SF Giants Call Up Prospect That's Destroying The Minors with .379 Avg.

Nothing more than an 8th-round pick in the 2022 Draft, it's safe to say that 23-year-old outfielder Wade Meckler is more than earning himself a serious look with the San Francisco Giants. He's absolutely destroyed minor league pitching this year to the tune of a .379 average, a .463 on-base, and an OPS of .984. He's been even better in his 10 games at Triple-A, batting .400 with a 1.146 OPS. 

Those eye-popping numbers have now been enough to earn him an unexpected trip to The Show in 2023. 

Meckler has risen to the No. 11 prospect in the Giants' system with his explosion in the minors, though MLB Pipeline still has his ETA for an arrival in the bigs listed as 2025. Clearly, that will now have to be updated. 

His skills at making contact are obviously his calling card, as he doesn't possess the most power or speed of other top prospects. 

He did much of the same in low-A and rookie ball in his first minor league season last year, when he batted .367 with a .500 on-base and 1.044 OPS. This year's stats are no fluke.

Meckler becomes just the fourth player from the 2022 draft class to reach the majors. He's making his debut with the Giants Monday night.

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