Who were the best SF Giants position player prospects in the Cactus League?

It's time for one final look back at the SF Giants' prospects before they head out to their corresponding assignments, ending with the position players.

Jung Hoo Lee leads the SF Giants position player prospects entering the 2024 season
Jung Hoo Lee leads the SF Giants position player prospects entering the 2024 season / Brandon Sloter/GettyImages
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Who were the best SF Giants position player prospects in the Cactus League?

Diego Velasquez

I watched Velasquez a couple of times this spring and good thing that both his left-handed and right-handed swings are caught on tape. The swing still looks the same on both sides, with more loft in his left-handed swing and a line-drive swing in his right-handed version.

The batting stances look identical as well as his frame which might be a bit concerning if we are ever going to dream of him hitting more than 10 homers a year. He's also looked solid defensively with a good first step but I am not sure if the arm has enough zip to play anywhere beyond second at this point.

Will Wilson

Wilson has sort of fallen out of favor over the past two seasons due to his poor performance on both sides of the ball. He's looked solid this spring once again with a couple of home runs, though, I did not particularly notice anything different with the way that he swings or physicality-wise. He's also played solid defense at short where he was clean in terms of starting double plays but there are still struggles when trying to throw from deep to his right.

Brett Wisely

Wisely was heavily featured early this spring but was held back towards the second half, only playing in three games. The swings look a bit tardy but there are no discernable changes in his swing from what I saw. Defensively, he played second base and made routine plays look routine which is what you want to see. I do not think they will try him out again in the outfield like last season as he looked at home at second.

Logan Wyatt

Wyatt played towards the end of the season and had two televised games, playing as a first baseman. I have not noticed anything drastic from him offensively, he was exhibiting his signature patience at the box but was overmatched by fastballs even when he was ahead in the count.

The swings looked a bit tardy but that was expected when you have little familiarity with the opposing pitcher. Defensively, he's fine at first base but I noticed that he was not as flexible as other top-flight defenders at the position to aid in slightly erratic throws.