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SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 3: Luis Castillo #58 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 3, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 3: Luis Castillo #58 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 3, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – APRIL 30: Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at bat against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 30, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – APRIL 30: Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at bat against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 30, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

No. 3 San Francisco Giants Loss: OF Bryan Reynolds

2019 Stats: 44 PA, .357/.386/.571, 7 XBH (1 HR), 4 RBI, 3 R
2019 WAR: 0.2

A corner outfielder with good on-base skills and some pop?

Sounds like exactly what the San Francisco Giants have been looking for all season.

Viewed as a first-round talent at the onset of his junior season at Vanderbilt, Bryan Reynolds slipped to the second round after an inconsistent spring and the Giants happily scooped him up with the No. 59 overall pick.

He immediately made his mark, hitting .313/.363/.484 with 24 extra-base hits in 56 games after signing while reaching Single-A.

That was followed by a .312/.364/.462 line that included 26 doubles, nine triples and 10 home runs at High-A in his full-season debut.

That was enough to make him the prospect centerpiece of the deal to acquire Andrew McCutchen prior to the 2018 season, and he continued to impress with the jump to Double-A in the Pirates organization.

A red-hot start at Triple-A to start the 2019 campaign earned him a call-up to the majors, and he has continued to show an advanced approach and extra-base pop in his first taste of MLB action.

The 24-year-old is still getting settled in at the big league level, and this is one that could sting more and more in coming years.

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