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SF Giants hitting prospects week in review (8/14-8/20)

DENVER, CO - JULY 11: Heliot Ramos #14 of National League Futures Team bats against the American League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado Ramos is a prospect in the SF Giants organization.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 11: Heliot Ramos #14 of National League Futures Team bats against the American League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado Ramos is a prospect in the SF Giants organization.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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SF Giants, Diego Rincones
Jun 1, 2021; St. Lucie, Florida, USA; Venezuela right fielder Diego Rincones (30) celebrates with teammates at home plate after connecting for a home run in the tenth inning to win the game against Colombia during the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier series at Clover Park. Rincones is an outfielder in the SF Giants organization. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A

Notable Performers

David Villar: 7 G, 22 AB, .500 AVG, 1.621 OPS, 5 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 7 BB, 4 K
Sandro Fabian: 7 G, 28 AB, .250 AVG, .990 OPS, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 0 BB, 4 K
Diego Rincones: 7 G, 26 AB, .269 AVG, .629 OPS, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 4 K

David Vilar might have had the most dominant week of all Giants prospects this season. As a result, Villar is now hitting .266 with 22 doubles and 14 home runs this season. What’s more interesting is that he is doing most of his damage on the road with a .327 batting average with seven doubles and 10 home runs away from The Diamond while only batting .210 with 15 doubles and just four home runs at home. Villar’s lack of home run power is not surprising in my opinion as the Richmond ballpark has the second-lowest HR park factor this season according to Baseball America. There are still plenty of strikeouts but his Major League-quality defense and the ability to hit for power give him the potential to play in the big leagues.

Another one who is produced at a high level this week is Sandro Fabian. Fabian has been on fire over the past 10 games with a .359 batting average, 1.159 OPS, four home runs, and 15 RBIs. Fabian is still a heavy-contact hitter with just a 3.75% walk rate and that might not be fitting into the Giants philosophy but he has been a reliable run producer with a .327 batting average and 32 RBIs with runners in scoring position.

Diego Rincones has been as consistent as ever. The outfielder is now batting .282 with a .844 OPS as a Flying Squirrel and has been doing good damage as both a DH and as a right fielder. Speaking of consistency, Rincones’ wRC+ has never dipped below 100 in five seasons as a professional. He also has never had a strikeout rate higher than 20% over that said five seasons. I have yet to see him get challenged up in the zone with fastballs consistently but he does big damage against balls down in the zone. He is a legitimate top 30 prospect with the way he’s consistently been an above-average run producer.

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