Jake Wong

Position: RHSP
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Augusta GreenJackets
League: South Atlantic League
Born: 09/03/1996 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 215
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 3rd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG)

Prospect Spotlight

Wong moved between the bullpen and rotation at Grand Canyon University, slotting in as the team’s Friday night starter during his junior season. The Giants third-rounder in 2018, he has been developed as in the rotation to begin his first full pro season, looking capable of potentially staying in that role as he moves up the ladder. Wong has cruised through his first few weeks in the South Atlantic League, missing bats at a solid clip while challenging with his fastball and limiting free passes.

A strong, well-built 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Wong looks the part of an innings-eater. He repeats a moderate effort semi-windup, able to consistently pound the zone and show flashes of fastball command despite some head-whack at finish. The heater has worked in the 90-to-94 mph range this season, touching 95-96 mph at best, with consistent armside run. Wong’s main off-speed pitch is a 78-to-81 mph curve that flashes solid depth at best. He casts it at times and the pitch gets loopier later in outings, but the makings of a future Major League breaking ball are here. He’s less comfortable with a mid-80s changeup, a third speed he’ll need to develop in order to work back through lineups at higher levels.

With more changeup development and general starting reps at the pro level, Wong’s ceiling is that of a #4/#5 rotation piece. His frame, velocity, and feel for spin are legitimate big league ingredients and should enable him to fill a Major League role in some capacity.