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Ranking The San Francisco Giants’ Top 5 Pitching Prospects

Ranking The San Francisco Giants' Top 5 Pitching Prospects

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The San Francisco Giants have been known over the years for having and developing solid pitching talent. Right now is no different, as they have a new wave of pitching talent ready to hit the big leagues. Here are their five best.

5. RHP Chris Stratton

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5. RHP Chris Stratton

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Chris Stratton was once one of the Giants' top pitching prospects until he got hit in the head with a line drive. He had a solid season last year, so if he can pair that with a solid 2014 season, he could be back on track for San Francisco.

4. LHP Ty Blach

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4. LHP Ty Blach

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Ty Black has a very professional approach at 23 years old, and he could be headed for the big leagues soon. He will be pitching in Double-A, generally thought of as the toughest of the minor leagues, and he has shined. With more consistency, he will be a Giant soon enough.

3. LHP Adalberto Mejia

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3. LHP Adalberto Mejia

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Adalberto Mejia projects as a well above average starting pitcher. He has size, stuff and command, which is the trio that any starting pitcher needs. He's also a lefty, which makes him an even more intriguing prospect. With more seasoning, the 20 year old could be a star for the Giants.

2. LHP Edwin Escobar

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2. LHP Edwin Escobar

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At just 22 years old, Edwin Escobar has actually gotten a lot of experience in the minor leagues already. He's pitched as high as Double-A, and the lefty could be up soon if the Giants feel comfortable with how far his stuff has progressed.

1. RHP Kyle Crick

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1. RHP Kyle Crick

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At just 21, Kyle Crick is one of baseball's top pitching prospects. Crick has a fastball that can get up to 98 mph and a slider that is his put away pitch. While his change-up stands to improve, Crick could be a top pitcher in the major leagues in a few years time if he can stay healthy.