Haak Away Guest Post: 2019 MyGuy Results

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Haak Away

MyGuy2019™ … “In the Books”

MyGuy™ means spotting the Giants prospects that are undervalued at each level.
It is picking players that did not stand out the previous year but you say, “He will have a breakout season.” Twenty of us spoke up and stuck out our necks by submitting a ballot back when the season began. Some picks are guys we have truly scouted but some are just a player from a town we know, a backstory we like or a name in our own family. Make it personal for you. Follow them and pass on their story on TWG all season long as we all live or die by how “our guy” is doing. Everyone here is eligible and welcome. I hope more of us try it next time.

 

Genetic Highs and Lows

Neither Jonah Arenado [2015, round 3] nor Jacob Heyward [2016, round 18] shined in their last season to impress. Both are Rule 5 Eligible in December.

Of course, Yaz3.0 [2013, round 14] was a highlight of the year and well documented. He only got tenth in our rankings because he was not as much a surprise as others. He finished 2018 in Baltimore’s AAA with a wRC+ of 126 and scored 121 in the MLB. Players get a 40% bonus for moving from AAA to the MLB like that. Ty Rogers [2013, round 10] followed in his twin brother’s footsteps by making it to the MLB. His stats were 17.2 IP, ERA 1.02, WHIP 0.85. Not one of us picked him but Ty would have finished #5 in our ranking.

 

Top Picks Being Top Producers

Bart [2018, round 1] matched his wRC+ at Salem/Keizer last year with the same score at Richmond, three levels higher. That is how you say, “I am ready.” He did this even with a broken hand in San Jose early on. Ramos [2017, round 1] was pretty average in Augusta the year before but this year he moved up to San Jose and then Richmond still improving. Hjelle [2018, round 2] dominated in Augusta and San Jose before cooling in Richmond. Corry [2017, round 3] stayed in Augusta all year to get 172 K’s in 122.2 IP.

 

Position Player Top Ten

1) Matheny … 2B/3B, 2017 Round 23, wRC+ 143 … In SJ 61 PA’s with .316/.361/.526 line

2) Munguia … OF, International, 20yo; wRC+112; 7th in BA [.286]; Rule 5 eligible

3) Bart … C, 1st Round 2018 … wRC+ 163 … 16 HR’s in 89 games; 4th in OPS .912

4) Ramos … OF, 1st Round 2017 … wRC+119; 1st in wRC+ among all 19yo in all of AA
5) Arenado … 3B/1B, 3rd Round 2015; raising BA to .243; Rule 5 eligible

6) Tostado … 1B, 2017, Round 19; wRC+ of 113 … 3rd in South Atlantic League in SLG [.427]

7) Solano … 2B/SS, Free Agent … wRC+ of 116; moved AAA to MLB; 81 games, .330

8) Freeman … C, Free Agent wRC+ of 103; improved to .295 in SAC; 28yo; Rule 5 eligible

9) Rincones … OF, International; 20 yo; wRC+ 118 … 11th in League SLG [.415]; Rule 5 eligible

10) Yaz … OF, Free agent; wRC+121; SLG increase: .441 to .518; 21 HR’s in 107 games; 2.2 WAR

 

Pitcher Top Ten

1) Hjelle … 2018, 2nd Round [after Bart]; Promoted: Augusta to Richmond; 143.2 IP with 139 K’s

2) Baragar … 2016, round 9; 1.05 WHIP [4th in league] in Richmond

3) Wolff … 2013, round 6; Richmond: last year 6.91 ERA, this year 1.78.
4) Corry … 2017, round 3; 122.2 IP / 172 K’s; ERA title with 1.76; 2nd place was 2.66!

5) Beede … 2014, round 1; Last year 1.89 WHIP at SAC, this year 1.48 WHIP in the MLB; 117 IP

6) Bates … 2018, round 8; Last year 4.88 ERA at S/K; this year 4.41 ERA at SJ

7) Frisbee … 2018, round 15; Last year at S/K; this year SJ with a 3.17 ERA [third in league]

8) Menez … 2016, round 14; Last year 4.83 ERA in SJ; this year 4.84 in SAC with 84 K’s in 61.1 IP

9) Wong … 2018, round 3; Last year WHIP of 1.24 at S/K; this year 1.38 at SJ

10) Selman … 2012, round 2; 1.64 ERA at SAC

 

Here are the results. Think “Golf Scores”.

MyGuy Scouting Standings [20 of us] with Best and Worst Picks

67 – Anti-LaSorda … Full List: “SFGs – Bum [1] & Williamson [7], SRCs -Beede [5] & Solano [7]
RFSs – Adon [10] & Arenado [5] (sentimental … went to my high school)
SJGs – Rubio [18] & Ramos [4], AGJs – Wong [8] & Munguia [2]”

70 – HaakAway … Bum [1], Munguia [2] … Avelino [19]

74 – stevek … Gott [2], Ramos [4] … Anderson [15]

75 – DrLefty … Bum [1], Ramos [4] … Heyward/Vizcaino [14]

75 – Sarcastic … Hjelle [1], Vogt [2] … Rubio [18]                                               

79 – Crawnik … Pablo/Gott [2] … Heyward/Vizcaino [14]

81 – fbchange … Matheny [1], Gott [2] … Rubio [18]

84 – Thrill 22 … Gott/Munguia [2] … Rubio [18]

87 – BuySellTrade … Hjelle [1], Munguia [2] … Howard [22]

91 – FoothillsRyan … Baragar [2], Corry [4] … Baldwin [23]                  

93 – 610nm … Shane Matheny [1], Bum [1] … Brandon VanHorn [21]

94 – GamerVixen … Gott [2], Ramos [4] … Gavin [20]

98 – Vintage62 … Gott [2], Ramos [4] … Gavin [20]
99 – AHS … Hjelle [1], Ramos [4] … Howard [22]

103 – PerSpeier35 … Hjelle [1] … McPherson [18]  Rubio [18]
103 – Skweezplay55 … Bum [1], Bart [3] … Williamson [24]

105 – Noce … Pablo Panda [2], Trevor Gott [2] … Jesus Tona [21]

106 – Vegas … Longoria [1], Hjelle [1] … Baldwin [23] / Vizcaino [14]
107 – TotalFan62 … Joey [3] … Jalen Miller [17]

113 – doobieibood … Gott [2], Munguia [2]… Lovegrove [22]

 

Past winners:

2015 – SkweezPlay55

2016 – Noce

2017 – doughnut

2018 – dgg

 

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