SF Giants pitching prospects week in review (6/13-6/19)
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A
Caleb Kilian: 1 G, 1 GS, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 9 K, 3.86 ERA
Michael Plassmeyer: 1 G, 1 GS, 4.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R (7 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 13.50 ERA
R.J. Dabovich: 2 G, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 9.00 ERA
Joey Marciano: 1 G, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA
In his first three Double-A starts, Caleb Kilian was pitching effectively but was not producing the strikeouts that he was recording in bunches when he was in Eugene. In his lone start last week, however, Kilian finally brought out the punchouts, amassing nine in seven innings of work. He induced 13 whiffs, which is almost the same number of whiffs in his first three Double-A starts combined (14). His curveball showed up and his fastball was sitting in the mid-90s.
Last week was also the organizational debut of Michael Plassmeyer who was acquired from the Rays for Matt Wisler. He was not greeted happily by the Somerset hitters, however, as they pounced on him and scored seven runs. Known for his control over stuff as he features a four-pitch mix, he should fare much better in his next start for Richmond.
Top reliever prospect R.J. Dabovich gave up his first runs as a Flying Squirrel in his first appearance via the long ball, but all of his outs came via the strikeout. It was a rather dominant week for the right-hander as he continues to rise through the system quickly. Another dominant reliever in the Richmond bullpen is Joey Marciano. With another scoreless outing in the books, he now has only given up one run in 16 innings of work with a 22:5 strikeout to walk ratio. He continues to be dominant and deserves a Triple-A call-up. What a comeback for him.
One final note: Sean Hjelle was pulled early from his start with an apparent leg injury and was placed on the injured list.