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2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 26

Who is the 26th-best prospect on the Giants farm?

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The 25th episode of the 2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List starred one of the most fun stories of the San Francisco Giants 2021 Minor League season. With a comfortable lead in the votes, the McCovey Chronicles community has named outfielder Ismael Munguia as the No. 25 prospect on the farm.

Munguia, a left-handed hitter who turned 23 in October, had something of a breakout season in High-A Eugene, hitting .336/.366/.502, good for a 130 wRC+. But what jumps off the page is his outrageous bat control: he struck out just 27 times in 357 plate appearances, a minuscule 7.6% rate. He didn’t draw a lot of walks (just 13 on the season), but when you can put the ball in play that frequently, good things are likely to happen.

The outfielder also won fans over with his fun style and swing, so his performance and entertainment value will be worth watching in 2022.

Now let’s move on.

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
  20. Ricardo Genovés
  21. Sammy Long
  22. Randy Rodriguez
  23. Manuel Mercedes
  24. Casey Schmitt
  25. Ismael Munguia

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

On to No. 26!

No. 26 prospect nominees

Kervin Castro —22.11 years, 2.12 FIP in MLB (13.1 innings), 3.73 FIP in AAA (44 innings)
Seth Corry — 23.3 years, 5.25 FIP in High-A (67.2 innings)
Sean Hjelle — 24.8 years, 5.77 FIP in AAA (53.1 innings), 4.00 FIP in AA (65.2 innings)
Gregory Santos — 22.5 years, 22.67 FIP in MLB (2 innings), 5.15 FIP in AAA (15.2 innings)
Adrian Sugastey — 19.3 years, 126 wRC+ in the ACL (163 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. 26 prospect in the system?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Kervin Castro
    (114 votes)
  • 5%
    Seth Corry
    (26 votes)
  • 46%
    Sean Hjelle
    (211 votes)
  • 4%
    Gregory Santos
    (19 votes)
  • 18%
    Adrian Sugastey
    (82 votes)
452 votes total Vote Now