In 82.2ip he has 59K, 29BB, a 3.16ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.
He has in no way been perfect, but his performance on Sunday has to be encouraging.
Bumgarner Ks 11 in latest start: Giants top pitching prospect Madison Bumgarner didn't get the win on Sunday but he did have a great outing for the Fresno Grizzlies. The lefty struck out a season-high 11 batters, falling just one K short of tying his career best. What was more impressive was his ability to bounce back after a poor first inning. Bumgarner allowed two runs on three hits and committed an error in the first but settled down to allow just three runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings. "Every time he pitches like that, he's that much closer to the big leagues," Grizzlies manager Steve Decker said to the Fresno Bee. "Great performance for him. One of the greatest outings for him all year. After the first inning, he found his groove. He had everything working."
Bumgarner actually snapped a string of four straight starts with a victory with the no-decision on Sunday. His record is 6-0 over his last 10 starts for the Grizzlies with a 2.23 ERA and he's 7-1 on the year with a 3.16 earned run average. Bumgarner seems ready for the majors but he is still just 20 years of age until August. The Giants do need a starter for Saturday in Week 12 (June 21-27). Most of the talk has centered around either Joe Martinez or Todd Wellemeyer coming off the disabled list. There has been little mention of Bumgarner but it does seem like a good opportunity to get him in the rotation.
Anyone know how his velocity has been?