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Why Giants' Corry just missed MLB Pipeline's top prospect rankings

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The Giants landed four prospects on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 overall rankings, and they just missed adding one more. 

Left-handed pitching prospect Seth Corry was left off Pipeline's list, despite finishing the 2020 season No. 94 overall.

Corry, the Giants third-round draft pick in 2017, packs plenty of prowess. According to MLB.com's Mike Rosenbaum, seeing how Corry's three-pitch mix has evolved will dictate if he moves to the rankings list later in the 2021 season.

"Scouts are eager to see how the 22-year-old left-hander’s low-90s fastball that can touch 96, downer curveball and improving changeup translate against more advanced hitters in 2021," Rosenbaum said. 

The Giants have proceeded slowly with Corry since drafting him. He spent his first two professional seasons in rookie ball, but showcased an intriguing skill level in his first full season in 2019.

Corry carved through hitters in the South Atlantic League, posting a 9-3 record and 1.76 ERA for the Class A Augusta GreenJackets. His ERA led the circuit, along with his total strikeouts (172) strikeouts-per-nine innings ratio (12.6) and opponent average (.171). 

Still, Corry was left off San Francisco's alternate site roster, but he did gain considerable exposure by participating in the fall Instructional Leagues in Arizona in September and October. 

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Should Corry's fastball velocity live up to its projections, and if he can improve his overall command of his secondary pitches, it likely won't be long before the 22-year-old joins fellow Giants' farmhands Marco Luciano (No. 16), Joey Bart (No. 23) Heliot Ramos (No. 82) and Hunter Bishop (No. 83) on the Top 100. 

 

In fact, Corry already landed on The Athletic's Keith Law's overall projections, slotting in considerably high at No. 71. While he likely remains a ways away from Major League consideration, Corry should garner plenty of excitement regardless down on the farm. 

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