Monday, February 12, 2018

DrB's 2018 Giants top 50 Prospects: #14 Joan Gregorio

Joan Gregorio, RHP.  DOB:  1/12/1992.  6'7", 180 lbs.  IFA 2009.

4-4, 3.04, 74 IP, 7.42 K/9, 4.26 BB/9.

Gregorio has been around forever and still hasn't quite broken through.  Although he posted a pretty good ERA for Sacramento in 2017, the K and BB rates were a regression.  Then on July 1, while on the DL with a back injury, he was busted for PED's and suspended for the remainder of the season.  He's always had intriguing height and has grown into his frame a lot more than the listed 180 lbs.  2018 is probably his last chance to put it all together.  He's not really being mentioned in the Giants SP depth chart.  He looks like he could be a nice swingman option, but again, he has to sharpen up his command.  Another question is his option status.  I have not seen him listed as being out of options but he's been optioned 3 times already.  Whether the Giants have an extra option on him due to injury or suspension is not clear to me.

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