Move over Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos. There's another Giants top prospect that is starting to make some waves.
Marco Luciano, the 17-year-old shortstop signed by the Giants for $2.6 million out of the Dominican Republic last summer, played in his fourth game for in the Rookie-level Arizona League on Friday and hit his second home run of the season.
17-year-old Marco Luciano, the #SFGiants' No. 3 prospect, with a no-doubter out to left. pic.twitter.com/z8LYkm6QRw— William Boor (@wboor) June 22, 2019
Luciano knew he got it the moment he hit it. That ball was crushed. The homer was his second hit of the night after he singled in his first at-bat against the Cubs' Rookie-level team.
In his third at-bat of the night, Luciano drove in a run with a single to center.
Luciano followed up the HR with an RBI 1B. He's 3-for-3 tonight and has put together back-to-back 3-hit games. pic.twitter.com/vGyQbXTMwX— William Boor (@wboor) June 22, 2019
Luciano went hitless in his first two professional games earlier this week, but on Wednesday, he went three for five with a double, triple and home run.
MLB Pipeline has Luciano ranked as the Giants No. 3 overall prospect behind Bart and Ramos. But if he keeps hitting like this, he may push the two former first-round picks for the top spot in the organization.
With Bart, Ramos and Luciano, Giants fans might have a trio of players worth looking forward to seeing in the next few seasons.