Whisenhunt continues to dominate

Published 11:33 am Monday, May 29, 2023

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When Carson Whisenhunt pitched 4.1 scoreless innings recently, it looked like a repeat of his previous outing, and the outing before that.

The lefthander has been sensational all year.

He’s playing High-A ball for the Eugene Emeralds in Eugene, Ore. In that 4.1-inning game, he did not allow a hit and offset three walks with eight strikeouts as the Emeralds won 2-0 over Hillsboro.

Three MLB writers – Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo – listed their hottest pitching prospects in the minor leagues over the last 30 days. Whisenhunt was cited as he represented the San Francisco Giants organization.

The article read: “He’s overmatching lower-level hitters with his plus-plus changeup.”

In a span of 21.1 innings between Single-A and High-A, he yielded one run and 11 baserunners while striking out 31. His overall numbers in 31 innings: 1.74 ERA, .140 opponent batting average, nine walks, 44 strikeouts.