SF Giants coach Alyssa Nakken joined NBC Sports Bay Area’s “Giants Talk Podcast” this week. On the show, co-hosted by Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, Nakken was asked about two of the Giants’ top prospects: Heliot Ramos and Hunter Bishop. Nakken was extremely complimentary of the two young outfielders on and off the field.
"“They are two of the most exciting people I’ve ever been around and that’s not even just talking about their athletic ability… They’re just really two awesome dudes that have bright futures in this game. They bring so much energy every single day.”"
SF Giants coach Alyssa Nakken called outfield prospects Hunter Bishop and Heliot Ramos “two of the most exciting people I’ve ever been around.”
Ramos currently ranks as the fourth-best prospect in the Giants organization. Easily the star of spring training, Ramos won the Barry Nugent Award, which is given to the most impressive player in their first major-league camp. This spring, the 2017 first-round pick hit an incredible .417/.432/.750 with three doubles and three home runs. His preseason performance was highlighted by a two-home run performance against the Cincinnati Reds.
Bishop, the Giants’ first-round selection in 2019, is currently the sixth-best prospect in the organization. The young outfielder only received nine at-bats this spring but recorded a pair of hits, a double, and a walk.
Regardless of what they did on the field, though, both Ramos and Bishop have a long way to go before reaching their full potential. Building strong relationships with coaches should help both of them continue to learn and develop. It’s great to see both prospects make such a positive impression behind the scenes.
Outfielders Hunter Bishop and Heliot Ramos are two of the most exciting young prospects in the SF Giants organization. This spring, the two former first-round picks showed their impressive potential while making a positive impression with the Giants’ coaching staff. It’s hard to envision a more successful camp.