SF Giants Prospects Rundown 5/5: Class-A
Fresno Grizzlies 10 at San Jose Giants 4
Performance of the Game: Alexander Canario (2-3, 2B, BB, K)
The lone winless Giants affiliate that has begun their season thus far, the SJ Giants continued to show their youth on Wednesday. 2020 fifth-round selection Ryan Murphy struggled in his professional debut, allowing five runs (three earned) across four innings of work, but admittedly had a lot go wrong beyond his pitching. At one point in the top of the third, a run scored on a fielding error by first baseman Tyler Flores followed by a wild pitch followed by a throwing error by second baseman Jimmy Glowenke. Murphy had committed a throwing error of his own, which allowed Drew Romo to reach base the inning prior. In the end, the SJ Giants committed four errors in the game. For those peripherals hounds out there, Murphy did manage four strikeouts and zero walks.
Offensively, many of the prospects are continuing to struggle against full-season pitching. Glowenke scored a pair of runs on two doubles, and Alexander Canario (10th) managed another multi-hit day, raising his early-season triple-slash to a very fun .800/.875/1.600. Otherwise, the team managed just four hits. Marco Luciano (1st) did knock a two-RBI double that was responsible for half of the team’s runs on the day and his first extra-base hit of the season. On the other side of things at the plate, 2020 second-round pick Casey Schmitt finished the day 0-5 with three punchouts.
Kanoa Pagan followed Murphy with a couple of quiet innings before Luis Moreno entered and labored through three innings. In the seventh, another Flores error helped the Grizzlies plate two before a single, double, intentional walk, and triple in the ninth brought Fresno’s tally to 10.
All four of the organization’s full-season affiliates are finally scheduled to take the field tomorrow. We’ll be back with looks at the SF Giants farm system throughout the minor-league season.