Pair of SF Giants pitching prospects win Pitchers of the Week honors

Tommy Romero and Dylan Carmouche dominated their opposition last week!
Congratulations to Tommy and Dylan!
Congratulations to Tommy and Dylan! / Zac BonDurant/San Francisco Giants/GettyImages

It is now pretty clear that pitching has been the theme of the 2024 SF Giants Minor League season with plenty of stellar pitching performances scattered across the two and a half months of the season. This week, we saw two more pitchers winning Pitchers of the Week as Tommy Romero won the PCL Pitcher of the Week and Dylan Carmouche won the Cal League Pitcher of the Week.

Pair of SF Giants pitching prospects win Pitchers of the Week honors

Leading off is Tommy Romero, who is still prospect-eligible through the 2024 season. Romero pitched the best week of his 2024 season against the Albuquerque Isotopes, throwing five scoreless innings of three-hit ball with two walks and four strikeouts last Tuesday and a season-high 6.2 innings of scoreless ball with only two hits and two walks allowed while striking out six batters in a 7-0 win last Sunday.

If there is a recurring theme for the two pitchers, it is the high number of whiffs that they induced. For Romero, he induced a season-high 19 swinging strikes last Tuesday and 15 last Sunday, for a total of 34 whiffs across two starts. The majority of his whiffs came against his low-80s splitter last Tuesday while it was more evenly spread out between his fastball, splitter, and the breaking ball last Sunday.

On the other hand, Carmouche won his second Cal League Pitcher of the Week after already winning the award last April. Statistics-wise, he looked better against the Stockton Ports last Saturday compared to his no-hit effort against Visalia last April 10th. He tied his season-high with five innings of scoreless ball with only two hits allowed and two free passes while striking out a career-high eight batters.

Like Romero, Carmouche was also a whiff machine, inducing a career-high 20 swinging strikes according to the box score. Unfortunately, there is no video stream available in all Stockton home games. We can guess, however, that it was the tried and trusted changeup that did most of the damage as it is already doing throughout this season.

Congratulations to the two pitchers and here's to hoping that we'll see more Players of the Week to compliment the already high number of Pitchers of the Week moving forward!