Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Giants fans have been very critical of some of the Giants moves, mostly because Barry Zito is 0-3 and Aaron Rowand is hitting .270 with no homeruns. However, prospect John Bowker is off to a hot start, and the Giants are making plans to get him more playing time. In Bowker's first ten at-bats in the big leagues, he has seven RBIs and two homers among his six hits. The Giants have been getting him some work at first base, meaning that the struggling Dan Ortmeier could be moved.
Bowker is 6'2'', 190 pounds with a short, powerful swing. He is not the next Barry Bonds, but he is definitely showing potential to be an enforcer in the Giants lineup. However, he does hold the homerun record down in Double-A.