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Willie McCovey Memorial 2019 Community Prospect List #40

We love us some Yorlis!

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In 2011, a 19 year old Jose Ramirez made his pro debut in the AZL, hitting .325 with a miniscule strikeout rate, though showing little power with just 1 HR and a .448 SLG. Last year, an 18/19 year old Yorlis Rodriguez made his pro debut in the AZL, hitting .323 with a very low strikeout rate, though showing little power with just 2 HRs and a .445 SLG. So am I predicting a future 40 HR season for Yorlis? No, that would be silly! But I am saying that an ability to put the bat on the ball is a pretty good skill for a teenager to be moving forward with (Sidenote: yes, yes, of course I’m saying Yorlis will hit 35 HRs and make an MVP run in the future!)

All of which is to say we’ve added Yorlis to the board! One of the team’s capped $300,000 international signings in 2017, Rodriguez was the only one to move straight to the AZL, following his experience on the international tournament circle with Cuba’s 15U national team (for whom he hit .366/.453/.530 way back in 2014).

Updating the list:

  1. Joey Bart
  2. Heliot Ramos
  3. Marco Luciano
  4. Shaun Anderson
  5. Logan Webb
  6. Alexander Canario
  7. Chris Shaw
  8. Ray Black
  9. Melvin Adon
  10. Sean Hjelle
  11. Gregory Santos
  12. Aramis Garcia
  13. Heath Quinn
  14. Juan De Paula
  15. Jalen Miller
  16. Ryan Howard
  17. Camilo Doval
  18. Jacob Gonzalez
  19. Jake Wong
  20. Luis Toribio
  21. Seth Corry
  22. Abiatal Avelino
  23. Sandro Fabian
  24. Garrett Williams
  25. Diego Rincones
  26. Jairo Pomares
  27. Drew Ferguson
  28. Pat Ruotolo
  29. Tyler Beede
  30. Travis Bergen
  31. Jose Marte
  32. Aaron Bond
  33. Sam Coonrod
  34. Blake Rivera
  35. David Villar
  36. Manuel Geraldo
  37. Conner Menez
  38. Malique Ziegler
  39. Yorlis Rodriguez

And now we arrive #40! Can it possibly matter who the 40th ranked prospect in a system that doesn’t have 40 good prospects is? Well, ours is not to reason why, ours is just to vote and fight with each other. Here’s your candidates for today.

Jordan Johnson

Keaton Winn

Mac Marshall

PJ Hilson

Ricardo Genoves


Who is the Giants 2019 #40 prospect?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Jordan Johnson
    (32 votes)
  • 16%
    Keaton Winn
    (33 votes)
  • 17%
    Mac Marshall
    (35 votes)
  • 23%
    PJ Hilson
    (48 votes)
  • 26%
    Ricardo Genoves
    (53 votes)
201 votes total Vote Now

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