Saturday, June 13, 2015

Down on the Farm: 6/12/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-4 in 11 innings:

Ryan Lollis(LF)- 2 for 6, SB(3).  BA= .388.
Kevin Frandsen(2B)- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .303.
Hector Sanchez(Catcher)- 2 for 3, 2 2B, 2 BB, SF.  BA= .217.
Juan Perez(RF)- 2 for 4, 2 BB, SB(11).  BA= .242.
Ronny Cedeno(SS)- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .266.
Darren Ford(CF)- 3 for 6, 2B.  BA= .251.
Chris Stratton(RHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 8/2.  ERA= 2.38.
Erik Cordier(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(3).  ERA= 2.51.

Another, um….decent line for Stratton.  The game was in El Paso, though.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels topped the Erie Seawolves 4-3:

Kelby Tomlinson(2B)- 3 for 3, BB, HBP.  BA= .338.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .283.
Myles Schroder(LF)- 3 for 3, Sac, SB(7).  BA= .265.
Tyler Beede(RHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 10/1.  ERA= 1.38.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(16).  ERA= 1.55.

Baggs' had an article about Kelby in my latest copy of BA.  Tomlinson't offensive transformation can be traced to eliminating a leg kick he had coming out of college.  Schroder is 10 for 22 in his last 7 games and has seen his BA rise from .221 to .265.  Beede is pretty much continuing what he did in San Jose.


High A  High Desert Mavericks overran the San Jose Giants 8-6:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 1 for 3, 3B, HBP.  BA= .325.
Hunter Cole(RF)- 4 for 4, 3B, HR(4).  BA= .343.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .288.
Ben Turner(Catcher)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .263.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 6.36.

Agosta now has 54 K's against just 14 BB's in 46.2 IP.  Those are not the numbers that should produce a 6.36 ERA!


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets downed the West Virginia Power 5-4:

Cristian Paulino(LF)- 2 for 5, 2B, 3B, Assist(3B).  BA= .292.
Jeremy Sy(SS)- 1 for 3, HR(3), BB, HBP.  BA= .228.
Pat Young(RHP)- 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.87.
Raymundo Montero(RHP)- 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.51.


DSL  Giants pounded the Rockies 12-2:

Juan Rodriguez(CF, 20 yo)- 4 for 5, 2 2B, SB(5).  BA= .390.
Beicker Mendoza(LF, 17 yo)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .270.
Sandro Fabian(RF, 17 yo)- 1 for 2, HR(1), 2 BB, HBP.  BA= .231.
Andres Angulo(Catcher, 17 yo)- 2 for 4.  BA= .375.
Alilzon Rodriguez(DH, 18 yo)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .200.
Victor Concepcion(RHP, 18 yo)- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.56.
Jose Maita(LHP, 17 yo)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.84.

JuanRod hit .295 in his first DSL season last year at age 19.  Fabian got the highest bonus of the Giants 2015 international signees.


  1. Tyler Beede , in his first five innings, allowed no runs on two hits while walking two and striking out out five He seems to have tired in the sixth when he gave up two runs on three hits, including a home run, with one strike out. For the game, he threw 97 pitches and had a 10:1 ground ball to fly out ratio.

    1. Beede does seem to noticeably tire after about 80 pitches. Maybe he needs to have a chat with Chris Heston about how strong you need to be if you want to be a SP in the majors.

  2. Heh Doc, Does Beede necessarily need to do time in AAA before getting a call up to the big club?

    Richard in Winnipeg

    1. No he does not, but I think it might be good to give him some exposure to the rigors of pitching in the PCL before he gets called up.

  3. doc, do you think beede might be ready for a callup come midseason in 2016?


    1. Maybe sooner. We might see him as a September callup(although they might not want to start his option clock ticking and there could be 40 man roster considerations). Yeah, I think early to mid 2016 would be a very reasonable target for Beede to get his callup to stay in the majors. Outside shot at winning a rotation spot out of spring training, but the Giants will probably do the smart thing and delay his arbitration/free agency clock.

    2. I'd be happy if Beede ends up being a 2016 mid season call-up. Don't want to see him rushed to the big leagues before he's ready. They should give him 1/2 season exposure in AAA with experienced hitters and hitter friendly ballparks.


    3. I don't know about that. The Giants have not been very good about managing the arbitration clock, or rather, has seemingly not care about it. They seem to only care about improving the MLB team.

      They brought up Belt to the majors even though he wasn't ready yet, starting up his clock when they could have easily let him sit in AAA for two months, prove himself a little more, then bring him up. It was not like they were desperate, they had Ishikawa and Huff to man 1B. Posey also struggled early on in the majors, and if the Giants had waited a couple more weeks, he definitely would not have been a Super-Two. Lincecum, again, had they waited a couple more weeks, he would not have been Super-Two. Hanchez was brought up as well, instead of waiting, for a lesser example. They did avoid Super-Two with Bumgarner, though.

    4. I don't think very many teams keep players down to get an extra half season of minimum salary anymore. What they are wanting is the "super 2" status which gives an extra year to free agency which still has a lot of value.

      The Giants are less rigid about that than many teams and will respond if there is a team need or if the player forces the issue, but they would still like to get that extra year before free agency.