2022 Giants Projected Starting Rotation
More from Around the Foghorn
- SF Giants: Reliever Reyes Moronta clears outright waivers
- SF Giants sign veteran 1B John Nogowski to minor league deal
- SF Giants call on veteran LHP Scott Kazmir for big start against Padres
- SF Giants: Update on Alex Dickerson’s rehab assignment
- Atlanta claims SF Giants C Chadwick Tromp off waivers
RHP Jake Odorizzi: $18 million (projected FA signing)
With Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman and Robbie Ray expected to be the headliners of the 2020-21 free-agent class, the Giants could make an aggressive early play for Odorizzi while the rest of the starting pitching market is focused on that trio.
A four-year, $72 million deal would be in line with the $17.8 million he will earn in 2020 on a qualifying offer, and seems like a fair price if he can duplicate a terrific 2019 where he posted a 3.51 ERA and 10.1 K/9 in 159 innings while earning his first All-Star selection.
RHP Zach Davies: $12 million (projected FA signing)
Davies has gone 43-32 with a 3.91 ERA and 110 ERA+ in 111 career starts over parts of five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. He often flies under the radar as a result of his less-than-electric stuff, but his command and pitchability has allowed him to exceed expectations. He’ll be one of the better second-tier starting pitching options in the 2021-22 free-agent class, and could be a solid middle-of-the-rotation pickup on a three-year, $36 million deal.
RHP Logan Webb: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)
Of all the young pitchers who saw time in the MLB rotation for the Giants last season, Webb has the highest ceiling. The 23-year-old closed out 2019 with strong starts against a pair of playoff-bound teams in the Braves (6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 K) and Dodgers (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 K) and he’s capable of taking a significant step forward in the years to come.
LHP Seth Corry: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)
After recording more walks (22) than strikeouts (21) in his pro debut after going in the third round of the 2018 draft, Corry was one of the breakout pitching prospects of 2019. The 6-foot2, southpaw went 9-3 with a 1.76 ERA and an eye-popping 172 strikeouts in 122.2 innings at Single-A, rocketing up prospect lists in the process. He still has work to do refining his command, but there’s a lot to like.
RHP Sean Hjelle: $570,000 (projected MLB minimum)
Hjelle, a towering 6-foot-11 right-hander, has always been more floor than ceiling despite his imposing stature. The 22-year-old may not have ace-caliber upside, but he’s a safe bet to eventually occupy a spot in the MLB rotation. After reaching Double-A in his first full pro season a 2020 debut is not out of the question.