San Jose Giants
Record: 22-16, 2nd in CAL League North
The San Jose Giants are off to a good start, which was the opposite of last year’s happenings. This team is pitching really well, and hitting really well. A few of the Giants former top 30 prospects are actually two of the Giants’ biggest contributors. Jalen Miller leads the team in total bases, and possesses a slash-line of .285/.348/.444/.792. Fellow former Top-30 inhabitant, Gio Brusa has also hit for the cycle, and clubbed 5 homers while leading the team in RBI.
The pitching staff is off to an OK start, but it’s always hard to pitch in the hitter friendly CAL League. Logan Webb has showed well in his first full season debut. The 21 year old has spent a lot of time in short season scenarios since being drafted in 2014. He has a 2.35 ERA in 23 innings, but his WHIP is quite high at 1.50. One starter who has showed out pretty well in extended innings is Conor Menez. He has the highest inning total of any starter, lowest ERA, and lowest WHIP of them all. Still not great at 1.20, but better than what the other starter’s peripherals are at.
Top 30 prospects:
- #6, Sandro Fabian: .227/.269/.336/.605; 5 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 38 K, 6 BB
- #12, Heath Quinn: .315/.370/.491/.860; 10 2B, 3HR, 15 RBI; 2 Errors
- #18, Melvin Adon: 0-3, 5.40 ERA, 40 IP, 35K, 17BB, 1.58 WHIP, .295 op AVG
- #30, Bryce Johnson: .267/.360/.321/.681; 5 2B, 3B, 11 RBI, 5 SB
For those not on the top 30 performing well, we’ve touched on the former top 30 guys, but Wander Franco has a .306 average and 15 doubles. Matt Winn, a catcher, is absolutely tearing it up as well. In 90 ABs he is slashing .300/.376/.600/.976 with 5 homers, 8 doubles, 2 triples, and 16 RBI.
Next we head over to Richmond, to check on the Flying Squirrels.