Cove Chatter 100: #37

Charles Jones | OF, 21 yo, 6-3, 235, BR, TR | 2010 Draft – 7 | (A) 128 G, 472 PA, .236/.321/.371, .692 OPS, 10 HR, 51 RBI, 12 SB, 8 CS, 47 BB, 140 K

Chuckie had an encouraging year after disappointing some in his first two seasons as a pro. He hit at a much-improved .269/.348/.431 clip with 7 HR in the second half for Augusta. The Giants drafted him in the 7th round out of high school in 2010 as a high risk/reward pick. He’s a tremendous athlete who’s built like a linebacker, but he needs to keep working on his approach at the plate if he wants to climb the latter. Still a very raw player, but we’re starting to see the tools come out a bit.

They said it: “He has tools, flashing above-average raw and run, and that’s a pretty nice combination to have. The problem is putting the rest of his game together.” ~ David Lee, Augusta Chronicle

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Mid-Season Top 40 Prospects (36-40)

*Click on the player’s name to see his MiLB profile.

#36. Chris Marlowe – RHP, 23 yo, Hi-A: Throws the best curveball in the Giants’ system, but needs to lower his walk rate. After a hard luck season in Low A, he opened 2013 in San Jose with a 1.95 ERA through 7 starts before an injury. Currently on a rehab assignment.

#37. Tyler Mizenko – RHP, 23 yo, Lo-A: 28th round pick in ’12 has outperformed expectations by a wide margin so far, locking down 30 saves with a 1.26 ERA between S-K and Augusta. He’s allowed 2 ER through 32 innings this year!

#38. Ricky Oropesa – 1B, 23 yo, AA: Toolsy 3rd round pick in ’11 out of USC. Very good defender who needs to cut down the K’s and make more contact if he wants to be a big leaguer.

#39. Leonardo Fuentes – OF, 20 yo, AZL: Colombian born, big bodied (6-4, 215) outfielder signed in ’09.  Has not played above rookie ball, but he’s got loads of talent. Maybe he gets it going this summer?

#40. Chuckie Jones – OF, 20 yo, Lo-A: Taken in the 7th round of ’10 out of high school, Jones may be the biggest project in the system. But he’s built like Yasiel Puig, and if he ever puts all of his tools together, he could be special. I’m not counting on it.