LHP // Steven Okert is one of two current Giants minor league relief pitchers you are sure to see make a big-league debut in 2015 (with the other being Derek Law). Swinging across his body with a jerky, low-three-quarter release, Okert is dominant against left-handers (.449 OPS in 2014) with his mid-90s fastball, sharp-biting slider, and newly acquired changeup. Fellow lefty Josh Osich taught Okert his change, which he is using as a weapon against right-handers. A 2014 Fall League graduate, Okert is as close to the bigs as anyone.
2014 Stats / VIDEO / ETA: 2015