Sunday, April 12, 2015

Down on the Farm: 4/12/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats swatted the Salt Lake City Bees 7-2:

Adam Duvall(3B)- 1 for 3, HR(2), BB.  BA= .438.
Jake Dunning(RHP)- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K, GO/AO= 9/2.  ERA= 3.00.
Juan Gutierrez(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Mike Broadway(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.

Dunning was drafted and developed as a reliever until late last season when the Giants gave him some starts.  I've read that the Giants think he has enough stuff to be a starter.  He apparently had the two-seamer working today.  Someone reported on MCC that Broadway was hitting 95 MPH on the radar gun last night.


AA  Bowie Baysox edged out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 2-1:

Daniel Carbonell(CF)- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .143.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .125.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .412.
Devin Harris(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .278.
Matt Lujan(LHP)- 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.18.
Kelvin Marte(LHP)- 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, GO/AO= 5/1.  ERA= 0.00.

Big Mac seems to be giving get EL the Matt Duffy treatment so far.  Carbonell moves to CF with Herrera DH'ing.


High A  Lancaster Jethawks topped the San Jose Giants 2-1:

Austin Slater(2B)- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .188.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .222.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 1 for 2, SF.  BA= .333.
Donald Snelton(LHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.80.
Ian Gardeck(RHP)- 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.  ERA= 3.86.

Slater gets untracked.  IMO, Snelton has a fairly high ceiling as a SP.  He has the size, low 90's velocity and a sick breaking ball.  Gardeck can move quickly if he ever gets his command down.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets nipped the Greenville Drive 2-1:

John Riley(1B)- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .438.
Jonah Arenado(DH)- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .438.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .308.
Sam Coonrod(RHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Rodolfo Martinez(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.38.
Raymundo Montero(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, Save(2).  ERA= 0.00.

Coonrod is a hard thrower.  The key to his future success is to maintain this kind of command.  Martinez is another hard thrower.  Sky's the limit if he can keep the walks down.


  1. If I were Machi, I'd keep a close eye on Gutierrez ....

  2. DrB, what do you think of relief pitchers in college ball converting into starting pitchers by organizations (most notably by the Braves and what the Giants do with Conrood)?

    1. I think it is good. College closers usually have one dominant pitch. If teams then convert them to SP and have them develop 2-3 secondary pitches, they can progress to become a #2-3 SP or they can always move back to relieving, but with a big league arsenal. What I don't like is college closers being put on the "closer track" in the minors. That almost never works out!

  3. Dunning was actually a shortstop in college. The story is that after getting drafted, he was still hoping to play shortstop. Then he sees Crawford in practice (who was drafted the year before). and he thinks no way I am playing over this guy, and decides to switch positions. This is probably not true, but makes a nice story. I chose to believe it :)

  4. Giants seem to be developing nicely in the minors. Still early in the season but you have Dunning, Heston, Blach as back of the rotation types, Crick, Beede and Meija as top of the types and Blackburn sitting somewhere in the middle (not to mention Stratton). And you've still got MadBum and Cain (we hope). On RP, you have Strickland (who performed well), Law, maybe Cordier, Okert, Osich, Guiterrez and now Brodway. All these guys are AA or above too. Nice to see the pitchers seem to be fairly deep.