prospect Shane Matheny made an incredible diving catch for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (the Giants Double-A affiliate) in Saturday's 2-1 lo s to Bowie. Matheny was in center field when Bowie right fielder John Rhodes hit a line shot over his head in the bottom of the sixth inning. Matheny sprinted back AJ Parker Jersey on the play, jumped up, and fully extended to make the catch before falling to the Tim Boyle Jersey ground. His efforts were rewarded later that night with a spot on the Top 10 plays of the day, slotting in at seven.A Bremerton, Washington native, Matheny has had a breakout season this year in the Giants system. A versatile defender, Matheny has played all over the field, appearing in games this year at first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, and center field. He also is having his most productive profe sional season at the plate, hitting Alex Anzalone Jersey .253/.375/.421 with 12 home runs in 359 plate appearances at Double-A.Matheny was briefly promoted to Triple-A Sacramento earlier in the year, but the 26-year-old struggled mightily. The left-handed hitter appeared in 15 games at Triple-A and posted an abysmal .170/.220/.319 triple-slash acro s 50 plate appearances. When the River Cats activated some other infielders from the injured list, Matheny was optioned back to Double-A.The Giants drafted Matheny in the 23rd round of the 2017 draft out of Washington State. Matheny had been a soft-hitting utility infielder prior to this season. In fact, he had never played in the Tyrell Williams Jersey outfield as a pro before 2022. To his credit, Matheny has taken to the new position with ease, showing off his skills in the highlight that landed him on SportsCenter.Scroll to ContinueShane Matheny has shown off newfound pop at the plate this season to combine with Darren Fells Jersey his impre sive defense in the infield and outfield. If he can continue to improve his offensive game, Matheny could one day carve out a big-league role with the SF Giants as a versatile bench bat.