Saturday, August 24, 2013

Down on the Farm: 8/23/2013

AAA  Las Vegas 51's finally won a see-saw game 9-8 in the bottom of the 10'th inning over the Fresno Grizzlies:

Angel Pagan(CF)- 1 for 3, SF, HBP.  BA= .333.
Gary Brown(RF-CF)- 0 for 4, 2 BB.  BA= .235.
Johnny Monell(1B)- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .277.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 3 for 4, BB, HBP, SB(4).  BA= .294.
Kensuke Tanaka(LF)- 3 for 5, HR(1), BB.  BA= .332.  
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.22.  

Brown has a BB% less than 6 with a .290 OBP on the season, so the BB's are welcome.  I halfway expect to read that Hembree is going on the DL after a game like this.  Big step back!

AA  Altoona Curve vs Richmond Flying Squirrels rained out.

High A  San Jose Giants crushed the Bakersfield Blaze 10-2:

Myles Schroder(3B)- 3 for 6, 2 2B, SB(10).  BA= .276.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 5, HR(23).  BA= .284.  
Trevor Brown(2B)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .100.
Bobby Haney(SS)- 2 for 4, HR(4), BB.  BA= .254.
Kyle Crick(RHP)- 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.75.
Chris Marlowe(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.18.

Schroder is a guy I have pegged as a deep sleeper.  He's old and doesn't have great ratios, but he looks bigger than the 5'11", 180 he's listed at and has athletic actions.  I like his athleticism and that he can play multiple positions.  Mac is now tied with Roger Kieschnick and Mike Glendenning(remember him?) for 4'th on the all-time SJ Giants list of season HR's.  

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets outslugged the Hickory Crawdads 10-9:

Alberto Robles(2B-SS)- 4 for 4, 2 2B, SF.  BA= .327.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 5, HR(11).  BA= .256.
Joey Rapp(1B)- 2 for 5, HR(6).  BA= .258.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .236.
Ben Turner(C)- 3 for 5.  BA= .253.
Rando Moreno(2B)- 2 for 2.  BA= .353.
Ian Gardeck(RHP)- 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Joey Gallo(3B, Crawdads)- 2 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .237 with 31 HR's.  
Lewis Brinson(CF, Crawdads)- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .234 with 20 HR's. 
Nick Williams(3B, Crawdads)- 2 for 5.  BA= .300 with 17 HR's.  

Robles is making a case for a starting gig at a higher level next year.  Chuckie Jones stays hot.  Gallo, Brinson and Nick Williams were all highly touted draft picks by the Rangers.  They are obviously crushing dingers right and left, but also striking out at frightful rates.  Gallo and Brinson have K%'s of almost 40 and Williams is close to 30%.  Williams seems to be the most complete hitter of the 3.  I seem to remember that he dropped in the draft due to makeup concerns.

Short Season  Boise Hawks beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 8-1:

Tyler Hollick(CF)- 3 for 5.  BA= .267.
Ty Ross(C)- 1 for 2, 2B, BB.  BA= .258.
Chase Johnson(RHP)- 3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.29.

Johnson has given up 9 ER in 7 IP over his last 2 starts.

Rookie AZL  Giants defeated the Rangers 7-4:

Will Callaway(2B)- 1 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .302.
Christian Arroyo(SS)- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .314.
Ryder Jones(DH)- 1 for 2, BB, HBP.  BA= .321.
Donald Snelton(LHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.62.

Jones has cooled off in the second half hitting .260 over his last 18 games while Arroyo just keeps on raking.

DSL  Giants topped the D'Backs 8-3:

Marco Guzman(2B, 19 yo)- 3 for 4, 3 2B, BB.  BA= .254.
Carlos Valdez(DH, 19 yo)- 1 for 3, HR(5).  BA= .273.
Miguel Gomez(C, 21 yo) 2 for 4, 2B, SB(1).  BA= .315.


  1. Interesting to post up those Ranger guys #s - their K % are legendary at this point. The rangers had a huge budget because of losing free agents, something that is very up in the air at this point for the Giants. If we finished with the 4th or 5th pick and get comp picks for Timmy and pence we could have as big a pool amount as Houston or Miami.

    Lemons to lemonade time - this draft is looking like the kind you buy into. Last years was pretty dreary actually. So it is looking like a good shot to charge up on the top end of prospects.

    And the IFA pool will be bigger. I really want two markets with the Giants name ringing out: one is the Cubans. The other is African-American youth. Brinson and Williams might have been unobtainable due to risk reward and budget in 2011, but it's something to look at again in 2013.

  2. I will be grateful for a SJGiants stat comparison between Kieschnick and Williamson...maybe even G. Brown.

    1. OK, here is is. Keep in mind that Williamson has not completed his season yet.

      Mac Williamson: .284/.365/.494, 29 2B, 2 3B, 23 HR, 46 BB, 128 K's in 486 AB.

      Roger Kieschnick: .296/.345/.532, 37 2B, 8 3B, 23 HR, 36 BB, 130 K's in 517 AB.

      Gary Brown: .336/.407/.519, 34 2B, 13 3B, 14 HR, 46 BB, 77 K's in 559 AB.

      As you can see, Williamson and Roger K have very similar lines. Brown put up some crazy good numbers. In my mind, Brown put up a huge red flag when he went into a month long slump immediately after Frankie Pegs and Chris Dominguez got promoted. I wondered if maybe it wasn't a coincidence at the time. Since then, the pattern has been repeated several times. To me, Brown has regressed and I'm afraid a big part of it is mental.

    2. Thanks, DrB.

      You have a good point about Brown. Hopefully, he, like most people, can become wiser in that regard. How long will it take or what will trigger a faster change - who knows.

      By the way, I still have high hopes for Roger. I wonder if his health issue lingers still and if we might see more power out of him.

    3. I think Roger is taking the wise approach and trying to hit for average until he gets comfortable in the majors. The power will come in due time.

    4. I will take Kieschnick and Williamson both in the outfield.

      Maybe someone will comment on whom he thinks has a higher ceiling.