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Kyle Crick strikes out 10
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(6/26/14) Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick struck out 10 hitters Wednesday during a minor-league start.
It was a totally dominant start. Crick had trouble with his control, walking five batters. Due to that, he was limited to just five innings. Crick only allowed one hit during the outing, so he was dominant when he was throwing strikes. Crick is currently in Double-A. He has a 3.52 ERA over 53 2/3 innings.
Giants hand out 26 non-roster spring invites
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/13/14) The Giants announced Monday they extended non-roster invitations to 26 players. They were 16 pitchers, four catchers, four infielders and two outfielders.
The pitchers included prospects Clayton Blackburn, Tyson Blach and Kyle Crick. The remaining non-roster pitchers include Jason Berken, Brett Bochy, Jose Casilla, Rafael Dolis, J.C. Gutierrez, Chris Heston, Derek Law, Mitch Lively, Kameron Loe, Adam Reifer, Sandy Rosario, Dan Runzler and Mason Tobin.
The position players included prospects Joe Panik and Mac Williamson. The other non-roster position players include Jeff Arnold, Guillermo Quiroz, Andrew Susac, Ben Turner, Chris Dominguez, Brandon Hicks, Mark Minicozzi and Javier Herrera.
Kyle Crick thriving since DL activation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/10/13) Giants starting pitcher prospect Kyle Crick has been impressive for Class A San Jose since returning from an oblique injury in late June. After missing two months, Crick is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in four starts since coming off the disabled list.
"My first goal for the rest of the season is to stay healthy," Crick said, per MLB.com. "My second goal is to reduce the number of walks."
Crick had had a pair of 10-strikeout games since returning from the disabled list. He has struck out 44 and walked 19 in 29 2/3 innings this season. Overall, he is 1-1 with a 1.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in seven starts.
"Lately, my curve is working well, but I usually go with whatever feels best before the game and what is working in the game," Crick said. "I'm learning a lot more about pitching and how to get people out, instead of just throwing the ball. I'm more relaxed, and when I am behind in the count, I can throw a strike and get back into the counts."
Kyle Crick to return to mound Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(6/20/13) Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick will return to the mound for Class A San Jose Friday, making his first start since April 18, San Jose play-by-play broadcaster Joe Ritzo reports. Crick, who has been recovering from an oblique injury, has given up one earned run over 9 2/3 innings in three starts with San Jose this season.
|Though an oblique injury limited him to only 14 starts, Kyle Crick still made an impression at high Class A San Jose, compiling a 1.57 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings. In the heavy-hitting California League, that sort of performance would put anyone on the map. Just ask Tony Cingrani. Of course, unlike Cingrani, Crick was already considered a top prospect, his dominant performance at low A Class Augusta putting him on the map in 2012. He has definite command problems, averaging 5.5 walks per nine innings over his brief minor-league career, but that's because the Giants basically had to build his delivery from scratch after he played mostly first base in high school. What attracted them to the idea was Crick's pure stuff. His fastball is one of the hardest and liveliest in all the minor leagues, and he has a killer breaking ball to boot. Strikeouts will be in no short supply for Crick, and as long as he continues to progress with his delivery, bringing those walks down to a more tolerable number, neither will wins. Crick is a bit of a project, but he's a safe enough one to take priority over similar prospects in long-term keeper leagues.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
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