SF Giants Prospects

San Francisco Giants: Final 2019 Top 30 Prospects (30-21)

By Marc Delucchi
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25. OF Luis Matos

Age: 17
Acquired: IFA (2018)
Future Value: 35+
Stock: +1 spot

Luis Matos was the third member of the San Francisco Giants trio of International free-agent signings last summer, highlighted by Marco Luciano and Jairo Pomares. While Pomares and Luciano debuted stateside, Matos was held back in the Dominican Summer League.

From the jump, Matos consistently seemed too good for the DSL. After putting up a .362/.430/.570 line while stealing 20 bases in 55 games, Matos was finally promoted to the Arizona League. He went 7-for-16 in five games before the rookie ball season concluded.

Speed is currently his calling card, rating as a plus tool. However, almost every tool projects as a potential 50. He’ll likely have to stick in center field to be an above-average everyday player, but if he loses a step, he projects as a contact-oriented fourth outfielder.

While it’s unusual for a player to see full-season ball without playing with Low-A Salem-Keizer, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Matos start next season with the Single-A Augusta Greenjackets.