When Farhan Zaidi took over as the President of Baseball Operations in San Francisco, the SF Giants prospect cupboard was seen as bare, to put it nicely, but now, they are seeing some incredible performances up and down the minor league system, with plenty of optimism for the future of the franchise.
Top SF Giants pick officially promoted after a red-hot start to 2023
One player that has seemingly been forgotten with the majority of Giants fans is Logan Wyatt, who was taken with the No. 51 overall pick back in the 2019 MLB Draft, and after a few years of struggles, it appears he's finally making the push that the organization has been waiting for.
Unfortunately, he got off to a rough start as a power hitter in his first three years, slugging just 10 home runs between 2019 and 2022, but now he's seemingly getting healthy and has figured it out, as he began 2023 with a .259 average along with 8 home runs and 31 RBI's in his 53 games at A+ ball in Eugene.
Wyatt's best quality is his plate discipline. The left-handed bat has one of the more patient eyes in the Giants organization as he has posted a stellar 15.3 percent walk rate as a pro. However, his approach does border on passive at times, but Wyatt has been a tad more aggressive in 2023. And, that appears to be paying dividends.
Now, the 2019 second-round pick will be headed to the Richmond Flying Squirrels at the Double-A level, and at just 25-years of age, it's clear that the future is still bright for the young first baseman, who was once expected to be one of the Giants top prospects.
Wyatt will be joining other top prospects like Marco Luciano, Vaun Brown, Carson Wisenhunt, Wade Meckler, and Mason Black on the Squirrels' roster. Wyatt was briefly teammates with Meckler and Whisenhunt in Eugene and will be rejoining them again in Richmond.
It is tough to quantify just how much the canceled 2020 season affected player development and that could be the case Wyatt. It took some time for him to find his footing as a pro, but this year has been an encouraging season so far.