Sunday, August 2, 2015

Down on the Farm: 8/1/2015

AAA  Salt Lake City Bees stung the Sacramento River Cats 6-4:

Juan Perez(DH)- 2 for 4, HR(4).  BA= .255.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 3 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .272.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 9/1.  ERA= 4.27.

5 of the 6 runs off Blach came in the 5'th inning.  Don't know what that means, if anything.


AA  Binghampton Mets edged out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-5:

Rando Moreno(SS)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .288.
Hunter Cole(RF)- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(2).  BA= .316.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .257.
Tyler Beede(RHP)- 5.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 5.51.
Tyler Mizenko(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, GO/AO= 6/0.  ERA= 1.56.

I wonder if fatigue is playing a role in Beede's decreased command?  In several games, his BB's have come later in the game when he appeared to be tiring.  Mizenko has become quite the GB machine.


High A Stockton Ports outlasted the San Jose Giants 8-5 in 12 innings:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 3 for 6.  BA= .327.
Brandon Bednar(3B)- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .243.
Chase Johnson(RHP)- 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.72.
Jake Smith(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.47.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.82.


Low A Rome Braves beat the Augusta Greenjackets 4-1:

DJ Snelton(LHP)- 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.55.
Touki Toussaint(RHP, Braves)- 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO= 9/3.  ERA= 4.93.

Just checking in on Touki.  I think he was the consensus choice for Giants fans who follow the draft in 2014, so we'll always be interested in how his career turns out.


Short Season  Everett Aquasox outscored the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 11-7:

Richard Amion(2B)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .235.
Miguel Gomez(DH)- 2 for 5.  BA= .368.
John Riley(1B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .209.
Shilo McCall(LF)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .244.
Logan Webb(RHP)- 0.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 0 K, ERA= 5.40.

Rough start for Webb.  It's almost like I can pencil in 2 hits for Gomez every game.


Rookie AZL  Giants pounded the Royals 13-3:

Jalen Miller(SS)- 2 for 5.  BA= .227.
Byron Murray(DH)- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .297.
Jean Angomas(LF)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .213.
Ashford Fulmer(RF)- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .254.
Phil Bickford(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Grant Watson(LHP)- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.32.
Kendry Melo(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.00.

Angomas is hitting .282 over his last 10 games.


DSL  Giants downed the Red Sox1 4-3:

Manuel Geraldo(SS, 18 yo)- 2 for 4, SB(14).  BA= .296.
Mecky Coronado(DH, 18 yo)- 1 for 2, 2B, BB, HBP.  BA= .383.
Yendrys Gonzalez(LF, 18 yo)- 1 for 1, 2 BB, HBP.  BA= .320.
Raffi Vizcaino(RHP, 19 yo)- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.91.


  1. Thanks for your continued DOTF reports. I keep waiting for you to publish your Farmers' Almanac. lol.

    What was up with those huge 1st innings? I was following along as they happened. Everett Aqua Socks got 6 runs off Webb? AZL Giants posted a massive 8 runs against the Royals. Oh yeah. You know I'm following Angomas more closely than anybody else in our system. He only "appeared" in 8 games the first 26 days of the season. The result was a dreadful TWO hits in 27 PA (.188 OPS). Yikes. That was brutal when he only got into one game in 9 days.

    But in the last 14 days, he's been in 9 games: .314/.351/.429/.780.
    That's not the thing though. Anybody looking for "wow" stats, like a Kris Bryant and some .1.000+OPS won't find it here. It's about the little things he does. Incredibly well. IIRC, two consecutive games he reached on a fielding error, making those games where he safely reached twice, not once. In less than two games (one he didn't start), he recorded 3 OF assists. He's regularly gone from 1B to 3B on a single. The other day, he got a key walk in the bottom of the 10th with two outs, which moved the lead runner to 2B- who later scored on a walkoff single. How exactly are these things measured? Ironically, I think they're often called "immeasurables." The clutchness factor, similar to what we've all witnessed from Duffy and Panik. In 2014, Angomas reached base safely at least twice in 52% of his games! That's why I'm all about him. Jean Angomas. I believe he's got it. Possibly better than anybody in our entire farm system. YMMV.

    Jean Angomas has now started 5 consecutive games: .368/.429/.421/.850.
    I like this kid. Hey, good lookin' out for him! Thanks. Cheers.

  2. Looking ahead to spring training 2016, if the Giants open up competition internally (plus a couple of veteran reclamation projects) for the fifth starter position, any thoughts on who (a la Heston) might step up and claim it? Blackburn and Blach seem next up but are frustratingly inconsistent; still, I think they would be the top contenders. Could Beede or Stratton make the Great Leap Forward?

    1. Blackburn has been pretty dang good since he started going. First couple inflated the era.

  3. When I saw Tomlinson was playing SS again last night I had to see what would make someone say that him being there wasn't "working out very well." When I stopped watching he had 7 assists. He ended up the night with 9 assists from the SS position. That's 4 short of the PCL record established in the 80s. I would say playing SS is working out just fine!

  4. Tomlinson should have a say so next year for that utility spot. He continues to get better. If there is any doubt about his ability at the SS position go check out the game on July 4th, you will change your mind.