SF Giants minor league pitcher who helped throw no-hitter wins Northwest League Pitcher of the Week

Another week, another Giants prospect nabbing an award from Minor League Baseball!
There's a certain innuendo-inducing pitcher who is off to an unhittable start to his 2024 season.
There's a certain innuendo-inducing pitcher who is off to an unhittable start to his 2024 season. / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA
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The SF Giants can't stop garnering awards down in the Minor Leagues. Last week, Mason Black and Dylan Carmouche won Pitchers of the Week in their respective leagues. This week, it is Dylan Cumming's turn to shine as he won the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week.

SF Giants minor league pitcher who helped throw no-hitter wins Northwest League Pitcher of the Week

Cumming continues his annihilation of the Northwest League with an astounding performance against the Vancouver Canadians as he went six shutout innings of only allowing one hit and one walk while striking out nine helpless Canadian hitters. He was the starter of the first no-hitter thrown in the Minor Leagues this year last Wednesday.

If there is one word to describe what Cumming has done in High-A so far this season, it's domination. In four outings so far this season, Cumming has pitched a total of 14 innings. In those outings, he's only allowed one earned run while only allowing just five hits, a hit batter, and three walks. He's also struck out 18 batters over the span. The Northwest League is only hitting just .116 against the slinging righty. The walks and the hits are way down while the strikeouts are up. A perfect combination for pitching dominance.

Hailing from both Chicago State and Liberty Universities, Cumming has been a definition of hard work and grinding his way to earning a Minor League contract after going undrafted in 2022. Cumming pitched in a variety of roles for the Giants this season and was a reliable option whenever he got the call with seven wins, six saves, and a 2.93 ERA.

The low-80s frisbee was Cumming's best pitch that he used to strike out 86 batters in 92 innings while also having decent control of his low-90s sinker from a sidearm slot as he only walked 36 batters. The effectiveness of his slider from a lower-than-usual arm slot should help him develop into a reliable reliever and could potentially reach the big leagues in his late 20's. 

Congratulations to Cumming once again and here's to more Players of the Week winners in the coming weeks for both Giants hitting and pitching!