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SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (6/5-6/11)

SF Giants catcher Joey Bart #21 bats against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on September 27, 2020. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SF Giants catcher Joey Bart #21 bats against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on September 27, 2020. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Eugene Emeralds Tyler Fitzgerald, can’t make the play as Hops’ DJ Burt slides under the tag stealing second.

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: High-A

Notable Performers

Ismael Munguia: 3 G, 11 AB, .361 AVG, .748 OPS, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Tyler Fitzgerald: 6 G, 23 AB, .348 AVG, .836 OPS, 1 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 10 K
Logan Wyatt: 6 G, 19 AB, .263 AVG, .745 OPS, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 8 BB, 6 K
Patrick Bailey: 5 G, 19 AB, .053 AVG, .333 OPS, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K

After participating in the Olympic qualifiers a week ago, Ismael Munguia is now back in the Emeralds lineup and has continued his hitting ways. The speedy Nicaraguan keeps on making contact at such a high rate that cuts through his walk and strikeout rates and if the 2019 season is an indication, he will continue to make noise offensively in the summer.

Tyler Fitzgerald was the most consistent hitter over the past week for the Emeralds. He is often overlooked as a sum-of-the-parts prospect with just fringy tools across the board, but I feel there’s still some intrigue as a power-first middle infielder that comes with some strikeouts.

On the other hand, Logan Wyatt has finally hit his first home run of the season a couple of weeks ago, and his OPS has largely been fueled by his walk rate. In my stock report, it is not really the lack of power that I am worried about, it’s more about his very high groundball rate that limits his offensive profile. Let’s see if Wyatt’s turned on a corner offensively that would raise his stock back up.

Last year’s first-round Patrick Bailey is in an offensive slump. After an abysmal offensive performance this week, the Emeralds backstop is now batting .156 in the month of June. Even though Bailey’s impressed with his defense this season, his offensive profile leaves more to be desired with his track record of hitting when he was in college.

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