Moving On Up: Whisenhunt promoted to High-A by Giants

Published 1:51 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Carson Whisenhunt’s first full season in professional baseball is off to a magnificent start. He barely got his bags unpacked in San Jose before he was called up to High-A ball.

Whisenhunt started the 2023 season on April 6 in Low-A for the San Jose Giants. On April 26, one day after his fourth start, he was promoted to the High-A Eugene Emeralds in Oregon.

Brady Klopfer wrote: “Kyle Harrison may be the best lefthanded pitching prosect in baseball, but Carson Whisenhunt may be gunning for that title. Whisenhunt continues to be a strikeout artist, and on (April 25) paired it by being virtually unhittable, too.”

In that April 25 outing, the lefthander pitched four scoreless innings of one-hit ball. He struck out seven. In three of his four starts for San Jose, he held opponents to one or less runs. In 13.2 innings, he walked four, struck out 20 and put up a 3.29 ERA, which would have been much lower if not for one rough outing.

If Whisenhunt keeps this up, he’ll probably move fast through the San Francisco Giants organization.

Klopfer wrote: “Not all of Whisenhunt’s outings have been dominant this year, but the overall performance has been. (The fact that he’s already in High-A ball) is impressive given that he’s only pitched in eight games as a pro.”