Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Our #1 prospect came up big for San Jose last night in a must-win playoff game. Kyle Crick pitched 7 shutout innings, giving up only 3 hits with no walks and 8 Ks. It's his second straight 7 inning start with no runs or walks allowed.
Crick is going to be a STUD. OMG, i love him. xoxo
2 things were nagging him this year, command/control and coming up with another "out" pitch. But he's had amazing command of all of his pitches the last 2 games and he's developed confidence in a changeup that's been a devastating out pitch for him. He was able to get most minor leaguers out with his 95+ mph fastball, but his lack of control raised his pitch counts limiting many of his starts to around 5 innings. This new version is even harder to hit, and he's going deeper into games.
If he pitches like this next year in the EL (showing great command, control and trust in his secondary pitches), I think there's a chance we could see him as early as next September with an opportunity to win a starting spot in spring training 2015.