Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #36 Jose Vizcaino Jr.

Jose Vizcaino Jr., 3B.  DOB:   4/5/1994.  B-R, T-R, 6'3", 200 lbs.  Drafted in 2015 Round 7 out of Santa Clara Univ.

2015 SS:  .288/.351/.457, 11 2B, 3B, 6 HR, 7.3 BB%, 16.6 K%, 205 PA.
2016 A+:  .261/.336/.403, 17 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 8.7 BB%, 20.7 K%, 333 PA.

Jose Vizcaino Jr is the son of a former Giant(for 1 season, his best in MLB) although his pop actually works for the Dodgers now.  Jose Jr. was a college SS who was obviously headed to 3B in the pros due to his size.  He had a fine short season after being drafted by the Giants then got an aggressive assignment to San Jose.  After a slow start, he slashed .354/.411/.662 in 19 games in July before turning his ankle while running out a triple on July 21.  That was his last game of the season.

There's a video on Youtube of the triple where he turned his ankle and another of him hitting a dinger.  In both videos, he displays a short, quick swing to the ball with power at the point of impact.  The slow start and injury made his overall line kind of average looking and analysts have kind of forgotten about him making him a nice sleeper  prospect.  I love his size, love his swing and impressed by his scorching hot streak in July.  Looking for a breakout in 2017.  Does he start off back in San Jose, or move up to Richmond?


  1. Just nitpicking this far down the list, but why Dobson ahead of Vizcaino?

    1. Vizcaino really had just one good month while Dobson played well all season, albeit at a lower level. Also, any injury history is a significant negative in my mind.

    2. But yeah, some of the placements get a bit random down this low as it's quite hard to get significant separation for a lot of these guys.