Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #27 Ryder Jones

Ryder Jones, 3B.  B-L, T-R.  DOB:  6/7/1994.  6'3", 185 lbs.

A+:  .268/.296/.394, 29 2B, 6 HR, 3.7 BB%, 18.5 K%, 432 PA.

The Giants picked Ryder Jones in the second round of the 2013 draft and signed him away from a Stanford commitment.  He signed quickly and hit .317 in his pro debut in Arizona.  He struggled with the grind of a pro season in Augusta and Salem-Keizer in 2014.  The Giants showed confidence in him by placing him in San Jose for 2015 where he stayed the entire season.  He performed steadily, if unspectacularly, and did not seem to wear down like he did the year before.

He does not look like much of an athlete in person with big shoulders that he kind of hunches forward and long, spindly legs.  In something like 8 AB's over the two games I saw him, he squared up the ball at least 6 times even though only 2 of them were hits.  Based on that, I tend to believe in the bat and think it will play up as he gains experience.  I also think there is power upside.  I project him as an eventual .270 or so hitter with 20 HR's.  ETA would be 2018 or 2019.  He'll likely move up to AA Richmond in 2016 with Arenado taking over 3B in SJ and Gomez/Viz going to Augusta.

1 comment:

  1. Ryder on Doc's Top 50

    2014: 18
    2015: 28
    2016: 28

    Cove has him at 30 this year