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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, Luis Toribio
Former SF Giants infielder Abiatel Avelino slides under the tag of SF Giants prospect Luis Toribio during an intrasquad game at Oracle Park on July 15, 2020. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Low-A

Notable Performers

Ghordy Santos: 4 G, 19 AB, .421 AVG, 1.108 OPS, 1 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 SB
Yorlis Rodriguez: 5 G, 20 AB, .400 AVG, 1.050 OPS, 3 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K
Luis Matos: 6 G, 28 AB, .250 AVG, .740 OPS, 3 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 SB
Luis Toribio: 5 G, 20 AB, .100 AVG, .350 OPS, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 BB, 7 K

As a wave of promotions swept through the lower half of the Giants farm system, a couple of recently promoted prospects are already making for the team as they look towards securing a playoff berth. In just his third game in full-season baseball, Ghordy Santos already made an impact for the San Jose squad, tying a single-game team record of seven RBIs with a 4-5 performance. The Dominican signed during the 2016 IFA cycle was more known as a slick defender in the dirt but his improvement offensively this season is a pleasant surprise and is something that could push the 21-year old to top 30 discussions at the season’s end.

Another one who is making his presence felt with the squad is Yorlis Rodriguez. Called up to the squad on August 4, the 22-year old has a triple-slash line of .281/.361/.406 in eight games for the San Jose squad across eight games of action. He is actually on a modest four-game hitting streak where he’s batting .444 with three doubles. With Casey Schmitt out for the foreseeable future after getting hit by a pitch, there could be plenty of playing time in store for the Cuban as he will flash solid-average tools across the board when he is on the field.

If you could consider Luis Matos‘ week as a down one for his standards considering he only hit .250 this week, then it’s likely that Matos is having a pretty good season. Matos is actually on a ten-game hitting streak that started when the Giants played the Modesto Nuts, batting .348 with a 1.027 OPS, five doubles, and three homers over the stretch. Over the second half of the season, Matos is batting .358 with eight doubles and five home runs. He’s really, really good.

After seemingly finding his groove as the calendar turned to August, Luis Toribio went to a week and a half slump where at one point he was hitless over a 24-plate appearance stretch. Over the past two series between the Nuts and the Quakes, Toribio is hitting .121 with zero extra-base hits across nine games. Toribio is still generating solid at-bats but the underwhelming bat-to-ball ability along with him playing exclusively at first base recently hurts his prospect stock.

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