Monday, April 13, 2015

Down on the Farm: 4/13/2015

AAA  Las Vegas 51's downed the Sacramento River Cats 8-5:

Darren Ford(CF)- 2 for 5, SB(1).  BA= .190.
Adam Duvall(3B)- 3 for 4.  BA= .500.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .150.
Brett Jackson(LF)- 2 for 3.  BA= .300.
Cody Hall(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00
Noah Syndergaard(RHP, 51's)- 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.50.

Starter Nik Turley got shelled.  I like seeing the long relief stints for Cody Hall.  Syndergaard is one of the elite pitching prospects in baseball.  He had some forearm issues in spring training.  This start was unimpressive in a pitcher-friendly ballpark against a less than MLB caliber lineup.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels erupted for 7 runs in the 7'th inning to break a 0-0 tie and went on to defeat the Altoona Curve 10-3:

Kelby Tomlinson(2B)- 2 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .286.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .238
Rando Moreno(SS)- 2 for 4.  BA= .500.
Joe Biagini(RHP)- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Stephen Johnson(RHP)- 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Tomlinson was CS for the 2'nd and 3'rd times this season.  Big day for Mitch Delfino.  Joe Biagini takes another step in his unlikely path to the majors.  I consider him a significant sleeper in the Giants system.  Johnson now has 9 K's in 4 IP.


High A  Visalia Rawhide topped the San Jose Giants 4-2:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .182.
Christian Arroyo(DH)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .381.
Luis Ysla(LHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.60.
Joe Smith(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Arroyo is making the most of his aggressive assignment.  Unimpressive start for Ysla.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets edged the Charleston River Dogs 7-6:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 3 for 5, 2B, 4 SB(4).  BA= .280.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .313.
Travious Relaford(SS)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .286.
Nathaniel Santiago(RHP)- 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.40
Reyes Maronta(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(1).  ERA= 0.00.

Fargas broke out his speed with the 4 SB's.  I think he has some power potential too.  Major high ceiling alert!  The starter, Nick Gonzalez did not impress giving up 5 R, 4 ER, in 3.2 innings of work.


  1. Thanks for the MiLB updates! Speaking of down on the Farm, glad to see fellow UCD alum Joe Biagini doing well. Go Aggies!

    And I like the speed on the basepaths starting to bloom (Fargas, KT ~ how many SBs to CSs does Kelby have now?).

    Let's Go Giants!!!


    1. Love the 4 SB's from Fargas. Kelby has 3 CS already this season. Not sure if he has a SB.

    2. Thanks Doc!


  2. I feel real fortunate to have run across your blog. Informative and an enjoyable read. Thank you for all the work you put into it.

    Has anyone heard anything about Gustavo Cabrera? There were some feel good stories about him getting back to baseball in the spring and he was assigned to Augusta to start the season. However I hadn't seen his name in any box scores and his name is no longer on the roster of the team website. I googled his name but couldn't find anything recent.

    I hope he hasn't had a setback. Anyone know?


    1. Thanks, Kyle. Thanks for reading and commenting. Last minute change to minor league assignments are quite common. It may simply be a case of Fargas being more ready for full season ball due to a 2 seasons of stateside experience and they did not want him and Gustavo competing for playing time. I also saw a comment during spring training, not sure where, that Gustavo may still have some stiffness issues in his hand. I don't know to what extent they are limiting for him, if at all.

  3. Interesting write-up using scouting reports discussing some of the little Giants' top prospects.
    Am I just being greedy or is seeing Beede dialing things back and pitching largely to contact a little concerning to me? What about the #2 type stuff we've heard about like the blazing fb and the hammer curve? Is it just to gain some consistency before taking off the training wheels?

    1. For one thing, it's just one game, so I would not judge Beede's K rate just yet. Secondly, I see it as a positive that the Giants are going to take a little time to develop him rather than just rushing him to the majors because he has premium stuff.