Which current Giants will be part of the next contender?

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants bats during the game against the Atlanta Braves on September 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants bats during the game against the Atlanta Braves on September 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
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Giants pitcher Logan Webb

Like fellow rotation mate Tyler Beede, Logan Webb has not yet experienced sustained success at the major league level.

At 23 years old, Webb is younger than Beede, so he is not as far along in his development. That is especially true given that Webb missed substantial time due to needing Tommy John surgery back in 2016, as well as serving a PED-related suspension early in the 2019 season.

The right-handed hurler only has 302.1 minor league innings on his ledger, so his arm has very little mileage.

With that being said, Webb did generate plenty of excitement with his raw pitching ability and the way he finished the 2019 season.

In his brief time in the majors, Webb posted a 5.22 ERA over the relatively small sample size of 39.2 innings.

However, he finished the season on a strong note.

In his last two starts against the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers, Webb yielded only three earned runs across 12 frames. Both the Braves and the Dodgers have potent offenses, and it was an encouraging sign to see him rise up to the challenge as a rookie.

Webb will likely be on an innings limit as he enters the 2020 season to protect his arm as well as allow him to build up arm strength. He has only pitched more than 100 innings twice in his professional career, so his workload needs to be managed.

Similar to Beede, the hope is that Webb can carry his positive momentum into the 2020 season.

As the Giants begin their rebuild, both Beede and Webb will be allowed to develop at the major league level. Given their age and experience, there will be highs and lows that come with this.

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However, if the Giants remain patient, both could carve out important rotation roles when the Giants are ready to compete again.

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