SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's a moment many aspiring MLB pitchers dream about, pitching in Game 1 of a playoff series. It's a dream that is about to become reality for San Franciso Giants pitcher Logan Webb.
Webb will take the mound for Game 1 of the NL Division Series for the Giants against their rival the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 8.
Here are ten things to know about the former Rocklin High School star:
1. Webb was born in Rocklin, California on November 18, 1996.
2. He attended Rocklin High School where he played both football and baseball. He graduated in 2014.
3. Webb was committed to Cal Poly before being drafted.
4. Webb was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
5. He was the Giant's first high school player drafted in 2014, according to Bleacherreport.
6. Webb was a CAL Mid-Season All-Star in 2018.
7. He made his major league debut for the Giants in August 2019 in a matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
8. In his first three seasons with the Giants, Webb has played 48 games, starting 45 of them. He has recorded 241 strikeouts and 74 walks. He has a career ERA of 3.94.
9. He ranked first in the NL for being hit by pitch (HBP) with 7 in 2020
10. He has five pitches in his repertoire: Slider, Changeup, 4-Seam Fastball, Sinker and Cutter. According to baseballsavant.mlb.com, his fastball on average is about 93 mph. It tops out at 96.2 mph.
- Webb proposed to his girlfriend Sharidan Morales in January 2020. He made the announcement on Instagram.
- Webb is active on Twitter where he shares a lot of memes.
ABC10 caught up with Webb's former high school baseball coaches who shared their thoughts on his success.
"This is Logan, this is how he is," said one of his coaches. "This is what he did here...coming from a sophmore down on the JV field up here to the varisty field, watching him progress every year comign out of football. Everybody is shocked but it doesn't shock me at all."
You can watch and hear both coaches full reactions below.