San Francisco Giants: The Good and the Bad from the First Week
Joey Bart has come into camp as advertised. He is the San Francisco Giants number one prospect, and he has played the part.
So far, he has 4 hits in 7 at-bats including a home run, a double, and 1 RBI. That is a lot of production to pack into 7 at-bats.
Even more impressive is how he has hit the ball. He is the second batter in the video below, and he wallops a pitch over the left field fence.
Bart is known for his defense as well. However, it is good to see his bat get going so early.
Gerardo Parra has quickly created some distance from the competition with his play. He also brings an energetic personality to the field and clubhouse.
Parra has 2 hits in 8 at-bats including a home run. While he will not win a home run derby anytime soon, Parra is known for hitting for a decent average as evidenced by his .278 career batting average.
In addition to his bat, Parra is known for offering above-average defense. Though, his days of being a Gold Glove center fielder are over, he still can be an above-average corner outfielder.
Lastly, Yangervis Solarte seems to be making a good first impression. Similar to Parra, Solarte is a bit of a spark plug.
Solarte has 4 hits in 10 at-bats including a home run, a triple, and 3 RBI. He was having a nice season in 2018 before an injury in the second half of the season really impacted his production. If healthy, he could be a nice under-the-radar addition for the San Francisco Giants.