San Francisco Giants Pitchers Dominating Arizona Fall League
By Jake Mastroianni
A bit of good news has already arrived for the San Francisco Giants this offseason with their pitchers succeeding in Arizona Fall League.
Things have not looked great for the San Francisco Giants hitters in the Arizona Fall League with Heath Quinn, C.J. Hinojosa, and Matt Winn all batting below .200. But the Giants pitching has been outstanding.
Garrett Williams has been one of the best starters in the AFL with a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings pitched (5 starts) with 21 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.95.
The left-handed pitcher is ranked as the San Francisco Giants 20th best prospect, but struggled in Double-A this year with a 6.06 ERA in 81.2 innings pitched.
The San Francisco Giants 19th best prospect, Melvin Adon, has been just as dominant as a reliever with a 0.93 ERA in 9.2 innings pitched with 13 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.52.
Adon also struggled in 2018 with a 4.87 ERA in 77.2 innings with High-A, making 15 starts. He struck out 71 batters and had a WHIP of 1.49.
Sam Wolff and Chase Johnson are also having solid campaigns in the Arizona Fall League.
Wolff has actually tossed eight scoreless innings this fall with 12 strikeouts, while only allowing two hits.
And once again, Wolff struggled during the summer with a 6.91 ERA over 27.1 innings with Richmond.
Chase Johnson actually had the best regular season of the four pitchers with a 3.86 ERA in 58.1 innings at Richmond over 18 starts with 37 strikeouts.
But he has had the worst fall out of the group with a 4.50 ERA in six innings pitched with five strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.83.
There are just six regular season games left in the Arizona Fall League, which means each pitcher should get at least one more outing.
Hopefully, these four guys can carry this momentum into the 2019 pitching to help the big league club out in the bullpen. Or in the case of Williams, he could add something to the starting rotation.