Joey Bart's first month in pro baseball couldn't have gone much better.
On June 4, Bart was taken with the No. 2 overall pick by the Giants. Two weeks later, he got a signing bonus of $7.025 million, the largest upfront bonus ever for a position player. On Monday, Bart was named Northwest League Player of the Month for July.
In 21 games with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes during July, Bart lived up to the hype as he hit .333/.379/.747 with nine doubles, nine home runs and 24 RBI.
Baseball America and MLB Pipeline have already elevated Bart to the No. 1 prospect in the Giants' organization.
So far in August, the Georgia Tech product is hitting .412/.474/.765 with two doubles and three RBI.