Sunday, April 14, 2013

Down on the Farm: 4/14/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies mauled the Tucson Padres 11-6:

Roger Kieschnick(RF)- 2 for 5.  BA= .342.
Juan Perez(3B)- 2 for 5, 2 HR(2).  BA= .263.
Johnny Monell(C)- 2 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .188.
Carter Jurica(SS)- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .375.
Todd Linden(PH)- 1 for 1, HR(1).  BA= .286.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.80.
Dan Runzler(LHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 0.00.

Quite the slugfest here with Juan Perez muscling up for 2 dingers and Carter Jurica continuing his hot hitting.  I guess we should remember that Jurica was a 3'rd round draft pick once upon a time and hit very well in college ball.

AA  Trenton Thunder blasted the Richmond Flying Squirrels 15-1:

Ehire Adrianza(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .263.
Adam Duvall(DH)- 1 for 2, 2B.  BA= .378.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .154.
Jose Valdez(RHP)- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.72.

Adrianza's hitting has been a pleasant surprise so far.  Ricky's bat seems to be slowly warming up. He has a 4 games hit streak, but also had 8 K's in those 4 games.  I like seeing Valdez go more than 1 inning at a time.

High A  San Jose Giants topped the Visalia Rawhide 8-6:

Shawn Payne(DH)- 2 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .308.
Elliott Blair(CF)- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .263.
Devin Harris(LF)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .302.
Angel Villalona(1B)- 2 for 3, HR(1).  BA= .091.
Chris Marlowe(RHP)- 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(1).  ERA= 0.00.

Payne is an on-base machine at the top of the order.  The Giants must see something in Blair that does not show up in stat lines.  They keep giving him chances.  Angel V hits his first dinger!

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets vs Charleston River Dogs game was suspended after 13 innings tied 7-7:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 4 for 7, 2B, 3 SB(9).  BA= .256.
Travious Relaford(2B)- 1 for 6, BB, 4 SB(5).  BA= .222.
Matt Duffy(SS)- 2 for 5, BB, SF.  BA= .286.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 1 for 4, 2B, BB, SF.  BA= .250.
Joe Biagini(RHP)- 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.59.
Derek Law(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.90.
Steven Okert(LHP)- 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K. ERA= 9.00.
Stephen Johnson(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, GO/AO= 5/1.  ERA= 0.00.

Galindo and Relaford ran wild on the bases.  I like seeing the groundball tendency from Johnson.

1 comment:

  1. Jurica was definitely in the top 5 of college SS's after Gary Brown's teammate Christian Colon. The rap was that he needed time to develop. He started slow in college and then built up. He is speedy, has a little pop. I think his poor S/K season and then rookie ball before SJ really quieted the enthusiasm for him.

    Here are the SS's drafted before him in 2010, in order of being picked: Manny Machado, Christian Colon, Matt Lipka, Taylor Lindsay, Marcus Littlewood, Andrelton Simmons, Niko Goodrum, Derek Dietrich, Angelo Gumbs, Michael Antonio, Anthony Walters, Chris Hawkins, Devin Lohman, Ryan Brett, Jake Realmato and then Jurica. There was some more run on SS's right after young Carter: Samuel Tuivailala, Josh Rutledge, Sean Coyle, Wendell Soto to round out the 3rd.

    So 2 big names in Machado and Simmons. Garin Cecchini was drafted by the Red Sox in the 4th and has made some noise as a prospect. But overall, maybe the Giants saw some value there. They took him instead of the power bat they usually look at in the 3rd round.