Top 5 San Francisco Giants Prospects to Watch in 2019

By Lamarr Fields
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Alexander Canario, Outfielder

Alexander Canario had an up and down season last year in the minors. He hit .250, with six home runs and eight stolen bases in rookie ball. Canario struggled at times making contact at the plate but did show a good eye posting a 13.0% BB rate. Canario shows good plate discipline and also does a good job a pitch recognition.

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He is raw at the plate, with a very long swing that may need to be shortened so he can make more consistent contact. Canario has raw power, but he has problems translating his power into game situations, based mainly on the swing issues above. The one thing that Canario has is speed. He can steal bases but needs to do a better job reading the pitchers. Canario only coverted on 63.4% on 41 stolen base attempts.

On defense, Canario transitioned from right field to center field which should not  e a problem for him considering his speed. He added seven outfield assists, proving Canario has a strong throwing arm.

The thing I like about Canario is he has good plate discipline at a young age. If he can shorten up his swing, he can turn in to a very good ball player. Canario will play the 2019 season in single A. I think he will get his shot in the majors in 2022.


The  Giants farm system has not been good for a while, but i think it is slowly on the rise. The Giants have a lot of young players with high potential; they need time to work on their craft and develop. If these five players can develop into good ball players, the Giants are in good hands for the future.