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SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (6/19-6/25)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Jaylin Davis #49 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates his solo homerun with Mike Yastrzemski #5, to trail the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1, during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on July 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 regular season has been shortened to 60 games due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Jaylin Davis #49 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates his solo homerun with Mike Yastrzemski #5, to trail the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1, during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on July 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 regular season has been shortened to 60 games due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SF Giants first baseman Wyatt Logan #88 poses during media day at Scottsdale Stadium. (MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports)

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: High-A

Notable Performers

Armani Smith: 6 G, 24 AB, .417 AVG, 1.065 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K
Logan Wyatt: 5 G, 14 AB, .357 AVG, 1.050 OPS, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 6 BB, 3 K
Ismael Munguia: 4 G, 17 AB, .353 AVG, 1.186 OPS, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
Franklin Labour: 6 G, 18 AB, .222 AVG, 1.097 OPS, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K
Patrick Bailey: 3 G, 12 AB, .167 AVG, .481 OPS, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K

It only took a week for Armani Smith to settle in the High-A level, as he’s posted the best AVG among all Low-A West hitters this week. One of those many hits is an absolute missile to left field. Smith is playing like a top-30 prospect this season with a well-rounded, right fielder profile that is able to hit not only mid-110 MPH lasers but also have a sound approach at the plate while playing strong defense in the corners.

June is faring much better for Logan Wyatt, as he is now batting .308 this month after a strong week. Strike zone discipline has been Wyatt’s calling card, and he now has more walks than strikeouts this season with 25 walks this month. There’s still minimal power in his game with him ranking 13th on the team in SLG this season, but he’s back using a two-handed finish this week, something that he did in his short stint with the GreenJackets a couple of years ago, presumably with the hopes of tapping more into his raw power.

Among qualified hitters this week, it was Ismael Munguia that posted the best slugging percentage with his power-hitting ways. With two more bombs this week, he’s raised his season total to a career-best four. His batting average dipped a bit in June with .255 but has raised his SLG to .451 compared to May. He’s making every single prospect junkie re-write their reports of him after returning with a completely different hitting approach this season.

Even though Will Wilson has had a mediocre week in terms of batting average, he’s hit a baseball out of the park in three straight games. This month, Wilson’s actually swinging a cold bat to the tune of a .197 batting average, but has hit four home runs and has kept his peripherals at a strong rate. He’s bound to get hot once again soon.

Last week’s High-A West player of the week Franklin Labour only had four hits this week, but all of them went for extra bases. With two more home runs, he is now second on the team in home runs with six.

After missing a handful of games over the past two weeks with back stiffness, Patrick Bailey is back in the lineup and has already flashed his defensive prowess by throwing out a runner at third base. He’s not lived up to expectations this season but with him ramping back up to shape, he’s looking to finish the first half of his first full professional season on a high note.

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