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2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 32

Who is the 32nd-best prospect in the Giants system?

View from behind home plate of Willie McCovey swinging a bat Set Number: X6739

Spring Training is well underway and so is the 2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, our communal project in which we rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. We’re in the 30s now!

Coming in at No. 31 on the list is shortstop Ryan Reckley, who drops 20 spots after debuting last year at No. 11.

Reckley, a switch hitter from the Bahamas, was the star of last year’s international signing class, as the Giants inked him to a $2.2 million signing bonus. But his debut professional season didn’t go the way he hoped, as he played in just 11 games in the Dominican Summer League before a back injury shut down his year.

The results were mediocre in those games — he hit .194/.370/.222 with an 86 wRC+. If you want something to be optimistic about, he drew 9 walks in just 46 plate appearances, against 10 strikeouts.

There’s a chance that Reckley begins 2023 in the DSL again, but given his age — he’ll turn 19 at the end of the season — I would assume the Giants just send him straight to rookie ball. He’s still quite a bit of an unknown, which makes him an exciting player to keep our eye on this year!

Now, let’s add to the list, and we’ve got some new names to vote on.

The list so far

  1. Kyle Harrison — LHP
  2. Marco Luciano — SS
  3. Casey Schmitt — 3B
  4. Luis Matos — CF
  5. Vaun Brown — OF
  6. Grant McCray — CF
  7. Aeverson Arteaga — SS
  8. Carson Whisenhunt — LHP
  9. Reggie Crawford — LHP/DH
  10. Patrick Bailey — C
  11. Mason Black — RHP
  12. Heliot Ramos — OF
  13. Eric Silva — RHP
  14. Jairo Pomares — OF
  15. Cole Waites — RHP
  16. Keaton Winn — RHP
  17. R.J. Dabovich — RHP
  18. Tyler Fitzgerald — INF
  19. Ryan Murphy — RHP
  20. Landen Roupp — RHP
  21. Will Wilson — INF
  22. Adrian Sugastey — C
  23. Trevor McDonald — RHP
  24. Tristan Beck — RHP
  25. Will Bednar — RHP
  26. Nick Swiney — LHP
  27. Rayner Arias — OF
  28. Carson Seymour — RHP
  29. Hunter Bishop — OF
  30. Sean Hjelle — RHP
  31. Ryan Reckley — SS

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

On to No. 32!

No. 32 prospect nominees

Brett Auerbach — 24.6-year old C/UTIL, 94 wRC+ in AA (425 PA)
Jose Cruz — 22.9-year old RHP, 3.10 FIP in Low-A (51.2 IP)
Gerelmi Maldonado — 19.2-year old RHP, 3.86 FIP in the ACL (39.2 IP)
Randy Rodriguez — 23.5-year old RHP, 7.52 FIP in AAA (6 IP), 5.21 FIP in AA (10 IP), 4.10 FIP in High-A (50.2 IP)
Blake Sabol — 25.1-year old C/UTIL, 157 wRC+ in AAA (101 PA), 124 wRC+ in AA (412 PA)
Brett Wisely — 23.9-year old SS/2B, 52 wRC+ in AAA (23 PA), 121 wRC+ in AA (500 PA)

Note: Each player’s first name links to their Baseball-Reference page, and their last name links to their Fangraphs page.

Reminder: voting is now in the comments!