By Jacob Kornhauser on April 27, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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