Saturday, June 29, 2013

Down on the Farm: 6/29/2013

AAA  Salt Lake City Bees stung the Fresno Grizzlies 7-1:

Chris Dominguez(3B)- 1 for 3, HR(10).  BA= .284.
Austin Fleet(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.56.

Chris Dominguez keeps up his good hitting.  Austin Fleet has pitched in multiple roles and has done reasonably well in all of them.

AA  Erie Seawolves defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-2:

Javier Herrera(LF)- 1 for 4, HR(11), BB.  BA= .307.
Mark Minicozzi(DH)- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .337.
Ryan Lollis(CF)- 1 for 1, 3 BB.  BA= .279.
Mark Wagner(C)- 2 for 4.  BA= .188.
Ryan Bradley(LHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 7.43.

Has Javier Herrera regained his former 5 tool luster?

High A  San Jose Giants beat the Stockton Ports 8-4:

Brock Bond(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .242.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 4, HR(11).  BA= .259.
Devin Harris(LF)- 1 for 4, HR(17).  BA= .254.
Jeff Arnold(C)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .257.
Myles Schroder(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .250.
Clayton Blackburn(RHP)- 7.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 9 K's, GO/AO= 7/2.  ERA= 4.79.

Williamson is hitting .306/.405/.500 over his last 10 games.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets crushed the Asheville Tourists 11-3:

Trevor Brown(C)- 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB.  BA= .253.
Shayne Houck(3B)- 2 for 4, HR(3), BB.  BA= .256.
Cain, Duffy, Branca, Rapp, Robles- 2 hits each.
Matt Lujan(LHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB,  6 K's.  ERA= 3.45.

Cain, Duffy and Branca had a double each as one of their 2 hits.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Hillsboro Hops 7-2:

Tyler Hollick(CF)- 2 for 4, 2 BB, SB(8).  BA= .387.
Brandon Bednar(3B)- 3 for 5.  BA= .351.
Jeremy Sy(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B, HR2).  BA= .318.
Shilo McCall(LF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .293.
Jonathan Jones(1B)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .269.
Chris Johnson(RHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.13.

I"m not sure why Chris Johnson was not promoted form S-K. Last summer, he had an ERA of almost 7 but his K and BB ratios were really good:  47 K's against just 11 BB's in 48.2 IP.  He's still only 21 yo with a birthdate of 8/24.

Rookie AZL  Giants were idle.

DSL  Reds blanked the Giants 3-0:

Miguel Gomez(C, 20 yo)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= 294.
Eber Guzman(RHP, 20 yo)- 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.92.

Where did I read today that the Giants have either signed or are about to sign Jonah Arenado and John Riley?  Now THAT would make this draft verrrry interesting!  Can't seem to find it now and they are not listed as signed on BA's Draft Database.


  1. Has anyone read anything about international prospects the giants appear to be interested in?The signing period starts in 3 days.

    1. I have not seen the Giants connected with any of the big names. There are several possible reasons: 1. The Giants have significantly less money to spend than a lot of teams due to the new rules. 2. The Giants signed one of the biggest names last year and their pattern has been to do this on an every 2-3 year basis. They may be sitting the big names out this year by choice.

      I expect them to sign several prospects in the $100-500 K range rather than any top 30 guys.

  2. BA's draft database is late on 2-3 guys who have signed. Where DID you read this Riley/Arenado news? Think, man, think! That would be awesome news.


      This is where someone is keeping track of the giants draft signings. In the comments it says that baggs posted on his twitter that arenado's brother, Nolan, said johan was jacked that he was signed by the giants and than he thinks he will sign. And I guess Johan doesn't have a commitment to a 4 year college, or a juco.

    2. That's old news. That comment by Nolan came out right after the draft. I saw something else just yesterday that said the Giants had signed Arenado and Riley. Can't find it now, so I must have been hallucinating.

  3. Herrera is regaining that 5-tool status for sure. The only knock is he's old for the Eastern and as a minor league vet he's expected to put up big #s. For all the doom and gloom about our hitters all the time, we have Minicozzi at 4th in OPS (922) (non-prospect alas), Herrera at 8th in OPS (907) and Susac 12th in OPS (850) (young for the league and a bonafide grade A prospect, read it an weep).

    We are way out of short samples. Andrew Susac is one of the best 10 catchers in the minors. I'll take him over oft-injured oft-traded Travis d'Arnaud, Gary Sanchez or Tommy Joseph. Mayo has the #10 catching prospect as CO's Will Swanner. Swanner is currently hitting 239 in the CA league. I'm not sure if I like Austin Hedges more than Susac, but he is younger. Same goes for Stryker Trahan. But Susac is doing just fine, just fine.

  4. Watched most of the Grizzlie game on tv last night. The Grizz hitters could do nothing against Grube (31 year old minor league journeyman). Against an effective slider Chris Dominguez was back to his flayling away ways - he struck out and hit a weak grounder to the 3rd baseman. His homerun was against a reliever and it was a hanging off speed pitch that he put over the left field fence. Fleet has been moved between starter and reliever in AAA - not sure what they have in store for him - there is still potential for a major league role. Roger K has been in the midst of a bad slump - going something like 0 for 18 before getting a couple of hits on Friday night. He was back to swinging at pitches in the dirt last night. He certainly isn't putting up numbers that would warrant a promotion to the Bigs. There are plenty of outfielders in the G's system with similer skill sets - tall, skinny, fast, some power, good arms (Roger K, Jarret Parker, Mac Williamson, Devon Harris) - hopefully one of them will blossum. APGiantsfan

  5. Williamson? Skinny? Hah hah hah! 6'4" 240. No on the skinny.

    1. I've seen him play. In fairness, he looks a lot thinner than his listed weight.

  6. angel just got bumped to richmond

    belt will not be with this org come next st....FACT


    1. Angel Villalona? That's interesting because he's been in a pretty bad slump. Don't know if you meant the two to be linked, but I don't see what Angel going to Richmond has to do with Brandon Belt.

      I know you don't like Belt, but that's a bit over-the-top there, don't you think? Not sure why anyone would think Belt will not be with the Giants next spring.

    2. Since his nadir in mid-April, Belt has hit .285/.359/.478/.837 with 8 HR in 207 AB (25 AB/HR) in 67 games, roughly 2 and a half months. Why would the Giants trade that away? We better be getting a lot in return for that, though again, I'm not sure why anyone would want to take on the risks inherent with giving away the bird in the hand for the two in the bush, as the Reds found out with trading Hamilton, they might have won one already if they had not.

      He's frequently over the top...

      Yeah, really weird that they would promote him in the middle of a big slump, he's been 5 for 37 with no XBH in his last 9 games, .135/.175/.135/.310, and he hasn't had an XBH for 17 games now, during which he has hit .174/.247/.174/.421 (since June 7th).

      My best guess would be that they wanted to promote him sooner but for some reason wasn't ready to send down Oropesa yet. Plus, even with the slump, he has hit .259/.303/.498/.801 since he got over his early struggles, with 14 HR in 243 AB (17 AB/HR=40 HR seasonal rate). Perhaps he got bored and started getting sloppy in his ABs, as he was very dominant up to this slump: .293/.326/.626/.953 with 14 HR in 174 AB (13 AB/HR=50 HR seasonal rate).

  7. Oropesa to San Jose.

    1. One slumping first baseman for another. I guess maybe the Giants thought they both needed a change of scenery.

    2. hey anon,

      who reported that ricky was being sent down?

      doesnt come from ritzo or squirrels...or anyone

      just an anon

      please provide a link...ty


  8. See article Giants Travel to Modesto for Three Game Series.