Saturday, August 30, 2014

Down on the Farm: 8/29/2014

AAA  Tacoma Rainiers outslugged the Fresno Grizzlies 9-7:

Adam Duvall(1B)- 2 for 5, 2B, BB.  BA= .302.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 3 for 4, HR(21).  BA= .272.
Brandon Hicks(2B)- 1 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .215.
Trevor Brown(Catcher)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .323.

Brown hit .215 in 195 AB for San Jose earlier in the season.

AA Richmond Flying Squirrels edged the Binghampton Mets 2-1:

Mario Lisson(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .268.
Skyler Stromsmoe(SS)- 2 for 3, 2B, 2 SB(12).  BA= .230.
Adalberto Mejia(LHP)- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K.  ERA= 4.67.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(11).  ERA= 2.02.

High A  San Jose Giants tamed the High Desert Mavericks 12-8:

Daniel Carbonell(DH)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .313.
Brandon Bednar(SS)- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(5), BB.  BA= .253.
Tyler Horan(LF)- 3 for 4, HR(8).  BA= .312.
Ben Turner(Catcher)- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .294.
Joe Kurrasch(LHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.05.

Not sure why Carbonell came out of the game after 3 AB.  Hopefully because the game was a blowout early and not due to injury.  Maybe it's Turner who is driving for a .300 BA?

Low A  Charleston River Dogs defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 6-1:

Ty Ross(Catcher)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= 246.
Christian Jones(LHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.33.

Short Season  Spokane Indians topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 11-5:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .328.
Johneshwy Fargas(LF)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .247.

Rookie AZL  Giants outscored the Angels 12-8:

Nicol Parra(CF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .254.
Christian Lichtenthaler(SS)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .235.
Carlos Cartegena(RF)- 1 for 3, HR(1), BB.  BA= .164.
Nathanial Javier(3B)- 2 for 5, SB(1).  BA= .172.
Luis Lacen(DH)- 1 for 3, BB, SB(3).  BA= .250.
Garrett Hughes(LHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.84.

DSL  Rangers1 downed the Giants 9-7:

Mikey Edie(CF, 17 yo)- 2 for 4.
Robinson Medrano(RF, 18 yo)- 2 for 5.
Manuel Geraldo(SS, 17 yo)- 2 for 4, 2B, 3B.
Victor Concepcion(RHP, 17 yo)- 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.

I believe this game eliminates the Giants from the DSL playoffs.


  1. richmond clinched a spot in the el playoffs

    baby giants are still (barely) alive for the wc in the cal league. if sj doesnt make it, it will be the first time in a decade that they dont make the post season and the first time ever that a sakata led team hasnt made it


  2. Thanks for the diligent work and comments in your minor league coverage. it must be fun for you.when youngsters like Panik, Susac, and Duffy come up and make good impressions. Your blog has certainly helped familiarize myself with the Giants system which makes it a fun place to visit!


    1. Thanks, LG. Yes, it is very rewarding to see minor leaguers I have been writing about and rooting for come up and do well. I've been saying for how long that the Giants system is not as bad as it's been made out to be. Panik Susac and Duffy are validating that opinion before our eyes!

  3. Someday I would love to see you rank the Gianrts minor league OF prospects - Horan and Carbonell are tearing it up and there are a few other talented players in the mix as well, including Mac Williamson … Carbonell gets a Fall League invite whereas Horan was excluded. I was hoping Horan would have been invited ...

    1. I usually do an organizational depth chart for each position during the offseason.