Logan Webb Scouting Report & Game Video
Dates Observed: June 29, 2018
Team/Organization: San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Tommy John survivor; the Giants are slowly working Logan Webb back to a full rotation role and limiting his innings early in 2018, though in this look, he showed no sign of command problems, stamina issues, mechanical flaws, etc. on the road back from surgery. Healthy, strong, athletic kid with low-effort, repeatable mechanics through delivery; three-quarters release with some downward plane that helps his stuff play up considerably. Not a ton of side-to-side life on his fastball; occasional run, but more depth from plane with ability to dial up velocity at will; straight, flat fastballs left up got hit hard a few times early before he made an adjustment down in the zone … Fastball comfortably sat 93-96 in late June look here; paired with 81-83 curveball that showed tight, sharp break, and an 86-88 changeup thrown infrequently, predominantly against LHH. Fastball explodes to the plate; can reach back and dial it up for more; used it to get ahead, stay ahead, put guys away. Curveball has given some Cal League teams considerable trouble; it showed out fine against Visalia here, though it generally lacks huge break or significant depth of a more traditional overhand curve. There’s serious feel for spin here, though, and with above-average command of the curve, Webb will miss bats (particularly RHH) as he grows. Changeup was used very infrequently, just as a show-me pitch to LHH; should he remain a rotation arm moving forward, Logan Webb likely needs to improve feel and late life here to use it as a workable third pitch … Controls running game fine; varied tempos, mixes and matches, generally 1.38 – 1.47 to the plate with a runner on first base … Overall, I’ll slap a 55 FV on Logan Webb at this point in his career; that may be a little bullish relative to context, but the guy I saw pitch against Visalia was an advanced hurler who managed tempos, dictated at-bats, and had his way with a sharp fastball/curveball combo that could both comfortably settle in as plus when said and done. Of course, there will be ample risk for Webb to fall back to reality and land a back-end rotation or even swingman role, or transition over into a set-up/middle relief ceiling, but let’s dream on the kid for now and wonder what could be if development more or less continues like this for the hard-throwing prospect who dealt against an advanced Visalia team in this look.
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