AAA: Vacant. Chris Dominguez was getting most of the playing time here by the end of the season. I'm pretty sure Dominguez is not going to play SS in the major leagues, although the idea is fascinating.
AA: Kelby Tomlinson- .268/.340/.323, 1 HR, 49 SB, 8.9 BB%, 16.6 K%, 494 PA. Tomlinson was surprisingly moved to 2B to give Matt Duffy a chance to play SS then moved back to SS when Duffy moved up. This is surprisingly good offense for the environment from a guy who was a D first SS. Should be the starting SS or 2B for Sacramento in 2015 depending on where Duffy is assigned.
High A: Ydwin Villegas- .205/.287/.298, 6.4 BB%, 25.7 K%, 187 PA. Villegas split time between High A and AAA for the past two seasons. He reportedly plays MLB quality defense but has not hit a lick at any level. At 24 yo, time is running out.
Low A: Rando Moreno- .197/.260/.227, 16 SB, 5.9 BB%, 11.7 K%, 376 PA. Disappointing offensive numbers from Moreno although he does make contact. 22 yo.
Short Season- Christian Arroyo- .333/.378/.469, 5 HR, 6 SB, 6.7 BB%, 11.6 K%, 267 PA. Arroyo was inexplicably moved to 2B in Augusta to start the season, with Ryder Jones moving from 3B to SS. By the end of the season, Arroyo was back at SS in Salem-Keizer and Jones was back at 3B there too. Arroyo struggled at the plate and with injuries in Augusta but raked with S-K. The early assignment at 2B would suggest that the Giants do not see him as a future MLB SS.
Rookie AZL: Hector Mercedes- .296/.330/.469, 1 HR, 4.7 BB%, 24.3 K%, 107 PA. At 6'3", 188 lbs, Mercedes has intriguing size. For some reason I have a feeling he is not going to stick at SS and may be too much of a hacker to hit at higher levels.
DSL: Manuel Geraldo- .251/.323/.338, 16 SB, 5.4 BB%, 20.8 K%, 259 PA. Love Geraldo's size at 6'1", 170 lbs. Tons of room to fill out that frame. Love that he's a switch hitter. Love that he hit .308 after the DSL All-Star game. I'm going to be watching for him in Arizona next summer.