Ranking Francisco Peguero number four on my Giants top prospects list is probably one the bolder jumps that I took compared to others. Most people will have him lower and while I understand that line of thinking his combination of tools and the immense ceiling that comes with them was enough for me to look past some of the red flags.
He has plus or above average ratings in all five of the scouting tools (hitting, power, fielding, arm strength and speed) and to boot he was able to actually put up a decent offensive season (.340 wOBA) in the very hitter challenging Eastern League.
So why isn't Peguero regarded as a better prospect? Well it is because he is allergic to taking a walk with an ultra aggressive hitting approach. This isn't a problem for him when he can hit above .300 but when he falls into a slump he is offensive value drops to nearly zero.
Peguero has a lot going for him but also some pretty big red flags that hurt is overall ranking. (This will b...