The eleventh chapter of the 2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List sees our highest riser yet, as shortstop Aeverson Arteaga was voted as the No. 11 prospect in the San Francisco Giants system.
After signing for a nice, but not exorbitant bonus in 2019, Arteaga debuted on the 2020 CPL at No. 41, and managed to rise to No. 28 in 2021, despite losing what should have been his debut season to the pandemic.
And after his actual debut season? He jumped up 17 more spots, and it’s not hard to see why.
An 18-year old, right-handed hitting shortstop with strong defense, Arteaga spent the bulk of the year in the Arizona Complex League, where he slashed .294/.367/.503 (123 wRC+), with 9 home runs. When the ACL season ended, he joined the Low-A San Jose Giants for their postseason run, and performed well.
If his power can stay, he’s a prospect to keep a very close eye on. A good 2022 in Low-A could make him one of the most exciting prospects in the system.
Now let’s find out who comes next. And it’s nomination day, so be sure to reply with nominations, and rec your favorites!
The list so far
- Marco Luciano
- Joey Bart
- Luis Matos
- Heliot Ramos
- Kyle Harrison
- Camilo Doval
- Jairo Pomares
- Will Bednar
- Patrick Bailey
- Hunter Bishop
- Aeverson Arteaga
Note: Clicking on the above names will link to the CPL where they were voted onto the list.
On to No. 12!
No. 12 prospect nominees
Ricardo Genovés — 22.7 years, 161 wRC+ in Low-A (161 PAs), 77 wRC+ in High-A (245 PAs)
Matt Mikulski — 22.7 years, 4.27 FIP in ACL (5 innings)
Ryan Murphy — 22.2 years, 3.85 FIP in Low-A (76 innings), 2.29 FIP in High-A (31.1 innings)
Diego Rincones — 22.6 years, 141 wRC+ in High-A (107 PAs), 140 wRC+ in AA (213 PAs)
Note: Each player’s first name links to their Baseball-Reference page, and their last name links to their Fangraphs page.
Who is the No. 12 prospect in the system?
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