Giants Top Prospect To Get Recall From Minors

He was supposed to be the heir apparent to Buster Posey for the San Francisco Giants, but Joey Bart got off to a horrendous start to the season, and was sent down to the minors a month ago. Now, the former No. 2 overall pick is back.

When the Giants last saw Bart, the 25-year-old catcher was batting just .156 with a .596 OPS and only 7 RBIs through 36 games. 

He's been working on a new swing, and in 7 games at Triple-A, he's seemed to find that stroke, hitting .286 with a .784 OPS, and this mammoth home run on Sunday in Sacramento.

That 484-foot blast made the folks back in The Bay clearly sit up and take notice. 

“We’ve see him make that kind of contact,” said Giants manager Gabe Kapler, who's now hoping to see him make that kind of contact in the big leagues. 

Bart was the No. 2 pick overall in the 2018 June Draft, but his first taste of the majors in 2020 saw him hit just .233 with 0 home runs in 100 at-bats. 

He's about to get another shot to show he belongs.

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