Top SF Giants pitching prospect Madison Bumgarner has been called up to the team today in favor of injured Tim Lincecum.
Madison Bumgarner was selected 10th overall by the Giants in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft and was the first high school pitcher to be selected by the Giants with their first pick since Matt Cain in 2002.
Bumgarner pitched for the Augusta Greenjackets, the Giants’ Low-A minor league affiliate, in 2008 and began the 2009 season with the Giants’ high-A affiliate, the San Jose Giants. Bumgarner has played with other top Giants’ prospects Buster Posey, Angel Villalona, and Nick Noonan.
According to the SF Chronicle who broke the news, “the Giants might want to see how Bumgarner handles himself this month because he might be a candidate for a rotation spot next year. At Double-A Connecticut, the lefty was 9-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 107 innings, striking out 69 and walking 30.”