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San Francisco Giants Farm Report: Quinn and Reynolds tearing it up in San Jose

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
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The San Francisco Giants drafted two big-time outfielders in the 2016 MLB Draft. Both are now in San Jose, and are currently tearing it up.

Every single minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants is in last place at the moment. And while the organization has said they want to have a winning minor league system to help instill the culture of winning from an early point in the organization, team results really don’t matter too much in the long run. What does matter? Player development and prospect success.

The Giants drafted two outfielders within their first five picks in the 2016 MLB Draft, Bryan Reynolds and Heath Quinn. Both were big-time college bats, with a good mix of power and plate discipline. Both are absolutely tearing up Cal-League Pitching.

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Bryan Reynolds has the benefit of an injury-free season to help boost his numbers over a long period of time. He did go through a slump that saw his average dip to .244 on May 13th. Since then, he’s rebounded to a nice .301/.347/.422/.769 slash-line, and is second on the team in total bases behind short-stop Ryan Howard. He’s got three assists to two errors in his 412.2 innings in the outfield this year.

Heath Quinn started the year off with a hammate-bone injury in his hand. He wasn’t able to join the team until May, but has since been making a mark since he joined the Club. Quinn has five homers and six doubles in just under 80 official at-bats since he started the year. His 45 total bases has him jumping up into the totals of those who have played 40+ games this season for San Jose. Quinn has only appeared in 20 so far. His current slash-line is a nice .308/.357/.577/.934.

The Giants were really waiting to see what they had in their outfield draft of 2016. Not only are these two having a good showing in San Jose, late round draft pick, Gio Brusa, has been doing pretty well. Brusa doesn’t boast the high average type hitting that someone like Reynolds and Quinn do, but he boasts some good power, and that’s what they’ve seen so far. While his average is sitting at .250, and he leads the team in strikeouts, Brusa still has an OBP over .300. His current slash-line is .250/.313/.451/.765.

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Together this trio has pretty much lead the offense of the San Jose Giants. All three college-bats, all three with a good plate approach, and all three have good power. Hopefully a couple of these guys make their mark and can work their way up to the big-leagues. The Giants haven’t been able to develop a big-time outfielder in decades, so their current hope might lie in one of these three.

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