Monday, January 19, 2015

DrB's 2015 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #26 Joan Gregorio

Joan Gregorio, RHP.  DOB:  1/12/1992.  6'7", 180 lbs.

2010 DSL:               6-3, 2.80, 74 IP, 2.07 BB/9, 4.99 K/9.
2011 AZL:               3-0, 2.32, 50.1 IP, 2.86 BB/9, 7.69 K/9.
2012 Short Season:  7-7, 5.54, 76.1 IP, 2.71 BB/9, 8.14 K/9.
2013  Low A:          6-3, 4.00, 69.2 IP, 2.20 BB/9, 10.85 K/9.
2014  High A:         2-2, 6.75, 22.2 IP, 5.16 BB/9, 10.72 K/9.
2014  Low A:          2-7, 3.57, 68 IP, 3.57 BB/9, 8.60 K/9.

Although Gregorio's progress has been slower than you might expect for a kid with his size and stuff, the ceiling may still be there.  He started off 2014 strong with an ERA of 1.88 and 21 K's in 14 IP in his first 3 starts for San Jose, but then hit a wall with 2 disastrous starts followed by a back strain.  When he recovered from the back strain, he found himself back in Augusta where he settled down and pitched fairly well.  The Giants are excited by his final start when he struck out 10 batters with just 1 BB in 6 IP.  He was given a 40 man roster spot in the fall to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.  Baggs, writing for BA, reports he still works in the 91-94 MPH range with occasional excursions to as high as 98 MPH.  Best guess is he will start 2015 back in San Jose.  When or if he puts it all together with a full season of good health and consistent mechanics, he could be a fast mover.  He may end up in the bullpen, but the Giants are keeping him at starter for now in deference to his ceiling and getting him innings of experience.  Yet another high ceiling prospect in the system with some risk attached.


  1. I dont wish I was 6-7 and weighed 180
    But I do wish I were 23!

    1. Based on pictures and videos from this past season, I am pretty sure he weighs quite a bit more than 180 lbs now.