Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Down on the Farm: 6/30/2014

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies edged the Sacramento River Cats 4-3 in 10 innings:

Brandon Belt(1B)- 3 for 3, HR(2), BB.  BA= .636.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 1 for 5, HR(10).  BA= .274.
Jose DePaula(LHP)- 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.86.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.58.

Looks to me like there is no reason why Belt cannot be in the Giants lineup tonight.  DePaula has shown flashes, but I was hoping for more.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Harrisburg Senators 6-4:

Jack Snodgrass(LHP)-  8 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.99.
Jose Casilla(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA 2.83.
Steven Okert(LHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, Save(2).  ERA= 0.00.

Casilla has a 1.32 ERA over his last 10 appearances, probably his strongest stretch in at least 3 years.

High A  San Jose Giants were idle.

Low A  Lexington Legends topped the Augusta Greenjackets 6-5:

Jeremy Sy(2B)- 1 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .228.
Eric Sim(Catcher)- 2 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .231.
Rando Moreno(SS)- 2 for 4.  BA= .206.

Short Season  Vancouver Canadians buried the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 10-2:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 1 for 3, HR(1).  BA= .184.
Johnshwy Fargas(CF)- 1 for 2, 2 BB, 2 SB(4).  BA= .231.

Rookie AZL  Giants outscored the Dodgers 9-6:

Randy Ortiz(CF)- 0 for 4, 2 BB, 2 SB(10).  BA= .433.
Kevin Rivera(PH-2B)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .235.
Skyler Ewing(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .212.
Richard Amion(LF)- 2 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .321.
Michael Santos(RHP)- 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.80.

DSL  Gaints pounded the Cardinals 11-3:

Mikey Edie(CF)- 2 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .276.
Carlos Valdez(DH)- 1 for 5, HR(1).  BA- .367.
Manuel Geraldo(SS)- 2 for 4, 3B, SB(6).  BA= .193.
Weilly Yan(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.61.

Mikey Edie is rapidly climbing in my Giants prospect rankings.


  1. That was an OK outing by Hembree, 2 IP, O R but only 1K.

    What does he need to work on? The ERA is a bit high, but this is the PCL we are talking about and he seems to have lowered it a bit, meaning he's been better recently.

  2. Deadspin posted some highlights from the Astros leaked internal trade talks and there was some Giants related info in there.

    It's nothing too crazy, but interesting to read. Who knows how valid any of it is. The Astros claim that they also put out some false information and the Marlins say they did not try to trade Mike Stanton, which the information says they did.

    Last June as their rotation was imploding the Giants were interested in Bud Norris. They were willing to do Blackburn plus another piece but wouldn't include Crick. About a month later the Astros offerred Norris for Blackburn, Meijia, and Mella! The following week the Astros said just Blackburn and Mejia. The Giants said no.

    Then later in November and December the Giants had interest in Lucas Harrell and said Belt wouldn't be discussed.