With the 49th overall pick the San Francisco Giants have chosen right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick out of Sherman High School is Sherman, Texas.
Crick is a big, burly pitcher at 6'4" 220 pounds, and has been dominating down in Sherman sporting a 7-2 record with a 1.11 ERA in 13 starts at Sherman High School. Unfortunately for the Giants Crick has already signed a letter of intent with TCU, but could still opt out to join the Giants.
Here's a breakdown of Crick's stuff from BaseballBeginnings.com:
STRENGTHS: FB 89-93, comfortable 90-92, hard downhill with tail, heavy ball. Can reach back for a little more and elevate when needed. SL 81-83 with hard bite, go-to weapon. Hard and late. Split 81 with hard drop. Straight CHG 80-81, assume those weren't flat sliders, secondary SL 72-73 with drop.
WEAKNESSES: Needs to continue building strength and stamina to bring stuff in sooner and keep it longer.
SUMMATION: Potential 3-pitch ML RH power arm starter with durable build, live arm and put-away breaking ball.
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