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SF Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) follows through on a solo home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
SF Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) follows through on a solo home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 25: An overview of the spring training game between the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on February 25, 2019. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Rookie

Notable Performers

Ghordy Santos: 8 G, 23 AB, .435 AVG, 1.432 OPS, 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 SB
Grant McCray: 7 G, 20 AB, .300 AVG, .925 OPS, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 SB
Adrian Sugastey: 8 G, 29 AB, .448 AVG, .969 OPS, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K
Yeison Lemos: 3 G, 10 AB, .300 AVG, 1.364 OPS, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K

After missing out on the first month of action due to an undisclosed reason, Ghordy Santos is back in action and has certainly left an impression. He’s hit 7-13 in his last three games with the aforementioned two home runs. What was impressive is his ability to drive the ball the other way. It is to be noted that the Giants are playing in a hitter-friendly park but it’s certainly impressive to see him do things that I did not expect him to do. Already one of the best defenders in the farm system, adding more thump would definitely help Santos elevate his game. If he shows this kind of offensive potential in a full-season ball next season, Ghordy has top 30 potential.

A prospect who has not been consistently playing in the Arizona backfields but is performing well when he plays especially recently is 2019 third-rounder Grant McCray. The lanky outfielder has played really well in his last 11 games, batting .419 with a 1.150 OPS, three doubles, a triple, a homer, and a stolen base. After starting 0-11 this season, McCray now has a .295 batting average and a .837 OPS. I’m still pretty high on McCray and him performing well in the backfields is a pleasant sight.

After another standout couple of weeks of hitting, Adrian Sugastey is now fourth in batting average in the ACL with .362. The Panamanian still has not hit into power with only two doubles added to his total over the past couple of weeks, but this level of contact is what’s to be expected from him. It’s the power that comes last and Sugastey has plenty of raw power to tap to. I am excited for what’s in store for Sugastey in the future.

Even though the DSL Black team has been hampered recently by a COVID outbreak, Yeison Lemos still made an impact in just three games of work. Signed for $600,000 in 2019, Lemos flashes good defensive skills at shortstop with his strong arm and soft hands, but an already big frame that projects to get bigger could move him to third base long-term. He pulls the ball in games at a pretty high rate but has shown the ability to hit for average for his age.

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Stay tuned every week for a roundup of the SF Giants hitting and pitching prospects, and an incoming update to the organization’s prospect rankings.

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