Thursday, February 8, 2018

DrB's 2018 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #20 Ricardo Genoves

Ricardo Genoves, C.  DOB:  5/14/1999.  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 190 lbs.  IFA 2015.

R:  .252/.327/.356, 6 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8.0 BB%, 18.7 K%, 150 PA.

There is a very nice scouting report on Genoves up at Baseball Census linked to the left where I got most of the info for this profile.  Genoves was a $550 K IFA bonus baby in 2015, the same year the Giants signed Lucius Fox.  He is very athletic for his size with advanced defensive skills behind home plate.  The bat trails significantly with a swing that looks a bit stiff and long.  On the other hand, batting .250 is a lot better than many defense-first catching prospects and the plate discipline looks promising in the stat line so I think there is hope for the bat.  Will the Giants send him to Augusta for his age 19 season or keep him in camp and send him to Salem-Keizer later in the summer?  Genoves is a long term project and time is on their side.


  1. Wow, haven't seen his name since we signed him! #20 is pretty good too! At least he's doing something, seems like we sign all these IFAs and rarely get any making it to the majors.

    I agree that the discipline looks promising. That is pretty good discipline while still underaged by 2.7 years as compared to the pitching, so given that it's his defense that is advanced, they would move him up to Augusta, get better coaching for catching, while seeing if his discipline holds up in A-ball.

    Plus, what are the limits before 40-man, 6 years after signing (and you just wrote on this for another post, can't remember who, oh yeah, your nice one on Fernandez!)? If it is just 6 years, it has been 3 since he was signed, so A-ball, Advance-A, AA, then need to decide, timing is short, he could maybe repeat one level at this rate, end up in Advanced-A. Seems like time is short, need to see him in full season, even though he's only 19.

    1. Plenty of time. He has 3 more seasons before he is Rule 5 eligible, then 3 option seasons after that.