Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Down on the Farm: 6/9/2015

AAA  Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Sacramento River Cats 6-3:

Carlos Triunfel(3B)- 3 for 4, 3B.  BA= .264.
Clayton Blackburn(RHP)- 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 9 K's, GO/AO= 4.50.

That is starting to look like the type of line that got us all excited about Blackburn back in the low minors.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels edged out the Portland Sea Dogs 4-3:

Engel Beltre(CF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .278.
Mac Williamson(DH)- 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB(3).  BA= .294.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .273.
Matt Cain(RHP)- 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.91.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, Save(15).  ERA= 1.61.

I think you'll recognize the name of the starting pitcher.  This outing will be a success if we don't read about any physical setbacks today.


High A  Bakersfield Blaze topped the San Jose Giants 5-2 in 10 innings:

Tyler Horan(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B, 3B, HBP.  BA= .237.
Keury Mella(RHP)- 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 2.76.

Horan was my mid-late single digit round pick a couple of years ago.  Hoping he can stay healthy and get some traction here.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets beat the Greenville Drive 5-4:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 3 for 5.  BA= .301.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 2 for 5, 3B, HR(5).  BA= .225.
Jonah Arenado(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .277.
Dylan Davis(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .500.
Sam Coonrod(RHP)- 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K's, GO/AO= 7/2.  ERA= 2.63.
Yoan Moncada(DH, Drive)- 0 for 3, BB. BA= .224.

This full year of AB's Fargas and Arenado are getting in a tough hitting environment at this age will pay dividends down the road.  That is a dominant pitching line from Coonrod.  Giants might want to consider a promo to SJ before the season is out.  Remember the hype frenzy around Yoan Moncada?  Yoan who?


DSL  Mariners outscored the Giants 9-8 in 13 innings:

Manuel Geraldo(SS, 18 yo)- 2 for 7, SB(4).  BA= .341.
Mecky Coronado(LF, 18 yo)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .452.
Francisco Medina(3B, 17 yo)- 3 for 6, 2 HR(3).  BA= .273.
Yendrys Gonzalez(DH, 18 yo)- 4 for 6, HR(1), SB(1).  BA= .667.
Andres Angulo(Catcher, 17 yo)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .316.
Jasier Herrera(RHP, 17 yo)- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Hengerber Medina(RHP, 20 yo)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Mecky Coronado actually played a position in the field!  OK, it's fairly rare for a DSL player to hit 3 HR's  in an entire season.  When you see a 17 yo with 3 2 weeks in, yeah, Francisco Medina is officially on my watch list and big time!  I think this is Yendrys Gonzalez' pro debut.  Never heard of him before, but that is quite a line for a debut game.  Herrera seems to be a young pitcher to watch.  Hengerber!


  1. Maybe to add to the Giants roster woes, Mike Broadway gave up a rare run last night, but somewhere in 10 years and 4 organizations, he's finding consistency and throwing hard strikes. He's been extraordinary this year with the Sac Bee writing a feature on him a couple days ago (Michael Broadway shining for River Cats this season). He's a year older than Heston, and finally has his walks down to go with a lot of K's.

  2. Pavs says Cain was ticking to 94 mph and sitting at 91MPH. Also, Jarrett Parker was called up to replace Blanco who is on the 7-Day Concussion DL. Parker is just 1 HR behind Adam Duvall with 42 fewer ABs.

    1. Good for Parker. I hope he gets some chances.

  3. All right Blackburn! Do you think his issues earlier was related to not being 100%? Do you have any extra worries about him being on the DL so much? I honestly thought that he would be pushing to get into the majors this season, but the injuries have held him back, a lot it seems.

    1. Not too worried about injuries they all seem to be relatively minor. I don't know if he's added it yet, but based on what I saw when he was with SJ, he needs more than the FB, slow curve and change. He needs an intermediate speed pitch like a cutter or hard slider to use off the FB. Higher level hitters will sniff out the slow curve and change if you don't have something in between them and the FB to worry about.

  4. so cain only gets one start in richmond?

    seems that the giants may have to put both pence and blanco on the dl...any thoughts on who might be called up?


  5. I haven't really took a look on the DSL maybe in my entire life. Can you remember anybody that hit 3 or more HRs in an entire season before Medina DrB and how did he fare in higher levels?

    1. Well, I only follow the DSL Giants, so that is a very limited population, but no, no 17 year old that I can remember hit more than 3 in a full season. Maybe Robinson Medrano? I'll have to look him up.

    2. I checked on Robinson Medrano's stats and he just hit 2 HRs in a single season at the DSL. I checked and the Giant with the most HRs in a single season is Rey Duran with 11 in 2009 if I am not mistaken.