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SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (7/10-7/23)

First base coach Alyssa Nakken #92 of the SF Giants bumps fists with Ricardo Genoves #91 after he walks during the sixth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 11, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
First base coach Alyssa Nakken #92 of the SF Giants bumps fists with Ricardo Genoves #91 after he walks during the sixth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 11, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
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PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 15: Braden Bishop #5 of the Seattle Mariners reacts in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB spring training baseball game at Peoria Sports Complex on March 15, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Make sure to revisit our weekly SF Giants prospect rundowns to keep up with each of their minor-league affiliates. If you do not feel well acclimated to the prospects throughout the farm system, you might want to revisit our prospect week articles that detailed the system from the top prospects to lower-level fringes. If you’re just interested in the biggest names, then the preseason SF Giants top 31 prospects list is the one-stop-shop for you.

Because of the midseason MVPs post last week, this week’s weekly rundown will cover the past two weeks of action.

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Triple-A

Notable Performers

Joe McCarthy: 11 G, 45 AB, .311 AVG, .865 OPS, 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 SB
Braden Bishop: 10 G, 45 AB, .311 AVG, .878 OPS, 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 SB
Will Toffey: 5 G, 19 AB, .294 AVG, .686 OPS, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K

The best hitting prospects over the past two weeks of play have been two 27-year old outfielders with completely different skillsets. Joe McCarthy is having a career year offensively with a career-best 12 home runs this season as well as a .533 SLG. The lefty masher is also posting a strikeout rate of 18.6%, his lowest since 2017. His batting average has kept improving as the season rolls along (.271 in May, .304 in June, .316 in July) and he more than deserves a second shot at the big leagues in San Francisco or elsewhere.

Braden Bishop has also been cruising ever since he was acquired by the Giants from Seattle earlier this year. He is posting career highs in his triple slash (.330/.400/.514) this season and has been knocking on the door all season long for his big league shot. With Jaylin Davis injured, Bishop is just another outfielder deserving of another opportunity.

A couple of weeks have given us enough time to see what Will Toffey is about. After an 0-4 with four strikeout debut for the River Cats, the 26-year old put up a nice 5-15 over his next three games before missing a week’s worth of action. Toffey has played on both corner infield spots as well as left field. After struggling mightily this season as a Met, Toffey could definitely use a breath of fresh air with the Giants and his performance until the end of the season is one worth tracking.

To cap off the River Cats side of things, I would like to write a few words to celebrate the career of Drew Robinson. He’s inspired so many lives (including mine) to live life to the fullest and understand gloomy days are a part of why our lives are worth living. I’m looking forward to seeing him inspire more lives as a mental health advocate for the Giants.

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