Monday, April 8, 2013

Down on the Farm: 4/8/2013

AAA  Las Vegas 51's squeezed past the Fresno Grizzlies 4-3:

Kensuke Tanaka(2B)- 3 for 5.  BA= .389.
Francisco Peguero(RF)- 4 for 5.  BA= .455.
Roger Kieschnick(LF)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .471.
Boof Bonser(RHP)- 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.60.
Jake Dunning(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's. ERA= 3.00.

Pegs and Roger K are red hot.  Do you think they sense a callup opportunity on the horizon and there is some competition for it?

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels outslugged the Bowie Baysox 12-10:

Ehire Adrianza(SS)- 1 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .286.
Joe Panik(2B)- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .200.
Adam Duvall(3B)- 2 for 3, HR(2), BB, BA= .438.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 3 for 4, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .231.
Andrew Susac(C)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .357.

Duvall keeps this up and his stock will go way up.  Susac is off to a very nice start.  He almost got sent back to SJ.

High A  San Jose Giants beat the Stockton Ports 8-2:

Ryan Cavan(3B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .429.
Devin Harris(DH)- 1 for 3, HR(2), 2 BB.  BA= .350.
Jeff Arnold(C)- 1 for 1, HR(1), 2 BB.  BA= .273.
Chris Marlowe(RHP)- 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.93.

Mac Williamson came out of the game after 1 AB. Chris Marlowe was effectively wild.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets edged the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-5:

Matt Duffy(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .313.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .222.
Rafael Rodriguez(LF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .176.
Benjamin Turner(1B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .364.
Eric Sim(C)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .300.
Joe Biagini(RHP)- 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.15.
Derek Law(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Stephen Johnson(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, Save(2).  ERA= 0.00.

I think Duffy might have some sleeper potential.  Derek Law has been lights out so far.  Looks like Stephen Johnson is the Closer for Augusta.


  1. Based on the recap, Mac came out of the game after making a play in the field. No mention of any details beyond that, though.

    Not good...

    1. He's fine. Was taken out as a precaution. He had the wind knocked out of him. Slamming 240 pounds down on your lungs will do that. He was back in the dugout in a couple of innings, chatting it up with the fans.

  2. If that LF platoon of Blanco/Torres doesn't pan out, I hope to see Frankie Pegs in the show. #FreePegs

    1. I have honestly thought a great deal of Kieschnick for a long time, much the same as Brandon Belt - great tools, high ranking pick that dropped much further than expected in the draft, and has showed excellent talent when healthy. At their peak, Roger strongly fits the Giants' needs while Pegs will need to re-learn how to steal a base, and keep a .300 + avg just to be a worthwhile player.

      With Roger's arm, bat and power ability, along with great size and athleticism I don't see how Pegs has any leg. If given a healthy season, Kieschnick's ceiling is 25+ HR, .290 avg, 90+ RBIs, and he could be an inexpensive piece of this team for years. And personally, I think he's going to do it.

      Great baseball name, ya know..

    2. Only problem with Roger and the Giants right now is he would give them a lot of LH batters in a row in the lineup which leaves them vulnerable to a well placed LOOGY or two.

    3. Watched part of the Fresno game on television as I switched between Fresno and SF games. Roger struck out in the first on a full count fastball low and away that he took and started running toward first as the umpire called him out. His 2-run single in the 3rd was a shot over the third baseman. His hit in the 5th was a bloop to right center that got away from the right fielder and allowed a runner to score. His double in the late innings was a ground rule double to right that he pulled with authority down the line. I believe all his hits were off left handers. He looks poised and comfortable against lefties, at least in this game. APGiantsfan

    4. The bigger problem with Kieschnick is very large contact problems which might well prevent him from ever being more than an up and down guy in the majors. He actually had a pretty significant increase in his bb rate last year which could help, but I think the jury's still out on whether he'll be able to make enough contact vs. major league pitchers for the power to play.

  3. I'm sure that those young Fresno outfielders (G Brown, Pegs, and Roger K) sense the competition between them in case the Giants need to call up an outfielder due to injury or poor performance. I'm hoping to see the Andres Torres 2010 version, but don't have a good feeling about him rebounding because he's coming off 2 straight down years since.


  4. Pretty nice start across the board for the Lil Gints, a lot better than last year. Pitching is going well, and a lot of Dingers. Dingers? What is the world COMING to? I thought the Giants were in the business of ruining hitters left and right.

    Speaking of Fresno OFs, I think Gillespie finally didn't get a hit on sunday. That bench is deep for a AAA team: Linden, Gillespie and Dominguez all pinch hit. Now we have Petit versus Wheeler coming tonight!

    That Augusta pen, shut down! Struck out 5 of the last 9 outs. Joe Rapp broke a finger on his right hand, out at least a month. Looks like it'll be Houck full time at 1B, Delfino stays at 3B.

  5. Not sure I get why Derek Law is still in Augusta, since it seems like he had a pretty good season there last year and should have earned a promotion. It would make sense if he was being converted to a starter or working as the closer, but to remain a set-up guy in low-A seems odd for someone who I wouldn't have been shocked to see jumped all the way to AA.

  6. I caught three games in Richmond opening weekend and really liked what I saw out of Duvall. He's commanding the strike zone very well and consistently getting himself into good hitters counts and then leveraging those counts. I didn't get to see many chances defensively, but what I saw of his arm wasn't terribly encouraging. I'm not sure what future he has defensively to be honest.

    Otherwise it was pretty poor offensive showing for the team. Trevor May showed Jarrett Parker the ultimate disrespect by just pumping fastballs right down the pipe with impunity. And Oropesa seemed to be getting jammed by most everything. Saw a no-hitter though! Even of the 7 inning variety that was fun!