Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Down on the Farm: 7/14/2015

First a couple of comments about the All-Star Game:

I know his peripheral numbers are still good, but something is not quite right with Clayton Kershaw.

Bummy and Buster hooking up on a scud that went through the wickets was definitely not a good look.

Otherwise the Giants representatives performed OK.

I am very happy to have Jake DeGrom on my fantasy baseball team.

If the Giants make a trade for a shut-down closer, they might as well go all the way and go get Aroldis Chapman.  My goodness!  I would give up the entire farm system for 2 months of watching that guy pitch for MY team!  OK, maybe not the whole farm system, but what would it take?  Get it done, Bobby!


OK, on to the minors recap.  There were just 1 games played by Giants affiliated minor league teams as most minor leagues got the day off to watch the All-Star Game:

Low A  Greenville Drive outscored the Augusta Greenjackets 7-6:

Travious Relaford(SS)- 2 for 5.  BA= .275.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 4 for 5, 2 HR(12).  BA= .262.
Will Callaway(LF)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .265.
Sam Coonrod(RHP)- 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.69.
Yoan Moncada(2B, Drive)- 2 for 5, HR(3), E(13).  BA= .268.
Michael Chavis(3B, Drive)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .218.

Garcia is red hot, slashing .327/.352/.596 in July after going .282/.386/.494 in June.  Check out a scouting report on Coonrod by Wrenzie linked to the left.  Just checking in on a couple of BoSox prospects of interest to our readership.


DSL Giants squashed the Dodgers 9-0:

Juan Rodriguez(LF-CF, 20 yo)- 2 for 6, SB(15).  BA= .352.
Sandro Fabian(RF, 17 yo)- 3 for 4.  BA= .271.
Mecky Coronado(DH, 18 yo)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .392.
Francisco Medina(3B, 17 yo)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .242.
Raffi Vizcaino(RHP)-5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.30.
Luis Amaya(LHP, 16 yo)- 3.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's, Save(2).  ERA= 0.72.

I was getting worried that Amaya's name was coming up too often, but his last appearance was on 7/11.  He has 27 K's and 16 BB's in 25 IP on the season.  This was his first appearance without allowing a BB in awhile.  Still, gotta be excited about what he is doing as a 16 yo.


  1. On the international front, Kiley McDaniel mentioned in his chat that "the Giants don’t pay what’s necessary to land Martinez after paying Lucius Fox $6 million, so I think the Dodgers are the landing spot for Martinez as I projected a few weeks ago. May be a little lower than the projected $11 million, too."

    Disappointing news obviously, but we'll see what happens. I wonder if they're not as high on him as the dodgers and/or aren't willing to pay the penalty/taxes to land him

    1. On video, Martinez is bigger, heavier than Lucious Fox. He reminds me of Puig, but maybe not quite as ripped? Maybe halfway between Puig and Abreu/Tomas? He reportedly is in better shape now than in the past. Yet, he also reportedly has 70 speed. I'd love to have him and hate seeing the Dodgers just scarf up these guys, but I guess it's not the end of the world if they don't either. Giants are reportedly in on a pitcher named Vladimir Gutierrez too.

  2. Looks like Chapman's contract is controlled for another year and he does not hit FA until after the 2016 season. He might be expensive in arbitration, but yeah. Go get him, Bobby!

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