In week 2 of the Arizona Fall League, the Luis Matos had some struggles, but another Giant hitter used the second week to become one of the top hitters for the Scottsdale Scorpions early going in the prospect showcase.
Luis Matos – 5 G, .176/.263/.176, 3-for-17, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 SB
After a hot start, Luis Matos’ second week in the AFL was much quieter, with just three singles and two walks to his end. That leaves Matos with a .256/.310/.487 batting line through ten games, and no home runs since his two in one game early on. Matos needs to finish 2022 strong to set the right tone for 2023.
Logan Wyatt – 3 G, .625/.750/.750, 5-for-8, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 0 SO
By contrast, Logan Wyatt got the hits going in his second week of the season, collecting hits and walks to really boost his numbers, and looking more like who the Giants were hoping for when he was a 2nd round pick. Having played in seven games out of the ten in the AFL season, Wyatt’s .421 batting average leads the Scottsdale Scorpions, and his 1.095 OPS is second on the team.
Adrian Sugastey – 1 G, .667/.750/.667, 2-for-3, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 SB
Although Adrian Sugastey is one of the Giants’ most promising catching prospects, he’s being used very sparingly in the AFL, with just one game this seek. However, with just four games under his belt, Sugastey has great numbers, batting .417/.462/.500 in that limited time, with a walk to just one strikeout.
Andy Thomas – 3 G, .250/.333/.250, 2-for-8, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO
Getting more time as a catcher, though also as DH, was recent acquisition Andy Thomas, though he hasn’t been as big an offensive coordinator. Thomas is batting .214/.353/.214 through five games this AFL season.
Will Bednar – 1 G, 1 GS, 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, 2 SO
Will Bednar got in his second start, and it did go better than his first, as he allowed just two runs though in just 2.0 innings. Bednar’s AFL ERA of 16.20 needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as he is just now returning from an injury that cost him half the season. Hopefully, he’ll get some momentum to right the ship in 2023.
Tyler Myrick – 2 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 4 SO
A strong week for Myrick, though he faced just one batter in one game, and then two innings in his other game played. Myrick has only gotten into four games, but hasn’t allowed a run yet, with six strikeouts to one walks in 5.1 innings this fall.
Hunter Dula – 2 G, 0 GS, 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 2 SO
Two more games for Dula, with him giving up one run in two relief appearances on the week. Dula’s got a 3.86 ERA overall in four relief appearances in the AFL, with two walks to four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Spencer Bivens – 2 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 4 SO
Bivens got in more strong work in his AFL run, though he might be the oldest player in the AFL at 28. Bivens now has four strikeouts in 4.0 innings, on one hit and one walk allowed.