RHP Kyle Crick – Courtesy of MiLB.com
Welcome to the first official Minor League Profile series. Given the recent (one day before this article was written) announcement of non-roster invitees to Spring Training, it seemed that now was a great time to start. We’ll try to do one every week and help give you additional insight into the San Francisco Giants farm system.
First on our list is RHP Kyle Crick, who, to the surprise of no one, was officially invited to camp this past week.
Crick is a consensus (see MLB, Baseball America, Fangraphs, Minor League Ball) number one in the Giants Minor League System, and rightly so. At 6’4”, 220 lbs, Crick is a presence on the mound with good movement and tough speed. Based on his size and build, he is most often compared to Matt Cain.
No one doubts that Crick has the ability to be a future #1 starter – where the doubt starts to arise is in regard to his command. Currently, that is the only thing holding him back. The hard-throwing Texas-native ...