SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: High-A
Brett Auerbach: 4 G, 14 AB, .571 AVG, 1.744 OPS, 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Ricardo Genoves: 5 G, 17 AB, .353 AVG, 1.300 OPS, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K
Luis Toribio: 5 G, 20 AB, .350 AVG, 1.085 OPS, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K
Luis Matos: 5 G, 21 AB, .333 AVG, .798 OPS, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 4 SB
Casey Schmitt: 5 G, 21 AB, .333 AVG, 1.058 OPS, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
Alexander Canario: 5 G, 19 AB, .316 AVG, .988 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 SB
Garrett Frechette: 4 G, 14 AB, .143 AVG, .464 OPS, 1 2B, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K
It was another great week for the San Jose bats, as the recent usual suspects (Ricardo Genoves, Luis Toribio, Alex Canario, and Casey Schmitt) continued their barrage against Low-A pitching. Also, Luis Matos was hot this week, as he is all season long. However, it was his wheels that were the highlight of this week. With four more stolen bags, he’s now swiped 13 bases on 15 attempts this season. Even though Matos does not have elite speed (grading out around 55), he is savvy on the base paths.
It is time to talk about Brett Auerbach. With a strong performance this week, he is batting .326 with a .969 OPS and nine stolen bases for the season while playing all over the field be it behind the plate, in the infield, and even the outfield. Even though he is a year older than average in Low-A, his performance should be more than enough to warrant him a promotion to High-A in the coming weeks.
Jairo Pomares was finally added to the San Jose roster this week. As a result, the three big names of the 2018 international FA class (Pomares, Matos, and Marco Luciano) are now playing for the lil’ Gigantes. Pomares missed the start of the season but now should see consistent playing time with San Jose. He hit his first home run in last night’s game, a towering shot to right field.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Garrett Frechette has swung a cold bat all season long, as he’s batting .211 in 24 games this season. His biggest issue so far is his 30% strikeout rate as he’s overmatched by breaking balls. It’s a lot of growing pains for the first baseman, but there are a couple of silver linings for the 2019 prep selection, who does have some positive batted-ball data, even if it has yet to translate into production.
We’ll have our rundown of SF Giants pitching prospects over the past week tomorrow and another set of rundowns next week.