SF Giants Prospects

SF Giants pitching prospects rundown (5/14 - 5/20)

Raynel Espinal has been the best pitcher in the River Cats rotation this year.
Raynel Espinal has been the best pitcher in the River Cats rotation this year. / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages
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SF Giants pitching prospects rundown (5/14 - 5/20)

Flying Squirrels Pitching Prospects

Notable Performers

R.J. Dabovich: 1 G, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA
Kai-Wei Teng: 2 G (2 GS), 14 H, 9 R (9 ER), 2 HBP, 4 BB, 5 K, 8.68 ERA
Matt Frisbee: 1 G (1 GS), 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 8.44 ERA

After a bit of a stumble last month, R.J. Dabovich is starting to pick up steam again. It's actually pretty funny to see that Dabovich gives up three earned runs at the start of each month before shutting the doors down afterward until the end of the month. The 4.05 ERA might be disappointing but I am actually feeling pretty good about the form that Dabovich is in recently because the crispness of the fastball came back this month after looking a bit shaky in April. The control still looks a bit worse this season compared to last season so that's something that I would like to see him refine as the weather warms up.

Both Kai-Wei Teng and Matt Frisbee got roughed up this week and honestly, both of them have a similar feel to their game right now so I clumped both of them in one talk. Both Teng and Frisbee have an at least above-average breaking ball with a feel to spin and enough control for the pitch to induce plenty of swings and misses but their overall control, specifically their fastball control, has gotten away from them this week. Teng's fastball control will not be resolved unless he makes adjustments to his lower half in his delivery. With Frisbee though, I am concerned that he's plateaued in his development and his confidence might be hit when he got shelled in Sacramento last season.

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