Friday, July 24, 2015

Down on the Farm: 7/23/2015

AAA  El Paso Chihuahuas nipped the Sacramento River Cats 5-2:

Kevin Frandsen(3B)- 3 fo 4, 2B.  BA= .298.
Tommy Hanson(RHP)- 7 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 6.41.


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

Engel Beltre(CF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .311.
Hunter Cole(RF)- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .302.
Myles Schroder(LF)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .252.
Matt Gage(LHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.64.

Gage backs up his successful AA debut with another QS, so he probably is not going anywhere after what was supposed to be a temporary call up for a spot start.


High A  Bakersfield Blaze outscored the San Jose Giants 8-5:

Daniel Carbonell(LF)- 3 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .307.
Keury Mella(RHP)- 6 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.32.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets beat the Greenville Drive 4-3:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 2 for 3, HBP, 2 SB(48).  BA= .280.
Dylan Davis(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(2).  BA= .205.
Chris Johnson(RHP)- 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 5.26.
Dusten Knight(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.76.
Carlos Diaz(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.98.


Short Season Eugene Emeralds topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 2-1:

Ronnie Jebavy(CF))- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(10).  BA= .248.
Michael Connolly(RHP)- 6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 11/3.  ERA= 2.95.

3 QS in a row, last 2 with 0 ER allowed for Connolly with 19 K's against just 2 BB in 18.2 IP.


Rookie AZL  Brewers blanked the Giants 1-0:

Tyler Brown(2B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .333.
Dillon Dobson(1B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .239.
Ricky Romero(LHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.57.


DSL  Giants downed the Mariners 6-4:

Manuel Geraldo(2B, 18 yo)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .311.
Norwith Gudino(RHP, 19 yo)- 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.64.
Luis Amaya(LHP, 16 yo)- 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.45.

Amaya has 15 K's against just 1 BB in 9.2 IP, over his last 3 appearances.


  1. Ah, poor Tommy Hanson. A top prospect. A budding MLB career. Then the injury derail... A collapsed career and he's been bouncing around the minors trying get it back.

    I honestly feel sorry for baseball players. Every one of these high-level 'failures' is so much better at baseball than I was that my Little League through HS career is just a complete and utter joke. And they're better at baseball than, frankly, most of us are at anything. So even as I criticize and say it's time for teams to move on... I never forget that even as 'failures' these guys are better at baseball than most of us are at anything we've ever done in our lives.

  2. Sorry if anyone else has already made this comment, but I feel like at this point, Kevin Frandsen could easily play as well as Arias. With Adrianza on the roster, Arias doesn't need to be. Not sure exactly what the Arias fascination is and how he survives every time a player goes up and down... Just my two cents.

    1. Look up Arias' numbers from Aug and Sept last year. You may have forgotten them, but I bet the Giants haven't. A trade for a Zobrist might displace Arias, but they won't just dump him for Kevin Frandsen. Arias is a better and more versatile defender than Frandsen too.

  3. Dr. B is correct about Arias' late season numbers, but those numbers aside, Tomlinson is the better option. He can play 2B, SS, and 3rd. I'm not sure I've seen Frandsen play SS. I certainly stand to be corrected on that. But beyond that, Tomlinson's speed is far superior to Frandsen's. He was one of few while in RVA who could score from first on a single. Someone like that would be of more value in September IMHO.