Thursday, February 4, 2016

DrB's 2015 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #43 Jason Forjet

Jason Forjet, RHP.  DOB:  1/4/1990.  6'2", 185 lbs.

A+:  7-4, 2.67, 94.1 IP, 8.20 K/9, 1.72 BB/9, GO/AO= 0.56.

Jason Forjet spent the 2013 season with San Jose and actually did not pitch that badly with an ERA of 4.52, a K/9 of 7.77 and a BB/9 of 3.53.   The Giants did not make him repeat the level….they demoted him to Augusta for the 2014 season.  He pitched great there and got a second shot at the  Cal League in 2015.  As you can see, he pitched great there this time around.  He finished the regular season with 20 scoreless frames over 3 games with 22 K's and 5 BB.  In his final regular season start he struck out 10 batters against 0 BB's in 8 dominant IP.  One would think he has earned a promotion to AA Richmond for 2016.  H somehow limited Cal League batters to just 6 HR's despite an extreme flyball tendency.

I don't have much scouting info.  I seem to remember a pre-draft scouting report from 2012 coming out of college with a FB that runs 92-94 MPH.  There is a short video of him on his bio page striking out a batter with what looks to me like either a hard slider or cutter.  He profiles as a fringy SP prospect whose ceiling is probably #4 or 5 SP.  ETA would be 2018 or 2019.  The problem for him in the Giants system is there are only so many MLB jobs and there is a giant crush of pitching prospects competing for those few jobs that will be available over the next 3-4 years.

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