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San Francisco Giants top prospect update from MiLB week 1

Joey Bart spent an extended portion of 2019 in the California League where Jen Ramos got to see the SF Giants prospect up close. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Joey Bart spent an extended portion of 2019 in the California League where Jen Ramos got to see the SF Giants prospect up close. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 20: Aramis Garcia #77 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a portrait during a MLB photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

C Aramis Garcia, Triple-A Sacramento River Cats

While runs have been at a premium for the MLB team, the River Cats have had no such problem, averaging an impressive 7.3 runs per game through the first six games of the season. That includes a three-game stretch against Tacoma where they plated 32 runs in three games.

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Catcher and No. 21-ranked prospect Aramis Garcia has played his part in the team’s hot start.

The 26-year-old backstop enjoyed a late-season cup of coffee with the big league club last year, hitting .286/.308/.492 with four home runs in 65 plate appearances.

Even with that performance, the Giants still opted to go outside the organization to replace Nick Hundley as Buster Posey’s primary backup, adding several low-cost veterans before settling on Erik Kratz.

Despite losing out on an Opening Day roster spot, Garcia still had an .800 OPS with four home runs during spring training, and that good form seems to have carried over to the start of the Pacific Coast League season.

The 26-year-old is 4-for-16 with one double, one home runs and five RBI in his first 19 plate appearances, good for a .500 slugging percentage.

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As much as any prospect in the system, Garcia is a good bet to see MLB playing time at some point this year, so it will be interesting to see how things progress for him in Sacramento.

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