Friday, January 29, 2016

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #37 Ty Blach

Ty Blach, LHP.  DOB:  10/20/1990.  6'2", 200 lbs.

AAA:  11-12, 4.46, 165.1 IP, 5.06 K/9, 1.69 K/9, GO/AO= 1.46.

Blach was the Giants 5'th round draft pick out of Creighton in 2012.  Since his pro debut in 2013, if my count is correct, he has not missed a start.  He has a decent enough package of stuff with a FB that runs 88-92, a great changeup and good breaking stuff.  He obviously pitches to contact and gets by with extremely low walk rates and keeping the ball on the ground.  After a full season in AAA, I'm not sure what he has left to learn in the minors, but I believe he is probably behind Clayton Blackburn and Adalberto Mejia on the SP depth chart so he will likely have to wait his turn.  His ceiling is #4-5 SP with the big question is whether his low strikeout approach will play at the next level, which is why I don't have him ranked higher.  ETA is whenever the Giants need him.  He could be part of a future trade.


  1. Ty on Doc's Top 50

    2014: 9
    2015: 13
    2016: 37

  2. Watched some videos of him on Youtube. He has a very compact motion and hides the ball well. I think his consistency and lack of injury comes from the efficient motion he has. Though I agree that Mejia and Blackburn probably have a bigger upside, it would be interesting to see what he can do in SF at some point. A fifth starter who throws lots of strikes, eats innings, and has a motion that keeps him healthy would be a valuable commodity.