Originally written on San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants...  |  Last updated 10/22/14
“You always set high goals. That’s one thing I certainly do. I’m not getting ahead of myself by any means, but sure, it is something that you think about and dream about.” That was Michael Kickham‘s response during the 2012 NLCS when asked if he had mentally projected himself experiencing playoff baseball in the big leagues in 2013 or 2014. Given Ryan Vogelsong‘s injury and the possibility of a promotion from Triple-A Fresno, Kickham could find himself on the big league roster sooner than he thought…   Kickham was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. His career at Missouri State was rather far from prolific with a 4-9 record and a 5.29 ERA in 15 games. However, scouts saw potential in Kickham’s plus stuff and big-bodied frame.   Jason Parks, an authority on prospects for Baseball Prospectus, wrote the following about Kickham (courtesy of Jay Jaffeof, Sports Illustrated):   The 24-year-old has good stuff from the left-side—including a pl...
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