2022 Pre-Season SF Giants Prospects: 30-21

ATF's number 27 prospect entering the 2022 season Ricardo Genoves
ATF's number 27 prospect entering the 2022 season Ricardo Genoves / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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2022 Pre-Season SF Giants Prospects: 30-21

24. Ryan Reckley

Position: SS
Age: 17
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Projected Level: Arizona (Rookie)
MLB ETA: 2027

Tool Grades: (Present/Future)

Hit 20/50 | Raw Power 40/50 | Game Power 20/45 | Speed 60/60 | Arm 50/55 | Field 45/55

PV 20 | FV 40

San Francisco made Reckley their top target in the 2021 international free agent cycle and signed the Bahamian to a signing bonus worth over two million dollars. Reckley is the first big Bahamian signing by the Giants since they blew over their bonus pool over six years ago to sign Lucius Fox.

There are a lot of similarities between Reckley and Fox. Reckley oozes athleticism and quick-twitch that is clear in all facets of his current game. He has at least plus speed that gives him terrific range in the dirt where he is fundamentally sound at the position with the ability to flash some spectacular plays. His arm strength is only solid, but it projects to improve in terms of arm utility. His plus speed also reflects on the bases as he flashed good instincts on the base paths and as a base-stealing threat.

The one thing that separates Reckley and Fox is their offensive potential. A switch-hitter like Fox, Reckley’s bat path does not look as clean unlike other top Giants’ hitters but he has a better-looking swing at the right side with a compact stroke and good bat speed while his lefty stroke is draggy at times and needs some cleaning up. He has a loft on both sides that bodes well to tap into his raw power with better leverage on the right side and he has an advanced strike-zone knowledge that should only improve.

Reckley has top-of-the-order potential, but he could have at least five average tools when it’s all said and done. The loft in both of his strokes and the projection in his frame gives Reckley a chance to hit at least double-digit homers annually with solid peripherals and batting average. He has the defensive chops to stick in the dirt even after he matures in his frame, but there is a possibility that he moves off the dirt but stays up-the-middle as a center fielder. The current FV reflects the risk associated with a teenager who has yet to have his first swings as a professional, but he has the ceiling of at least an everyday big-leaguer.