Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Draft Picks: #46 Malique Zeigler

Malique Zeigler, OF.  DOB:  9/8/1996.  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 170 lbs.  Drafted in 2016 Round 22 out of North Iowa CC.

2016 JC:  .395/.490/.726, 16 2B, 22 HR, 31 SB, 35 BB, 43 K, 300 PA.
2016 R:  .290/.384/.419, 4 2B, 2 3B, 4 SB, 13.7 BB%, 20.5 K%, 73 PA.

There are a lot of the Giants 2016 draft picks I really like, but none more than Malique Zeigler.  Do those JC numbers remind you of anyone?  I'll say Juan Carlos Perez, and before you let out a groan, Zeigler is 3 inches taller than Lil Juan P.  Zeigler is a wiry strong 5 tool athlete who looks like he should fill out his frame.  Like a lot of Giants drafted hitters these days, Zeigler has quick, short stroke to the ball. He has shown the plate discipline to draw more than 10% walks while keeping his K's in manageable range.  He's shown speed and power.  Love this kid!

With a glut of OF's in the lower minors and being young enough to not rush him, I expect Zeigler to stay in camp until short season ball starts and then play the summer in Salem-Keizer.

1 comment:

  1. If Zeigler plays the summer in Salem-Keizer, he'll be part of the Volcanoes Eclipse Celebration on August 21st.
    They plan to have the first ever sun eclipse delay.
    Not sure how they'll do it, their Monday game doesn't have an announced time but the total eclipse will be at 10:17:21AM (PDT).
    Game time 10 AM?