Giants prospect Seth Corry named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year


The Giants' biggest breakout pitching prospect was honored Tuesday for a sensational season. The South Atlantic League named Seth Corry its Pitcher of the Year. 

Corry, 20, is 9-3 with a 1.74 ERA this season in Class A with the Augusta GreenJackets, and still has one start left. He has 161 strikeouts in 114 innings, a 1.05 WHIP and opponents are batting just .160 against him. 

"We are incredibly proud of what Seth has done this season and his ability to attack each day to continue getting better. It's been a pleasure to watch him work this year," GreenJackets manager Carlos Valderrama said in a team statement. "He's so competitive and every time he's taken the mound, he's given us a chance to win the baseball game." 

Corry, the Giants' third-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, has been unhittable at times this season. He pitched 32 straight scoreless innings from July 13 to August 16, and didn't allow an earned run in five of his six starts in July. 

The young left-hander was named Pitcher of the Week twice in the SAL this year, and was named the league's Player of the Month for July. 

Corry has baffled opposing batters all season long, especially so since the All-Star break. Before the All-Star break, he went 1-2 with a 2.74 ERA. But in the second half, Corry is 8-1 with a miniscule 0.97 ERA. 

This season truly has been a breakout year for Corry. He always possessed a strikeout arsenal, but struggled with command. Prior to this season, Corry had 80 strikeouts and 54 walks in two seasons, good for just a 1.48-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

That number has shot up significantly this year, with Corry allowing only 57 walks. In Augusta, he has a 2.82-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. 

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As Corry's strikeout numbers have gone up and his walks down, he has climbed up prospect rankings. Corry entered the year as the Giants' No. 26 prospect, and now has him all the way up at No. 9. 

With the likes of Logan Webb and other young arms entering the Giants' rotation, there's no reason Corry can't do the same in a few years himself.

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