Friday, April 17, 2015

Down on the Farm: 4/16/2015

AAA  Las Vegas 51's defeated the Sacramento River Cats 7-4:

Travis Ishikawa(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .333.
Andrew Susac(Catcher)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .250.
Adam Duvall(1B)- 1 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .419.
Darren Ford(CF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .242.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 6.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.29.
Juan Gutierrez(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.60.

What are the Giants going to do when Travis can come off the DL?


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels were idle.


High A  San Jose Giants pounded the Bakersfield Blaze 10-5:

Austin Slater(2B)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .242.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 4 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .462.
Rafael Rodriguez(LF)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .458.
John Polonius(SS)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .250.
Chase Johnson(RHP)- 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER,  2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.38.
Ian Gardeck(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.70.

Polonius replaces Christian Arroyo who hit the DL with an oblique strain.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets blanked the Rome Braves 1-0:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 1 for 4, SB(7).  BA= .324.
Nathanael Santiago(RHP)- 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Conor Kaden(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.38.
Ramon Del Orbe(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(1).  ERA= 0.00.

Santiago is the 25 year old out of Mexico.  Del Orbe is a 23 year old minor league FA signee out of the Marlins organization.


  1. Adam Duvall, Ryder Jones and RafRod are all playing out of their minds so far. Is any one of them going to prove they are a true prospect? We have been waiting for something from RafRod. Is it the hitter friendly parks or has he turned the corner? It would be interesting to see if any of these 3 players did something different this offseason. Either way I am excited. Especially when the big league club is struggling. It is nice to see signs of life in the organization.

    1. I don't think Ryder Jones needs to do anything to prove he is a true prospect.
      He is 21, a second round pick in 2013.

    2. Sorry. When I meant "true" prospect I meant one who could eventually help out the big league club. Being a second rounder means nothing. First and second rounders bust just like any other round. I just hope what Ryder is doing is a glimpse of his potential. Hitting .400+ is not sustainable but hitting around .280 with some power could be.

  2. Fargas's seven steals in eight games seems impressive, but I don't know what that steal rate may mean at this time of year, maybe only that the Greenjackets so far have played teams with slow pitchers and raw catchers. But maybe more?

    1. I means he is a successful base stealer at an age appropriate situation.