SF Giants: Previewing the potential 2020 Opening Day starters

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4. Could Logan Webb start Opening Day for the SF Giants?

Logan Webb might be a less familiar name to some Giants fans.

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A homegrown talent taken by the team in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of high school, the young righty was a fast riser through San Francisco’s farm system, making his major league debut in late 2019.

Starting in eight games, Webb posted a 5.22 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 14 walks in 39.2 innings pitched. While his 1.46 WHIP was not exactly settling, he’s inexperienced and still has room to develop.

On that front, his 4.12 FIP was encouraging and demonstrative of some bad luck. That figure also indicates improvement is likely on the way for Webb, as he’ll get a chance to pitch in his first “full” season in 2020.

With much to prove and still at a young age, the 23-year-old doesn’t figure to garner much consideration for opening day at this point.

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However, if he turns heads in the upcoming second spring training, Kapler might be forced to give more thought to the question.