After impressing in 269 plate appearances with the Augusta GreenJackets, Dylan Davis was rightly promoted to San Jose, where he received 122 plate appearances at the end of the 2015 season. Davis, along with Dillon Dobson and Miguel Gomez, was the driving force of the GreenJackets' offense, slugging .496 with 17 doubles, four triples, and eight home runs. Davis, looking for redemption after last year's California League struggle (.206/.295/.318), went 2-for-5 in with a home run in his 2016 debut.
Davis will have large shoes to fill in the Giants' lineup, as Steven Duggar, C.J. Hinojosa, and Chris Shaw all left for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Look for Davis, as well as Jonah Arenado and Jose Vizcaino, to provide the bulk of the offense as the team chugs through the rest of the California League second half. Assuming Davis can maintain the type of season he's had thus far, with stats that have yielded a 154 wRC+ and .389 wOBA, he should do just fine.
Davis' power, which was highly spoken of when the Giants selected him out of Oregon State in the third round back in 2014, has finally emerged in 2016 after posting a .380 slugging percentage in 2015 split between Augusta and San Jose. He's now above .500 at .506, with an ISO of .208 compared to .148 last year.
— Joan Gregorio, after a rough outing on June 19, has pitched back-to-back dominant starts. Thursday night, Gregorio struck out eight in six innings while allowing just five baserunners. In the last two starts combined, Gregorio has 15 strikeouts and two walks in 13 innings.
— Hunter Cole ended June with another home run — his seventh of the month and fourth in the last 10 games. Cole slugged .653 this month, raising his season mark from .329 to .446.
— I tweeted yesterday about Andrew Susac's struggles offensively in Sacramento, which I'm sure was the perfect reverse jinx that lead to his 3-for-4 night with two doubles. His ailing wrist has likely led to the decrease in power from the career .407 slugger, as the two-baggers were just has fourth and fifth extra-base hit in his last 78 plate appearances.
— Miguel Gomez ended June with a three-hit night, bringing his June total to a ridiculous 41 hits. He had an OPS of 1.001, including a .587 slugging percentage and 8.1 percent strikeout rate.
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Christian Arroyo: 0-for-4, SO
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Phil Bickford: DNP
- Lucius Fox: DNP
- Chris Shaw: 1-for-4, R, 2 SO
- Sam Coonrod: DNP
- Mac Williamson: DNP
- Aramis Garcia: DNP
- Andrew Suarez: DNP
- Adalberto Mejia: DNP
- Clayton Blackburn: DNP
- Jalen Miller: 1-for-5, SO, CS
- Ray Black: DNP
- Chase Johnson: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Steven Okert: DNP
- Kyle Crick: 3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
- Hunter Cole: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Austin Slater: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- Michael Santos: DNP
- Ty Blach: DNP
- Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
- Steven Duggar: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB
- Mac Marshall: DNP
- Ronnie Jebavy: 1-for-4, RBI, BB, SO, CS
- Chris Stratton: DNP
- Ian Gardeck: DNP
- Jake Smith: DNP
- Dylan Davis: 2-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI