The wait is over for the top pitching prospect in the Giants’ organization.
The club announced that right-hander Shaun Anderson will start and make his major league debut on Wednesday at Oracle Park against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Anderson, 24, owns a 4.11 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A Sacramento and is ranked as the No. 4 prospect and the top pitcher in the Giants’ farm system according to MLB.com. Anderson spent much of spring training in big league camp with the Giants and impressed the team’s evaluators with a four-pitch mix including a fastball that routinely touches the mid 90s.
The Giants acquired Anderson in a 2017 trade that sent infielder Eduardo Núñez to the Boston Red Sox. Anderson was a closer in college at Florida, but was selected in the third round of the 2016 draft by the Red Sox and has started in 56 of his 58 minor league appearances.
This is the second time Anderson has been summoned to the big leagues by the Giants, but the first time he’ll pitch for San Francisco. The organization brought him to New York last August so he could face the Mets, but the Giants made a last-minute decision to keep him in the minor leagues.