Pitchers and Catchers for the San Francisco Giants reported on February 14th, and it has been a slow offseason for a team on the rebuild.
As the season nears, the San Francisco Giants Giants have a lot of holes to field, especially in the outfield. Maybe some of these top prospects can step up and earn playing time.
Joey Bart, Catcher
Joey Bart is the top catching prospect in baseball. Bart batted .298 with 13 home runs, 39 RBI’s with a slugging percentage of .613 in the minors. Bart also added 31 extra base hits. Bart can hit for power as well as average. Bart has quick hands his swing should allow him to cover the strike zone.
Behind the plate, Bart has good lateral quickness to block balls and has a strong and accurate throwing arm. At the Plate, Bart has been compared to Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees, with better contact and a little less power. The good thing about being compared to Shancez is not being compared to him on the catching end. The Tools are there for Bart to have a good career and he should move through the Giants farm system pretty quickly.
WIth Buster Posey only signed through the 2021 season, with a club option in 2022, it is important Bart develops nicely. Bart Probably will start the season in single A but will move up quickly. I think we will see Bart called up in the 2020 season to contribute. Who knows we could see Bart behind the plate and Posey at first base in the near future. There is no question Bart is the future of the Giants.