San Francisco Giants: Introducing the 2018 Farm Teams
San Jose Giants (High A)
Manager: Lipso Nava
Pitchers: Melvin Adon, Sandro Cabrera, Michael Cederoth, Carlos Diaz, Mac Marshall, Rodolfo Martinez, Conner Menez, DJ Myers, Dylan Rheault, Nolan Riggs, Patrick Ruotolo, Raffi Vizcaino, Logan Webb
Catchers: Jeff Arnold, Matt Winn,
Infielders: Gio Brusa, Frandy De La Rosa, Wander Franco, Jalen Miller, Brandon Van Horn
Outfielders: Sandro Fabian, Joneshwy Fargas, Jacob Heyward, Bryce Johnson, Heath Quinn
Top 30 Prospects: Fabian (6), Quinn (12), Adon (19)
The Low-Down: There aren’t as high profile prospects in San Jose as some would like. But that doesn’t mean they’re hurting for talent. Adon is the major pitching prospect they have down there this year. You also have two, very good outfielders in Quinn and Fabian. If you’re heading down to Municipal Stadium in San Jose this season, those are your guys to keep an eye on.
As for someone who isn’t on the top-30 list that you should pay attention to? Look no further than Bryce Johnson. Johnson is a sixth round draft pick out of Sam Houston State, and he was impressive both at the plate and in the outfield in Short Season ball with Salem-Kizer. He’s not a power hitter, but he got on base frequently with his .400 OBP and .329 batting average. He also stole 25 bases. In the outfield, he never made an error in 400+ innings, and even had eight outfield assists. He’s a speed/contact guy, so look for his average and defense to shine through.