Eric Surkamp to start on Saturday

Year Age Tm Lg Lev ERA G GS IP H ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--Rk 5.71 7 4 17.1 23 11 1 5 23 2.6 11.9 4.60
2008 20 Giants ARIZ Rk 2.70 2 0 3.1 3 1 0 0 7 0.0 18.9
2008 20 Salem-Keizer NORW A- 6.43 5 4 14.0 20 10 1 5 16 3.2 10.3 3.20
2009 21 Augusta SALL A 3.30 23 23 131.0 129 48 6 39 169 2.7 11.6 4.33
2010 22 San Jose CALL A+ 3.11 17 17 101.1 79 35 5 22 108 2.0 9.6 4.91
2011 23 Richmond EL AA 2.02 23 22 142.1 110 32 5 44 165 2.8 10.4 3.75
4 Seasons 2.89 70 66 392.0 341 126 17 110 465 2.5 10.7 4.23
Generated 8/26/2011.

Yes, please. Things I'm aware of:

  • Eric Surkamp is 24, which is a bit old for a pitcher who hasn't pitched above AA.
  • The Eastern League is a pitchers' league.

Something else I'm aware of.

  • Dan Runzler could walk Wily Mo Pena five times in the same game

So if I'm looking to win a game, here's my organizational preference:

Lincecum
Cain
Bumgarner
Vogelsong
Sanchez
Surkamp
Zito
Runzler
Uh, I don't know, like, Matt Yourkin?
Ryan Verdugo
Here be dragons

And it isn't especially close, though I could be talked into Runzler over Zito, and possibly Surkamp over Sanchez depending on how tomorrow's start goes. Even without that, though, I'm almost certain that Surkamp is one of the five best healthy starting pitchers in the Giants organization. It doesn't hurt that he seems like a swell guy, too. Can't wait to watch him pitch.

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