Miguel Gomez hits third home run in four days

BOX SCORES: SAC / RIC / SJ / AUG / SK / AZL

Miguel Gomez has reached a qualifying number of at-bats, and now leads the South Atlantic League in batting average at a .353 mark. In fact, he's now fourth in the entire minor leagues (minimum 190 plate appearances), behind only San Diego's Alex Dickerson (.382), T.J. Rivera of the New York Mets (.363), and San Diego's Ryan Schimpf (.355), who has been called up to the majors.

Gomez has not stopped hitting, and on Sunday, he hit his third home run in the last four games to bring his season total to seven to go along with 14 doubles. At .527, he is sixth in the league in slugging percentage, though his .174 ISO indicates he's only just above average at generating power beyond singles. And despite an 0-for-5 on Saturday, he's an incredible 20-for-45 (.444) in his last 11 games to push his June batting average to .379. And this all comes while striking out just 8.8 percent of the time — 18th lowest in all of the minors, and best in the Giants' system.

Oh, and he's a switch hitter who is slashing .386/.400/.421 from his least used side.

OTHER NEWS

— It appears that Chris Shaw is fully coming out of the slump that plummeted his previously California League slugging percentage by 100 points. It's been an six-game stretch thus far, beginning with two games just before the All-Star break where Shaw reached base eight consecutive plate appearances. He has two doubles and a home run in four games since the start of the Cal League second half.

Hunter Cole is having one of the best June's of any Giants' position player, slugging .607 in 24 games thus far. Even with going 0-for-3 on Sunday, Cole has 27 hits in the month, including six doubles and six home runs. He has his average up to .261 after starting the year with just 16 hits in 76 April at-bats (.211), and is now an above-average offensive production player in 2016 with a .338 wOBA and 109 wRC+.

— Up in Salem, Ore., Gustavo Cabrera went 4-for-4 to continue his hot restart to the season with the Volcanoes. The 20-year-old now has 11 hits in nine games, including two doubles, a triple, and a home run, and only five strikeouts in 35 plate appearances. He's been near the bottom the batting order, but I don't think he'll be there for long.

TOMORROW'S STARTERS


TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP

  1. Christian Arroyo: DNP
  2. Tyler Beede: DNP
  3. Phil Bickford: DNP
  4. Lucius Fox: DNP
  5. Chris Shaw: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, SO
  6. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  7. Mac Williamson: DNP
  8. Aramis Garcia: DNP
  9. Andrew Suarez: 2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  10. Adalberto Mejia: DNP
  11. Clayton Blackburn: DNP
  12. Jalen Miller: 0-for-5, SO
  13. Ray Black: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  14. Chase Johnson: DNP
  15. Jordan Johnson: 5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  16. Steven Okert: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  17. Kyle Crick: DNP
  18. Jarrett Parker: DNP
  19. Hunter Cole: 0-for-3, BB, 2 SO
  20. Austin Slater: DNP
  21. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  22. Michael Santos: DNP
  23. Ty Blach: DNP
  24. Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
  25. Mac Marshall: DNP
  26. Ronnie Jebavy: 0-for-4, R, BB, 2 SO
  27. Chris Stratton: DNP
  28. Ian Gardeck: DNP
  29. Jake Smith: DNP
  30. Dylan Davis: 0-for-3, RBI, 2 SO

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