SF Giants Prospects Weekly Rundown: Rookie
Jesus Gomez: 1 G, 1 GS, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA
Trevor McDonald: 2 G, 1 GS, 1 W, 10.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R (6 ER), 1 HBP, 6 BB, 11 K, 5.23 ERA
Nick Morreale: 1 G, 1 GS, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 4.50 ERA
Nick Swiney: 2 G, 2 GS, 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA
Jesus Gomez is starting to be a pretty interesting follow in the Arizona backfields. Since his 2021 debut where he allowed seven earned runs on seven hits across two innings of work, the left-hander has only allowed one run in 11 innings of work with 16 strikeouts to the tune of 0.82 ERA. The 20-year old has some control issues with seven walks over that five-game span, but he’s looking pretty good in a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Trevor McDonald has been suffering from inconsistency in his second season in Arizona (his first season was just a cup of coffee). The 2019 11th round selection allowed a career-high six walks in his latest start compared to his previous two where he did not allow one. The good news for McDonald is that he still has more strikeouts than innings pitched. I am still far from pushing the panic button on the right-hander.
There are a couple of Nicks that were doing their rehab stints in Arizona this week. Both Nick Morreale and Nick Swiney are doing their rehab stints after sustaining injuries: Swiney suffering a concussion after his professional debut in San Jose while Morreale’s situation is still undisclosed. Morreale’s pitched well this season for Eugene with a 3.75 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 12 innings of work while Swiney’s looking to regain lost reps with the hopes of maintaining his top 30 spot at the end of the season.
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