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2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 3

Who is the third-best prospect on the Giants farm?

Marco Luciano moving to his left to field a ball. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

We’re two chapters into the 2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, in which we’ll work as a group to rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. So far everything is exactly as would be predicted: just as it was last year, shortstop Marco Luciano has been voted as the No. 2 prospect in the system.

Luciano’s 2023 got off to a slow start, as injuries delayed his season debut until early May. But once it got going, it got going in a hurry. He started the year by making his AA debut with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, and only stayed there for two months, hitting .228/.339/.451 (115 wRC+), with 11 home runs in 242 plate appearances, while being 2.7 years younger than league average. That earned him a promotion to AAA Sacramento, and a Major League debut soon followed.

The numbers at those levels weren’t eye-popping — .209/.321/.418 (77 wRC+) with 4 home runs in 78 plate appearances in AAA, and .231/.333/.308 (86 wRC+) with 0 home runs in 45 plate appearances in the Majors — and Luciano struggled with strikeouts. But he also looked more than competent playing shortstop in the Majors, so it’s not hard to be high on him: he plays a capable shortstop with arguably the most power potential in the organization, and figures to be the team’s opening day shortstop this year as a 22 year old.

Which means this will surely be his last year on the CPL.

Now onward!

The list so far

  1. Kyle Harrison — LHP
  2. Marco Luciano — SS

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

On to No. 3!

No. 3 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)
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. 3 prospect on the Giants farm?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Rayner Arias
    (90 votes)
  • 43%
    Bryce Eldridge
    (406 votes)
  • 0%
    Walker Martin
    (6 votes)
  • 39%
    Carson Whisenhunt
    (367 votes)
  • 6%
    Keaton Winn
    (62 votes)
931 votes total Vote Now