Thursday, February 19, 2015

DrB's 2015 Giants Top 50 Prospects: Dominican Dandies

Note that the top prospect from the 2014 DSL Giants squad, Mikey Edie, has already been profiled in the Top 50.

Kelvin Beltre, SS.  DOB:  9/25/1996.  B-R, T-R.  5'11", 170 lbs.
2014 DSL:  .235/.430/.441, 3 HR, 7 SB, 23.7 BB%, 11.8 K%, 93 PA.

Beltre was a $500 K bonus baby from the signing period beginning 7/2/2013.  He might have had better numbers than Edie had he played more.  As is, we are left to wonder why he missed so much time.  Was it injury?  Or, did the Giants pull him out for a nutrition and conditioning program a la Michael Santos?  At any rate, project those numbers to 600 PA's and you have a 20/40 guy.  I'd take the walk rate with a grain of salt, but the low K rate is impressive too.  I'll be very interested to see where he surfaces in 2015.  I'm guessing Arizona.

Manuel Geraldo, SS.  DOB:  9/23/1996.  B-S, T-R.  6'1", 170 lbs.
2014 DSL:  .251/.323/.338, 16 SB, 5.4 BB%, 20.8 K%, 259 PA.

Was the third bonus baby from the signing period beginning 7/2/2013.  In some ways, I like him better than Beltre as I think he has a more projectable body.  Also like that he switch-hits and from what I've read, he seems more likely to stick at SS.  Improved as the season went along improving his BA from .203 in June to .272 in July to .299 in August.  He hit .308 after the DSL All-Star game.  We should see him on Arizona in 2015.

Mecky Coronado, C/DH.  DOB:  12/13/1996.  B-R, T-R.  6'0", 180 lbs.
2014 DSL:  .289/.393/.413, 1 HR, 10.3 BB%, 14.5 K%, 145 PA.

Very good hitting numbers in his pro debut.  It's a bit disconcerting that despite being listed as a catcher, he mostly DH'd.  Maybe that is because they wanted veteran Miguel Gomez to catch the young pitchers?  The bat says he should be in Arizona in 2015, but I'm thinking he may stay in the DR and get up to speed with his catching.

Robinson Medrano, OF.  DOB:  4/20/1996.  B-R, T-R.  6'3", 180 lbs.
2014 DSL:  .268/.368/.373, 2 HR, 3 SB, 11.2 BB%, 20.7 K%, 242 PA.

Holdover from 2103.  He improved his numbers, raising his BB% from 4.8 and lowering his K% from 24.0.  Love his size!  Hoping to see him stateside in 2015.

Deiyerbert Bolivar, LHP.  DOB:  4/3/1996.  5'11", 155 lbs.
2014 DSL:  7-1, 1.27, 64 IP, 2.81 BB/9, 9.42 K/9, 1.47 GO/AO.

Small lefty from Venezuela with nice numbers.  Had a 0.40 ERA over his last 10 appearances.

Prebito Reyes, LHP.  DOB:  10/21/1995.  6'3", 175 lbs.
2014 DSL:  3-3, 3.11, 66.2 IP, 2.16 BB/9, 6.48 K/9, 1.29 GO/AO.

Bigger than Bolivar, but K numbers not as impressive.  Had a 1.41 ERA over his last 10 appearances.

Victor Concepcion, RHP.  DOB:  11/23/1996.  6'0", 170 lbs.
2014 DSL:  6-1, 3.18, 65 IP, 2.08 BB/9, 10.38 K/9, 1.64 GO/AO.

Youngest of the big 3 DSL pitching prospects as he just turned 18 in November.  Had a 2.23 ERA over his last 10 appearances.

Jose Morel, RHP.  DOB:  9/6/1993.  6'2", 190 lbs.
2014 DSL:  7-1, 1.73, 52 IP, 2.60 BB/9, 9.52 K/9, 5 Saves.

Old for a DSL prospect.  Put up good numbers in 2013 too.  Have to wonder why that did not get him a call to the states.

Miguel Gomez, C.  DOB:  12/17/1992.  B-S, T-R.  5'10", 185 lbs.
2014 DSL:  .318/.367/.453, 5 HR, 3 SB, 6.0 BB%, 13.1 K%, 283 PA.

I added Gomez on after my original list.  DSL veteran which is usually not a good thing to be at all.  Then, he was named to's organizational all-star team.  Bobby Evans said the Giants would bring him to Arizona and see what they have.  Switch-hitting catchers with a hit tool are valued commodities.


  1. I was hoping to see Richard Rodriguez and Olbis Parra on this list. Richard Rodriguez had some great numbers despite his age 21 season. He slashed .352/.438/.385 with only 25 K's in 291 PA's. Olbis Parra (age 19 season) appeared to get hurt in the second half but was 4-0 with a 1.24 ERA along with 24K vs 4BB. I am hoping at least one of these guys will make it stateside.

    1. Can't include everybody. Every year I leave a few off the list who prove they are deserving and put a few on who bust. Based on the information at my disposal, I just don't see either Rodriquez or Parra as serious prospects. Hope I am wrong for their sake.