© Rick Scuteri | 2019 Feb 21
The San Francisco Giants made the news last week when they promoted three exciting prospects, Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos and Sean Hjelle, from San Jose to Richmond, but it turns out they weren’t done making moves with their top prospects.
The Giants have promoted their top pitching prospect, and number five overall prospect, Logan Webb from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento, meaning that he is now just one-step away from pitching with the big league club. Webb, who served an 80-game suspension after testing positive for PEDs this season, has been incredibly impressive since making his return.
Webb has pitched at three different levels in the minor leagues and has dominated at each one. When making a start for the AZL Giants Orange in rookie ball, he threw five innings, allowed one run and struck out six hitters. He was then promoted to the Augusta GreenJackets, where he made two starts and allowed one run in 10 innings while striking out nine hitters. When promoted to the Richmond Flying Squirrels he made just three appearances before earning his most recent call-up.
In his three outings since returning to Richmond, he threw 14.1 innings, allowed four runs, struck out 16 hitters and had an ERA of 2.51. His stats this season have been remarkable. In his 56.1 innings he has an ERA of 1.92 while compiling 62 strikeouts.
In Farhan Zaidi’s first season with the San Francisco Giants he has not been shy about wanting to promote the team’s young talent to see what they can do at the next level, especially if they are playing well. The big league club has been using a lot of young talent to help them win games, and have recently seen players like Sam Coonrod come up and make an immediate impact. So, it’s not entirely out of the question that Logan Webb could find himself pitching in Oracle Park before the year is over, especially if he continues to dominate after his most recent promotion.
Webb was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of Rocklin High School and is 22 years old.