The San Francisco Giants will be home for the playoffs. But its Double-A Richmond team is chasing a minor league title, with Carter Aldrete playing second base.
Since being called up from Single-A Eugene, the right-handed slugger has progressed at the plate, hitting six homers in 42 games, with 14 of his 33 hits going for extra bases.
Moved to second base after playing first base at Eugene, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Aldrete has driven in 24 runs, scored 18 and walked 10 times, hitting .235.
Over the course of the entire season, Aldrete has hit 21 homers and driven in 76 runs between Eugene and Richmond, with a .270 batting average.
In 814 official at bats over three minor league seasons, the 24-year-old former Monterey High shortstop has hit 34 homers and driven in 143 runs for a .258 batting average.
Chosen in the 15th round by the Giants out of Arizona State in 2019, Aldrete was a two-time member of The Herald’s all-county baseball team.
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