The Giants' most recent top selection in the draft has a modest five-game hitting streak rolling in Augusta, Ga., where the switch-hitting outfielder has played six games since his promotion from Salem-Keizer. On Thursday night, Bryan Reynolds went 4-for-5 at the plate with two doubles — his second four-hit performance of the month.
In August, Reynolds has 20 hits in 30 games, including nine doubles and three home runs. His debut season is off to a fantastic start, as he's slashing .328/.379/.528 in 198 plate appearances.
Two of Reynolds four hits came from the right side, including one of the doubles. He has more than twice as many plate appearances batting left-handed, as most switch-hitters do, but Reynolds is still producing right-handed with a .533 slugging percentage and a 12.5 percent strikeout rate — 15 percent better than from the left side.
— Jake McCasland threw another gem for the Augusta GreenJackets, going seven scoreless innings while allowing just one hit. Over his last 44 innings, McCasland has surrendered a mere 25 hits, which equates to a .161 batting average for opposing hitters in the last seven games.
— T.J. Bennett continues to amaze with his consistent play for the San Jose Giants. He drew two walks and hit his ninth home run of 2016, and eighth in the last 84 plate appearances. Bennett was playing Indy ball in Australia last year. Now he has a .317/.384/.545 slash line through 212 plate appearances in Advanced-A ball. Crazy.
— Staying on the theme of home runs, Dylan Davis creeped over the .600 slugging mark with his 18th home run since joining the San Jose Giants. He now has totaled 26 on the year, having recorded eight with Augusta before being sent to San Jose at the end of June.
— Austin Slater homered again, making it six home runs in six games for the former Stanford centerfielder. He went to the opposite field, too, which has kind of been his thing. All six aforementioned home runs cleared the fence in either center field or right field.
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Christian Arroyo: 2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI, SO
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Chris Shaw: 1-for-5, 2 SO
- Bryan Reynolds: 4-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, SO
- Aramis Garcia: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Andrew Suarez: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Steven Duggar: DNP
- Steven Okert: DNP
- Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
- C.J. Hinojosa: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B, SO
- Clayton Blackburn: DNP
- Jalen Miller: 1-for-5, R, 2B, SO
- Ray Black: DNP
- Dylan Davis: 1-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 SO
- Chase Johnson: DNP
- Heath Quinn: DNP
- Matt Krook: DNP
- Hunter Cole: 1-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI
- Austin Slater: 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SO
- Ty Blach: DNP
- Reyes Moronta: DNP
- Kyle Crick: DNP
- Chris Stratton: DNP
- Cory Taylor: DNP
- Ian Gardeck: DNP
- Ronnie Jebavy: 0-for-5, 3 SO
- Gio Brusa: DNP
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