Joey Bart
22-Year-Old CatcherC
San Francisco Giants AA
Out
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Est. Return 2/1/2020
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.
Avoids thumb surgery
CSan Francisco Giants  AA
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October 9, 2019
Bart will be out 4-to-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb but won't require surgery.
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Bart was hit by a pitch Tuesday while playing in the Arizona Fall League, and he'll obviously be sidelined for the remainder of that season. Overall it's relatively good news, as the 22-year-old shouldn't have any issues being ready for spring training in February.
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Suffers fractured thumb
CSan Francisco Giants  AA
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October 9, 2019
Bart suffered a fractured right thumb Tuesday while playing in the Arizona Fall League, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Promoted to Double-A
CSan Francisco Giants  AA
August 8, 2019
Bart was promoted to Double-A Richmond on Thursday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Homers in return to action
CSan Francisco Giants  AA
June 5, 2019
Bart (hand) went 2-for-3 with a home run, walk, three RBI and three runs in his return from the 7-day injured list Tuesday in High-A San Jose's 9-4 win over Modesto.
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Returning Tuesday
CSan Francisco Giants  AA
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June 3, 2019
Bart (hand) will be activated from the minor-league injured list Tuesday, San Jose Giants broadcaster Joe Ritzo reports.
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Return imminent
CSan Francisco Giants  AA
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May 31, 2019
Bart (hand) stated that he could return to action "any day now," Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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