Position | Pitcher
Bats/Throws | Right/Left
Born | August 1, 1989 (Hickory, North Carolina)
School | South Caldwell High School
Height | 6'4''
Weight | 215 lbs.
2008 Ranking | Not Ranked
Madison Bumgarner was selected 10th overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2007 draft. When he was drafted, his fastball highlighted a pretty depleted repertoire but he has quickly learned a few breaking pitches which give him a great compilation of pitches that should work to his advantage while he makes his way through the Gianst system. He hits the mid-upper 90's on his fastball and has great break with both of his curveball and slider. His changeup has been a great improvement and when he throws 97 with his fastball, his change-up has helped keep hitters off balance. Here is his "Scouting Report" from The Baseball Cube:
Bumgarner has outstanding control and throws strikes a lot. If Bumgarner continues to get better (which is scary for opposing hitters to think about), the Giants could someday have the best righty-lefty combination in baseball. I know that David Price is widely considered the top pitching prospect in baseball, but I think Bumgarner has more upside, which by all accounts is not saying anything negative about Price, but should go to show how good Bumgarner could be.
2009 OutlookLevel W L ERA IP K BB WHIP FIPA- 15 3 1.46 141.2 164 21 0.93 1.71
Bumgarner began the 2009 season with the San Jose Giants of the California League. I seriously doubt he finishes there, but the Giants won't rush him to the Majors.
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