Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Down on the Farm: 4/14/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Las Vegas 51's 3-2:

Darren Ford(CF)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .240.
Juan Perez(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .087.
Robert Coello(RHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.50.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(1).  ERA= 0.00.

Coello may be working himself into position for a callup if a need should arise.  Strickland converts the Save opportunity.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels vs Altoona Curve rained out.

High A  Visalia Rawhide whipped the San Jose Giants 9-2:

Jesus Galindo(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .231.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .192.
Rafael Rodriguez(LF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .467.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 4 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 14.40.
Nick Vander Tuig(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's  ERA= 0.00.

The K/BB was dominant for Agosta but he gave up 3 dingers.  RafRod is still not showing any power to speak of, but his getting basehits.

Low A  Charleston River Dogs edged the Augusta Greenjackets 5-4:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 3 for 4, BB, 2 SB(6).  BA= .345.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 2 for 4.  BA= .222.
Skyler Ewing(1B)- 1 for 3, 2 BB. BA= .200.
Jonah Arenado(3B)- 1 for 3, SF.  BA= .391.
Jose Reyes(RHP)- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Raymundo Montero(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Fargas has 6 hits and 6 SB's in his last 2 games.  Did you catch Nolan Arenado's catch of a foul ball by Gregor Blanco late in the Giants game?  If not, be sure to look up video of it.  If Nolan's Lil' Bro has half of his talent, the Giants will be in great shape at 3B in a few years.


  1. I just realized that our AAA team has more rings than most MLB teams.

    How AWSOME is that?

    1. You mean the individual players or the River Cats franchise or the Giants historic AAA teams?

    2. The players.

      That write-up alone represents 3 World Series rings.

  2. Hey Dr. B, would you be interested in preparing prospect retrospectives for guys like RafRod or Robert Coello that have been around forever. Those are two pretty different players of course, but they have both been off prospect hot sheets for a long time.

    I notice Coello has almost 500 IP in the minors and a career 3.16 ERA there, and 29 IP in the majors with a 3.58 FIP (last in the majors in 2013 with LAA). But he's only rarely been a starter... until now after a Sabes dumpster dive.

    1. I do them occasionally, usually when a long time prospect gets traded or released. Coello is really interesting. I'll just have to find time to squeeze them in between the Down on the Farms and Game Wraps.

  3. DrB, I'm the one who commented about Arroyo and Conrood. If you are to rate Fargas' speed from 20 to 80, what would you grade him? As far as I can see from the stats because I don't have any video feed, he can hit for average and got above-average speed.
    P.S. Your blog IMO is one of the best. :)


    1. Thank you, Wrenzie. Fargas' PG scouting profile has his 60 time at 6.55 which is close to elite. I'm not that well versed in the details of the scouting scale but I would guesstimate that rates at least a 70. He also has been clocked with a 97 MPH throw form the OF. He obviously has a hit tool. The only question mark is power. He is listed at 6'1", 160 lbs. He has a thin frame, so may never fill out completely, but I think he has some power projection as he matures. PG called is tools "huge".

    2. I only base my scouting on the stats, other scouting reports, video and intuition that I have because I live halfway around the globe. I looked at Fargas' stats in his minor league career and I noticed his walk and strikeout rates were close which tells me he's got a good eye and got consistent OBP in the low-minors. Is Mikey Edie's tools comparable to the tools of Fargas'? They are both burners with good hit tool and limited home run power potential.


    3. I would say Edie and Fargas are two very similar players as is Gustavo Cabrera. I think Cabrera has more power potential, though, based solely on the old eyeball test.