It was a rough week for the Giants prospects in the Arizona Fall League.  At best, the hitters are having rather pedestrian times hitting, if not struggling outright.  Meanwhile, the pitchers aren’t standing out in their own right, with just four strikeouts combined across 7.2 innings of work

You can’t read too much into AFL performances, but it would be nice to see more coming out of these young players before the 2022 season ends.

Marco Luciano – 4 Games – 3-15, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 E

Full Fall Stats: 15 G, 11-for-54, 6 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 10 BB, 21 SO, 0-0 SB, .204/.338/.315

A mostly quiet week from the Giants’ star prospect, pretty much on par for his full season.  His only extra-base hits, two home runs, came in just one game.  He only has about two more weeks to really go into the offseason with some positive momentum.

Will Wilson – 4 Games – 1-14, 3 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2 E

Full Fall Stats: 14 G, 7-for-50, 7 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 5 BB, 13 SO, 0-0 SB, .140/.232/.300

Oof, what a poor week for Wilson, his only hit being a home run coming on Saturday, at the end of it.  Wilson’s contact issues have been pretty prominent in this showcase, and unlike players like Luciano and Bailey, Wilson has come with experience as high as Double-A, about on par with many prospects in the AFL.

Patrick Bailey – 3 Games – 3-12, 1 2B, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 PB

Full Fall Stats: 11 G, 12-39, 4 R, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 15 SO, 0-0 SB, .308/.386/.462

Bailey continues to be the Giants’ most consistent hitter in the AFL, picking up a hit in each of his three games this week.  Again, Bailey is still struggling with strikeouts, but he’s at least getting on base.  His double was one of the Giants’ only extra-base hits on the week.

Hunter Bishop – 3 Games – 2-8, 2 R, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 3 SO, 1 SB, 1 SF

Full Fall Stats: 10 G, 8-for-30, 3 R, 5 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 15 SO, 1-1 SB, .267/.395/.433

As he still isn’t making the best contact, Bishop turned around this week and collected five walks this week, his only five walks of the AFL.  That is a nice change from a season where Bishop has struck out in exactly half of his at-bats this fall.  Still, almost anything from Bishop is good momentum after his season, and he is now playing consistently in half the games his team plays, which is on par for all but most of the few top prospects.

Gregory Santos – 2 Games – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Full Fall Stats: 8 G, 10.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 HR, 0 HB, 4 BB, 10 SO, 3.38 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

Santos suffered his roughest game of the fall, getting knocked around a bit with five hits and two runs allowed across one 2-inning game.  That aside, Santos notably was out of two columns, with no walks and just one strikeout across the two appearances.

Seth Corry – 1 Game – 1.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 1 HB

Full Fall Stats: 4 G, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 0 HR, 1 HB, 12 BB, 9 SO, 5.40 ERA, 2.25 WHIP

Corry continues to start in the AFL, albeit in the league’s normal short starts, and control continues to plague him.  In the very least, Corry’s performance is the most consistent with his regular season performance.  Unfortunately, that’s not a good thing.

R.J. Dabovich – 1 Game – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO

Full Fall Stats: 7 G, 8.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HB, 11 BB, 11 SO, 1.04 ERA, 1.50 WHIP

Not a lot of work for Dabovich this week, with just one game of work.  Dabovich’s fall season continues to be an enigma.  He’s still mostly unhittable, but the 11 walks to 11 strikeouts in 8.2 innings is very much in contrast to the regular season version of himself.  New strike zones, robot umps, and new baseballs might have to do with that, or just fatigue.

Cole Waites – 1 Game – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR

Full Fall Stats: 7 G, 5.1 IP, 7 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 1 HR, 1 HB, 8 BB, 5 SO, 22.63 ERA, 2.81 WHIP

Just like Dabovich, Waites had just one appearance of work this week.  For Waites, though it included giving up the first home run he’s allowed this fall, it was a better appearance than most of his time in the AFL.  After a shortened season, Waites is best just getting in work and getting stronger heading into 2022.