Sunday, August 25, 2013

Down on the Farm: 8/24/2013

AAA  Las Vegas 51's edged out the Fresno Grizzlies 2-1:

Austin Fleet(RHP)- 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO= 10/4.  ERA= 3.42.

Not much here.  Fleet has been steady if unspectacular while pitching where he's needed in the system this year.

AA  Altoona Curve beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-2:

Joe Panik(2B)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB. BA= .264.
Javier Herrera(LF)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .294.
Chris Gloor(LHP)- 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.87.

There was a second game of a DH in which the Curve blasted the Squirrels 13-1.  Panik went 1 for 2 with 2 BB's and Kelby Tomlinson went 2 for 2, with a SB.

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

Myles Schroder(3B-SS)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .278.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .289.
Ricky Oropesa(LHP)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .311.
Ryan Cavan(2B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .283.
Kelvin Marte(LHP)- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.49.
Jose Casilla(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.   ERA= 3.26.

Mac stays hot.  A .300 BA is probably out of reach.  I think Marte could be a #5 starter for some MLB team in the future if he can stay healthy long enough to advance in the system.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets stung the Hickory Crawdads 6-3:

Alberto Robles(2B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .331.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 1 for 4, HR(12).  BA= .256.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .236.
Justin Schumer(RHP)- 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.65.
Mason McVay(LHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.90.

McVay has a 2.30 ERA over his last 10 appearances covering 15.2 IP.  Alberto Robles continues to make a case for starting gig at a higher level next year.  The Giants organization seems to have a bit surplus of 2B.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes blanked the Eugene Emeralds 3-0:

Brian Ragira(RF)- 2 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .271.
Tyler Horan(LF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .301.
Pat Young(LHP)- 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 0.79.
Tyler Rogers(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.12.
Raymundo Montero(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(13).  ERA= 1.69.

Rookie AZL  Giants were idle.

DSL  Giants vs Reds suspended in the 5'th with Giants leading 3-2:

Gustavo Cabrera(CF)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .243.
Robert Antunez(2B)- 2 for 3, 2B, Sac. SB(6).  BA= .217.

It looks to me like this was the last game of the regular season for the DSL.  The Dominican Dandies won their division by 8.5 games.  I don't read Spanish very well, but I think the Giants face the Red Sox in a semi-final playoff game today.


  1. Pat Young is a righty, he is taller than his listed 6'5, and the Monks are definitely bucking the convention that he is a reliever, which was his label. Quietly he might be the most impressive draftee of all.

  2. Ok, can we talk about Mac Williamson a bit here.

    His first full season last year: .321/.375/.963, 9 HR in 131 AB

    Fast forward to this year, where he skips low-A ball and goes to San Jose. Overall slash line for the year: .289/.369/.868, 23 HR, 30 2B. That's good enough as is. But when you consider he skipped low-A, and take out his initial adjustment period in the first half, his second half numbers are what's really impressive: In 60 games post-All Star break, he's hit .329/.401/.978. In those 234 second half ABs (60 games), he's hit 14 of his 23 HR and 16 of his 30 2B. Dude's putting up really good numbers.

    I know not to get too excited over these numbers (I blame Damon Minor and John Bowker for my reservations), but the guy looks good. If he could cut down on some (just some) of his strikeouts, he could be dangerous...or so it seems. We'll see what he does in Richmond next year.


    1. AA is always the big test for the hitters.

  3. Pat Young is really becoming an interesting prospect. It's almost as if the Giants can identify good amateur pitching - weird.