Monday, February 12, 2018

DrB's 2018 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #13 Alexander Canario

Alexander Canario, OF.  DOB:  5/7/2000.  B-R, T-R.  6'1", 165 lbs.  IFA 2016.

DSL:  .294/.391/.464, 17 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 18 SB, 12.0 BB%, 14.6 K%, 274 PA.

If you hadn't already figured it out, there is a huge yawning gap in my mind between #13 and #14 on this list.  Heliot Ramos is in a tier all by himself, but then the second tier goes from #2 to here, Alexander Canario.  I may have ranked a DSL player in my top 50 before, but I don't remember when.  I usually lump them into a separate Dominican Dandies category because there is just too darn much we don't know about them.  Which brings me to the prospect himself.  It's pretty obvious from the numbers that this kid has at least 3 tools, Hit, Power, Run.  The BB and K percents tell you there is already some skill added to the tools.  It's enough that he's already getting some national press among prospect watchers.

On video, he's a wiry strong athlete who looks confident at the plate with a short, simple swing to the ball with very little extraneous movement, yet with explosive power at the point of contact.  He needs to do some filling out, but the frame looks strong, like that should be no problem.  I expect him to follow the Sandro Fabian track with 2018 in Arizona and 2019 in Augusta.  By then, we'll know more about where he's headed, but the early returns are darn exciting.


  1. What will the Farm be like in 2018? Alexander is the Canario in the Coal Mine - his stat line will be the tale of the tape.

  2. The Giants are engaged in “serious contract talks” with southpaw reliever Tony Watson, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports

    There have been and are players who may be worth blowing up the CBT, but Tony Watson ain't one of them.