Monday, July 8, 2013

Down on the Farm: 7/8/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Reno Aces 6-2:

Brett Pill(1B)- 3 for 4, HR(13).  BA= .352.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(11).  BA= .301.
Yusmeiro Petit(RHP)- 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 5.93.
Jean Machi(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.60.

Is Chris  Dominguez positioning himself for a MLB trial in the near future?

AA  Akron Aeros trounced the Richmond Flying Squirrels 12-5:

Angel Villalona(1B)- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .267.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 10.80.

Well, well!  What have we here?  Angel V actually hitting for a decent average in the big bad EL?  Small sample size, but stay tuned.  Nice bounceback by Osich after a rough appearance last time out.

High A  San Jose Giants crushed the Lake Elsinore Storm 12-1:

Chris Lofton(CF)- 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .260.
Kelby Tomlinson(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B, BB.  BA= .313.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 4, HR(15), BB.  BA= .273.
Myles Schroder(3B)- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .264.
Shawn Payne(LF)- 2 for 5, 3B.  BA= .231.
Austin Fleet(RHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.21.
Derek Law(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Mac Williamson stays hot.  Lofton is hitting .410 over his last 10 games.  Derek Law makes his High A debut successful.

Short Season  Everett Aquasox edge the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 3-2:

John Polonius(SS)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .172.
Ryan Jones(2B)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .462.
Chris Marlowe(RHP)- 2 IP,  1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.08.

Rookie AZL  Giants outscored the Royals 8-7:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B, 3B.  BA= .267.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .417.
Ryan Cavan(2B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .625.
Hector Mercedes(RF)- 1 for 3, 3B, BB.  BA= .345.
Cristian Paulino(CF)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .222.
Carlos Diaz(LHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 6.35.

Great to see the top 2 draft picks leading the way.

DSL  Giants topped the Reds 5-4:

Kleiber Rivas(C, 18 yo)- 1 for 3, HR(1), BB.  BA= .280.
Robinson Medrano(RF, 17 yo)- 2 fo r4, HR(1).  BA= .222.
Jonathan Loaisiga(RHP, 18 yo)- 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.86.


  1. Most importantly, Santaigo Casilla was wild as all get out at SJ (3BBHs in 1/3rd of an inning)..Nothing is going right for the BIG CLUB...OTOH, Machi looks like he wants no part of Fresno either...

    Austin Fleet should not be in SJ, at least move him up to Richmond and get rid of stuff like Teller, Bradley and Javier...Maybe even move up Ty Blach with Fleet...And give more room to the rest of the SJ arms..including guys like Marlow down at S-K, he needs to be up in SJ


    1. Marlowe is on rehab in S-K. He's not down there just for kicks.

  2. Mac Williamson! With the big club floundering a lot of chatter about how the Giants don't have anything on the farm. Draftniks complain about the Giants not getting "value" and the old saw about not developing hitters comes out. Well, the Giants snagged Williamson early, but he's looking like a much better bet than the super smart Tampa Bay Rays with Richie Shaffer, the 25th overall pick. Shaffer has a 249/302/372 line, with 5 HR/20BB/67K in high-A ball. Mac is at 273/362/475, with 15HR/31BB/82K, also in high-A ball. Williamson was 90 picks after Shaffer.

    Very glad to see the 2 early picks start to hit. My white whale Travis Demeritte sure has come out hot for the Rangers.

    Does Ryan Jones need a promotion to SJ? He's tearing up S/S.

  3. In the "we can dream" world:

    Giants trade Panda for a decent set of minor leaguers to an AL team where he can DH or play 1b. Giants start Chris D. at 3b and we're fine.
    Angel V continues to tear up EL. Giants gamble on him next year at 1b and he pays off big. Giants move Belt to LF and he's fine too.
    Pagan comes back, Brown and Pegs make up quality OFs. Torres and Blanco traded or let go at end of year.
    Qualifying offer to Pence, and we get a sandwich pick.
    Trade of Timmy for quality MLs.
    Trade a LR and bring up Runzler for quality MLs.

    Surkamp takes over Zito's spot. Gaudin keeps the 4th spot (now held by Vogey), and we have enough money to get a decent 5th starter. Don't rebuild, reload.

    PiLamBear #tradetimmynow

    1. I would definitely put all that in the dream category.

  4. The homerun Dominguez hit was a 3-run bomb in the bottom of the first inning. Greenberg said it went 420 feet and it nearly splashed in the pool that is behind the left center field fence. It was off a hanging off-speed pitch. Petit looked good. He was hitting the corners with his fastball. Brown had his 14th outfield assist in the 7th inning as he gunned down a runner attempting to score from second on a single up the middle. When the ball was hit I thought the Aces had their 3rd run, but Brown came up throwing and put his entire body into the throw that was just slightly up the 3rd base line and allowed Monel to make an easy tag on the runner. APGiantsfan

  5. Looks like Petit is angling for a try in the rotation the next time an opening happens. I like his ability to strike out batters while not walking many, too bad he was not ready when we needed a starter. Though they could bring him up to be the long-guy to replace Gaudin's spot while he's starting.

    Wow, that is beyond dream, more like alternative universe.

    Villalona hitting great (for EL) .267/.343/.500/.843, but with 11 K's in only 30 AB's. The good news is that 9 of those happened in first 17 AB's, only 2 out of 13 since. Small samples, but got to start being good somewhere. And 5 XBH out of 8 total, just killing the ball. Doing much better than I could have hoped given his long cold streak in San Jose just before his call-up, it does appear that he either got bored or down because he didn't get promoted or both.

    What's wrong with Blanco? He's hitting .279/.343/.377/.720 (average CF hitting .256/.321/.394/.715). And since Pagan has been out his OBP has been .331, which is exactly what the average leadoff hitter has been doing in the NL. And if you are just going to jettison him at the end of the season, he's good enough that we should be able to get something for him, as he has great defense too, as Hairston netted a prospect in exchange. Like Hairston, he's a perfectly good platoon complementary OF, he is currently hitting .290/.343/.393/.736 batting against RHP, which would have been his full-time role in LF if Pagan didn't blow out his leg for most of the season, if not all.

    If you think Pegs is ready to deliver that now or even next year, then I would say you are most probably wrong. I love Pegs defense but he only muster .762 OPS in AAA, his MLB OPS would be much much lower than that. I think he can eventually get to Blanco's level, but probably not until 2015, his offensive value relies solely on his ability to hit the ball for contact and run up a high .300+ batting average because he don't walk nor does he get that many XBH's.

    I would rather put Brown through another AAA season and learn how to read pitchers and use his speed to steal bases. Plus, he still hasn't mastered hitting in AAA, why sit him on the bench in majors in 2014 when he still has development he still needs to do?

    And Angel still strikes out way too much in Advanced A to do much in the majors in 2014, I think. Both he and Brown look more like 2015 potentials, Panik too, and none of them are strong potentials, I think, they all need to prove themselves at each level before getting moved up. Villalona would need to go on a hot hitting spree for Richmond in the rest of July, like he did in SJ, blasting close to 10 homers in a month, to get me to even think 2014 is a possibility, let alone the start of 2014.