|Community Prospect List No. 16. Spring Training is creeping nearer and nearer, as we trundle further and further along in the 2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, in which we'll rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. Next on the list is a player who added a jolt of energy and excitement to a Giants team sorely lacking in those things last year: utility player Tyler Fitzgerald, who has been voted as the No. 15 prospect in the system, a rise of three spots from last year's CPL. A fourth-round pick in 2019, Fitzgerald was initially a shortstop. But he added second and third base to his repertoire a few years ago, and in 2024 he learned how to play center field as well. Despite having
|Fitzgerald's speed provides Giants with 'refreshing' element. With two strikeouts in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Giants reached 1,468 for the season, a franchise record. With three groundouts in the bottom of that inning, they became the first team to lose an extra-inning game this year to the San Diego Padres. Speedy rookie Tyler Fitzgerald stole two bases in his seventh career game, showing off his defining trait, one that has been nearly entirely missing from an unproductive and often-boring Giants lineup.
|SF Giants Commentary: Tyler Fitzgerald's home run makes him an instant Forever Giant. It's always a great day when the San Francisco Giants beat L.A.! Last night's wild game against the Los Angeles Dodgers would have been great...if we could all watch it. The coolest part of the game was of course Tyler Fitzgerald's first major league home run that gave the Giants a pair of insurance runs in the ninth inning.