Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DrB's 2015 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #42 Logan Webb

Logan Webb, RHP.  DOB;   11/18/1996.  6'2", 195 lbs.

2014 Rookie AZL:  0-0, 2.25, 4 IP, 3 BB, 5 K's.

Logan Webb was a "pop up" draft prospect from Rocklin, CA HS.  He was a two sport HS star who seemed to be more of a football QB than baseball player.  He started to get noticed as his senior season went along and he started to out pitch some more highly touted local talent.  His velocity on the FB was 94-96 MPH, but reportedly varied a lot.  He was also overused by his HS coach who let him throw 145 pitches in one game then used him 3 days later as a reliever.  It was in the short rest relief outing that his velocity dropped into the high 80's.  At any rate, the Giants grabbed him in the 4'th round of the draft and got him signed.  His pro debut sample size is just too small to make anything out of.  Conner Penfold posted a video of him pitching in the AZL.  It looked to me like he was able to pound the outside corner with FB's against LH batters.  There was one letter high FB that he blew past a hitter.  His breaking ball was inconsistent, but showed some nice bite on several offerings.  He didn't turn 18 yo until November, so he's still very young.  I'm thinking we could see him back in Arizona after extended spring training or maybe up in Salem-Keizer.  If he starts the season in Augusta, it will be a sign that the Giants have a lot of confidence in him.

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