SF Giants pitching prospects week in review (6/20-6/26)
SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: High-A
Kai-Wei Teng: 1 G, 1 GS, 1 W, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA
Seth Corry: 1 G, 1 GS, 4.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 2 HBP, 9 K, 11.57 ERA
Chris Wright: 3 G, 1 W, 2 SV, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, 7.36 ERA
Even though Kai-Wei Teng is sporting a 4.74 ERA coming into this week, he has pitched much better than what the numbers would suggest. This week, Teng finally put it all together as he pitched his best start as an Emerald. Teng threw a career-high 95 pitches, 60 of which were strikes, and generated 18 swings and misses. With his track record of command and execution finally catching up to his improved velocity and sharper secondaries, he is in track to potentially finish as a top-15 prospect at season’s end.
On the other hand, Seth Corry tied his season-high in strikeouts with nine but unfortunately gave up a season-high six runs in his start this week. A friend of the site Kevin Cunningham was in Eugene to watch and write-up Corry’s start. He has noted that the Vancouver hitters had a plan against Corry: take pitches and let him put you on when he is in his windup and wait for fastballs and swing when there are runners on base. In 2019, it took Corry until after the All-Star break to finally zero in on his control. There’s still a possibility for him to turn his 2021 season around in the mid-season mark.
On the bullpen side, closer Chris Wright has allowed his first runs as an Emerald this week, but was still able to lock down a couple of victories. Throwing strikes was an issue for Wright but he has been a good strike thrower all season long. His unique stuff from the left side deserves consideration as a Top-30 prospect.