We are back to chronicle another month of baseball for the 2019 San Francisco Giants. If you want to catch up on the season so far, click the links below:
After a 3-5 start to the month, the Giants were able to sweep the Reds to bring their record to 6-5 for May. The series finale on May 12th was capped by a walk-off single by Pablo Sandoval for a 5-4 victory and series sweep.
The Giants ended the month with a 12-15 record, this was an improvement over the previous month – but still not great. The Giants are now 21-36 on the season and 15.5 games back of the Dodgers in the N.L. West. As far as records go, the Giants are now the 3rd worst team in all of baseball – ahead of the Orioles and the Tigers.
The River Cats struggled this month – producing a 10-20 record in April. They have fallen to dead last in the PCL Pacific North Division – 3 games behind the Rainiers.
The Flying Squirrels were 15-14 through the month of April – bringing them to a 30-23 record on the season. They currently sit in second the the EL Western Division – 1 game back of the Eerie Seawolves.
Hot and Cold
|Josh Bell||1B||.311 AVG, 12 HR, 34 RBI*|
Josh Bell is a solid player and he is having a great season so far. I need to make sure that I can keep him happy so he is willing to stick around for this rebuild. As long as I can keep his morale up we should be good for a few years. Bell is making a case to be my only All-Star this season.
|Williams Jerez||RP||8.13 ERA, 21 BB, 27.2 IP*|
Williams Jerez was designated for assignment after another poor month.
|Sean Hjelle||SP||3.09 ERA, 28 K, 32 IP|
|Heliot Ramos||CF||.294 AVG, 85 AB, 10 RBI|
After a terrible first month to the year, Sean Hjelle was able to bounce back with a solid May. Heliot Ramos is starting to heat up as well, which is what I expect from one of the top prospects in the organization.
|Jake Wong||SP||4.60 ERA, 14 BB, 31.1 IP|
|Ryder Jones||3B||.158 AVG, 57 AB|
Jake Wong looked very below average on the mound in May. I was hopeful that he would be able to pitch for the Giants by the end of the season – but now I am not so sure. Ryder Jones struggled at the plate and may be destined to be a career minor-leaguer.
|Ray Black||RP||3.38 ERA, 9K, 8 IP|
Ray Black has been talked about as a top prospect for the Giants for a long time – and at 28 years old he is finally starting to perform.
|Seth Elledge||CP||5.95 ERA, 16.2 IP|
Not much to say here – this was a bad month for Seth Elledge from the bullpen.
- Ronnie Jebavy (AAA) sprained his ACL and missed two weeks.
- Logan Wyatt (AA) pulled his hamstring and missed a few weeks.
- Dereck Rodriguez returned from the Injured List on May 30th. James Shields was struggling on the mound – with a 1-8 record and 5.64 ERA. I decided to check the market and see what kind of return I could get for him before releasing him. Nobody seemed interested, so I designated Shields for assignment.
- Travis Bergen was called up from AAA to take the spot of Williams Jerez, who was also designated for assignment.
- Conner Menez was sent up to AAA after posting a 1.77 ERA in 40.2 IP at AA.
- Jackson Rutledge was sent up to AA.
As we enter the month of June, things have changed in the Top 50 Prospects list. Here is where things stand:
Some players within the organization found themselves at new spots on the MLB Top 50 Prospects list. Here is where I would rank the prospects within our system after a month of baseball:
|Org. Rank||MLB Rank||Player||Age||Pos.||Pot.||Ovr.||Level|
I will breakdown all of the prospects that the Giants are looking at in the 2019 First Year Player Draft.