SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (6/26-7/2)
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A
Frankie Tostado: 6 G, 23 AB, .348 AVG, 1.130 OPS, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
David Villar: 6 G, 19 AB, .211 AVG, .979 OPS, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K
Heliot Ramos: 6 G, 20 AB, .100 AVG, .343 OPS, 1 3B, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 8 K
After two months of play, Frankie Tostado has emerged as the best hitter on the team after a hot June where he batted .303 with an OPS of .873. Over his last ten games heading into the weekend, he is hitting .375. Among all players with at least 30 games played this season for Richmond, the 23-year old first baseman leads the team in batting average, slugging percentage, and OPS, while ranking fifth in OBP.
With two more home runs this week, third baseman David Villar now has ten on the year, increasing his team lead. He is also tied for ninth in the Double-A Northeast League. He’s been a solid player for the Flying Squirrels this season and could see some time in Triple-A in the second half of the season.
To cap off the Double-A review, I would like to talk about Heliot Ramos. Even though Ramos is once again selected to the Futures Game this year, he’s had a June to forget. His triple slash of .155/.261/.268 are his worst in each category of any month of his professional career. He is also tied for the third-most strikeouts in the entire Double-A Northeast with 64 and has seen his batting average plummet to .226 for the season. The 21-year old needs to find his confidence back at the plate in the second half of the season.