The Hunter Pence tenure in Philadelphia has come to an end much quicker than thought by most when he was acquired at this time last year. Reports suggest the haul back from San Francisco is top prospect Tommy Joseph, a 21 year old catcher along with OF Nate Schierholtz and Single A Pitcher Seth Rosin.
Joseph was the Giants 2nd round pick in 2009 out of Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Playing for AA Richmond this season, Joseph has hit .260/.313/.391 in 304 AB’s. Joseph walks in 7% of his plate appearances while striking out in 19%. He has hit 8HR and knocked in 38. A top catching prospect who has thrown out 48% of would be base stealers this season, Joseph has also played 14 games at 1B over the course of the year.
Schierholtz, 28, is a member of the Giants 25 man roster making $1.3M this year as a first time ARB eligible player. In a platoon role, Schierholtz, who hits left is hitting .257/.327/.429 in 175 AB’s with 5HR and 17 RBI.
Rosin, 23, a huge RHP born in North Dakota was the Giants 4th round pick in 2010 out of the University of Minnesota and has spent the season at High A San Jose. Used mostly as a reliever, Rosin is 2-1 with a 4.31 ERA and 10 saves. He has thrown 56.1 innings, struck out a very impressive 68, walked just 18, with a WHIP of 1.18.
Pence who was likely to make $15M in his last ARB eligible year next year will join the Giants tomorrow.