Gabe Kapler leaned on positivity in his first camp as manager of the Giants, and while talking a few weeks ago about this hiatus, he said it's been encouraging to see how players are using family members to get creative and stay in shape. He'll surely get a kick out of what one of the organization's prospects is doing to keep his arm ready.
Ryan Halstead, a pitcher in the upper minors, went somewhat viral this week when he posted a video of a game of catch. The right-hander is firing rockets across a residential street and they're easily being snagged by his sister, Paige.
She was the starting catcher at UCLA, where she won the 2019 NCAA softball championship. Paige also spent three summers playing for Team USA.
Ryan, 27, spent most of last season pitching for Double-A Richmond, and he had a good season while primarily serving as a reliever. He had a 3.53 ERA in 63 2/3 innings.
The 2015 draft pick has a 3.22 ERA overall in the minors with nearly a strikeout per inning, and he should have a good shot at reaching Triple-A whenever this season resumes. It's clear his arm will be ready to go.