San Francisco Giants: How the Farm System Fared this Season
Jesus Tona-Salem Keizer-RHP
The Right Handed Reliever from Venezuela struck out 41 in 31 innings and only walked eight. He brought in tow his 0.87 ERA as well. A strong showing from his first look at extended play.
Matt Frisbe-Salem Keizer-RHP
The 15th round draft pick of 2018 for the San Francisco Giants was on a bit of an innings limit, but didn’t disappoint. He threw 27.1 innings striking out 36 and only walking 13. His strong performance will certainly help his case to be a starter in Augusta next year.
David Villar-Salem Keizer-3B
Villar looked like the steal of the draft for the Giants, as he blasted 13 homers to tie with top prospect Joey Bart. He slashed .279/.332/.549/.881 in 226 At-Bats. The Giants 11th round draft pick certainly made some noise this summer and will certainly get close to the top-30 this offseason.
Gavin may not be a top prospect in the Giants eyes but he put together a very strong season in Augusta. He made 20 starts there before finishing his season in San Jose. He put together a 2.08 ERA and struck out 111 over 95 innings. He only walked 37.
Slania has been in and around prospect boards in the past, but wasn’t there this season. He had a solid season as a reliever after the Giants decided to convert him to a starter for 2017. He struggled, and now he had another solid season as a reliever. Slania threw 70.1 innings and struck out 69 for a 2.43 ERA. His whip was a nice and low 1.05 as well. He’s no Ray Black, but he could have that type of journey to the big leagues.
Jones had another solid season in Sacramento, and you have to be reminded he’s only 24. It wasn’t near as good as his 2017 season in Sacramento, but he showed some signs of improvement when it came to his plate discipline, and you’ve seen equal success in his big league stints as he had in 2017, except for the fact he’s put up the same production of homers and RBI, but in 140 less AB’s. Watch him going forward.