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2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 2

Who is the second-best prospect on the farm?

View from the front of Kyle Harrison reaching back to throw a pitch. Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images

We’re fully off and running with the 2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, our annual ranking of the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization.

For the second year in a row, the top spot belongs to left-handed pitcher Kyle Harrison, who took 70% of the votes for the title of top prospect. Harrison solidified himself as one of, if not the best strikeout artist in the Minor Leagues in 2023, striking out a staggering 105 batters in just 65.2 innings in AAA Sacramento. He struggled mightily with walks, but still made his MLB debut in August.

Harrison made seven starts in his debut season, and was hot and cold, with a 4.15 ERA, a 5.53 FIP, and 35 strikeouts to 11 walks in 34.2 innings. He displayed his ace potential in his second career game, and his home debut, striking out 11 batters in 6.1 scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds. And he ended the season on a high note, pitching five shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the final game of the season.

This will almost surely be Harrison’s final year on the CPL, as he figures to be a staple of the rotation this season. Now onward we move.

The list so far

  1. Kyle Harrison — LHP

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

On to No. 2!

No. 2 prospect nominees

Rayner Arias — 17.7-year old CF, 1.333 OPS/230 wRC+ in DSL (76 PA)
Bryce Eldridge — 19.1-year old RF/RHP, .785 OPS/123 wRC+ in Low-A (69 PA), 1.041 OPS/139 wRC+ in ACL (61 PA)
Marco Luciano — 22.3-year old SS, .641 OPS/86 wRC+ in MLB (45 PA), .738 OPS/77 wRC+ in AAA (78 PA), .789 OPS/115 wRC+ in AA (242 PA)
Walker Martin — 19.10-year old SS, yet to debut professionally
Carson Whisenhunt — 23.1-year old LHP, 3.20 ERA/2.87 FIP in AA (19.2 IP), 1.42 ERA/2.56 FIP in High-A (25.1 IP), 3.29 ERA/3.23 FIP in Low-A (13.2 IP)
Keaton Winn — 25.9-year old RHP, 4.68 ERA/4.37 FIP in MLB (42.1 IP), 4.81 ERA/4.69 FIP in AAA (58 IP)

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. 2 prospect on the Giants farm?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Rayner Arias
    (20 votes)
  • 8%
    Bryce Eldridge
    (52 votes)
  • 69%
    Marco Luciano
    (411 votes)
  • 0%
    Walker Martin
    (3 votes)
  • 16%
    Carson Whisenhunt
    (96 votes)
  • 2%
    Keaton Winn
    (12 votes)
594 votes total Vote Now