SF Giants prospects to target: 4. Camilo Doval, RHP
If ever a trade would be made by the SF Giants at the trade deadline this season, it would ultimately involve a 40-man roster move to accommodate the acquired big leaguer. Also, the team trading for a prospect would also want a player who is young, controllable, and still has huge potential. By trading one of the young, Latino relievers on the 40-man roster, the Giants could knock two birds with one stone. Trading Gregory Santos would be hard to do since he’s currently serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs. With the way that Kervin Castro has been pitching in Sacramento at the moment, the Giants could think that they could use him in their own bullpen rather than allowing other teams to use him on theirs. Those factors make Camilo Doval one of their most sensible assets at the deadline.
Doval’s numbers this season have not been great with a 6.33 ERA that’s backed up by a 5.98 FIP. His strike rate has been decent at 59% but he’s allowing walks at a career-high rate in Sacramento with 16.5% while striking out a career-low 25.2%. He’s walked a hitter in his last eight games and has been giving up hits at pitches thrown at the heart of the plate when he’s not out of the zone.
Like Corry, Doval does not have a massive amount of value. However, it would be easy to think of other teams attempting to add him in a package deal as a lottery ticket prospect because of his closer potential or in a one-for-one swap for a solid, but not elite MLB reliever. When he’s on, he’s tough to deal with as he can run his fastball up to triple digits with deception in his delivery as well as a hard low-90s slider. However, he has not found the on button all season long and with plenty of relievers in the system that can throw as hard as Doval but throw for better strikes like Jose Marte and R.J. Dabovich, Doval is an expendable prospect.