Luis Matos – 5 G, .318/.348/.727, 7-for-22, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB
After a disappointing season, Luis Matos finished the season strong with a good showing in August, and he has kept the momentum going into the first week of the Arizona Fall League. Matos made a big impact with home runs in back-to-back games, and continues to lead the Scottsdale Scorpions and part of a 7-way share of the league lead through the first week with the two home runs. He’s also been a big part of the offense, easily leading the team with 9 RBI. The AFL is a hitter’s league, but hopefully this momentum will lead to a big 2023 season.
Logan Wyatt – 4 G, .273/.529/.273, 3-for-11, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 6 BB, 1 SO, 0 SB
Wyatt missed much of the 2022 season, only appearing by early July rehabbing in the ACL and a brief two weeks in San Jose before the end of the year. His showing so far in the AFL has been like the hitter expected after he was drafted, showing off a keen batter’s eye, though not with much power behind it. Wyatt has a long road ahead of him, but if he is back to drawing walks like this, it’s a good sign for him.
Adrian Sugastey – 3 G, .333/.333/.444, 3-for-9, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB
Although Sugastey is one of two catchers the Giants have send to the Scopions, Sugastey has played just once behind the plate, with two appearances as the team’s DH. At 19, Sugastey is one of the youngest players in the AFL, and has acquitted himself well in limited time.
Andy Thomas – 2 G, .143/.333/.143, 1-for-7, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB
One of the team’s trade acquisitions from Seattle at the deadline. Thomas struggled after switching teams in the High-A Northwest League, and hit just .174/.304/.221 for Eugene in 24 games, and the 24-year old has continued that so far in the AFL. Thomas is other of two catchers the Giants sent to the Scorpions, and both of his games played have been behind the plate.
Will Bednar – 1 G, 1 GS, 27.00 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, .429 BAA, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB, 1 SO
On October 7th, making his first game appearance since June 12th was Will Bednar, the Giants 1st round pick in 2021. Bednar struggled in that appearance, giving up four runs, though he had a 1-2-3 first inning. He got a strikeout to leadoff the second innings, but then gave up back-to-back singles, hitting a batter, and then giving up a 2-run single. He left the game with two runners on, but they both scored on bases-loaded walks. Hopefully, Bednar can use his few appearances remaining to get on the right foot for the 2023 season.
Tyler Myrick – 2 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 0.33 WHIP, .000 BAA, 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 2 SO
The most prolific of the Giants’ pitchers this fall has been 24-year old Tyler Myrick, the team’s 14th round pick in 2021, and who had a 3.38 ERA in San Jose and a 1.00 ERA in Eugene after a brief callup. Myrick has only allowed a walk in his 3.0 innings, while he’s struck out two batters.
Hunter Dula – 2 G, 0 GS, 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, .250 BAA, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 2 SO
The 23-year old Dula also split his season between San Jose (4.10 ERA, 35 G) and Eugene (4.15 ERA, 4 G), and has had two appearances in the AFL so far. Dula’s given up a run on two hits, with one walk and two strikeouts. At this point, it hasn’t been a standout performance, but in a hitter’s environment, he’s been solid.
Spencer Bivens – 1 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, .250 BAA, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HBP, 0 HR, 1 BB, 0 SO
The 28-year old Spencer Bivens might be the oldest player in the AFL, having just played his first season in the affiliate minors after playing in France and the Indy Leagues before signing with the Giants in May. He’s made just one appearance so far, a solid one but not a standout. Bivens, who played in both Low-A San Jose, and Triple-A Sacramento this season, may just be serving as one of many relievers there to just pick up innings in the AFL when needed, but is also getting important experience against top level competition.