SF Giants pitching prospects week in review (6/13-6/19)
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Low-A
Kyle Harrison: 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA
Carson Ragsdale: 1 G, 1 GS, 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA
Wil Jensen: 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1.50 ERA
Ty Weber: 3 G, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA
Kyle Harrison just keeps getting better and better in each start as a professional. In his latest start, he churned out six shutout innings with eight strikeouts and only one walk. His control was inconsistent but his stuff was dominant as usual. He also threw the most changeups in any start this season, and it flashed above average. He is still learning to mirror his arm action to his fastball, and when he does, it has the potential to be a plus offering.
Carson Ragsdale has continued his strikeout ways, striking out seven in his last start. As a result, the right-hander is now leading the Low-A West in strikeouts with 61 and only Mitchell Parker of the Nationals affiliate has more strikeouts than him in the entire Low-A level. His walk rate has jumped a bit in the month of June, already walking eight as opposed to just five last month, but the 23-year old more than deserves a call-up nonetheless.
Last week’s Low-A West pitcher of the week Wil Jensen continued his solid form this week, pitching six innings of one-run ball. He will turn 24 soon but his pitchability and full four-pitch mix is too advanced for opposing hitters in Low-A. He will probably need to find a better offering to succeed against higher levels, but he’s doing everything that’s been asked of him by San Jose.
Ty Weber stood out once again out of the bullpen with shutout appearances this week. The 23-year old is pitching to the tune of 1.89 ERA with an excellent 22:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Like Jensen, his stuff is not overpowering but he gets the job done and deserves to be called up to the Emeralds soon.
Stay tuned every weekend for a full rundown of the SF Giants hitting prospects on Saturday and pitching prospects on Sunday.