Cove Chatter 100: #8

Ty Blach | LHP, 23 yo, 6-1, 200 | 2012 Draft – 5 | (A+) 22 G, 20 GS, 130.1 IP, 2.90 ERA, 124 H, 18 BB, 117 K

Blach was the 3rd pitcher taken by the Giants in the 2012 draft, and his selection received little fanfare. But he was a workhorse in college, and proved to be one in his first professional season. While Chris Stratton and Martin Agosta spent the year in Augusta, Blach was carving up the California League. He’s an intelligent lefty who doesn’t have big strikeout stuff, but his fastball is apparently low-90’s, and he can throw any of his secondary pitches in any count. The Giants really like this guy, enough so that Andy Baggarly suggested he might be among the untouchables in trade requests.

They said it: “A perfectionist in terms of location and pitchability… He’s more of a Tom Glavine-type guy. He can make up a pitch when he needs to.” ~ Bert Bradley, Giants minor league pitching director

Blach Video:

Blach prospect video:

(Barry Colla)

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