SF Giants Prospects Are Hitting Bombs At Instructional League

Catching prospect Ricardo Genoves with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. (Volcbase Superstitions Ar 09)
Catching prospect Ricardo Genoves with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. (Volcbase Superstitions Ar 09) /
SF Giants, Prospects, Ricardo Genoves
One of the SF Giants top prospects, catcher Ricardo Genoves with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. (Volcbase Superstitions Ar 09) /

While many SF Giants prospects are back on the field in the instructional league, fans have mostly been shut out from the action. However, some players have taken to social media to share some big flies.

Thus far, the SF Giants (and most MLB teams) have ignored fans’ pleas to have ways to keep up with prospects at the instructional league. While many of the best prospects in baseball are seeing their first official game action in months, fans have not been able to live stream or even find box scores for nearly every game.

Instead, our only glimpses into the Giants work have come from individual players’ social media accounts. Luckily, it seems like a few have been ready to show off some big flies on their Instagram accounts. So sit back, scroll down, and take in some Giants prospect home runs.

SF Giants Prospect HRs: Ricardo Genoves and Luis Matos

Ricardo Genoves is a burly catcher who showed an advanced feel to hit last season and reached Class-A Augusta. Luis Matos has electric bat speed and could have the range to play center field down the road. He also clearly knows how to enjoy a blast.

Genoves only posted his highlight on his Instagram story, so I screengrabbed it before it went offline later today. However, Matos’ was posted on his Instagram. Since I posted Genoves’ highlight in a thread that already included the Venezuelan outfielder’s bomb, I figured it would be redundant to embed the homer twice.

Both Genoves and Matos ranked among the organization’s 31-best prospects in our most updated ranking and you can check out their full scouting reports there. Genoves ranked 18th and received a 40+ future-value grade. Matos ranked 7th overall, ahead of 2020 first-round pick Patrick Bailey, and received a 45+ future-value grade.

A previous version of this story included a video of Dilan Rosario homering from earlier this year that was not at the Instructional League.

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Hopefully, the SF Giants reverse course and begin providing fans with more content from instructs. If they don’t though, we’ll be happy to keep you up to date on all the highlights we get from the organization’s top prospects.