Corner OF is a bit thin at the top for the Giants as Hunter Pence is coming off his second injury limited season and the only other corner OF's on the roster are trying to gain a foothold in the major leagues. In the minors, the depth is bolstered by several players who could wind up either as CF's or at a corner.
Hunter Pence, 34 yo- .289/.357/.451, 395 AB. Pence has 2 years left on his contract. Can he avoid the injuries that have plagued him the last 2 seasons?
Mac Williamson, 26 yo- .223/.315/.411, 6 HR, 112 AB. Could win the LF job outright or end up in a platoon with Jarrett Parker or be left out by a FA signing or trade. If you project the dingers to 600 PA's it's somewhere in the high 20's.
Jarrett Parker, 28 yo- .236/.358/.394, 5 HR, 127 AB. See Mac Williamson above. Parker has tremendous raw power, but struggles to use it effectively with a high K rate. Might want to cut back on the caffeine before stepping into the batter's box.
Austin Slater, 24 yo- .305/.393/.500, 18 HR, 390 AB(2 teams). Slater is the main reason I think it is safe for the Giants to not acquire a veteran corner OF this offseason. If Mac and Jarrett can't get it done, it's time to give Slater a shot. If that does not work, they can still make a deadline trade. He should hit for a higher BA than either Mac or Jarrett, but may come up short on power.
Steven Duggar, 23 yo- .302/.388/.448, 10 HR, 507 AB(2 teams). Impressively hit .321 for Richmond after his promotion, but the HR's disappeared in a small sample size. Probably has enough speed to play CF. Definitely has the arm for RF.
Hunter Cole, 24 yo- .271/.319/.420, 13 HR, 469 AB. Strong numbers considering they were all from Richmond. and the EL. Getting more AB's in the AFL.
Tyler Horan, 26 yo- .265/.337/.460, 12 HR, 287 AB. Has been moving up the ladder despite some poor numbers. Seemed to get some traction at the plate late in the season.
Dylan Davis, 23 yo- .283/.356/.521, 26 HR, 484 AB(2 levels). Big time power and has been steadily lowering his K rate. Big time throwing arm that could play on the mound. Nice sleeper in the system who could eventually turn into a Mike Napoli/Mark Trumbo type hitter.
Jean Angomas, 22 yo- .272/.308/.365, 16 SB, 378 AB(2 levels). Slow mover in the lower levels. Finally seemed to get some traction this year. Can he take it to the next level?
Heath Quinn, 22 yo- .344/.434/.564, 9 HR, 277 AB(3 levels). Tremendous offensive start to his pro career. Can he hang at higher levels on D?
Gio Brusa, 23 yo- .264/.298/.495, 10 HR, 220 AB. A bit of an enigma. Starred twice in the CCL. Giants reportedly told him he needs to step it up on D.
Gustavo Cabrera, 21 yo- .241/.288/.393, 4 HR, 4 SB, 191 AB. Managed to stay on the field a bit more this season. Obvious athleticism. Will the hand hold him back at higher levels?
Julio Pena, 24 yo- .222/.242/.397, 2 HR, 63 AB. Fringy prospect with some pop in his bat but not a lot else to recommend him.
Jacob Heyward, 21 yo- .330/.483/.560, 11 SB, 109 AB(2 teams). Most of his AB's came in Rookie ball where he would be expected to dominate as a draftee from a major college program. Still, it's better to do well at a low level than not well.
Sandro Fabian, 19 yo- .340/.364/.527, 159 AB. One of the few age appropriate Giants prospects to dominate rookie ball in a long time. Nice scouting reports. Detractors point to a lack of projectabilty in the body.
Ismael Munguia, 18 yo- .274/.359/.363, .237 AB. Got off to a hot start in the DSL. Cooled off some in the second half. Is it enough to get him to Arizona?
Franklin Labour, 19 yo- .242/.333/.304, 194 AB.
Diego Rincones, 18 yo- .244/.346/.343, 201 AB.