Joey Bart
22-Year-Old CatcherC
San Francisco Giants A+
7-Day IL
Injury Hand
Est. Return 5/17/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Track down any trustworthy pre-draft scouting report on Bart, who went second overall last year to the Giants ($7.025 million bonus), and phrases like "fringe-average hit tool" or "power-over-hit" will pop up. The power was on full display in pro ball (13 HR in 228 PA), but he also hit .294 with a 20.6 K%. So, either every trusted evaluator was wrong about his ability to hit for a high average, or a high-pedigree 21-year-old hitter feasted on low-level pitchers in a small sample. It is likely the latter, as he barely walked (5.7 BB%) and over 50% of his hits went to the pull side. Even so, a high-end defensive catcher with 30-homer pop whose playing time will never be at risk only needs to hit .235 to be a perennial top-five fantasy catcher. Case in point: Salvador Perez hit .235 with 27 home runs last year and finished tied for third in earned auction dollars at the position. That seems like a median outcome for Bart, and there is a chance he blows past that. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Giants in June of 2018 that includes a $7.03 million signing bonus.
Fractures hand
CSan Francisco Giants  A+
Hand
April 16, 2019
Bart has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand and is expected to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Bart exited Monday night's minor-league game after getting drilled by a pitch on the hand, and the injury will result in an extended absence for one of San Francisco's top prospects. The good news is that the fracture is on Bart's non-throwing hand, which should make for a quicker recovery.
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Visiting hand specialist
CSan Francisco Giants  A+
Wrist
April 16, 2019
Bart is seeing a hand specialist Tuesday after being hit by a pitch Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Leaves game after HBP
CSan Francisco Giants  A+
Wrist
April 15, 2019
Bart exited Monday's minor-league game after being struck by a pitch near his wrist, play-by-play announcer for the San Jose Giants, Joe Ritzo, reports.
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Opens with San Jose
CSan Francisco Giants  A+
April 4, 2019
Bart is opening the year with High-A San Jose, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to minors
CSan Francisco Giants  A+
March 22, 2019
Bart was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Comes up with game-winning hit
CSan Francisco Giants  A+
March 11, 2019
Bart went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Monday's game against the Dodgers.
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