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Kyle Crick | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Giants prospect right-hander Kyle Crick struck out 10 in five innings, allowing three hits, two walks, and two runs for Double-A Richmond on Monday.
Crick has 32 strikeouts and 14 walks in his last 19 2/3 innings, holding opposing batters to a .147/.293/.250 line. He has the potential to be a solid No. 2 pitcher, but his poor command has led to too many walks and high pitch counts, which have prevented him from pitching deep into games. Over those same four starts, he has thrown 60 percent of his pitches for strikes. Crick should be in the major leagues by mid-2015, and it will be interesting to see if he will be able to flourish with below-average command, or if he will be moved into the bullpen to allow him to go all out in short bursts. Jul 8 - 11:43 AM

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Giants right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Crick struck out 10 in five shutout innings, allowing one double and five walks for Double-A Richmond on Wednesday.

Crick possesses the potential to be a frontline starter, but his sub-par command often leads to walks and high pitch counts. He has a 3.52 ERA and a 10.1 K/9, but his 6.4 BB/9 has led to a 1.565 WHIP. He will need to improve his command, or his future may be as a strong-armed reliever in the back of a bullpen.
Jun 26 - 10:35 AM

Giants re-assigned RHPs Kyle Crick, Clayton Blackburn, Chris Heston, Jose Casilla, Sandy Rosario and Rafael Dolis, Cs Jeff Arnold and Ben Turner, OFs Mac Williamson and Javier Herrera, LHP Ty Blach and INF Joe Panik to minor league camp.

There are no surprises on this list. Crick is the biggest name of the bunch as the club's top prospect, but he's yet to pitch past A-ball. The 21-year-old could begin the season at Double-A.
Mar 6 - 8:14 PM

Giants prospect Kyle Crick was outstanding in his final start of the Arizona Fall League on Thursday, tossing three hitless innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

The 20-year-old right-hander was dominating in his final two starts of the fall, allowing only one hit with 10 strikeouts over six innings. A strained oblique limited Crick to only 14 starts this past season, but he still posted a 1.57 ERA and .201 opponents' batting average with 95 strikeouts in 68.2 innings at High-A San Jose. That said, Crick's command is fringy and will likely be challenged next season at Double-A. If all goes as planned in his development, the right-hander should be ready for an audition in the major leagues in 2015.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 07:28:00 AM

Giants prospect Kyle Crick was dominant in his first playoff start for High-A San Jose on Sunday, scattering three hits over seven shutout innings of work.

Crick racked up eight strikeouts in the impressive outing and didn't walk a batter. The 20-year-old righty and first round selection from the 2011 draft posted a stellar 1.57 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 95/39 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings during the regular season for San Jose. He's still a couple years away from contributing to the Giants rotation, but his future looks extremely bright.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 11:39:00 PM

Giants prospect RHP Kyle Crick allowed three hits and struck out eight batters over five scoreless innings for High-A San Jose on Thursday.

The start was Crick's second since returning from an oblique injury that sidelined him for two months. Regarded as the Giants' top prospect, the 20-year-old right-hander has now thrown nine scoreless frames with 18/4 K/BB since rejoining the San Jose rotation. On the season, he's registered a stellar 0.48 ERA with 30/13 K/BB in 18 2/3 innings. Crick was also recently selected to represent the U.S. squad in the 2013 Futures Game.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Kyle Crick threw four scoreless innings Friday in his start with High-A San Jose.

Crick had been sidelined since late April with an oblique strain. He dominated in his return from the DL, allowing just three hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts. Crick now has a 0.66 ERA over four starts with the Giants' High-A affiliate.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick (oblique) will rejoin High-A San Jose's rotation on Friday.

Crick has been sidelined since late April with a strained oblique. The Giants' top prospect, he put up a 0.93 ERA in three starts before going down with the ailment.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 07:38:00 PM

Giants top prospect Kyle Crick has been placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list.

Crick didn't pitch this week due to an oblique injury and is likely looking at missing extended time. He has a 0.93 ERA in three starts with the Giants' High-A affiliate. Baseball America ranked him as the No. 66 overall prospect for 2013.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Joaquin Arias
2Casey McGehee
LF1Travis Ishikawa
2Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Joan Gregorio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
7George Kontos
8Chris Heston
9Erik Cordier
10Cody Hall
11Ray Black
12Curtis Partch