SF Giants add Minnesota Twins 2020 2nd-round pick on a minors pact

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The SF Giants added more outfield depth to the organization. They have signed former Minnesota Twins 2020 second-round pick Alerick Soularie to a minors pact and assigned him to the Arizona Complex League according to the team's transaction log.

SF Giants add Minnesota Twins 2020 2nd-round pick on a minors pact

Soularie is the second minor league outfielder that the organization has added in the past week. Perhaps, the front office still has concerns about outfield depth given the spate of injuries.

Outfield depth in the upper minors has been depleted due to injuries in Sacramento and on the big league roster. Both Chase Pinder and Yusniel Díaz have landed on the injured list in Sacramento with the latter recently transferred to the minor league 60-day injured list.

On the other hand, the Giants have sustained several injuries as well. This includes Jung Hoo Lee, Michael Conforto, and Austin Slater. Lee is out for the season and Luis Matos is seemingly the replacement in center field.

Plus, Heliot Ramos is off to a hot start with the Giants, slashing .292/.370/.431 with two home runs and 13 RBI and 81 plate appearances. If he continues to perform at or around this level, he will not be returning to Sacramento anytime soon. These opportunities create permanent voids in the minors that do need to be filled.

Alerick Soularie inked a $900,000 signing bonus with the Twins following the draft. Despite the high draft pedigree, the right-handed bat has rarely performed at that level.

In parts of four minor league seasons, he has registered a .225/.344/.378 line while eclipsing the 10-homer threshold in 2022 and 2023. This includes a .598 OPS in 88 plate appearances in Double-A this season before being released.

In the field, the 24-year-old has spent the bulk of his time in corner outfield spots with occasional time in center field and second base. He has the speed and arm strength to be serviceable in the outfield and he has not seen time at second base since 2022.

That said, he does not hit for enough power to profile in the corners. He does have power but with a closed-off stance, he does not pull the ball in the air enough to let it play.

Soularie will get game reps in Rookie Ball before the Giants assign him to a more appropriate level.