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2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 20

Who is the 20th-best prospect on the Giants farm?

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The 19th chapter of the 2020 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List saw the McCovey Chronicles community turn to one of the system’s top performers in 2021. Comfortable winning the vote, and being named the No. 19 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization is third baseman David Villar, who wasn’t even on last year’s CPL.

Villar, a right-handed hitter who turned 25 on Thursday and was an 11th-round pick in 2018, had a breakout season, in which he hit 20 home runs for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels, breaking the team’s record (a record previously held by Jarrett Parker, so interpret this factoid as optimistically or pessimistically as you would like). In 446 plate appearances in AA, Villar hit .275/.374/.506 (141 wRC+), with 46 walks and 112 strikeouts.

He’ll almost surely start the season in AAA, and if his performance maintains at that level, we’ll likely see him make his MLB debut sooner rather than later.

Now let’s add another name.

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
  18. Will Wilson
  19. David Villar

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

On to No. 20!

No. 19 prospect nominees

Seth Corry — 23.2 years, 5.25 FIP in High-A (67.2 innings)
Ricardo Genovés — 22.8 years, 161 wRC+ in Low-A (161 PAs), 77 wRC+ in High-A (245 PAs)
Sammy Long — 26.6 years, 4.23 FIP in MLB (40.2 innings), 3.59 FIP in AAA (26.1 innings)
Manuel Mercedes — 19.4 years, 5.12 FIP in ACL (56.1 innings)
Ismael Munguia — 23.3 years, 130 wRC+ in High-A (357 PAs)
Randy Rodriguez — 22.4 years, 2.28 FIP in Low-A (62 innings)

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. 20 prospect in the system?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Seth Corry
    (70 votes)
  • 26%
    Ricardo Genovés
    (162 votes)
  • 22%
    Sammy Long
    (136 votes)
  • 15%
    Manuel Mercedes
    (92 votes)
  • 7%
    Ismael Munguia
    (46 votes)
  • 17%
    Randy Rodriguez
    (105 votes)
611 votes total Vote Now