Monday, February 17, 2014

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

Raymundo Montero, RHP.  6'2", 185 lbs.  DOB:  9/20/1989.
Short Season:  2-2, 1.82, 29.2 IP, 7 BB, 43 K, 14 Saves, GO/AO= 1.61.  As you can see from the DOB, Montero is no spring chicken.  He's kind of crawled up the first few rungs of the ladder in the Giants system repeating each level starting with the DSL 6 years ago.  I included him because those numbers are hard to just ignore.  Not sure where he goes from here.  No scouting reports.

Christian Jones, LHP.  6'3", 210 lbs.  DOB:  1/7/1991.
AZL:  0-0, 1.69, 5.1 IP, 2 BB, 4 K's.  Short Season:  2-0, 3.29, 13.2 IP, 2 BB, 14 K.  Jones hails from Danville, CA.  Was an up and coming starter for Univ. of Oregon before missing all of 2012 with TJ surgery.  Came back as a reliever in 2013.  Throws sidearm with an arm slot very close to parallel with the ground.  Probably profiles as a lefty specialist.

Eduardo Encinosa, RHP.  6'5", 215 lbs.  DOB:  8/5/1991.
Short Season:  0-0, 3.12, 17.1 IP, 10 BB, 21 K, 1 Save, GO/AO= 2.50.  Has curiously pitched just 29.2 professional innings after being a single digit round draft pick out of Miami in 2012.  Injury?  Looks like a physical beast and future setup guy in the majors, but needs to get some traction on his career.

Nick Jones, LHP.  6'6', 215 lbs.  DOB;  9/15/1991.
AZL:  0-0, 1.93, 18.2 IP, 9 BB, 18 K, 2 Saves, GO/AO= 3.71.  Maybe 6' 6" lefties actually do grow on trees?  The Giants certainly don't seem to have trouble finding them!

Ben Leslie, OF.  B-L, T-L.  6'1", 185 lbs.  DOB:  6/28/1994.
AZL:  .348/.531/.435, 9 BB, 9 K's in 23 AB.  International signee out of Australia.  Hit over .400 his whole amateur career.  This is a minuscule sample size, but appears to be a pure hitter.  I'm thinking we may see him in Salem-Keizer in 2014.


  1. He may have lost a year to TJ surgery, but those are good numbers to build on, for Christian Jones.

    Again, lots of interesting kids.

    1. They are good, but a minuscule sample size. Of course, that's better than bad numbers in a minuscule sample size.