Thursday, October 1, 2015

Down on the Farm: DrB's 2015 Giants Top 50 Prospect Review #41-50

Again, this is a REVIEW of the 2015 list, not a new list for 2016:

41.  Byron Murray, OF.  Rookie AZL:  .272/.347/.412 in 68 AB.  Short Season:  .087/.125/.124 in 23 AB.

Late round HS draftee from 2014.  Hit well in the AZL.  Can he get a foothold at the next level next year?  Stock-Stable.

42.  Logan Webb, RHP.  Short Season:  3-6, 4.92, 60.1 IP, 16 BB, 40 K, GO/AO= 1.67.

This does not look too impressive until you consider that this was Webb's age 18 season in a league whose average age is 20.9.   Stock- Up.

43.  Stetson Woods, RHP.  Rookie AZL:  1-0, 6.00, 18 IP, 14 BB, 17 K.

Woods failed to build on the fine start he made to his pro career last year.  Stock- Down.

44.  Jonah Arenado, 3B.  Low A:  .264/.293/.367, 9  HR in 523 AB.

Before you scoff, remember what Christian Arroyo and Ryder Jones hit in the SAL.  Stock- Up.

45.  Dylan Brooks, RHP.  Rookie AZL:  1-2, 2.75, 32 IP, 10 BB, 27 K, GO/AO= 1.79.

Brooks season was delayed due to a substance suspension.  This was his 3'rd rodeo in Arizona.  Needs to move up to a higher level next year to get some traction on his career.  Stock- Marginally Up.

46.  Kelby Tomlinson, IF.  AA:  .324/.387/.431, 16 SB in 253 AB.  AAA:  .316/.354/.382, 2 HR, 5 SB in 136 AB.  MLB:  .291/.345/.367, 5 SB in 158 AB(before the 9/30 game).

What a season for Kelby!  His best season prior to this was hitting .263 with a bunch of SB's for Richmond in 2014, so I don't think there are very many people who can honestly say they saw this coming.  I do hope the organization is seriously looking into what Kelby and Duffy did to turn themselves from weak hitting college infielders into two of the toughest outs in MLB.  It it's that book, The Mental Side of Hitting, it should be required daily reading for every player in the organization!  Stock- Graduated/Up, Way Up!

47.  Matt Lujan, LHP:  AA:  4-6, 3.18, 107.2 IP, 42 BB, 88 K's, GO/AO= 1.38.

Solid AA season for Lujan.  Maybe he gets moved up to Sacramento next season?  Stock- Stable.

48.  Ty Ross, Catcher.  High A:  .244/.303/.332, 3 HR in 271 AB.

Defense-first catcher.  Showed flashes of a decent bat.  Stock- Stable.

49.  Christian Jones, LHP.  High A:  6-2, 3.50, 72 IP, 21 BB, 75 K, GO/AO= 1.80.

Jones started the season in the SJ bullpen.  Was starting and stretching out the innings by the end of the season.  Poised for a possible breakout season next year.  Stock- Up.

50.  Matt Gage, LHP.  Low A:  4-4, 4.07, 77.1 IP, 13 BB, 71 K, GO/AO= 1.04.  AA:  2-3, 4.66, 39.2 IP, 10 BB, 30 K, GO/AO= 2.04.

This was the big lefty's first full pro season.  He got called up to Richmond for a spot start and pitched so well the Giants kept him there with mixed results.  Stock- Up.


  1. #45 has the same name as my newborn son. That alone is enough to root for him.

    I think Jonah Arenado will have a huge year in San Jose. 15-20HR should be expected.

  2. Congrats Roger!!! Perhaps a future Giants farmhand!

    As Shankbone would say about the Farm: "Gotta like these kids!"


  3. Thanks! I didn't purposely name him based on this player. However, if he turns out to be a fixturein the bullpen in a few years I could buy a jersey with my last name on it and not be one of those guys who does that when there isn't even a player with that last name. Lol