Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dr B's 2014 Giants Top 50 Prospects: Honorable Mention Part V

Tyler Hollick, OF.  B-L, T-R.  6'1", 185 lbs.  DOB:  9/16/1992.
Low A:  .178/.245/.267, 45 AB.  Short Season:  .262/.374/.338, 3 HR, 20 SB, 37 BB, 50 K, 237 AB.  Hollick started out in Augusta.  Not sure if he suffered an injury or if the Giants thought he was overwhelmed, but the sample size was miniscule.  He started off hot in Salem-Keizer hitting over .350 in June, but then hit just .213 and .224 in July and August respectively.  Not sure where all that leaves him in the organization.  He's still young enough to figure it out and he already has the OBP and SB skills down.  I imagine we'll see him in some role giving Augusta another try in 2014.

Ty Ross, C.  B-R, T-R.  6'1", 203 lbs.  DOB:  1/17/1992.
AZL:  .182, .308/.273, 11 AB.  Short Season:  .243/.313/.350, 103 AB.  Defensive catcher from an elite college program.  Can he hit a little?  I think we might see him sharing catcher duties with Ben Turner in San Jose in 2014.

Chris Johnson, RHP.  6'4", 205 lbs.  DOB: 8/24/1991.
Short Season:  6-3, 2.49, 83 IP, 8 BB, 78 K, GO/AO= 2.46.  The Giants seem to have interesting pitchers tucked away in every nook and cranny of their farm system.  The problem is they have so many guys who project as #3's or above that some guys who have a chance to be #4 or 5's are gonna get left out.  Good problem to have, but it also means that some pretty good players are gonna eventually find success with other organizations.  From his stat line, it's obvious that Johnson is a contact/sinkerball dude, but he's got great size and those are impressive numbers coming from a pretty extreme hitter's park.

Andrew Leenhouts, LHP.  6'3", 200 lbs.  DOB:  3/28/1990.
Short Season:  9-2, 2.39, 71.2 IP, 14 BB, 53 K.  Another pitchability dude who could get lost in the shuffle.  Lefties that size don't grow on trees!

Cameron McVey, RHP.  6'5", 205 lbs.  DOB:  10/18/1988.
Short Season:  3-2, 3.19, 42.1 IP, 14 BB, 48 K, GO/AO= 1.92.  Interesting bullpen arm that can get a groundball and pitch multiple innings.  Older dude getting a late start in his pro career.

1 comment:

  1. Just a hunch, but I think Johnson and Leenhouts both end up in Augusta's rotation, although there are certainly enough arms they'll have to fend off to earn those spots.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Ross head to San Jose, as that would give Geno Escalante a chance to see more playing time in Augusta. I actually think Geno has a better skill set, but both of those guys are very talented defensively. Speaking of Ty Ross, I'm watching LSU v Grambling on tv today... and dreaming on Christian Arroyo to have an Alex Bregman-esque season in the SALLY next year. You never know!