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2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 18

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Who is the 18th-best prospect on the Giants farm?

San Jose Giants vs Fresno Grizzlies
Giants LHP prospect Nick Swiney
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After a brief detour, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming of ranking San Francisco Giants prospects. Our last episode saw us take a break from the action to place 17-year old Bahamian shortstop Ryan Reckley, whom the Giants had just signed in the international signing period for a $2.2 million bonus.

With people voting based on my admittedly far-from-perfect system designed to retroactively place a player, Reckley came in at No. 11 on the list, fittingly bumping Aeverson Arteaga from the spot, and pushing a group of players down a notch.

But before adding Reckley, we voted on what was then the No. 16 prospect and is now the No. 17 prospect: left-handed pitcher Nick Swiney. A comp-round pick in 2020, Swiney had a brilliant debut season in 2021. He started in the ACL, where he had 16 strikeouts to 6 walks in 8 innings, then moved to Low-A, where he had a 0.74 ERA, a 2.26 FIP, and 42 strikeouts to 12 walks in 24.1 innings.

Now let’s move right along. And it’s nomination day, so be sure to respond in the comments with the players you want added to Monday’s CPL, and recommend your favorites.

The list so far

  1. Marco Luciano
  2. Joey Bart
  3. Luis Matos
  4. Heliot Ramos
  5. Kyle Harrison
  6. Camilo Doval
  7. Jairo Pomares
  8. Will Bednar
  9. Patrick Bailey
  10. Hunter Bishop
  11. Ryan Reckley
  12. Aeverson Arteaga
  13. Ryan Murphy
  14. Matt Mikulski
  15. Diego Rincones
  16. R.J. Dabovich
  17. Nick Swiney

Note: Clicking on the above names will link to the CPL where they were voted onto the list.

On to No. 18!

No. 18 prospect nominees

Ricardo Genovés — 22.7 years, 161 wRC+ in Low-A (161 PAs), 77 wRC+ in High-A (245 PAs)
Ismael Munguia — 23.2 years, 130 wRC+ in High-A (357 PAs)
David Villar — 24.11 years, 141 wRC+ in AA (446 PAs)
Will Wilson — 23.5 years, 120 wRC+ in High-A (224 PAs), 65 wRC+ in AA (221 PAs)

Note: Each player’s first name links to their Baseball-Reference page, and their last name links to their Fangraphs page.

Poll

Who is the No. 18 prospect in the system?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Ricardo Genovés
    (121 votes)
  • 11%
    Ismael Munguia
    (48 votes)
  • 27%
    David Villar
    (117 votes)
  • 31%
    Will Wilson
    (133 votes)
419 votes total Vote Now