Right-handed starting pitchers Martin Agosta and Logan Webb had Tommy John surgery, a repairing of their damanged ulnar collateral ligaments, during the last few weeks, as confirmed to Giant Potential by San Francisco Giants' General Manager Bobby Evans. Agosta, 25, is in his third stint with the San Jose Giants while Webb, 19, was in his first year as part of a full-season affiliate, the Augusta GreenJackets.
Both Agosta and Webb are natives of the Sacramento area, with Agosta attending Jesuit High School in Carmichael before heading to St. Mary's College, while Webb was drafted out of Rocklin High School in 2014.
Agosta, the Giants' second-round pick back in 2012 , has had an up-and-down career to this point, starting in 2013 when he was the ace of the Augusta GreenJackets staff alongside Chris Stratton and Kendry Flores. Agosta dealt with blisters on the fingers of his throwing hand that year, preventing him from pitching a full season, but put up stellar numbers including a 2.06 ERA, 1.091 WHIP, and 109 strikeouts in 18 starts totaling 91.2 innings.
Agosta then began the 2014 season in San Jose, but struggled mightily and was on the disabled list from mid-May to early July for unknown reasons. Between 2014 and 2015, spent entirely with San Jose, Agosta compiled a 5.49 ERA, including an improved 2015 campaign where he struck out 125 in 106 innings with a 4.25 ERA. And he seemed to be turning things around even more in the new year, striking out fewer batters but allowing fewer baserunners. But a June 11 start would end up being the last game he pitched in before hitting the disabled list with "arm soreness," leading to the eventual surgery.
Webb was just 17 when selected in the fourth round back in 2014, and he had a steady climb up the Giants' affiliate system. He has mostly been underwhelming, however, posting a career ERA of 5.33 in 106.1 innings up until going on the disabled list on June 2.
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