SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (6/12-6/18)
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A
Frankie Tostado: 6 G, 23 AB, .304 AVG, .838 OPS, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 8 K
David Villar: 5 G, 18 AB, .278 AVG, .825 OPS, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K
Sandro Fabian: 5 G, 19 AB, .211 AVG, .513 OPS, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 6 K
Heliot Ramos: 6 G, 24 AB, .167 AVG, .536 OPS, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 SB
It was a good week offensively for Frankie Tostado. The Richmond first baseman is batting .262 on the season. He has big strikeout issues, but he can hit for power on the left side and is an average defender at first base. His triple-slash is relatively unimpressive at .262/.312/.389, but given the pitcher-friendly environment in the Double-A East, Tostado is primarily holding his own. There are many examples of players putting up pedestrian numbers at Richmond before exploding onto the scene at Sacramento (e.g. Bryce Johnson).
With another home run this week, David Villar is currently tied with Vince Fernandez for the team lead in home runs with six. Villar has a bit more extreme profile than Tostado, with more power but greater contact issues. Even with a team-leading six home runs, Villar is hitting just .212/.307/.371.
Sandro Fabian has expectedly cooled off after a hot couple of weeks. With another cold week, Heliot Ramos is now batting .186 in the month of June with an OPS of .633. He has failed to record a multi-hit game so far this month and his two RBIs are the result of his two solo home runs. It is not yet the time to hit the panic button, still posting the best triple-slash on the roster at .262/.352/.434, but there probably is no rush to promote the 2017 first-round pick to Triple-A.