Cove Chatter 100: #34

Shilo McCall | OF, 19 yo, 6-1, 210, BR, TR | 2012 Draft – 9 | (A-) 55 G, 227 PA, .235/.330/.398, .728 OPS, 4 HR, 30 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 21 BB, 67 K

One of the more overlooked young players in the organization. The Giants reportedly wanted him early in the 2012 draft, but couldn’t get a deal hammered out until the 9th round. He’s displayed decent power potential in two short-season stints, and the hope is that it will continue to develop with more experience. He’s still very raw and strikeout-prone at the plate, but he’s a stout kid with a ton of athleticism. Personally, I’d like to see him get a spot in Augusta with Christian Arroyo and Ryder Jones next year. At his age, a solid 2014 could put him very much on the prospect map.

They said it: “Thick, very strong athletic build…aggressive swing with very good bat speed…Nice speed/power combination.” ~ Perfect Game

McCall video:

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4 thoughts on “Cove Chatter 100: #34”

  1. I really like what Shilo McCall did last year. I don’t put as much stock in age vs level as some but he was one of the youngest players in the league and a full 2+ years younger than the average. Age coupled with the strong walk rate and strong Iso helps mitigate the K rate, IMO. Seems like he should be in Augusta for 2014 and I’m also looking forward to seeing what he can do there.

  2. On the outside, I think his body of work is one that could be easily overlooked… but when you look a little closer, you really see the power potential is there for this kid. I believe he’s done enough to move out of short-season ball. I don’t know if the Giants feel that way, but let’s see them challenge him with an Augusta assignment. I love his size, and he takes a mighty hack at the plate. As you’ve said many times, Shilo is one of the most unheralded prospects in the system.

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