Sunday, February 14, 2016

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: Honorable Mention Part VIII

Byron Murray, OF.  B-R, T-R.  7/26/1995.  5'10", 195 lbs.

R:  .272/.315/.461, 19 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 8 SB, 4.6 BB%, 19.3 K%, 197 PA.
SS:  .087/.125/.174, 4.2 BB%, 29.2 K%, 24 PA.

Not sure if he can catch or throw, but those numbers show hit, power, speed.  Those are serious numbers projected to 600 PA's.  The logical place for him to start next season is Augusta which will be a big challenge.


Jean Angomas, OF.  B-L, T-R.  DOB:  6/5/1995.  6'0", 170 lbs.

R:  .261/.317/.342, HR, 7.4 BB%, 9.9 K%, 121 PA.

Angomas' lines don't look to impressive except for his K% which he has kept below 10% in 3 pro seasons which is enough to make you not give up on him.  Fun factoid:  He is Edwin Encarnacion's cousin.


Jose Morel RHP.  DOB:  9/6/1993.  6'2", 190 lbs.

R:  5-1, 1.91, 33 IP, 7.64 K/9, 3.00 BB/9, GO/AO= 1.75, 1 Save.

Morel spent 3 seasons in the DSL despite pitching very well the last 2.  Pitched well in Arizona last year and should move up to Augusta for 2016.


Matthew Pope, RHP.  DOB:  7/5/1994, 6'6", 225 lbs.

R:  0-2, 4.91, 18.1 IP, 10.31 K/9, 4.91 BB/9, GO/AO= 0.94, 2 Saves.

JC draftee.  The first thing you notice is his size.  His numbers suggest that he's a power pitcher.  Giants love to draft and develop their power relievers.


Stetson Woods, RHP.  DOB:  1/15/1995.  6'8", 200 lbs.

R:  1-0, 6.00, 18 IP, 8.50 K/9, 7.00 BB/9, GO/AO= 0.89.

Big regression for a kid who looked so good in his pro debut last year.  He turned 21 yo in January?  Yikes!


  1. bit ot, but doc, this should interest you and others who for years complained about the blackout practices....seems it was illegal and things are changing for this season


    1. Does that mean I will be able to see Giants-Dodgers games on my DirecTV MLB package now? Ever since the Time-Warner contract took effect, all Giants-Dodgers games have been blacked out on the MLB package so I have not been able to watch any of them, which was very annoying and I felt unfair since I paid for the package so I could watch Giants games that are on the CSN Bay Area channel. It seemed to me that if CSNBA was carrying the game, then I should be able to watch it on their feed through my MLB Package that I paid for.

    2. Looked it up. Still not clear if this is going to help. It does seem I could opt for a package of only Giants games instead of the full MLB package. It sounds like I MIGHT be able to see Giants-Dodgers games that are played in SF, but probably not the ones played in LA unless I subscribe to the Time-Warner channel that carries Dodgers games. Well, poo on you, Dodgers!