Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Down on the Farm: 7/15/2014

Only 3 minor league level in action last night due to All-Star Break:  Low A, Short Season and DSL.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets outlasted the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-1:

Rafael Rodriguez(LF)- 2 for 3, HR(4), BB.  BA= .273.
Raymundo Montero(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.93.
Ray Black(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.27.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.04.
Luis Castillo(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.86.

RafRod has played well this year, when he's played.  He's hitting .333 over his last 10 games, but there was a break of 7 days from 7/5-7/13.  He's had a total of 154 AB's on the season compared to approximately 300 for most full-time players.  RafRod remains an enigma.  Once again, not sure what the point of keeping Ray Black in Low A is.

Short Season  Everett Aquasox defeated the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 7-5:


DSL  Giants dominated Mets1 7-1:

Mikey Edie(CF, 17 yo)- 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .306.
Robinson Medrano(RF, 18 yo)- 0 for 2, 3 BB.  BA= .289.
Manuel Geraldo(SS, 17 yo)- 2 for 4, 2B, 3 SB(12).  BA= .205.
Robert Antunez(2B, 18 yo)- 0 for 1, 3 BB.  BA= .217.
Deiyerbert Bolivar(LHP, 18 yo)- 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.82.

As you can see from the listed ages, there are several age-appropriate prospects performing quite well for the DSL Giants this year.  Geraldo's name has been popping up more in the highlights lately.  He is hitting .243 over his last 10 games.  Gotta be excited about Mikey Edie who did not turn 17 until 7/3 and who was a ranked international prospect before signing last summer.  Right now, I have him at least in the top 10 Giants prospects.  Bolivar is small in size, but was a 6-figure bonus baby and is performing up to expectations.  Geraldo is 6'1", 170 lbs and a switch-hitter.  Gotta think there is some projectability there.

Giants got their 2'nd and 3'rd round picks, C Aramis Garcia and OF Dylan Davis signed.  Now we wait to see if they can get the 2 HS pitchers from the top 10 rounds inked.


  1. I think keeping RafRod in Augusta is hurting him more than helping him. Augusta is a pitchers league and it would be nice to get him to San Jose to see how he handles the pitchers there. He could be struggling with confidence and a small taste of success could be what he needed. I thought that would work for Ricky Oropesa when they moved him back to San Jose but he is still struggling in Richmond. The other thing I would like to see is RafRod to bulk up a tad. At 6'5" he could easily gain another 20 lbs of muscle if he still is 198lbs. May help with his power numbers and endurance.

    1. He has to stay healthy for a sustained period of time. I have no expectations for RafRod or recommendations for the organization in how they handle him.