Everything SF Giants fans need to know about the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels

Your in-depth guide to the Giants' Double-A roster with the deepest outfield corps in the system.
2023 breakout pitching prospect Hayden Birdsong leads the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2024
2023 breakout pitching prospect Hayden Birdsong leads the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2024 / Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/GettyImages
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Everything SF Giants fans need to know about the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels

Position players (continued)

Carter Howell

Howell was tasked to fill up the Meckler-sized hole in the outfield when the latter was called up to Double-A in the middle of last season. He's had a stellar campaign with San Jose before holding his own against High-A pitching. His swing might be a bit unorthodox and not conducive to hitting for power but he's able to squeeze the most out of his strengths on the field. He's a good contact hitter with gap-to-gap power along with plus speed on the basepaths and on the outfield where he's shown that he's a capable center fielder.

Christian Koss

The Giants swung a minor trade with the Red Sox for Koss on Opening Day. Koss was once ranked in the top 30 prospects rankings of both the Rockies and the Red Sox farm system before struggling with his health and performance last season. He's displayed solid power potential throughout his professional career with the exception of last season where his overall numbers have been down. He has the speed and the arm strength to play both middle infield positions and has dabbled with playing in the outfield. Expect him to be a versatile player for the Flying Squirrels.

Grant McCray (#17 prospect)

McCray continued to demonstrate his high-risk, high-ceiling profile last season with Eugene. He's displayed his big-league quality defense at center field with plus-plus raw speed providing him the range, natural instincts, and at least an above-average arm strength. He is also quite aggressive on the base paths and has shown improvement as a base stealer, able to steal bases with high volume and good efficiency. Offensively, he's known to be a streaky hitter but was more apparent last season with big stretches of bad hitting. He struggles with high fastballs with his upper-cut swing and is prone to chase. He's shown quite surprising power potential in the past though how consistently can he tap it with his hit tool is the biggest question.

Dilan Rosario

Rosario is an interesting inclusion to the roster to due his playing only five games beyond Low-A San Jose so far in his pro career. His play in San Jose last season has not lit up the world on fire. The visible physical improvements on his frame could result in more pop in his bat though but his overall approach and contact skills are fringy at best. He can play the middle infield positions but was moved all around the field on defense with solid speed.

Adrian Sugastey (#26 prospect)

Sugastey has remained pretty much the same for the past three seasons profile-wise. He's still a contact-over-power hitter even though he has at least above-average raw power. He makes plenty of contact while having a solid sense of the strike zone though he heavily relies on putting the ball in play to generate his value. His defense behind the plate is still great with a strong arm, good framing skills, and overall fundamentals. He could look stiff at times but he looked rock steady for the past two years now. He's a low-ceiling, high-floor backup catcher.

Andy Thomas

Thomas was an interesting experiment throughout the season as a lefty bat who fits the mold that the Giants really like. He played behind the plate, was great at controlling the strike zone, and showed some power. He was swinging his lefty bat as hard as he could while also being a solid defender behind the dish.

Luis Toribio

Toribio continued to display his power potential in Eugene last season but has once again struggled to contain his strikeouts down. His overall performance last season though was a bit better compared to 2022 but it was still far from ideal. He plays in both corner infield spots but his lack of feel for playing the hot corner even though he has the arm strength to do so will limit him to playing at first, where he's looked average throughout the past two seasons.

Will Wilson

Wilson struggled to find a consistent positive performance last season in both Double-A and Triple-A. He's continued to show fringy power but his contact ability is below average and his eye at the plate can be suspect. He has continued to play at shortstop and he looks like he can play the part but his lack of range and pure oomph on his right arm limits his place in the dirt. They continue to trot him at the position but it would be best to move him to a more forgiving defensive position.

Logan Wyatt

Wyatt proved that he could tap into his power last season without hampering his walk and strikeout rates too much last season in Eugene. He is not the best of athletes but his feel for the strike zone is one of the best in the organization but he does not have the best swing speed. He is a big athlete though with a great physique. It limits his position on the field to first base or to a DH though where he is quite stiff but the glove is average.