SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: High-A
Sean Roby: 6 G, 26 AB, .423 AVG, 1.426 OPS, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K
Carter Aldrete: 5 G, 13 AB, .462 AVG, 1.226 OPS, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K
Jairo Pomares: 4 G, 16 AB, .375 AVG, 1.000 OPS, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 6 K
Brett Auerbach: 4 G, 13 AB, .154 AVG, .928 OPS, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K, 4 SB
What an August for Sean Roby. After another monster week from the corner infielder, Roby is now batting .357 with a .786 slugging percentage this month with seven doubles, a triple, and seven home runs across 17 games. For comparison, it took Roby 39 games to hit his first seven home runs and doubles at the start of the season. As a result of his power surge this month, he is now third in home runs in the High-A West with 16. He is leading the charge for the suddenly powerful Emeralds lineup as they look to take the lead in the High-A West standings.
Another Emeralds hitter who is doing well over the past week and a half is Carter Aldrete. Over the past eight games, Aldrete is batting .360 with a .927 OPS with four doubles. The second baseman is looking to replicate the success that he had in July where he hit .294 with a .910 OPS. The only disappointing thing for Aldrete is that he is not consistently putting his home run power in games with just seven home runs this season unlike his teammates Roby and Tyler Fitzgerald who now leads the High-A West in home runs with 18 after a three-homer week.
One of the most anticipated promotions this season happened this week when the Giants front office decided to spare Low-A West competition by promoting Jairo Pomares to Eugene after laying waste on Low-A pitching. Just like what he did in San Jose, Pomares is proving himself as a hitting machine with a strong first impression in the Emeralds’ lineup and has already hit his first home run. For those who play fantasy baseball, pick up Pomares before the national media catches up to what he is doing as he is continuing to prove that his hit and power tools are indeed for real.
After getting hit in the head by a pitch a couple of weeks ago, Brett Auerbach is back doing Brett Auerbach things as an Emerald. He’s hitting home runs as his two hits this week came via the long ball bringing his total as an Emerald to 11 that is already fourth-best in the team while playing only 31 games. He is still a savvy base stealer with four more stolen bases this week bringing his steals total as an Emerald with 13. Also, he is still the most versatile defender on the squad, and quite possibly in the entire farm system as he played both second base and catcher this week. If he is not inside any top 30 Giants prospects rankings, you are doing yourself a disservice.