Make sure to revisit our weekly SF Giants prospect rundowns to keep up with each of the organization’s minor-league affiliates. If you do not feel well acclimated to the prospects throughout the farm system, you might want to revisit our prospect week articles that detailed the system from the top prospects to lower-level fringes. If you’re just interested in the biggest names, then the preseason SF Giants top 31 prospects list is the one-stop-shop for you.
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Triple-A
Matt Frisbee: 1 G, 1 GS, 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 7.20 ERA
Gerson Garabito: 1 G, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 HBP, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA
Jay Jackson: 2 G, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA
With the majority of the pitching staff consisting of players with big-league experience, there are only two notable pitching prospects to talk about this week. Matt Frisbee had another rough outing, where his fastball was hit hard throughout the game. However, his strikeouts came back with a Triple-A level-high six. His stuff has been very hittable at the level, especially his fastball, but he will get every single opportunity to bounce back and settle in.
The other notable pitcher this week is Gerson Garabito, who is mostly being utilized in long relief in Sacramento. The soon to be 26-year old is pitching better for the River Cats, with a 3.09 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 11.2 innings pitched. The Dominican is starting to project like a viable long relief option if the MLB club needs an arm.
The trio of reliever prospects received minimal work this week, but an offseason minor league free agent signing, Jay Jackson, continued his dominant work after returning from a hamstring injury. The Giants may not need to find a new bullpen arm for a bit, but if they do, Jackson is making a great argument to get the next opportunity that becomes available.