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
Camilo Doval: 1 G, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA
Sam Wolff: 1 G, 1 GS, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA
Gerson Garabito: 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 1 K, 1.50 ERA
I chose Camilo Doval as one of the potential Giants prospects that could be moved at the trade deadline because he’s been struggling all season long and takes up a 40-man roster spot but is still really promising due to his sheer stuff. Well, that sheer stuff came to play this week where he recorded a pitch that clocked in at 104.5. The Giants brass likely thought that Doval’s stuff is too good to let go at the moment and it was evident in his most dominant outing as a River Cat this season.
Sam Wolff saw himself as an opener this week for the River Cats and he pitched a clean inning against an excellent Reno Aces lineup. Wolff is already 30 years old and has yet to pitch in the big leagues so there are limited expectations on him at the moment. However, we have seen Jay Jackson come back in the big leagues in his early-30s and I am not counting out the possibility of Wolff reaching the big leagues in the near future because his stuff is still really good with a mid-90s fastball and a solid slider.
Rounding out the River Cats review this week is Gerson Garabito pitching an effective start for the Sacramento squad with six innings of one-run ball. Strike-throwing was Garabito’s issue in his start with four walks and only threw 58% of his pitches for strikes. The Dominican has a 5.29 ERA across nine starts for the River Cats this season and it’s unlikely that he will see big league time this year.