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SF Giants: Prospects stock up and stock down through first month

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 first baseman Wyatt Logan #88 poses during media day at Scottsdale Stadium. (MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports) /

SF Giants Prospects Early MiLB Season Stock Down Part 2

Logan Wyatt

Logan Wyatt is also off to a very slow start for the Eugene Emeralds, ranking in the bottom five in multiple offensive categories and ranking dead last in terms of slugging percentage and isolated power (ISO). His overall triple-slash of .190/.299/.238 leaves a lot to be desired.

Earlier in Spring Training, Wyatt showed his ability to put the ball in play and work counts. He carried it over to the regular season but with a concerningly low amount of power. With the second-highest groundball rate on the team, Wyatt is just not elevating the ball. His spray charts, similarly suggest he’s struggling to square the ball up.

Tristan Beck

I expected Tristan Beck to continue to rise through the ranks after dominating the California League when he was acquired by the Giants in 2019. After looking solid at Double-A and the Arizona Fall League in short stints a couple of years ago, he has struggled in his return to Richmond this year.

Among all pitchers in the Giants system, Beck’s ERA and FIP are among the ten worst. There are two things that stick out like a sore thumb that could be the reason for his struggles. His strikeout rate is below average for the first time in his career and he’s allowing an excessively high home run rate. When I watched his starts, his overall control is an issue, especially his breaking ball control.

There’s a silver lining, however, as Beck recorded more than a strikeout per inning in his last two starts. Given the small sample at this point in the season, Beck could simply be suffering from some bad flyball luck.