San Francisco Giants: Prospect Seth Corry enjoying breakout season

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Left-hander Seth Corry has quickly emerged as one of the most promising arms in the San Francisco Giants farm system.

The San Francisco Giants selected Seth Corry in the third round of the 2017 draft and signed him to an above-slot bonus of $1 million.

He tallied more walks (22) than strikeouts (21) over 24.1 innings in his pro debut, the repeated rookie ball last season where he showed signs of improvement but still walked batters at a 5.0 BB/9 clip.

He began the season as the No. 26-ranked prospect in the San Francisco Giants system on, who offered up the following scouting report:

"Corry’s best pitch is his curveball, which he commands better than his fastball and sits in the upper 70s with 12-to-6 break. His quick arm produces low-90s heaters that top out at 96 with running action. He has improved his changeup since turning pro, giving him the makings of an average third pitch.He elicits comparisons to a young Matt Moore, who also had trouble locating his pitches early in his pro career."

The 20-year-old has made the jump to Single-A this year and his prospect status is soaring.

With a 1.97 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 119 strikeouts in 89.2 innings, he’s been nothing short of overpowering, and the numbers have been even better of late.

The most important sign is the step forward he has taken with his command during that recent run of success:

  • First 15 starts: 42 BB, 59.0 IP, 6.4 BB/9
  • Last 5 starts: 5 BB, 27.2 IP, 1.6 BB/9

The level of effort in his delivery still raises some questions about his ability to stick as a starter long-term. However, as long as he keeps blowing hitters away, he will keep climbing up the organizational prospect list.

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The San Francisco Giants farm system has taken some promising steps forward in the past calendar year, and the emergence of left-hander Seth Corry has played a part in that improvement.