Thursday, October 10, 2013

Down on the Farm: Review of DrB's 2013 Giants Top 50 Prospects #31-40

31.  Mason McVay, LHP:  Low A  3-5, 4.12, 67.2 IP, 18 BB, 75 K's, GO/AO= 1.56, 1 Save.  Unexciting ERA, but very solid peripheral numbers.  Finished with an ERA of 2.13 over his last 10 appearances.  Stock Stable.

32.  Eduardo Encinosa, RHP:  Short Season  0-0, 3.12, 17.1 IP, 10 BB, 21 K's, GO/AO= 2.50, 1 Save.  Big hard throwing reliever out of Miami.  Finished 1.46 over his last 10 appearances.  Stock is stable.

33.  Roger Kieschnick, OF:  AAA  .273/.339/.497, 27 2B, 9 3B, 13 HR, 40 BB, 102 K's in 374 AB.  MLB  .202/.295/.226, 11 BB, 29 K.  Solid if unspectacular season for Fresno.  Started strong after callup but faded down the stretch.  Took a defensive posture at the plate.  Stock mixed. Had a nice season but probably got passed on the depth chart by both Juan Perez and Frankie Pegs down the stretch.

34.  Chris Dominguez, 3B/1B/OF:  AAA  .294/.334/.464, 24 2B, 5 3B, 15 HR, 23 BB, 112 K in 466 AB.  Maintained an impressive BA throughout the season.  Unclear path to the majors.  Stock is stable.

35.  Nick Noonan, 2B:  AAA  .255/.323/.345, 0 HR, 17 BB, 44 K in 165 AB.  MLB:  .219/.261/.238, 6 BB, 24 K in 105 AB.  Won a roster spot out of spring training and had some early successes.  Faded in the second half.  Probably got passed on the depth chart by Abreu and Adrianza.  Stock is mixed.  Unclear path to stick in the majors.

36.  Juan Perez, OF:  AAA  .291/.323/.466, 10 HR, 18 SB, 15 BB, 75 K in 382 AB.  MLB:  .258/.302/.348, 1 HR, 2 SB, 6 BB, 21 K in 89 AB.  Very nice season for Perez.  Earned a callup and quickly proved to be an elite defender in the OF with an adequate bat.  Earned an amazing 1.6 WAR in just 34 games and 89 AB, mostly due to his incredible D.  It would appear that a 5'th OF spot is his to lose in the spring.  Stock is up!

37.  Chris Gloor, LHP:  AA  9-7, 4.03, 156.1 IP, 41 BB, 121 K.  Repeat of AA for the big lefty.  Uninspiring numbers.  Stock is down.

38.  Jacob Dunnington, RHP:  3 levels  1-1, 3.60, 20 IP, 10 BB, 29 K, 1 Save.  Must have been troubled by injuries as he did not see much action.  Stock is down.

39.  Kendry Flores, RHP:  Low A  10-6, 2.73, 141.2 IP, 17 BB, 137 K.  Breakout season for Flores who has always put up nice peripheral numbers.  Had an eye popping 15 K with 0 BB in his next-to-last start of the season. Stock is way up!!

40.  Eric Surkamp, LHP:  High A  0-0, 2.93, 15.1 IP, 3 BB, 17 K's.  AAA  7-1, 2.78, 71.1 IP, 20 BB, 54 K.  MLB  0-1, 23.62, 2.2 IP, 0 BB, 0 K.  Came back from TJ surgery mid-season.  Pitched well in High A and then OK in AAA.  Got shelled in 1 MLB appearance.  I thought he did OK considering he was fresh off TJ.  Should compete for a #5 starter slot next spring, but will most likely start the season in Fresno again.  Stock is up simply by being healthy.


  1. Probably prudent, or let's just erring on the safe side, not to count on Surkamp for a spot at the back end of the rotation and let him surprise you pleasantly to the upside.

  2. I really think Chris Dominguez deserves a long look in Spring Training. He can play multiple positions and has some pop of the bench. He had a really good year although he did sacrifice some power for consistency. If Pablo doesn't take his weight seriously this off-season we can spell him for some fresh talent. Maybe he has a chance to beat out Pill for a bench role.