Sunday, April 28, 2013

Down on the Farm: 4/27/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies outslugged the Reno Aces 9-6:

Kensuke Tanaka(2B)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SB(5), Error(7).  BA= .398.
Brett Pill(1B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .351.
Juan Perez(3B)- 1 for 3, HR(4), SF.  BA= .282.
Cole Gillespie(LF)- 3 for 4, 2 2B, HR(2), Assist.  BA= .292.
Chris Dominguez(PH)- 1 for 1, 2B. BA= .289.
Jake Dunning(RHP)- 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.45.
Sandy Rosario(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.29.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(7).  ERA= 1.64.

Tanaka is tearing it up on offense, but appears to be still having the defensive yips.  Chris Dominguez seems to have no place to play.  Huge game for Gillespie.  The bullpen arms are stacking up, especially with Machi's performance at the MLB level yesterday.

AA  New Britain Rock Cats beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-2:

Joe Panik(2B)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB. BA= .295.
Brett Krill(RF)- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .233.

Panik is quietly putting together a fine AA season.

High A  San Jose Giants crushed the Modesto Nuts 10-0:

Shawn Payne(DH)- 4 for 5, BB, SB(8).  BA= .307.
Ryan Cavan(3B-2B)- 3 for 6, 2B.  BA= .354.
Devin Harris(LF)- 2 for 4, HR(7), SF.  BA= .286.
Angel Villalona(1B)- 3 for 5.  BA= .215.
Chris Lofton(CF)- 2 for 5, 3B, SB(4).  BA= .275.
Adalberto Mejia(LHP)- 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 9/2.  ERA= 4.19.

Kind of a strange situation in LF with Payne and Harris.  You would think Payne would be getting the OF experience here, but he seems to be playing mostly as the DH.  Angel V is hitting .317/.349/.537 over his last 10 games and has a 7 game hit streak going.  That's the kind of line we're hoping to see more of from Mejia.

Augusta Greenjackets pounded the Lexington Legends 12-6:

Matt Duffy(SS)- 1 for 4, 2 BB.  BA= .310.
Shayne Houck(DH)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .425.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 3 for 6, HR(2).  BA= .264.
Ben Turner(1B)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .216.
Trevor Brown(2B)- 2 for 6, HR(1).  BA= .250.
Joe Biagini(RHP)- 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.12.
Stephen Johnson(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's. ERA= 0.00.
Stephen Okert(LHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 6.43.

Delfino hits his second dinger in 2 days.  Gotta be excited by Johnson's ability to dominate an inning.  Hopefuly this is the start of good things for Okert.

Lots of good stuff down on the farm!


  1. just found out last night that mejia is only 19. he could spend another season in sj and still be on is overflowing with talent


    1. Yup, Mejia doesn't turn 20 until June 20. If you are a firm believer in age vs level, and I'm not, you gotta be thinking that Mejia just might be the top prospect in the Giants system.

    2. Like the Doc I don't get too hopped up about age/level. I think most of it can be easily explained: the strongest talent rises faster. Yes, the best talent skipped college ball and broke through earlier. The goal is to get the best talent, not the youngest.

      Here's the youngest in each league:

      Did the A's draft Addison Russell because he was young? No, they drafted him because he's talented. Mejia is the 2nd youngest, Blackburn is the 4th youngest, and Crick is the 5th youngest in the California League. There you go, the Giants have 3 pitchers who are extremely young and challenging High-A ball. Who says the Giants don't embrace youth? But where are the hitters, man!? Some people will never be happy, that's about all I can say. I think its become a myth, like the one about the Braintrust just NOT GETTING OBP, that the Giants don't like young players. You have to compete with 29 other teams for talent. It ain't easy.

  2. Its great to see Mejia have a game like that, good for his confidence. He had a rough start in Augusta, his SJ start has been much smoother. He's up to 19 IP, 15K, 7BB, 14H. He avoids the long ball last night, that's a gem. The SJ rotation is a thing of beauty.

    I've had the wacky idea that Payne should go back to 2B, with that kind of OBP he'd be a nice scrapper type. The fielding reports are iffy on him, he doesn't have a strong arm. It is interesting he is DHing so much. Devin Harris is a man on fire eh?