12:30 pm: Wynns has already been selected to the 40-man list, MLBTR has I learned.
11:40 am: The Giants announced on Wednesday that they had chosen the catcher Joy Bart To Triple-A Sacramento. They also gained a catcher Austin Wiens From the organization Phyllis vs. Left-handed Michael Plasmer And criticism, according to the statements of both parties.
Wynns was not on the Phillies’ 40-man roster, and the Giants have not yet indicated that he will be selected for his 40-man membership. Kurt Casale He’s now the only catcher on San Francisco’s big league roster, so they’ll either need to make a move to formally select a Wynns contract or call another catcher from their minor league system. Michael Babersky He is the only other hunter on the Giants 40-man list.
The decision to pick Bart comes on the heels of some protracted offensive struggles for the previous first championship in the draft pick. Bart, 25, had a quick start to the season, going 6-for-18 with a pair of home hurdles and four rounds during his first six games, but fell into a terrible slump. Over his last 30 matches (24 of which he started), Bart has only made 0.11/.256/.194 with an amazing rate of 45.3%.
Given the enormity of those hardships, it’s no surprise to see Bart taken down. The Giants hope the trip back to Sacramento will act as the catalyst for the transformation. Bart has long been ranked not only as one of the Giants’ top prospects but one of the best odds in all of baseball, and Chief of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi was quick to express confidence in Bart’s long-term outlook. Al-Zaidi tells Susan Sluser about the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link) that the Giants “still think Joey catches every single day” but felt it was wise to give him “a little bit of a reset” after such a tough stretch on the board.
Bart entered the season with 112 days of Major League service time, which means he needed another 60 days on the active roster or major league injury roster to reach a full year of service and remain in the same refereeing (after 2024) and free agency (after 2027). He has already accumulated 62 days, so even if he stays in the Palace for the rest of the season, he still has enough time to cross over to the Extra Service tier.
As for the 31-year-old, he will give the Giants an experienced backup option. Wynns, the 10th Oriole Tour in 2013, spent parts of three seasons in the big leagues with the O’s, grossing 0.216/.255/.326 in 331 board appearances. He’s eliminated 32% of base thieves attempts in his senior league career, and while his field framing marks are below average, he’s been solid in terms of fending off balls in dirt, according to the Baseball Bulletin.
Wynns signed a minor league contract with the Phillies over the winter and opened the season with his Lehigh Valley affiliate Triple-A. Despite his lackluster league numbers and a track record as a Triple A walker, he’s been one of the best International League Triple A hitters to date, hitting a ridiculous .365/.504/.500 clip. Wynns has hit three home hurdles and five doubles and is walking in less than 21% of her 134 games so far. It’s not a huge sample of playtime, but it’s hard not to be affected by any player reaching a base greater than 50% in a 33-game period.
Wiens obviously isn’t expected to maintain that pace, but there’s nothing else he can do to earn a major promotion in the league. It probably won’t happen in Philadelphia, where JT Realmoto He’s solidified as the main catcher, but Wynns has a much clearer path to playing with the Giants, even if Casali could potentially serve as a novice moving forward.
In exchange for the Wynns, the Phillies will get the 25-year-old Plassmeyer – the fourth-ranked Mariner of 2018 who went to the Rays as part of the Mike Zunino Trade has since gone to the giants in exchange for the right Matt Whistler. Plassmeyer opened the 2022 season with the giants’ Triple-A and hit hard, scoring a 7.38 ERA in 46 1/3 runs. He has been very vulnerable to Homer this year at this friendly spot (2.91 HR / 9) and has uncharacteristically walked 11.3% of his opponents.
Ahead of the 2022 season, Plasmere appeared to be part of the top-tier kicker who could be on the cusp of a look in the major leagues. Kevin Goldstein and Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs listed him near the back of their top 39 odds in the Giants system this winter, noting that 6’2 southpaw has a mid-change and a ball breaker to go along with the outstanding drive. The lack of real plus width and a pedestrian fastball of 89-91 mph gives Plassmeyer a great spin-off, but if Phils can get his once-over-on-track command on track, he could be an option for Depth in the near future.
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