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San Francisco Giants: Handing out team awards for April

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 24: Kevin Pillar #1 (C) of the San Francisco Giants and teammates celebrate following victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in a MLB game at Rogers Centre on April 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 24: Kevin Pillar #1 (C) of the San Francisco Giants and teammates celebrate following victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in a MLB game at Rogers Centre on April 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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San Francisco Giants—Top Prospect Performer of April

Whilst the big league club has struggled, there have been some excellent April performances from the minor league ranks.

In his first five starts at Double-A, MLB.com’s No. 5-ranked prospect Logan Webb has struck out 31 batters and walked just seven, on his way to posting a 2.00 ERA.

No.1 prospect Joey Bart was off to a flying start before a fractured left hand halted his progress. The 2018 first-round pick slashed .270/.341/.541 with two home runs, two doubles, and a triple in his first ten games at High-A.

The prospect of the month, however, has been 19-year-old outfielder Heliot Ramos.

Ramos has hit .270/.422/.587 in 19 games for the San Jose Giants. With 10 of his 17 hits going for extra bases, including a team-leading five home runs, he has ably demonstrated his impressive power tool.

He has also shown much-improved plate discipline so far, walking in 16.9 percent of his plate appearances, which compares very favorably with last year’s 6.5 percent walk rate.

The recent news that Ramos could miss up to six weeks with a knee injury is a real blow, and hopefully, that time on the sidelines will not derail his fantastic start to the season.

Regardless, Ramos has shown brightest of all the Giants prospects thus far, and he fully deserves the plaudits he is receiving.

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