SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A
David Villar: 6 G, 23 AB, .391 AVG, 1.239 OPS, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 8 K
Frankie Tostado: 6 G, 26 AB, .346 AVG, 1.024 OPS, 2 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 BB, 6 K
Simon Whiteman: 6 G, 24 AB, .375 AVG, .840 OPS, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, 4 SB
Sandro Fabian: 4 G, 14 AB, .357 AVG, 1.000 OPS, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
Heliot Ramos: 6 G, 25 RBI, .120 AVG, .361 OPS, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 9 K, 2 SB
Both David Villar and Frankie Tostado had very strong performances this week, with the latter the best week as a Flying Squirrel. With a couple more home runs this week, Villar has taken the team lead in home runs with eight.
On the other hand, Tostado is having himself a more well-rounded season with the Flying Squirrels than Villar. He’s hitting .276 with an OPS of .755 and four home runs even though he skipped High-A ball. The corner infield duo can both hit for power with their average game power but whoever can limit their strikeouts better will have a better chance of reaching the majors.
Simon Whiteman finally found his footing in the Double-A level after a cold start to his Flying Squirrels career. He is already doing what he does best, which is being a menace as a base runner, with four more steals this week bringing his total to 23 stolen bases with only two caught stealing. He is one of the best base stealers, if not the best, that I have ever watched in the Giants organization over the past five years.
Even though his bat cooled down last week, Sandro Fabian is back at it again with another hot week, including key knocks in many of this week’s games against Hartford. With another hot week, Fabian is now batting .357 in the month of June with a .940 OPS. His walk rate this season is only 2% but he has kept his strikeouts in check and is performing well in every other offensive category.
Heliot Ramos is officially struggling. With another quiet week offensively, his batting average this month is .167 with an OPS of .552. He’s still doing his part to contribute for the squad even though he’s struggling mightily at the plate, with 11 walks and three stolen bases. A hitter as good as Ramos is bound to bounce back at some point in the near future. Nonetheless, a promotion to Triple-A is probably not in play for some time.