There were flashes of brilliance, featuring eye-popping fastballs and knee-buckling off-speed pitches. There were also missed locations and seven runs accounted for by Chris Stratton and Kyle Crick, two of San Francisco’s top pitching prospects during the Giants’ 10-4 loss to Cincinnati during Cactus League action on Monday, March 16.
Stratton, a right-hander, got the call to start...
Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain are just a few names that have come through the San Francisco Giants system to put up several Cy Young campaigns under Dave Righetti’s watch. There seems to be a new young arm preparing himself to enter the rotation of baseball’s newest dynasty in their minor league system. Just how close is Kyle Crick?
Crick was drafted 49th overall...
The 2014 Trade Deadline was one of the best in recent memory. It saw the Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers exchange jabs in an arms race for American League supremacy. It saw the St. Louis Cardinals improve themselves with the acquisitions of John Lackey and Justin Masterson. It also saw the San Francisco Giants and Dodgers surprisingly stand pat and do nothing. What was the Giants...
The San Francisco Giants have done a tremendous job of developing prospects over the last decade and many homegrown players contributed to the team’s 2010 and 2012 World Series victories. General Manager Brian Sabean has been a stabilizing force for the franchise as he continues to find the right mix of veteran acquisitions and prospects to keep the Giants competitive almost every...
RHP Kyle Crick – Courtesy of MiLB.com
Welcome to the first official Minor League Profile series. Given the recent (one day before this article was written) announcement of non-roster invitees to Spring Training, it seemed that now was a great time to start. We’ll try to do one every week and help give you additional insight into the San Francisco Giants farm system.
Kyle Crick isn’t a nibbler. The 6-foot-4 right-hander’s approach is to attack hitters, and while his command isn’t where it should be, he’s going about things the right way. In 14 starts this year for high-A San Jose — an oblique injury kept him on the shelf for part of the season — he logged a 1.57 ERA and struck out 12.5 batters per nine innings.
Crick is a power pitcher...
Despite their penchant for dealing prospects for veterans, the Giants have amassed an impressive group of young arms that ranges from potential frontline starter to back-end innings-eaters (and everything in between). What the organization lacks, though, is a potential impact bat.
#1 Kyle Crick | 65/A+ (P)