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2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 24

Who is the 24th-best prospect on the Giants farm?

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The 23rd chapter of the 2022 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List was a very, very close one, with just two votes (out of 491) keeping us from heading to a runoff. But it didn’t quite come to that, and instead we get to name the No. 23 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization: right-handed pitcher Manuel Mercedes.

Mercedes, who turned 19 at the very end of the season, made his organizational debut in 2021 after being a 2019 international signing. His numbers in the Arizona Complex League — 5.11 ERA, 5.12 FIP, with 62 strikeouts to 25 walks in 56.1 innings — weren’t electric, but his stuff often was.

He’ll be one of the more exciting prospects to watch this year — I don’t think anyone would be shocked to see him fly up prospect lists as the year goes on.

Now, on to the next one.

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

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

On to No. 24!

No. 24 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)
Ismael Munguia — 23.3 years, 130 wRC+ in High-A (357 PAs)
Gregory Santos — 22.5 years, 22.67 FIP in MLB (2 innings), 5.15 FIP in AAA (15.2 innings)
Casey Schmitt — 22.11 years, 91 wRC+ in Low-A (280 PAs)
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. 24 prospect in the system?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Kervin Castro
    (116 votes)
  • 7%
    Seth Corry
    (32 votes)
  • 12%
    Sean Hjelle
    (53 votes)
  • 12%
    Ismael Munguia
    (54 votes)
  • 4%
    Gregory Santos
    (20 votes)
  • 28%
    Casey Schmitt
    (122 votes)
  • 8%
    Adrian Sugastey
    (38 votes)
435 votes total Vote Now