San Francisco Giants: Bryan Reynolds to Play for US Team in All-Star Futures Game
By Jake Mastroianni
Bryan Reynolds stock as a minor league prospect for the San Francisco Giants continues to rise as he was selected to play on the US team for the All-Star Futures Game.
The game will be held at Marlins Park on Sunday, July 9 at 1 p.m. PCT as part of the All-Star week festivities. It will be televised on MLB Network and MLB.com.
The San Francisco Giants selected Reynolds in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft. If was their first pick of the draft.
He was taken out of Vanderbilt University where he hit .330 as a junior with a team-high 13 home runs.
Reynolds was immediately assigned to the Low-A team where he hit .312 in 154 at-bats with 5 home runs.
He was then promoted to their A-Ball team in Augusta where he hit .317 in 63 at-bats.
MLB.com ranked him as the third best San Francisco Giants prospect coming into the 2017 season.
Reynolds has lived up to those expectations thus far hitting .311 in 264 at-bats with 4 home runs, 37 runs scored and 29 RBI for High-A San Jose.
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It’s only a matter of time before Reynolds is moved up to Double-A.
He’s still just 22 years old, but he’s moving through the system the way you expect a polished college bat to do.
Reynolds has played all three outfield positions during his brief minor league career, but I think he ends up in a corner outfield spot as his power develops. It would be great if he can stick in center field, as I think most of the San Francisco Giants other outfield prospects fit in a corner better.
Tyler Beede, also from Vanderbilt, played in the Futures Game for the San Francisco Giants in 2015.
Look for Reynolds to earn an invite to spring training next year, and then possibly get his first taste of the big leagues in 2018 if he continues progressing at this pace.
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He is a very good hitter who comes with some speed and pop. The San Francisco Giants could definitely use him in the outfield sooner rather than later.