Sunday, January 27, 2019

DrB's 2019 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #32 Tyler Herb

Tyer Herb, RHP.  DOB:  4/28/1992.  6'3", 200 lbs.  Drafted 2014 Round 29(Mariners).

2018:  AAA:  2-8, 5.35, 70.2 IP, 7.51 K/9, 3.57 BB/9.

After 27 AA Starts over the prior 2 seasons, Tyler Herb appeared ready to take on the very tough PCL in 2018.  He got off to a rough start allowing 12 ER in 19.1 IP over 4 Starts.  He went on the DL for 2 months, made 4 rehab appearances for one of the AZL Giants teams then back to Sacramento.  He got roughed up in his first start back in AAA allowing 6 ER in 5 IP, in El Paso.  He had another disaster start on 8/23 in Fresno allowing 9 ER in 4 IP.  His other 7 Starts after returning to AAA actually went pretty well with an ERA of 3.20 over 42.1 IP.  The big concern for me is the dramatic drop in GB/FB which has always been around 2.00 down to just 1.02 in 2018.

Herb was not protected in the Rule 5 draft but also not selected.  He is likely to start the season in AAA where he will try to stay healthy and resurrect his sinker.  He'll be SP depth for the Giants in 2019.


  1. African Herb Man (VG Bob Marley song...)

  2. Off topic, but Dodgers are serious about Realmuto.
    Not the best D-guy, but yet still another hitter.
    They could give up the prospects they got from Cincy, Miami might bite for that. Or not much more.
    If waiting out this off-season was bad, just you wait for the season to begin.
    Opening 7 on the road, 4 in SD (Pads will be better), 3 in LA.
    3-4 would feel like winning.
    Over/under for 2-5, but it could be worse.
    What can the magician pull out of the hat?
    How about healthy guys in field positions 2 through 6, health for Mac in LF, Duggar chasing all year in center, and who's in right? Like Abbott and Costello, the right fielder is never identified! Will it be Anon himself?