Saturday, May 2, 2015

Down on the Farm: 5/1/2015

AAA  El Paso Chihuahuas outlasted the Sacramento River Cats 7-6 in 13 innings:

Adam Duvall(LF-3B-1B)- 2 for 6, 2B, HR(7), BB.  BA= .359.
Carlos Triunfel(3B-2B)- 3 for 6, 2B.  BA= .234.
Darren Ford(PH-LF)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .279.
Kevin Correia(RHP)- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Cody Hall(RHP)- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.20.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.84.

Duvall shows off his "versatility."  Remember when Carlos Triunfel was considered a top prospect on a lot of prospect sites based on age vs level and some good numbers in the High Desert wind tunnel?  Kevin Correia comes full circle in his career.  Hard to believe, but Correia has made over $20 M in salary in his MLB career.  Hunter Strickland did not give up any HR's.


AA  New Britain Rock Cats blanked the Richmond Flying Squirrels 1-0:

Kyle Crick(RHP)- 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K's, GO/AO- 7/0.  ERA= 1.50.
Joan Gregorio(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.70.

Signs of progress from Crick?  Just 1 BB, nice GB rate and the pitch count was closer to target, 17/IP.


High A  Stockton Ports defeated the San Jose Giants 6-1:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .244.
DJ Snelton(LHP)- 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 5.21.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 5.19.
Mason McVay(LHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.27.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.

More baby steps for Agosta.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets topped the Delmarva Shorebirds 5-4:

Johneshwy Fargas(RF)- 2 for 4, SB(14), Assist(3B).  BA= .322.
Jonah Arenado(3B)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .284.


  1. Yet another successful multi-inning relief appearance for Cody Hall. These long outings don't seem like accidents: if another starter is dropped from the Giants' rotation and is replaced by Petit, Hall would appear to be the guy to bring up.

  2. If things completely blow up in the rotation, it's not out of the question that Correia would end up in SF. Sign of the apocalypse should it come to pass.

  3. DrB, any thoughts of giving Crick the Aaron Sanchez treatment of being called up to the Majors late in the season, let him loose in the bullpen armed with his stuff and let Righetti help him then try to place him in the rotation next year because they are of similar paths? (Both Crick and Sanchez have the plus fastball and a wipeout breaking ball with high ceilings and control and command issues holding them back in reaching their full potential.)


    1. Just my opinion, but I would take it more slowly with Cricky and try to continue to develop him as a starter and bring him up as such.

    2. Aaron Sanchez is a typo for Jonathan Sanchez? My recollection is that the bullpen-to-starter system did not work well for Sanchez. I also wonder if the requirements for a bullpen pitcher, as the pen becomes more specialized, are not moving further away from what team want from an SP. Transferring pitchers from one role to the other would get to be a less effective development strategy over time.

    3. Aaron Sanchez of the Blue Jays is the pitcher I have in my mind Mr Acorn. The two have similar careers (both first supplementary first rounders, both have BB/9 of around 5 or above in the minors, both have plus plus fastballs, great breaking ball, poor command). Sanchez was really effective last season in the bullpen for the Jays and they are trying him out in the rotation this year. It's just my opinion too which I think will be effective to Crick too.


  4. I think that marks 12 straight L's for the Squirrels... and San Jose has dropped something like 7 of 8. Time to get some good vibes rolling again with both of those clubs.

    Heading to Sacramento for my first "Giants" Rivercats game tomorrow. Missing Ty Blach by a day, but still very excited!