Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Down on the Farm: 8/12/2014

AAA  Oklahoma City shut out the Fresno Grizzlies 6-0:

Nothing To See Here.

AA  New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-2:

Devin Harris(LF)- 2 for 4, HR(13).  BA= .254.
Carlos Alvarado(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.50.

Alvarado is suddenly looking like a prospect as 24 is old for low A ball, but not so old for AA.  This was his second 3 inning stint in a row in which he allowed 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB and 6 K's in 6 IP.  His final record for Augusta was 6-1, 2.03, 62 IP, 13 BB, 55 K's.  He's listed at 6'4", 175 lbs out of Mexico.

High A  San Jose Giants beat the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 6-4:

Daniel Carbonell(CF)- 1 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .375.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 4 for 5.  BA= .290.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(13).  BA= .258.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 8.58.
Taylor Rogers(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.23.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets vs West Virginia Power postponed by rain.

Glad to hear it was not due to a power outage.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Hillsboro Hops 14-11:

Hunter Cole(RF)- 2 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .313.
Christian Arroyo(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B, SB(6).  BA= .325.
Skyler Ewing(1B)- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .304.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .235.
Dylan Davis(DH)- 1 for 3, HR(1), BB.  BA= .100.
Eury Sanchez(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.73.

Ryder Jones is 9 for his last 24 AB's over 6 games.  His average has climbed from a low of .083. when he went 0 for 5 with 2 K's on 7/30/2014.

Rookie AZL  Giants vs Brewers postponed by rain.

Monsoon season in Arizona.

DSL Cardinals downed the Giants 3-1:

Eduin Villa(RHP, 18 yo)- 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 9.90.


  1. For as much as the media bashes the quality of the Giants minor league position players, I am pretty excited to see several players jump through our system. Yes, most of them are not near MLB ready but the future does look bright.

    Here are a few that could be very decent MLB players
    Daniel Carbonell, Austin Slater, Christian Arroyo, Mitch Delfino, Elliot Blair, Blake Miller, Chuckie Jones, Mac Williamson

    If even 2 of those players become everyday players that is something to be proud of.

    1. I agree and even farther down I'm very excited about the possibilities of Mikey Edie in the DSL.

    2. You are right! I forgot to mention any DSL prospects.

      I think if Mac Williamson comes back next year at full strength that adds a lot of value to the farm.

    3. I'll add Tyler Horan to the mix too.

    4. Panik and Susac already look like they can hang around at the MLB level. If Adrianza and Duffy continue to improve, I'd think this organization would have to be taken seriously (and should have been LONG ago!). Carbonell could be the difference-maker. He looks like a guy that might literally run right through the system. But I totally agree, there are many hitters worth keeping an eye on in this system right now.

      I also really like what this draft class is doing early on. Garcia/Slater/Cole/Davis/Ewing/Amion can swing the bat... to what extent, we'll probably get a better idea next year. But I like what they're doing right now. Lacen/Murray and Rivera are kids with very interesting skillsets. All very different hitters, but I could see one of them making a little noise.

      Just a hunch, but I think Arenado turns out to be the best bat from the 2013 class. Bloodlines can and often do run deep in this game.