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Power-hitting prospect acquired in Dyson deal has been red-hot in Triple-A


The Giants engaged in a host of deadline day moves on Wednesday, and while the trade of Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black to the Milwaukee Brewers secured the most high-profile and probably MLB-ready prospect in middle infielder Mauricio Dubon, it was the trade of Sam Dyson to the Minnesota Twins which brought the haul with the highest ceiling.

In return for Dyson, who has a 2.47 ERA, the Giants received two young international pitching prospects, and another prospect, aside from Dubon, who’s probably close to making his MLB debut. The two pitchers were Prelander Berroa, a 19-year-old pitching prospect from the Dominican Republic with a 4.55 ERA in 7 games in the Appalachian League, a Kai-Wei Teng, a 20-year-old pitching prospect signed out of Taiwan with a 1.60 ERA in nine Single-A games this season.

But it’s the last prospect, Jaylin Davis, a 6’1″, 25-year-old outfielder, who’s most immediately exciting. Davis is a 25-year-old right fielder drafted in the 24th round of the 2015 MLB draft who batted .331 with 15 home runs in 41 Triple-A games this season with the Rochester Red Wings (.274 with 10 home runs in Double-A). He played with Dereck Rodriguez back in 2016 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League and the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League. Rodriguez is fairly excited about Davis’ acquisition, saying, “He can hit the shit out of the ball.”

Above was Davis’ 14th home run of the year with the Red Wings. Below is his 15th of the year, which happened on Tuesday, and ensured that his 15 home runs and 40 RBI lead the entire minor leagues, according to Morrie Silver, the son Red Wings CEO Naomi Silver, since June 24:

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