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SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (6/12-6/18)

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Joey Bart #21 of the SF Giants bats during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 18, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Giants 6-0. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Joey Bart #21 of the SF Giants bats during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 18, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Giants 6-0. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
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Hillsboro Hop’s pitcher Joe Jones, right, tries in vain for the tag at home on Eugene Emeralds’ (SF Giants Low-A affiliate) Diego Rincones in the 8th inning during the Em’s first home game of the 2021 season at PK Park in Eugene.

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: High-A

Notable Performers

Diego Rincones: 5 G, 17 AB, .294 AVG, .988 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K
Franklin Labour: 4 G, 11 AB, .455 AVG, 1.571 OPS, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 SB
Tyler Fitzgerald: 5 G, 16 AB, .313 AVG, .921 OPS, 3 2B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 SB
Will Wilson: 5 G, 18 AB, .167 AVG, .485 OPS, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 BB, 7 K
Ismael Munguia: 5 G, 23 AB, .130 AVG, .391 OPS, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Diego Rincones cooled off a bit, batting 2-15 over a five-game stretch before last night’s seven-RBI performance against the Hops, which included a grand slam. Rincones is now batting .308 with .979 OPS. The 22-year old has proven himself to be an effective hitter with one of the strongest arms by a position player in the farm system. He may not share the high ceiling of several other outfield prospects in the system, but he’s showing the potential to be a solid everyday player.

The hottest hitter this week for the Emeralds is Franklin Labour, as he flashed his power with his home run as well as his speed with his two extra-base hits and a couple of stolen bases. Even though Labour’s batting average is only .232, his offensive production is above average with a wRC+ of 127. It is fueled with a high ISO of .202 but this season, Labour is showing three-true-outcome tendencies with high walk and strikeout rates.

With a couple of big bashing outfielders leading the way at the plate this week, it would come as a surprise that Tyler Fitzgerald is actually leading the team in RBI this season with 24. Fitzgerald’s primarily played second base for the Emeralds, where his size might have been an awkward fit but he’s doing a great job defensively with no errors to his credit. There’s a chance that he moves up a level if he continues to hit this well with a batting average of .304 in June.

Both Will Wilson and Ismael Munguia have been swinging a cold bat this week. However, Munguia has hit more than one home run in a season for the first time in his pro career. His swing has evolved a lot during the quarantine, hitting for more loft and power without sacrificing his signature high-contact ability.

https://twitter.com/EugeneEmeralds/status/1405752831852695552

A final couple of notes: Logan Wyatt drew six walks in three games this week, and Patrick Bailey has missed the entire series against the Hillsboro Hops due to back stiffness, according to the broadcast.

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