Monday, January 27, 2014

Dr B's 2014 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #32 Mitch Delfino

Mitch Delfino, 3B.  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 210 lbs.  DOB:  1/13/1991.

Low A:  .270/.324/.413, 13 HR, 35 BB, 76 K, 477 AB.

Delfino was drafted out of Cal in the 20'th round of the 2012 draft after hitting .355 his junior season.  He's a bit of a hacker, but that helps keep his K rate down.  He puts the ball in play with some power behind it.  He was promoted to San Jose for the Cal League playoffs.  I saw him play in San Bernardino where he rapped out a couple of line drive base hits in one game where the rest of the SJ lineup was flailing.

He should be the starting 3B for SJ in 2014.  I see him as a bit of a sleeper, a guy nobody is paying attention to who could surprise in the future.


  1. I like Delfino. The fact that he's a Cal guy doesn't hurt his cause either. He's got a powerful swing, and I too could see him having a breakout season in San Jose... maybe Devin Harris type numbers? I don't think he'll replicate Adam Duvall's Cal League display, but 20+ HR certainly seems within reach. Don't know much about his defense though. What have you heard?

    1. I don't really know anything about his D.

  2. We are getting to the less well known names and why this is a great website for fans who like to track prospects.

  3. Seen Delfino play at Cal several times. D looks to be average, good arm, range okay. His D will not hold him back from what I have seen. Certainly better than Duvall. Plus he has that Cal grad thing going on, where Cal guys seem to be able to rake in the Bigs.