SF Giants Prospects Rundown 5/6: High-A
Eugene Emeralds 8 at Spokane 4
Performance of the Game: Logan Wyatt (2-2, 2 R, RBI, 3 BB)
Seth Corry was easily the most exciting pitching prospect in the Giants organization heading into 2020. In his lone season at Class-A Augusta, Corry struck out 172 batters in just 122.2 innings pitched, recording a 1.76 ERA as a 20-year-old. Kyle Harrison has taken a lot of Corry’s luster, but that could change quickly if Corry shows the improved command necessary to utilize his intriguing three-pitch mix.
In his first appearance at High-A, Corry was far from his sharpest self. While an Ismael Munguia throwing error only made things worse, the 2017 third-round selection walked five batters and surrendered five hits in just 2.1 innings of work. Naturally, with that much congestion on the basepaths, four runners crossed the plate (two earned). Corry did show off some of his swing-and-miss stuff, striking out three. Quickly behind, manager Dennis Pelfrey handed the ball over to five different relievers who kept the Emeralds within striking distance, allowing just three baserunners and striking out 14 in 7.2 shutout innings.
Diego Rincones and Hunter Bishop drove in the Emeralds’ first two runs with doubles, but the team trailed until Patrick Bailey tied the game in the top of the ninth inning. Then, in the tenth inning, the offense finally exploded, with Rincones and Munguia each going deep, rounding out another impressive all-around offensive performance. In each of Eugene’s first three games, every offensive starter has recorded a hit or walk.
2019 second-round pick Logan Wyatt has picked up exactly where he last left off in the minors. The unique first baseman had easily the best strike-zone awareness of any player throughout his college career at Louisville. Still, many wondered if he would ever consistently generate much power. Thus far in 2021, Wyatt has hilariously mimicked the extremes of his scouting report, walking six times in 15 plate appearances while knocking five hits, but none for extra bases.