SF Giants Instructional League Roster: Infielders
Top 31 Prospects
Will Wilson, Logan Wyatt, Marco Luicano, Sean Roby, Casey Schmitt, and Luis Toribio all have advanced hit tools with a various array of other tools. Check out their scouting reports in the updated midseason SF Giants prospect rankings.
Best Remaining Prospect
Tyler Fitzgerald, last year’s fourth-round pick out of Louisville, projects at 45-50 grades across the board and has a shot to become an everyday shortstop. If not, he has a solid versatile bench bat profile as well. He struggled in a taste of Class-A ball last year but did very well at the AZL and Short-Season.
2019 Draft Prospects
Connor Cannon and Dilan Rosario were two of my favorite sleeper draft prospects from the Giants 2019 class. Cannon has 70 or 80-grade raw power and has an upper 90s fastball, but is limited to first base and has a long injury history. Rosario’s scouting report had an advanced feel defensively at shortstop with a minimal power bat, but in his short pro sample, he was generating plenty of extra-base hits.
Simon Whiteman was below-slot signing out of Yale where he played shortstop and racked up steals in college. In his pro debut, he stole 31 bases in just 69 games between Salem-Keizer and Augusta. He did struggle defensively at short and might be limited to second base in the future.
Garrett Frechette was a long projectible power-hitting corner bat going into his senior year in high school, but then he contracted mono, lost weight, and failed to generate any power. The Giants trusted his ability to rebuild his strength and nabbed him in the fifth round anyway. He wasn’t overmatched in rookie ball, but also wasn’t able to generate much power.
2020 Draft Prospects
Jimmy Glowenke took a below-slot signing bonus in the Competitive Balance Round B, but was a legitimate third or fourth round prospect out of Grand Canyon University. He’s hit wherever he’s been and that should carry over to the pros. Defensively, he’ll probably have to shift to second base from shortstop, but has enough of a bat to handle that transition.
Recent International Free Agent Signings
Ghordy Santos struggled in two seasons in the Dominican Summer League, never hitting above .225, but then hit .314/.398/.430 in his stateside debut in 2019. Granted, his .426 BABIP left a reason for concern. He’s always had a high strikeout rate and that remains the case. Still, he already ranks as one of the best defensive infielders in the entire system. He played mostly second base last season but should be able to handle shortstop as well.