SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A
Michael Plassmeyer: 2 G, 2 GS, 11 IP, 8 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 10 K, 1.64 ERA
Caleb Kilian: 1 G, 1 GS, 1 W, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA
R.J. Dabovich: 3 G, 2 SV, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA
After getting greeted rudely in his Richmond debut, Michael Plassmeyer settled in quickly as evidenced by his two strong starts this week. His fastball sits in the 89-92 MPH range, and he has shown confidence to execute both his low-80s changeup and high-70s curveball to any hitter at any count. He’s never been a high strikeout guy (12 strikeouts in 15.2 IP for the Flying Squirrels) but he’s a reliable innings-eater and draws either a Tommy Milone or a Jason Vargas comp.
Caleb Kilian continues to get better and better the more that he pitches in the Double-A level with another stellar start this week. Our very own Jeff Young wrote about Kilian’s adjustment to Double-A that you should definitely check out. With the way that Kilian is pitching this season, he is in consideration as a Top-15 prospect and is clear-cut the second best pitching prospect in the organization after nearly two months of action, in my opinion.
On the bullpen side, R.J. Dabovich had a bit of a down week after allowing the first two hitters to put the ball in play of his Double-A career. Kidding aside, the 2020 4th round draft choice has been dominant against Double-A hitters where 12 of his 14 outs at the level came via the strikeout. He is without a doubt the best performing reliever in the farm system this season and could potentially get a Triple-A call-up at the end of the season.