SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (7/3-7/9)
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Low-A
Jairo Pomares: 6 G, 21 AB, .476 AVG, 1.526 OPS, 3 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 0 BB, 6 K
Jimmy Glowenke: 5 G, 18 AB, .333 AVG, 1.066 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K
Carter Williams: 5 G, 23 AB, .261 AVG, .870 OPS, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 BB, 6 K
Marco Luciano: 6 G, 23 AB, .174 AVG, .574 OPS, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K
This year is Jairo Pomares‘ year. He’s clearly making up for the lost time early this season with his stellar play, where he went eight consecutive at-bats with a hit this week. Pomares has an absurd ISO of .403 and his .766 SLG is the second-highest among all qualified hitters in any level this season, behind only Yankee prospect Josh Smith. He’s clearly re-writing his old scouting report, as he’s flashing consistent plus raw power to pair with his stellar feel for the barrel. His aggressive hitting style leads to a fairly high strikeout rate but with the way he’s swinging the bat this season, there is definitely a case for him as a top-15 prospect in the mid-season mark.
After an uneven first couple of months of the minor league season with a .179 batting average and a .513 OPS, Jimmy Glowenke is off to a solid start this July, batting .308 and a 1.015 OPS with two home runs, his first two as a professional. Glowenke has not met the expectations coming out of the draft so far as a bat-first middle infield prospect, but a strong second half of the season could easily erase those doubts.
Carter Williams got assigned to San Jose from the Arizona backfields almost a month ago and has proved to be a solid bat for the Low-A squad since joining, where he hit four home runs over a three-game stretch as the calendar flipped from June to July. The 2020 UDFA signee has a solid collection of tools and as long as he keeps this hot streak of hitting towards the end of the month, there’s a possibility for a High-A call-up close to the end of the season.
There is no doubt that Marco Luciano is a star and more than deserved the Futures Game inclusion. However, he rather had a cold week against Fresno pitching before heading to Colorado. Overall this season, Marco is batting .262 with an OPS of .896 and a Low-A West-leading 14 home runs. His .932 fielding percentage at shortstop is an indication that he’s improved defensively, but there’s still room for improvement in that area.