Top 5 San Francisco Giants Prospects to Watch in 2019

By Lamarr Fields
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Marco Luciano, Shortstop

Marco Luciano really excites me, he signed with the Giants for $2.6 million during the 2018 International period. Luciano was the second ranked player in that class but most believed he had the highest true ceiling of that signing class. Luciano has all the tools necessary to become an elite, power hitter in Major League Baseball.

Luciano’s tools project that he can potentially hit for average, and 30 plus home runs. He has quick a wrist, and power to all fields, with exceptionally good bat speed. Luciano is 6’2″, 180 pounds and is very athletic. He probably will put on a little more weight as he continues to grow.

Luciano played shortstop in his amateur career, but most scouts think his future could be a third base with his strong throwing arm. With his amazing athletic ability, Luciano could possibly be moved to the outfield as well. Luciano will probably start the season in the Arizona rookie league, but could even see time in Short Season A ball (Salem-Kiezer) if he progresses well. Luciano’s potential is off the charts, and he was a big signing for the Giants’ future.

Taking into account all the things I have been reading and watching on Luciano, have me believing he could be something special. I think Luciano could be in the big leagues by 2023, and it could be faster if he picks up the pitching fast, which is possible with his physical attributes. I for one can not wait to watch this kid play.