SF Giants Instructional League Roster: Catchers
Patrick Bailey was the SF Giants first-round pick in 2020 out of NC State and Ricardo Genoves has slowly moved through the lower minor leagues before blowing up last year at Salem-Keizer and reaching Augusta.
Best Remaining Prospect
Rayner Santana had an impressive 2019 season in his pro debut at the DSL. The young catcher his 10 homers alongside an impressive .294/.439/.553 triple-slash. His expected stateside debut in 2020 would have been one of the funner things to watch in the lower minors. He turned 18 in August so he’s still incredibly young and could be a candidate to shoot up prospect lists with a strong 2021.
2020 Draft Prospects
Brett Auerbach and Rob Emery were both signed as undrafted free agents and should offer system catching depth. Auerbach could have very easily been drafted and has the ability to play on the infield and outfield as well. He lacks power, but has a good feel for hitting. If he can make enough hard-contact, he seems built to be a future as a big-league backup. Emery is older and has less flexibility, but hit .381/.451/.540 in the pandemic shortened college season at USF.
Recent International Free Agents
Adrian Sugastey was a part of the 2019-20 IFA class and was ranked the top available prospect out of Panama. He hasn’t made his pro debut yet, but is the same age as Santana. He received a $525k signing bonus and has a plus arm with strong makeup. He also hit .370/.481./.481 in the Panamanian Youth League.