Sandro Fabian

Position: RF
Level: High A
Affiliate: San Jose Giants
League: California League
Born: 03/06/1998 (Age: 24)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent July 2, 2014 (SFG)

Prospect Spotlight

 

The Giants signed Fabian for $500,000 out of the Dominican Republic as a 16 year old, and he’s the right fielder in a prospect-studded outfield for High A San Jose this year alongside Bryce Johnson (CF, Giants) and Heath Quinn (LF, Giants). There isn’t a super-loud carry tool here, but Fabian is the most likely of that bunch to contribute at the big league level because of his well-rounded toolset.

He’s a muscular 6’1” that looks broader than his listed 180 pounds. That strength is on display in batting practice, where Fabian shows 55-grade raw power that shows up most often to his pullside. His over-aggressive approach and frequent swings against breaking stuff likely play the game power down against better pitching, as the hit tool is fringy and could slip to a straight below-average grade without more refined pitch selection. While his routes moving to his right could stand to improve, he moves well in the outfield and projects as an above-average defender on either corner. His arm also grades at 55, and Fabian’s physicality, raw power, and throwing arm all fit a right field profile. The high offensive bar at all corner positions could push Fabian’s 40/45 hit tool and average game power to a 4th outfielder or platoon role.