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Birth Date11-30-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age21 years, 9 months, 18 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 GIA Rk 7 0 7.0 5.27 107 .274 .265 .349 .387 .263 .450 100 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 AUG A 23 22 111.3 3.33 125 .228 .257 .334 .384 .264 .279 93 25.1 2.5 25.1 2.5
2013 SJO A+ 14 14 68.7 2.96 135 .218 .267 .341 .417 .275 .324 92 21.4 2.2 21.4 2.2
2014 RIC AA 23 22 90.3 3.53 120 .261 .260 .321 .389 .259 .326 100 20.2 2.1 19.4 2.0

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 GIA Rk 1 0 0 7 0 7.0 9 8 8 0 70% .450 11.6 10.3 0.0 10.3 2.43 6.43 0.9 0.1
2012 AUG A 7 6 0 23 22 111.3 75 67 128 1 48% .279 6.1 5.4 0.1 10.3 1.28 2.51 25.1 2.5
2013 SJO A+ 3 1 0 14 14 68.7 48 39 95 1 45% .324 6.3 5.1 0.1 12.5 1.27 1.57 21.4 2.2
2014 RIC AA 6 7 0 23 22 90.3 78 61 111 7 47% .326 7.8 6.1 0.7 11.1 1.54 3.79 19.4 2.0

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YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-18 2014-09-02 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-04-19 2013-06-21 Minors 63 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

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BP Articles

Kyle Crick is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 4thJeff Moore2014-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 31Jeff Moore2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 25-27Jeff Moore2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 11-13Jeff Moore2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 7Jeff Moore2014-07-08
The 2011 Redraft: Redoing a Deep First RoundBaseball Prospectus2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 1Jeff Moore2014-07-02
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 25Jeff Moore2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 23Jeff Moore2014-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 19Jeff Moore2014-06-20
Series Notes: Double-A Reading (Phillies) vs. Richmond (Giants)Jason Parks2014-06-12
Eyewitness Accounts: June 11, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014Jason Parks2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-8Jeff Moore2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 2Jeff Moore2014-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoCraig Goldstein2014-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part TwoBen Carsley2014-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 16-18Jeff Moore2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-4Jeff Moore2014-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 4-6Jeff Moore2014-04-07
BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsCraig Goldstein2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsBen Carsley2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Fastball/CurveballBP Prospect Staff2014-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Fastball/CurveballMark Anderson2014-03-04
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Baseball Prospectus2014-01-31
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-01-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2014-01-27
The Top 101 Prospects of 2014: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2014-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-15
Measuring Pitching with TrackMan: The Secrets of Fastball SpinZach Day2013-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 14Jeff Moore2013-11-15
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Nick Bacarella2013-11-11
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Chris Mosch2013-11-11
The Week in Quotes: November 4-11Andrew Koo2013-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 21Jeff Moore2013-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 16Jeff Moore2013-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 10Jeff Moore2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects Who Exceeded Our ExpectationsBP Prospect Staff2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects Who Exceeded Our ExpectationsJason Parks2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 29Zach Mortimer2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 22, 2013Jason Parks2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 22, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: USA Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Fantasy Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 27Zach Mortimer2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game RostersJason Parks2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: The Mid-Season Top 50 ProspectsJason Parks2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-21
Fantasy Mailbag: Getting the Big FishBP Fantasy Staff2013-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-30
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Bret Sayre2013-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Josh Shepardson2013-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-01
BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1Kevin Goldstein2012-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestBradley Ankrom2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestKevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestJeff Euston2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 7Kevin Goldstein2012-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: San Francisco Giants Jason Parks2012-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-07
Future Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-03


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robert Stephenson is missing a lot of bats, but the walks are a bit concerning. Thoughts on him projecting well in MLB?
(Nordub from Seattle)
Stephenson is an electric arm that has a bit of rawness to him. While some like his approach to pitching, I believe he can benefit from dialing it down just a tad to find a bit more command. I saw him twice last year and it was clear that he was the pitcher with the highest upside in the Cal League I would see that season (also saw Kyle Crick and Eddie Butler). But, he's 21 in Double-A. I think he'll be fine for now as long as he continues to find consistency with the breaking ball and change. #3 starter with a #2 starters upside is what I had on him last year and I'm sticking with that. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Kyle Crick this year? Why is he walking almost one batter per inning? Future reliever for sure, right?
(Chris from Basement in CA)
Not in my area, but I saw him last season. Concerns as to whether he can throw strikes is legit, and I didn't see a strong feel for the changeup. Does look like his future will be as a weapon in the bullpen. (Ron Shah)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding Kyle Crick, as a high-leverage reliever, how long would it take for him to make the majors?
(Bob from LA)
It's way too soon for that. I don't see Crick improving his command enough to remain a starter, but it could happen. Even if it doesn't, he's still a far way off from being a major leaguer. He's walking over a batter per inning. Is that a guy you want in high leverage situations? (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)When do you suspect Kyle Crick to be with his big league club?
(Ben from Racine, WI)
If they want him to remain in the rotation, that time may not come until 2015. There's still some work to do with the control/command profile, and that may take some time to sort out. If they succumb to the idea of putting him in the bullpen where he could be completely filthy, then it could happen later this year. I'm anxious to see him in Double-A this summer. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Pitchers like Kyle Crick and Tyler Glasnow have big fastballs but shaky command. Do you prefer to see swing and miss stuff or good control for young pitchers? Which is easier to develop?
(D-Mo from Houston)
Command is easier to build and hone, but velocity and break are tougher to teach, which is why they carry the discussion on draft day and in prospect land. I also prefer the pitcher with present stuff but little control, because that is a pitcher with a much higher ceiling even if they have a greater distance to reach it. You need some good-command pitchers in your rotation and fastball command is the top priority for most minor-league pitchers - the quality of their stuff will likely determine whether their future is at the front or the back of a big-league rotation (or in the bullpen). So command-now guys are the high floor yet low ceiling types, and the stuff-now guys have the huge gap between present and future potential. The coach and scout in me both say to take the stuff guy first and mold their command over time.

On the jukebox: Drist, "Stripped" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)do you think Kyle Crick and Jessie Biddle are destined for late-innings relief, or whats the odds on them being fixtures in rotations?
(DB from da burgh)
I've seen Crick, but it sounds like his stuff improved after I saw him. I thought his changeup lacked immensely, but heard it improved late in the season as well as his fastball velocity. If he can get that changeup working consistently, he can start. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Crick, closer or starter in the long run?
(Amin from Bay Area)
Gut says closer. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. When ranking a pitching prospect does the players organization play any part of the ranking level? i.e. Kyle Crick being in the SF org vs say the Brewers or Jays who have had less success developing pitchers. The same for a pitcher with the Braves or Cardinals.
(Astroke from Toronto)
Great question. I don't consciously do it, but I think it's always in the mind when you're talking about a pitcher reaching his ceiling versus underachieving given the talent. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Most under and overrated top 50 prospects?
(JJ from MPLS)
Overrated: Kyle Crick. Million dollar arm, ten-cent control. Of course, when he starts throwing strikes I'm going to look like a fool. I actually hope that happens. I want all prospects to reach their ceilings. Even Mets prospects.

Underrated: As I said before, I love Marcus Stroman. I think he sticks as a starter and dominates. I also love small starters and pitchers who rock single-digit numbers. #want (Jeff Moore)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kyle Crick a top 20 arm in the minors?
(The Dude from Office)
Yes. But I'm not sold he's a starter. I keep hearing (from sources I really trust) that he profiles best as an elite closer. Obviously, its too early to put him in that box. But I keep hearing closer. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kyle Crick? Does he have #2-3 potential? Are the Matt Cain comparisons legit or is it just because they are in same system.
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Just because they're in the same system. Crick does have that kind of potential, but they're really not all that similar as pitchers. Reminds me of how every Braves LHP prospect was compared to Tom Glavine for awhile. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Crick. Is he a beast in the making? Does he have ace stuff?
(Justin from Cali)
No such thing as an ace in the minors. Aces are created at the major league level through production and consistency. Crick has very good stuff, the kind of stuff you can dream frontline dreams about, but until he produces at the highest level, that distinction will escape him. I see a possible #2 or elite closer. The stuff is legit. (Jason Parks)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, After seeing you rank Julio Urias at 41, I'm going to prescribe you some pills to treat your extreme case of Shiny New Toy Syndrome. Urias has been impressive in a small sample size in LoA, but last year Kyle Crick was arguably more impressive over a full season in LoA, with a higher K/9 and not giving up a single earned run in June. I know Urias is just 16, but it's almost as if Crick (and other US teenagers) are being penalized for being born in the US and therefore not eligible to succeed as early as some of their international counterparts. Also, the pills have been know to treat syphilis too, in case that means anything to you.
(Your Doctor from NY)
I'm not interested in the debate over LA signees and Rule 4 signees. Urias is on the list because his talent puts him on the list. I'm not some blogger using Google to compare players. I talk to people in the game, and if the reports on Urias weren't legit, I wouldn't have ranked him where I did. He's a 16-year-old 6'1'' lefty who is missing more than a bat an inning at the full-season level. If you don't think that's a legit prospect, you might need to invest in some pills of your own. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any updates on Kyle Crick's injury? Thanks for the chat!
(Henry from San Francisco)
I don't have any updates right now, unfortunately. Obliques are HUGE jerks, though. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)What's the latest on Kyle Crick?
(Michael from SF)
The last I heard the oblique injury was still plaguing him, but it shoudln't be anything to be worried about long term. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug, Do you think control can be taught to extremely wild pitchers such as Kyle Crick or Tyler Glasnow to can get their BB/9 down to under 3 per 9 or do you just hope they keeps it under 5 per 9 and remain very unhittable ? I don't see much success for them as they climb the ladder with high BB/9 stats.
(Corky from Denver)
Pitch command can be taught to anyone, but the question is whether the pitcher can make the physical adjustments necessary for the lessons to sink in. I'm not just talking about mechanics, but also the conditioning necessary to get into ideal baseball shape. A pitcher who is imbalanced, mechanically or strength-wise, will constantly struggle with pitch repetition. A pitcher needs to have elite raw stuff in order to survive with a walk rate over 4 per 9. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Does Kyle Crick make a big leap in the rankings this year? What do you think his ceiling is and ETA?
(Steve from IL)
He does. Big power arm. Could end up as an elite closer, but I think he has the good to start. Command needs to take a big step forward. I'd say number two starter is possible if everything comes together. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Crick have the stuff to thrive in highA and be a candidate to really surge up the ranks in 2014?
(Saintly Steven from Puerto Rico)
Yes. Might end up a closer in the end, but I really like the arm. Top prospect in Giants system. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the following pitchers. Cody Buckel, Robbie Erlin, Kyle Crick and John Lamb
(CraigR from DC)
Big Robbie Erlin fan - check out piece Bernie Pleskoff wrote on him http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130107&content_id=40870370&vkey=news_sd&c_id=sd . Like Buckel, Crick bears watching as he makes jump to advanced levels, while Lamb is a watch and see from a far. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any predictions about which outside-the-top-50-or-so prospects might be top-10 prospects in 2014? In other words, who should I draft this year who will make me look really smart next year?
(Dennis from WI)
Adalberto Mondesi has a chance to take another big prospect step forward; Kyle Crick could take a step and become a serious dude. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in your theoretical farm system. Luis Heredia or Kyle Crick?
(Asking For A Friend from Chicago)
Heredia (Jason Parks)
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mr.Levine,can you put thes guys in order??Jose Fernandez...Salvador Perez...Albert Almora..Jorge Solar...Kyle Zimmer...Noah Syndergaaud...Allen Webster...Alen Hanson...Gregory Palanco..Aaron Sanchez...Andrew Heaney...Kevin Gausman..Addison Russell....Kyle Crick...Sean Manaea...Clint Frazier...Ryne Stanek... Thanks John
(John from Boston)
I sort of feel like this is a riddle to see if I can figure out what this list even is. What is this list? I'll go with Salvador (Sal(vy)) Perez and then the rest just for the present. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Which pitcher will make a bigger impact in the majors: Kyle Crick or Clayton Blackburn? Seems that consensus is Crick has higher ceiling, but Blackburn is blowing projections out of the water with his advanced command and control...?
(Kai from SLO)
Blackburn has really excelled in the minor leagues and he looks like a good bet to contribute at the back of a Major League rotation. That said, if Crick continues to develop and approaches his potential, he has a chance to blow past Blackburn and max out as a number two or three starter. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Kyle Crick? SF has a knack for developing top arms, is he next?
(Joe from Seattle)
I had the honor of writing up Crick recently for BP and, yes, I think he's an excellent candidate to take a big step forward. Could be a true front-end arm when all is said and done. (Nick Faleris)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have a sleeper prospect or two who is not on many radars that you think could make a big jump this season?
(Jay from Madison)
I really like Josh Elander, Braves 6th Rounder from last June, as a potential everyday bat with a chance to stick at catcher. I also really liked the hit tool on Nathan Mikolas (Yankees 4th Round), though he has received mixed reviews from pro scouts. Cold weather kid that will take some reps, but could be a nice little bat. Those are deeper guys. Fringe-sleeper, how about Nick Williams (Texas) and Kyle Crick (Giants). Do they count? Give me the Aviles (Indians), Norris (Blue Jays), Howard (Indians) trifecta for "bounceback" lotto tickets. (Nick Faleris)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kyle Crick? Is he a top-100 guy?
(Jivas from formerly Chicago)
Yes. I really like the arm. Nice projection and improving now stuff. (Jason Parks)
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Clayton Blackburn and Kyle Crick?
(sykklone from iowa)
Looking at the Giants' farm system, those two seem to be the only established prospects with much upside, sykklone, so I have high hopes for both. The Giants have a strong track record of developing power arms, so I trust them to do that with Crick, though his walk rates in the low minors are a bit worrisome. Blackburn seems like a high-probability mid-rotation pitcher, whose command and control will be enhanced by AT&T Park. I'd love to see both of them slide in behind Cain and Bumgarner within a few years, though I highly doubt either will be ready when the back of the rotation opens up after 2013. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clayton Blackburn or Kyle Crick?
(sykklone from IA)
Blackburn (Jason Parks)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about top 2 or 3 pitchers in Giants system with the best shot of cracking a starting rotation?
(Traylude from Nebraska)
Kyle Crick for sure. I suspect Eric Surkamp will be back at some point, although I'm not very high on him. Osich maybe? Not a lot of depth in the system at the moment. (Ian Miller)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kyle Crick threw 121 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph) and Change (88mph).