Logan Wyatt, 1B
BATS: L / THROWS: R
ACQUIRED: Drafted 2019, 2nd Round
LAST LEVEL: Low-A
GiantFutures 2023 Ranks: #3 First Baseman
2022 Performance: Kyle Haines said himself that Logan Wyatt had “kind of a lost year,” after an unspecified injury stopped Wyatt from even making an appearance until July and only getting into 29 games between Arizona and Low-A. He never made it back to High-A, where he had played his majority of games in 2021.
Wyatt ended up playing 18 games in Arizona with a .234 batting average and no extra-base hits. He did pick up three doubles in San Jose as he hit .191 in 11 games at the end of the year. Wyatt did seem to get his feet underneath him as he was healthy and playing in the Arizona Fall League, where he had a .306 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage, and picking up two doubles in 16 games.
Strengths and Weaknesses: As evidence by his extreme on-base percentage (.500) against a mostly more experienced group of prospects in the AFL, Wyatt’s plate discipline remains elite and can help him if he can put together his other tools. It’s hoped he can turn that into power at some point, as he has good raw power, but a career .317 slugging percentage over three minor league seasons is not a good sign.
Wyatt’s offense will have to carry him, as he’s not a plus defender at first. He should be able to make the regular plays but doesn’t stand out, and neither has much range or much speed on the basepaths.
2023 Outlook: As a 2019 pick, Wyatt needs to stay healthy and start improving to live up to his second round draft expectations. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes, as it’s probably 50/50 that he goes back to High-A or Low-A, as he’s never had much success at either level.
Future Profile: If Wyatt can build upon his plate discipline, he could eventually hit with enough average and power that could make him an above average hitter to profile at third base. He’ll need to really do that to break through.