A little update from the arms on the farm…
Joan Gregorio, the towering 21 year-old righty from the Dominican Republic (and the number 23 prospect on my mid-season list), put on a show last night in Augusta. Gregorio is having a very good year for the Giants’ Low-A affiliate, but last night he unleashed his full arsenal in what has to be the best game of his professional career.
Here’s Joan’s line last night against the Lakewood BlueClaws: 7 IP 0 H 0 ER 1 BB 10 K. Seven no-hit innings – wow! Gregorio’s been very steady all season, but he’s been exceptional in his last two starts: 13 IP 4 H 1 ER 3 BB 19 K. If he keeps pitching like this, you’d have to wonder if he’ll get the call to San Jose before the season is over.
David Lee of the Augusta Chronicle was pretty impressed by the performance, and I’d recommend reading his article here. He notes, among other things, Gregorio pumping mid-90’s fastballs while dominating against a mostly-lefty lineup.
In case you missed it, here’s my review of Joan Gregorio from a couple weeks ago.
In other news, Edwin Escobar earned his first win at AA Richmond last night, with a line of 6.2 IP 6 H 1 ER 0 BB 8 K. Pretty impressive numbers for the talented lefty, who’s also only 21.
Not to be outdone, check out what fellow lefty Adalberto Mejia did in San Jose last night: 5.2, 2 H 0 ER, 2 BB 9 K… Man, are these guys rolling or what? Pretty solid night for some of the Giants’ top minor league arms.