Jimmy Glowenke, MIF
DOB: June 5, 1999
BATS: R / THROWS: R
ACQUIRED: Drafted 2nd Round Comp. (#68), 2020
LAST LEVEL: N/A
GiantFutures Ranks: #2 Second Base
Performance: Glowenke has very little recent performance to grade. He got in 13 games at Dallas Bapist this season, serving only as a DH as he was recovering from arm surgery. He did look great, slashing .415/.458/.509 in 13 games, with two doubles and a home run.
His college career had Glowenkie slashing .340/.433/.506 in three years at Dallas Bapist in the Missouri Valley Conference, which is not the the most competitive of college leagues, but has produced several Major Leaguers, including former Giant Freddy Sanchez.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Glowenke is a hitter with a good batting eye. Unlike other Giants prospects of this type, Glowenke doesn’t take as many walks, but also doesn’t strike out much either, boasting a 11.5% K rate over his college career. His bat has a little pop in it, but not a lot.
He’s a solid defender, but many reports say that his arm is going to limit him to second base. He does not bring much speed to the plate or in the field.
2021 Outlook: Glowenke did not face much elite competition, so he’s likely to move a bit slower than others drafted around him. Expect to see him on the roster at Low-A San Jose, probably getting work all over the infield.
Future Profile: Glowenke is a hitter with some tools but also has some limitations as well that keeps his ceiling fairly low. Without even a pro game under his belt, many are looking at Glowenke as a utility player, though his arm may make him a bit of a liability when he’s playing shortstop or third. If his bat comes along, it’s not impossible to see him become a Matt Duffy type of player making the big leagues without a specific role, but enough hitting to keep him valuable.