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TEMPE, Ariz. — Joey Bart is one of the Giants’ top prospects, a big, hulking catcher who the team picked up with the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft.
At 6’3”, 220 lbs., you wouldn’t expect him to leg out too many infield hits. But that’s exactly what the young man did to pick up his first Cactus League hit as a Giant.
It came in the 9th inning of a Cactus League loss to the Angels, a 10-2 drubbing at the Angels’ Tempe Diablo Stadium.
There wasn’t much to cheer about for Giants fans until Bart came up for his second at-bat of the game. He struck out looking earlier on, after entering as a pinch hitter in the DH spot. But in the ninth, against Angels right-hander Mike Kaelin, Bart chopped a high hopper in the hole that evaded the third baseman. The shortstop scooped it up, but the throw was too late to catch Bart, who barreled down the line.
Manager Bruce Bochy said he was glad he could get Bart into the game, saying it was good to get that out of the way.
Bart, who played his college ball at Georgia Tech, is expected to play Single A ball in San Jose this season.
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