was incredible in Short Season A-Ball with Salem-Keizer last season, slashing .312/.368/.500/.868. He has the range to play center-field, but his arm strength would likely project better for a corner outfielder. The Giants started him off in San Jose this season, and he’s slumped off a little bit over the last few weeks, going from .283 to .244 in the span of five games. Reynolds has also struck out a whole lot this season, with a little less than a 3/1 K:BB ratio. He projects to be a better bat than that, so hopefully he gets it going sometime soon.