The Arizona Complex League and Dominican Summer League got underway on Monday. Former top signee Ryan Reckley was among the players getting underway as the Giants’ youngest crop of players got going.
AAA, AA, & Single-A: Scheduled Day Off
ACL: ACL Dodgers 7, ACL Giants Black 6
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Left fielder Guillermo Williamson was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk to start off his ACL season, also striking out once. The 19-year old had a .770 OPS in 58 games in the DSL last season with 15 doubles and 7 HR but with just a .234 average.
- Designated hitter Cesar Gonzalez also made a 1-for-3 debut with a double debut, with a walk. The 22-year old is in his 5th pro season, and fourth in the ACL, though he did get one game in Triple-A helping out as a catcher last season.
- Perhaps the most notable ACL Giants Black player is 18-year old Ryan Reckley, the Giants’ top international signing in the January 2022 signing period. Reckley debuted this season after an injury-filled 2022 with an 0-for-3 day but with two walks. Reckley played just 11 games in his debut season, going 7-for-36 (.194) with nine walks to 10 strikeouts.
- The starting pitcher was rehabbing Mauricio Llovera, who struck out two without allowing a baserunner in an inning of work. Llovera hasn’t been seen since April 27th in Sacramento, where he had a 4.09 ERA after nine games there.
- Also with a scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out one, was 28-year old Tanner Kiest in his Giants organization debut. Kiest was a 28th round pick in 2014 by the Phillies, but left the team after two seasons in the Gulf Coast League from 2014-2015. After some time in the indies, Kiest spent seven games in Low-A with the Twins, where he had a 7.98 ERA in 2018. Since then, he’s played exclusively in the indies, starting 2023 in Joliet of the Frontier League, where he had a 3.00 ERA in six games.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange, ACL White Sox 4
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Catcher Juan Perez had the biggest ACL hit to kick off the season, going 2-for-4 with a home run, and an error. The 18-year old had a disappointing pro debut in the DSL in 2022, hitting .222 with a .606 OPS, with three home runs.
- Third baseman Derwin Laya led the team in hits, going 3-for-4 with three singles. The 19-year old Laya is in his third pro season, and hit just .185 with just a .546 OPS in 51 games in the ACL in 2022.
- Shortstop Ramon Peralta was 2-for-4 with a walk and a double in his season debut, but also two errors in the field. The 19-year old spent the last two seasons in the Dominican Summer League, positing a .750 OPS in 37 games in 2022.
- Moving from right field to first base was Garrett Frechette, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. The 22-year old Frechette is in his fourth pro season since being drafted in the 5th round of 2019. Frechette played 24 games at San Jose earlier this season, through late May, hitting .216/.233/.307 with three doubles, a triple, and a home run.
- Left fielder Donovan McIntyre went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double as well. The 2021 11th round pick. He’s starting his third season in the ACL, after he hit .155 and had a .538 OPS last season.
- Back in action for the first time since April 2022 was starting pitcher Seth Corry! Corry struck out two and walked two in a scoreless inning of work. In Corry’s last season of significant worth, the 2017 3rd round pick had a 5.99 ERA in 19 games at High-A Eugene.
- Reliever Junior Flores gave up just one unearned run in 2.0 innings, giving it up on two hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. Flores had a 0.00 ERA in 10 games in 2022, allowing just two unearned runs. The 21-year old originally signed in 2020.
DSL: DSL Tigers 2 6, DSL Giants Black 3
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Catcher Anyelo Gonzalez got off to a good start in his pro debut, going 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk. The 18-year old was signed late into the January signing period, listed as having been signed on May 23rd.
- Left fielder Moises De La Rosa led the team in hits, going 3-for-4 with three singles, and a steal. It’s the 18-year old played 19 games in the DSL in 2022, batting .265/.438/.408, with three doubles and two triples, collecting nine walks and 12 strikeouts.
- First baseman Samuel Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double in his start to the season. It’s the 19-year old’s third pro season, but he just played five games in 2022. His last full season, 2021, he hit .236 with a .648 OPS.
- Starting pitcher Carlos Lopez went 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk, while striking out four. It’s the 20-year old’s third DSL season, as he had a 4.66 ERA in 2022 over 15 games.
- Reliever Carlos Gomez went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit while striking out three. The 18-year old had a 9.00 ERA in 10 games last season, with 15 strikeouts to 12 walks in 13.0 innings.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 5, DSL Twins 1
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- The biggest hit was by third baseman Dario Reynoso, who was 2-for-5 with a triple. It was the 18-year old’s first pro game.
- Right fielder Jose Astudillo had the most hits of any Giant today in any of the four teams. The 19-year old was 4-for-5 to kick off his third season. In 2022, he played in just ten games, with a .281/.368/.406 batting line.
- Center fielder Luis Frias was 2-for-4 and stole three bases in his season debut. The 18 year old had a .661 OPS in 38 games in 2022, with 19 steals in 26 attempts.
- The starting pitcher was Alfonso Perez, who went 4.0 scoreless innings, giving up only a hit and a walk, with three strikeouts. It’s the 17-year old’s first start, after he had a 7.56 ERA in 14 games in 2022.