Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Down on the Farm: 7/13/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats were idle.


AA  Trenton Thunder defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-1:

Adalberto Mejia(LHP)- 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.78.
Tyler Mizenko(RHP)- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO= 4/0.  ERA= 1.78.

Disaster start for Mejia.  Mizenko might be a potential SP candidate.  His season line includes 30.1 IP, 10 B, 18 K's, GO/AO= 3.06.   That GB ratio might not be sustainable over more innings, but is dominant.


High A  San Jose Giants pounded the Modesto Nuts 8-2:

Daniel Carbonell(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(6).  BA= .324.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 3 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .229.
Brian Ragira(DH)- 3 for 3, 2B, HBP.  BA= .232.
Luis Ysla(LHP)- 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO= 6/2.  ERA= 6.88.

Horan is 6 for 10 in his last 3 games and is hitting .286 over his last 10.


Low A Augusta Greenjackets were idle.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Vancouver Canadians 7-3:

Steven Duggar(CF)- 2 for 5.  BA= .260.
Miguel Gomez(3B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .352.
Julio Pena(RF0- 2 for 4.  BA= .315.
Luis Pino(RHP)- 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

This was Pino's second appearance since being promoted from Arizona.


Rookie AZL  Giants edged out the Athletics 5-4:

Jalen Miller(SS)- 2 for 5, 2 2B, 2 SB(6).  BA= .315.
Kelvin Beltre(2B)- 1 for 2, 2B, 3 BB, SB(3).  BA= .273.
Byron Murray(LF)- 2 for 2, 2B, BB, HBP, SB(5).  BA= .288.
Michael Santos(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Andrew Suarez(LHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.80.
Eury Sanchez(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(1).  ERA= 1.59.

I'm going to start calling Miller, Beltre and Murray The 3 Kids.  Love to see them dominating the AZL boxscores!


DSL  Twins outscored the Giants 9-8:

Juan Rodriguez(CF-RF, 20 yo)- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .352.


  1. So why is Murray in the same class as Miller and Beltre, in your eyes? I see nothing in him that would make him radar-worthy. His numbers have been OK, but nothing special and he is a 25th rounder. Beltre and Miller, I understand looking at and following.

    This is a question, not a challenge...

    1. OK, I hit the button on this one earlier today, but since CSS has generally been a constructive commenter, I reconsidered when he re-submitted it. Here we go:

      1. Challenge? Question? Not sure I get the difference. Certainly the tone of the question was a challenge.

      2. The comment was not meant as any kind of a ranking or comparison. I was just trying to have some fun with 3 athletic kids under 20 yo whose names are showing up in the minor league highlights fairly regularly. Nothing more, nothing less. Gotta lighten up a bit there, CSS. We do try to have a little fun on this site from time-to-time.

      3. If you absolutely have to know how I would rank them, all you have to do is look at the positions they are playing. SS, 2B, LF. 1,2,3, in that order. It's not rocket science! As I have said many times in other prospect rankings, please do not get too hung up on exact rankings. Get to know the players in the Giants system. Again, these are 3 athletic players under age 20 who are playing well. That's really all we need and should want to know about them.

      4. I actually really like Byron Murray a lot and think he was one of the great coups of the 2014 draft. Go back and look at my post-draft scouting report and look up my comments in the pre-season Top 50 Giants Prospects.

  2. Doc, I REALLY did not mean it as a challenge. I respect your opinions and your site, and I wondered what I was missing on the kid and wanted your input. There is nothing I MUST have from this site. Only your input and your opinions. I try to learn from them.

    I apologize if the tone in my post was horribly written.