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SF Giants pitching prospects week in review (6/20-6/26)

SF Giants pitching prospects Nick Morreale, left, and Kei-Wei Teng visit PK Park for the start of the Eugene Emeralds' 2021 season.
SF Giants pitching prospects Nick Morreale, left, and Kei-Wei Teng visit PK Park for the start of the Eugene Emeralds' 2021 season.
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SF Giants, RJ Dabovich
Arizona State’s RJ Dabovich pitches during the first inning against Xavier at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz. He was drafted by the SF Giants in the 4th round of the 2020 MLB Draft.

SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Double-A

Notable Performers

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.

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