Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Down on the Farm: 7/8/2014

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies mauled the Sacramento River Cats 14-2:

Gary Brown(CF)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .275.
Adam Duvall(1B)- 3 for 5, 2 HR(25).  BA= .313.
Andrew Susac(Catcher)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .276.
Tony Abreu(2B)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .276.

Gary Brown is hitting .349 over his last 10 games after hitting .298 in the month of June.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Akron Rubber Ducks 9-4:

Kelby Tomlinson(2B)- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .260.
Mario Lisson(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(11).  BA= .278.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 1 for 4, HR(8).  BA= .255.
Devin Harris(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .268.

Tomlinson has always been a field first guy, but since hitting .203 in April, he's hit .278 since which is impressive for the EL.

High A  San Jose Giants put out the Bakersfield Blaze 5-2:

Blake Miller(2B)- 1 for 4, HR(8).  BA= .308.
Joe Biagini(RHP)- 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.90.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets stung the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-4:

Jeremy Sy(DH)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .237.
Eric Sim(Catcher)- 2 for 3, 2B, Sac.  BA= .240.
Ryan Jones(2B)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .207.
Ray Black(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.15.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, Save(10).  ERA= 3.28.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Eugene Emeralds 4-3:


Rookie AZL  Brewers downed the Giants 5-3:

Kevin Rivera(2B)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .257.
Rayan Hernandez(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K. ERA= 3.18.
Dylan Brooks(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 8.64.

Hernandez and Brooks were the two HS pitchers drafted in 2013.  Hernandez is having success despite a bad K/BB in a SSS.  Brooks is still trying to get his feet under him.

DSL  Mariners outscored the Giants 5-4:

Carlos Valdez(DH)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .298.
Robinson Medrano(RF)- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .308.


  1. The strikeouts are still pretty concerning (and might always be) for Mr. Gary Brown, but the organization asked him to improve his hitting against RHP, and he has. Up to. 278 this year, with all 7 of his HR. Not out of this world #'s, but an improvement. I truly think he would make the decision a much easier one on the front office if he were stealing bases and a better clip. But, like you say DrB, it's probably now or never for the kid. He could very easily end up in another organization who gives him a chance to produce at the MLB level... it might as well be the team that drafted him that gives him his first taste.

  2. Is it possible Brown turns a corner this year? If only his steal/CS rate weren't so horrific.

    Also, nice to see Duvall pick up where he left off in Fresno.

    And what about Duffy? Could this guy be competing with Crawford in a year or two?


  3. What the fuck are you talking about turd snacker? Brown is a zero wash out. Duvall, given a chance will rake and hit HR's. Free Matt Duffy!

  4. forces are coalescing to bring down the fat alcoholic greybeard. Soon...soon...soon