Kyle Daniel Crick...Is a 2011 graduate of Sherman (TX) High School, where he recorded a 1.11 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 11 starts as a senior...Was named to the Rawlings Texas All-Region first team and chosen as the District 13-4A Pitcher-of-the-Year in 2011...His high school coach had him play first and third base as a junior while pitching now and then...A new coach arrived the next season and put him in the rotation...Did not become a full-time pitcher until his senior year of high school.
Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis and picked up a win in his second game on 4/8 vs. Columbus...Earned his seventh career minor league save on 4/11 vs. Toledo...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 4/13 and made his first appearance that night at Miami (1.0ip/0r)... Was unscored upon in his first five outings with Pirates (4.2ip) before allowing first run on 4/25 vs. Detroit... Pitched a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings on 5/18 vs. San Diego...Picked up his first Major League save in Pittsburgh's 5-4 win in 12 innings on 5/23 vs. Cincinnati...Suffered his first big league loss on 6/11 at Arizona...Made 15 straight scoreless outings and struck out 18 batters between 6/15 and 7/21 (15.1ip)...Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings on 7/1 at San Diego and was credited with his first Major League win... Pitched 1.1 scoreless frames to earn his second save on 7/13 vs. Milwaukee...Produced a 0.73 ERA (12.1ip/1er) and 14 strikeouts in 12 games during the month of July...Was scored upon in just seven of his 34 games at PNC Park, where he had a 2.18 ERA (33.0ip/8er)...Made seven straight hitless appearances (7.0ip) to finish the season; gave up his last run on 9/4...Posted a 1.88 ERA (38.1ip/8er) and 44 strikeouts in his final 40 games, dating back to 6/15...Held right-handed batters to a .154 (18-for-117) average; just one hit in the last 19 at-bats against...Tied for second on the staff with nine wild pitches...Allowed four of his 17 inherited runners to score.
Split season between Sacramento (Giants' AAA) and San Francisco...Began year with Sacramento, where he was charged with more than one earned run twice in his 24 appearances...Did not allow a run in his first three appearances (4.0ip) before being charged with six runs in 3.1 innings in his next three outings...Recorded first save on 4/14 at Salt Lake...Was on the seven-day disabled list from 4/17-24 with a concussion... Did not allow a run over seven appearances (9.0ip) from 5/3-19... Recorded his lone win in final outing with the River Cats on 6/16 at Las Vegas...Was recalled by San Francisco on 6/20 and spent the rest of the season in the big leagues...Allowed just three of his 21 inherited runners to score with the Giants while also limiting opposing hitters to a .191 batting average (22-for-115)...Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings while allowing one hit in big league debut on 6/22 at Atlanta...Did not allow a run in seven appearances (7.2ip) from 7/7-28...Was scored upon in four of his five outings from 7/31 to 8/20...Was scored upon just once in his last seven appearances (7.0ip).
Finished his third consecutive season at double-A Richmond with a record of 4-11, a 5.04 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP in 23 starts...allowed 67 walks in 109 innings.
Spent his fifth professional campaign with double-A Richmond, going 3-4 with a 3.29 ERA in 36 games (11 starts)...Moved to the bullpen in the second half of last season due to major control issues (had 66 walks and 73 Ks in 63.0ip)....Led the Eastern League with 66 walks, the most he's ever allowed in his five professional seasons....Was a non-roster invitee at Giants' Major League spring training for the second time....Added to the Giants' 40-man roster on November 20, 2015.
Went 6-7 with a 3.79 ERA (38 ER, 90.1 IP) and 111 strikeouts in 23 appearances (22 starts) for Double-A Richmond...Missed 14 days on the disabled list with back tightness (Aug. 18-Sept. 1)....Was a non-roster invitee at Giants' Major League Spring Training for the first time in his career.
Spent the entire year with Class A Advanced San Jose, going 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA (12 ER, 68.2 IP) and 95 strikeouts in 14 starts...Is ranked as the Giants' top prospect in the organization
according to Baseball America heading into the 2014 season...Recorded 10-or-more strikeouts in five of his 14 outings (35.7%)...Allowed two earned runs or fewer in 13 out of his 14 starts...Was selected as San Francisco's representative for the U.S. Team in the All-Star Futures Game...tossed 0.2 innings with two walks in relief...His progress was interrupted when he strained an oblique in his third start of the season and was placed on the disabled list for two months from April 19-June 21...Tossed 5.0 no-hit innings on July 17 before being lifted from the game...he worked around five walks and struck out six during his 80-pitch effort...Matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts over 5.0 innings on July 30, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks...he struck out seven-consecutive hitters to begin the game...Was named the California League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on Sept. 2...in Crick's start, he matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts, allowing just two hits in 7.0-shutout innings...Went 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA (5 ER, 15.2 IP) in 7 outings (five starts) for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.