SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (6/12-6/18)
Make sure to revisit our weekly 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 prospects 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 Weekly Rundown: Triple-A
Thairo Estrada: 4 G, 18 AB, .389 AVG, 1.061 OPS, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K
Joey Bart: 5 G, 22 AB, .364 AVG, 1.073 OPS, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K
Joe McCarthy: 5 G, 18 AB, .278 AVG, .965 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K
Braden Bishop: 5 G, 23 AB, .261 AVG, .596 OPS, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K
Bryce Johnson: 5 G, 21 AB, .238 AVG, .558 OPS, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 SB
After getting called up to the bigs for three games, Thairo Estrada got sent down to Sacramento a week ago and has continued his hot hitting. It would take an injury or two for Estrada to have another crack at the MLB club, but he continues performing well at Triple-A, showing a good combination of contact ability, power, and defensive versatility.
Another week, another strong Joey Bart performance. He showed off his abilities defensively as well, throwing out two base stealers in two separate games. He’s definitely worthy of a big-league promotion even if he probably will not be getting one anytime soon.
Joe McCarthy had his 18-game hitting streak snapped in last night’s game. In June, the outfielder is hitting .380 with an OPS of 1.183 and has also tied his season-mark in home runs with his eighth bomb a couple of nights ago. He’s more than deserving to have another crack at the big leagues this year. However, without a spot on the 40-man roster, he’ll probably have to wait for a few other moves to shake out.
On the other end of the spectrum, Braden Bishop and Bryce Johnson cooled off this week. For Bishop, he is coming off a really hot first couple of weeks with the Giants organization. For Johnson, he continued to cool off after a scorching May. Johnson is batting .203 with an OPS of .542 in the month of June. The big worry is the spike in strikeouts with 23 already in just 13 games compared to 26 in 23 games in the previous month. There is still plenty of time for Johnson to bounce back as the temperature heats up though.