Sunday, August 11, 2013

Down on the Farm: 8/10/2013

AAA  Iowa Cubs blanked the Fresno Grizzlies 3-0:

Eric Surkamp(LHP)- 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 10/4.  ERA= 3.02.

3'rd consecutive game allowing 1 run in 7 IP for Surkamp since his ill-fated emergency start for the Giants.  In that stretch, he has 16 K's against 4 BB's.  He's been a groundball pitcher in his last 2 starts but overall has a reversed GO/AO.

AA Richmond Fying Squirrels defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7-2 in 13 innings:

Joe Panik(2B)- 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .264.
Javier Herrera(LF)- 2 for 7, HR(14).  BA= .290.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 0 for 2, 3 BB, HBP.  SB(13).  BA= .248.
Taylor Rogers(RHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 5.38.
Cody Hall(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's. ERA= 1.45.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 6.48.
Drew Bowlin(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.08.

7 of the 9 runs in this game were scored in the 12'th and 13'th innings so some of these batting lines looked a lot better at the end of the game than after 9 innings.  Panik now has a slash line of .300/.356/.400 over his last 10 games.  He has exactly 50 K's and 50 BB's in 443 AB's on the season.

High A  Bakersfield Blaze held off the San Jose Giants 3-2:

Mac Williamson(RF)- 1 for 3, HR(20), BB.  BA= .277.
Ryan Cavan(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .294.
Kelvin Marte(LHP)- 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.77.
Robert Stephenson(RHP, Blaze)- 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 3.05.

This was Stephenson's strongest start since being called up from the Midwest League.  The Giants were rumored to be interested in drafting him in 2011, but he went to the Reds with the 27'th overall pick, 2 ahead of the Giants who took Joe Panik.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets vs Greensboro Grasshoppers postponed due to rain.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes beat the Everett Aquasox 4-2:

Ryan Jones(2B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .361.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 1 for 4.  BA= .286.
Eugene Escalante(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .295.
Shilo McCall(LF)- 1 for 2, 2 HBP.  BA= .237.
Chris Johnson(RHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.24.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(2).  ERA= 2.70.

Rookie AZL  Giants pounded the Mariners 14-5:

This was the completion of a suspended game from 7/6.  I have no idea what stats are from 7/6 and which are from 8/10.  The Giants scored 7 runs in the top of the 9'th inning which I assume was yesterday.  Christian Arroyo had 2 singles and Hector Mercedes hit a grand slam HR in that inning.

Rookie AZL  Giants sank the Mariners 5-3:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .284.
John Riley(C)- 3 for 5, 2B, 3B.  BA= .235.
Will Callaway(3B)- 2 for 3, BB.   BA= .298.
Keury Mella(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.30.
Dylan Brooks(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.50.

DSL  Giants beat the White Sox 3-1:

Jonathan Loaisiga(RHP, 18 yo)- 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 10/4.  ERA= 3.12.


  1. Was at the San Jose Giant game last night and I can tell you, our system would look completely different if Stephenson fell to us and was the selection instead of Panik. When you think of Stephenson, think of Kyle Crick's power fastball (95-97) combined with Clayton Blackburn's command and control and plus secondary pitches.

    Easily one of the more impressive starting pitchers I've seen come through San Jose in a LONG time.

    1. Good point. If you look at the players taken just ahead of Gary Brown in 2010 and Joe Panik in 2011, then look at the players selected in the 5 rounds or so after the Giants picks, it is quite clear that 1 or 2 slots in the draft order can make a huge difference in the quality of the pick. There are definitely tiers and dropoffs in talent at certain points in the draft.

    2. You could go further and tag Wacha last year, whom the Giants were in on as well. That's why I don't get too hopped up about the fill-in lower ceiling guys who can help support Posey.

    3. I believe that says a lot about draft positions, even though you have astute management. If you have a top 10 pick, and you are lucky to be in front Atlanta, you 1) do it right and 2) thank your lucky star and 3) better not waste it afterwards.

      PS: This is not in reference to any specific past act or non-act. Just a general statement.

    4. Duffys HR was ripped .... solid contact for the kid.