Friday, June 12, 2015

Down on the Farm: 6/11/2015

AAA  El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Sacramento River Cats 9-6:

Kevin Frandsen(2B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .302.
Travis Ishikawa(1B)- 1 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .275.
Juan Perez(CF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .237.
Ryan Lollis(RF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .395.
Jake Peavy(RHP)- 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 8.10.

The K/BB looks good for Peavy and the game was in El Paso.  Just not sure what to make of a line like this.  Any chance the Giants could find a way to give Lollis a cup of coffee if Pence hits the DL as expected?


AA  Portland Sea Dogs edged out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-4:

Adalberto Mejia(LHP)- 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.70.
Pedro Rodriguez(RHP)- 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.16.
Phil McCormick(LHP)- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.29.

Mejia threw 56 pitches in less than 3 innings which is almost certainly the reason for his early exit.


High A  San Jose Giants outslugged the High Desert Mavericks 12-10:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 4 for 6, 2B.  BA= .325.
Austin Slater(2B)- 3 for 6, HR(3).  BA= .291.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B, HBP.  BA= .284.
Ben Turner(1B)- 1 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .264.
Ty Ross(Catcher)- 2 for 5, HR(1).  BA= .264.
Jesus Galindo(LF)- 3 for 5, 2B, SB(13).  BA= .275.
Jose Reyes(RHP)- 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 11.74.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, Save(11).  ERA= 1.80.

This is the Giants second trip to the wind tunnel that is High Desert in 2 weeks and their 3'rd series against the Mavericks in that same time frame.  As always, a great opportunity to pad that offensive stat line!


Low A  Greenville Drive destroyed the Augusta Greenjackets 10-0:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 2 for 3, BB, 2 SB(27).  BA= .307.
Rodolfo Martinez(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.44.
Yoan Moncada(2B, Drive)- 1 for 4.  BA= .212.

The fireballing Martinez has now pitched 9.2 innings over 8 consecutive games without giving up a walk.


DSL  Giants topped the Rockies 6-5:

Francisco Medina(3B, 17 yo)- 1 for 4, HR(4).  BA= .333.
Marcos Santana(LF, 18 yo)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .400.
Sandro Cabrera(LHP, 19 yo)- 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 4.80.
Luis Amaya(LHP, 16 yo)- 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.08.

Lots of questions about Francisco Medina.  No, I do not have a scouting report on him.  I just have the basics from his bio page on  He turned 17 yo on March 20.  He's listed at 6'1", 165 lbs.  He B-R, T-R.  He signed on July 2 of last year for $115 K out of the Dominican Prospect League and trained with "Fifo".  Just for reference, last year, 9 HR's led the DSL for the full season.


This is mainly of historical and sentimental interest, but John Bowker was traded to the Pirates organization for the second time in his career.  No word on the return, but most likely cash considerations.


  1. any word on Derek Law's outings so far?

    1. I thought he was still rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

  2. I don't know what goes on in rehab,

    do they play games somewhere, or does he mean he's throwing twenty pitches at 80% in a bullpen?

    1. I would say those are bullpen pitches.

  3. Does being drafted in 37th round hinder a player's progress? I mean, does that have anything to do with it -- like, well, we aren't expecting much? Lollis has looked pretty good everywhere (not always quite so good at Richmond), but he's lolli-gagged around for a long time, and I don't think he showed up in your list of prospects (may be wrong, not not in top 50). Is there a rap on him?

    1. High draft picks with big bonuses will usually be given some preference over late round small bonus guys. It's a simple matter of trying to get back the money invested. On the other hand, if it comes down to a choice between, say, Juan Perez and Ryan Lollis, Lollis could get the nod because he is the hot hitter.

      Lollis does seem to be an "organizational' player, one who is assigned more on where he is needed in the system than necessarily what is best for his development.

  4. Found a video on Francisco Medina on MCC:

    Also, tweet on the signing:
    Notes: "He will be a long term project for San Francisco but has an extremely high upside."

    I looked at his stats, wow! 4 HR in 30 AB, only 4 K's vs. 2 BB.

    Lastly, about Bowker, a report noted that he was traded for cash and a PTBNL. I agree, I just assumed it was just for cash, but I'll take a player, the Giants have gotten a number of gems from them over the years, Schmidt, Rajai Davis, Lopez, Strickland. Apparently with Ishikawa the starting 1B, Bowker had no place to play, plus the OF was full as well, I suppose. Did you know his middle name is "Brite"? Is that a family name? I've never heard of a name like that before.

    1. According to Schulman, it's cash OR a PTBNL.

  5. Hey Doc - Is there a chance we're going to get a solid full rundown of the draft from you? I'd be really interested to hear your perspective on the Giants draft, what you think of the players from the first few rounds in terms of the strengths of the Giants development teams, and your take on the players themselves.

    I'll be waiting with bated breath. ;)

    1. Thanks, Rainball. I've just been super busy this week. I don't even recognize most of the names picked on Day 3, so I have to research them. I'm off work this weekend, so hope to get a full eval on each draftee posted by the end of the weekend.