SJ Giants Finish With Top Overall Record In California League

By Denise Walos

The San Jose Giants have finished with the top overall record in their league.  The baby Giants have just wrapped up their last homestand before the High Class A playoffs at Municipal Stadium in San Jose this Saturday.  The team secured home field advantage by winning the first half of the season.  Here is some information on the California League playoff procedures.

The SJ Giants have had a season of amazing pitching with some power in the lineup that helped keep the Giants on top most of the year.

A few players from the Giants to put on your radar (if you haven’t already):

Ty Blach (LHP, 12-4, 2.90 ERA) was the SJ Giants pitcher of the year in 2013 and holds the lowest ERA in the California League this season (pitching over 130 innings)

Kyle Crick (RHP, 3-1, 1.57 ERA) – Starting pitcher was selected for 2013 Futures Games this year. His fastball registers 99 MPH pretty often.

Mac Williamson (RF) – Highest BA on the team at .292 in 136 games in 2013. 25 HRs and 89 RBIs. Named California League Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending on August 25.

Photo by Denise Walos on September 1, 2013

Devin Harris (RF) also has a lot of power with 25 HRs but only has a .258 BA. He leads the California League with 40 doubles this season.  

If you haven’t been to a game yet, I would highly recommend checking them out before the end of next week. Most of these guys will move to AA Richmond Flying Squirrels (in Virginia) and then AAA Fresno the following year. So you might not have a chance to see some of the amazing talent for a few years.