SF Giants prospects rundown 5/14: Will Wilson’s hot bat

Eugene Emeralds Will Wilson (center) celebrates his 8th inning home run with Frank Labour at PK Park in Eugene.
Eugene Emeralds Will Wilson (center) celebrates his 8th inning home run with Frank Labour at PK Park in Eugene. /
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SF Giants, Conner Menez
SF Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (top) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Scottsdale Stadium. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) /

Will Wilson added a couple of extra-base hits to his already impressive total this season. Who else stood out?

Make sure to revisit our daily SF Giants prospect rundowns to keep up with each of their minor-league affiliates. If you do not feel well acclimated to the prospects throughout the farm system, you might want to revisit our prospect week articles that detailed the system from the top prospect to lower-level fringes. If you’re just interested in the biggest names, then the preseason SF Giants top 31 prospects list is the one-stop-shop for you.

SF Giants Prospects Rundown 5/14: Triple-A

Sacramento River Cats 5 at Oklahoma City Dodgers 2
Performance of the Game: Jason Krizan (2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI)

Southpaw Conner Menez reached the major leagues as a starting pitcher but was moved to the bullpen last season. He’s been getting a more extended look at Sacramento, but he is not getting stretched nearly as long as other starters. Menez struck out three and walked one in two shutout innings before handing it off to the bullpen for seven innings of work. They answered the call. Kervin Castro, Daniel Alvarez, Tyler Cyr, Sam Wolff, and Silvino Bracho combined to strike out 12 and allow just two runs.

Every starting Sacramento position player recorded a walk or hit before the game was over, but they struggled to get anything going early. Mitchell Tolman and Bryce Johnson each doubled in the fifth inning to put the River Cats on the board. Joe McCarthy doubled in another run in the sixth. Then Jason Krizan recorded an RBI-double of his own in the seventh before scoring on a single by Joey Bart (3rd-ranked prospect). Krizan drove in the final run of the game in the top of the ninth and was one of just two River Cats players to generate multiple hits (Thairo Estrada was the other).