Logan T. Webb (born November 18, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Giants out of high school in the fourth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. He made his MLB debut in 2019.

Logan Webb
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Webb in 2021
San Francisco Giants – No. 62
Pitcher
Born: (1996-11-18) November 18, 1996 (age 25)
Rocklin, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 2019, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through June 4, 2022)
Win–loss record21–11
Earned run average3.91
Strikeouts297
Teams

Early lifeEdit

Webb attended Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California, where in his senior season he had an 0.49 ERA and struck out 73 batters in 57.2 innings, threw a 96 mph fastball, and earned Bee All-Metro and Cal-Hi Sports All-State honors.[1][2]

CareerEdit

2014–16Edit

Webb was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, and signed for a signing bonus of $600,000, above the $440,600 designated by Major League Baseball for where he was drafted.[3][4][5] He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Giants, pitching four innings, at 17 years of age.[6]

Webb played 2015 with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes where he compiled a 3–6 record with a 4.92 ERA in 14 starts, and 2016 with the Augusta GreenJackets where he went 2–3 with a 6.21 ERA in nine starts.[6] In 2016, he underwent Tommy John surgery.[7]

2017–20Edit

Webb returned to Salem-Keizer in 2017, pitching to a 2–0 record with a 2.89 ERA in 28 relief innings pitched, in which he struck out 31 batters.[6] In 2018, Webb pitched for the San Jose Giants and Richmond Flying Squirrels,[8][9] posting a combined 2–5 record with a 2.41 ERA in 27 games (26 starts).[10]

The Giants added Webb to their 40-man roster after the season.[11] He began 2019 with Richmond.[12] On May 1, 2019, Webb was suspended for 80 games for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic-androgenic steroid.[13][1] Despite testing positive for the drug, he professed his innocence and confusion. In a formal statement by Webb released by MLB Pipeline, Webb wrote that he had "done research" and submitted "supplements and products for testing" to find out how the dehydrochlormethyltestosterone entered his system, but to no avail. He added, "I know in my heart that something someday will be put into the world to prove my innocence" and "I love this game and respect it too much to ever cheat it". He then apologized for bringing "negative attention" to his "family, friends, teammates, & the San Francisco Giants" and promised to "be back better than ever" after his suspension.[14]

On August 17, 2019, the Giants promoted Webb to the major leagues.[15] He made his major-league debut that night versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing one run while striking out seven batters over five innings.[16] In 2019 in the minor leagues, with four teams he was 2–4 with a 1.85 ERA in 12 games (10 starts) covering 63+13 innings and striking out 69 batters.[17] With the Giants in 2019 he was 2–3 with a 5.22 ERA in 8 starts covering 39+23 innings and striking out 37 batters.[17]

In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Webb was 3–4 with a 5.47 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 54+13 innings, and tied for the NL lead in HBP with 7.[18]

2021Edit

In the 2021 regular season, Webb was 11–3 with a 3.03 ERA. In 27 games (26 starts), he had 158 strikeouts in 148+13 innings, and averaged 7.8 hits, 2.2 walks, and 9.6 strikeouts per 9 innings.[18] His salary was $583,000.[19] Webb was the starting pitcher in the last game of the season, with the Giants having a one-game lead in the National League West over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched seven innings and hit his first career home run in an 11–4 victory.[20] It was the last home run hit by a pitcher before the full-time adoption of the designated hitter by the National League in 2022.[21]

In the playoffs, he pitched 14+23 innings, giving up one run and one walk while striking out 17 batters. In Game 1, Webb became the third pitcher in franchise history to pitch 7+23 innings, allow no runs, and strike out at least 10 batters in a postseason game (joining Madison Bumgarner (2014) and Tim Lincecum (2010)). In Game 5, he joined Bumgarner, Christy Mathewson, Ryan Vogelsong, and Jack Sanford as the only pitchers in franchise history with multiple appearances of seven innings and one earned run or fewer in a single playoff series.

Personal lifeEdit

On December 5, 2021, Webb married Sharidan Morales in Roseville, CA.[22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Davidson, Joe (May 1, 2019). "Giants pitching prospect Logan Webb of Rocklin suspended 80 games for positive drug test". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Jason Martinez (June 6, 2014). "San Francisco Giants 2014 Draft Picks: Scouting Profiles and Analysis | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Giants select Rocklin's Logan Webb in the fourth round of MLB draft | Rocklin's Placer Herald". Placerherald.com. June 6, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Logan Webb". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rocklin High Pitcher Logan Webb Signs With San Francisco Giants – CBS Sacramento". Sacramento.cbslocal.com. July 18, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Logan Webb Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. ^ "Cal notes: Webb, Marshall push each other". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "Super-competitive Squirrels hurler Logan Webb bears watching | Sports". richmond.com. August 31, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Steve Kroner (October 8, 2018). "Logan Webb Brims With Intangibles". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Logan Webb Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Farhan Zaidi makes first roster moves, adds three to Giants roster". mercurynews.com. November 21, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "'Sky's the limit' for Logan Webb, the Flying Squirrels' highest-rated prospect | Sports". richmond.com. April 8, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  13. ^ "Giants prospect Logan Webb suspended 80 games for failed drug test - SFChronicle". www.sfgate.com. May 1, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Bryan Murphy (May 1, 2019). "Logan Webb suspended 80 games after positive PED test". SB Nation. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  15. ^ Kerry Crowley (August 16, 2019). "Giants' top pitching prospect to make major league debut". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Kerry Crowley (August 17, 2019). "Logan Webb snaps 10-year drought for Giants, earns win in impressive MLB debut". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Logan Webb Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Logan Webb Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  19. ^ "Logan Webb". Spotrac.com.
  20. ^ Pavlovic, Alex (October 3, 2021). "Webb does MadBum impersonation as Giants clinch division". San Francisco. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  21. ^ Shapiro, Michael (February 10, 2022). "Rob Manfred Announces MLB Will Implement Universal DH in 2022". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 10, 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Sharidan Morales and Logan Webb". zola. Retrieved December 5, 2021.

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