SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Rookie
Adrian Sugastey: 4 G, 17 AB, .412 AVG, 1.000 OPS, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K
Kwan Adkins: 4 G, 12 AB, .500 AVG, 1.455 OPS, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Elian Rayo: 3 G, 5 AB, .400 AVG, 1.100 OPS, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 5 BB, 1 K
Two of the biggest performers in the Giants backfields this week were in the loaded ACL Orange lineup. Adrian Sugastey hit his first professional home run on Tuesday alongside fellow prospect Aeverson Arteaga. The Panamanian catcher is now batting .348 with a .827 and has kept his strikeout rate below 20% all season long. His bat is his calling card and he flashed a good-looking swing with a direct swing path with good contact ability. He has firmly placed himself inside the top 30 prospects.
Another one who had a strong week is Kwan Adkins. The outfielder was off to a slow start in the backfields but is now batting .269 with a .948 OPS and has four home runs in the short season. With Canario getting dealt, there’s a vacant spot in the San Jose outfield. While Harrison Freed and Carter Williams can hold the spot, the 2018 30th rounder is definitely in consideration of a Low-A call-up.
Over in the Dominican Summer League, Elian Rayo has found a way to get on base via base on balls. The Nicaraguan now has 15 walks and just 3 strikeouts in 40 plate appearances. Over the last week, however, most of the Latino teenagers down in the Dominican struggled offensively this week before a Giants Black game was canceled due to a potential COVID outbreak inside the team. The Orange and Black teams are in separate facilities so hopefully the situation has been contained.
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