It’s a big day for calling up prospects. First the Brewers did it, then the Indians and now the Giants. San Francisco has called up top pitching prospect Shaun Anderson and will start on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Anderson, 24, is a hard-throwing right-hander acquired from the Red Sox organization in the Eduardo Nuñez trade in 2017. So far this year in Triple-A he has a 4.11 in seven starts. That may not look great but (a) the Pacific Coast League is notoriously offense-friendly; (b) he has 37 strikeouts and 11 walks in 35 innings and that’s not too bad; and (c) he has allowed just three homers, which is fantastic given the home run spike seen at Triple-A this year.
The Giants are about to start a tear-down rebuild, it would seem. What better time to see what they’ve got in Anderson?