Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #38 Jean Angomas

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

2016 SS:  .389/.405/.528, 5 2B, 2.7 BB%, 8.1 K%, 37 PA.
2016 A:  .260/.299/.348, 17 2B, 5 3B, 1 HR, 14 SB, 5.1 BB%, 10.5 K%, 370 PA.

Jean Angomas has taken his time moving through the lower levels of the Giants farm system.  I believe he has been a long time fave of a reader known as Carmot.  Angomas put up a K/BB of close to 1 in 2 DSL seasons.  His walk rates plummeted in 2016, but he continued to be very difficult to strike out and started to show some gap power.

Angomas is a somewhat raw looking toolsy guy who I believe is a cousin of MLB slugger Edwin Encarnacion.  The problem for Angomas is he needs lots of playing time to develop and he's going to find it hard to get with all the Giants surplus of OF prospects.


  1. With those 2016 numbers, even though he's 21 I believe he'll still spend 2017 in A-Augusta. In that way, he should avoid competing for playing time with Reynolds & Quinn. Curious to see where they place Brusa to start 2017 - wouldn't be surprised if he gets placed in A- as well, on more of a large-adjustment, long-view development track.

    1. Makes sense for Angomas to start the year back in Augusta, but I hope Brusa gets a shot at SJ, he did well enough at SK and he's already 23.
      Fargas is the only guy from Augusta who really needs be going to SJ and getting PT. Someone like Dunston Jr can be the 5th guy in SJ.

      Davis should be in AA, and Seth Harrison apparently retired.

  2. Hey there, I wouldn't necessarily categorize him as a "long time fave." I chose him as my deep, under-the-radar, almost-unknown Giants prospect who had the potential to break out in 2015. Well, he didn't really. Recent years I've picked one candidate (for 2014: C Ben Turner, for 2015: OF Jean Angomas, for 2016: IF Miguel Gomez). I advocated on his behalf. I like his athleticism, some base speed, can hit to all fields, and outfield arm. Potential for some gap power, as you mention. Capable in CF. Clutch hitting and situational awareness. But yeah, he lacks polish. I didn't understand him being used as 5th or 6th or 7th outfielder behind guys like Byron Murray, Ashford Fulmer, and Woody Edwards in 2015. At the time, I tried to show statistical evidence he was at least the performance equal of the much more highly-touted Mikey Edie. That's all.

    I agree with you, Angomas would require a lot of playing time. And, realistically, he's probably not going to get it. Lots of quality outfield prospects now in the Giants' farm system. Cheers.