SF Giants Next 10 Prospects Rankings
32. Jimmy Glowenke
Highest Level: N/A
Acquired: Draft (2020)
Future-Value Grade: 35+
The second of the Giants pair of compensation picks for the free-agency departures of Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith, Jimmy Glowenke signed for a below-slot bonus that enabled the team to go over-slot on southpaws Nick Swiney and Kyle Harrison.
Glowenke is a solid prospect and was a consensus 3rd-4th round prospect. Young for his class and favored by statistical models, Glowenke only turned 21-years old this summer and produced well in college. The starting shortstop for Grand Canyon, his professional future is probably more reliant on defensive versatility around different parts of the diamond. On the Cape last year, Glowenke played second, third, and short, and put up a solid .296/.342/.385 line.
He had elbow surgery last fall and so he was unable to play in the field this spring. Before the injury, his arm was fringe for shortstop and if it doesn’t come back stronger he’ll probably be limited to second base and left field. However, he has strong fundamentals and doesn’t have too many holes.
Projecting as an above-average hitter with the potential for 10-12 home runs a year, the solid hitting middle-infield profile has been one the Giants go to profiles over the last two drafts and it tends to pay dividends. He remains a solid bet to move quickly and serve as a bench bat but might have a ceiling comparable to Donovan Solano with a strong hit-tool that enables him to tap into decent power to justify everyday playing time at second base.