Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Down on the Farm: 8/25/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Omaha Stormchasers 5-4:

Angel Pagan(CF)- 2 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .667.
Everth Cabrera(SS)- 3 for 5, SB(7).  BA= .263.
Hector Sanchez(Catcher)- 3 for 5.  BA= .290.
Ben Turner(1B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .286.
Tommy Hanson(RHP)- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 5.63.

Pagan seems like he's ready to come back.  A platelet-rich plasma injection in the knee seemed to do the trick for him.  Hanson seems to be back on track after a string of disastrous starts.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels edged out the Harrisburg Senators 2-1:

Hunter Cole(RF)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .303.
Kelvin Marte(LHP)- 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 2.38.

Marte outpitched Lucas Giolito in this one.


High A  San Jose Giants blanked the Inland Empire 66'er's 1-0:

Brian Ragira(DH)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .258.
Jason Forjet(RHP)- 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.92
Tyler Rogers(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.53.

Second scoreless start in a row for Forjet who also has 6 QS's in his last 8 starts.  Someone to watch next season.


Low A  West Virginia Power overpowered the Augusta Greenjackets 7-3:

Richard Rodriguez(SS)- 3 for 5, 3B.  BA= .333.
Dylan Davis(RF)- 1 for 2, 2B, 3 BB.  BA= .274.
Matt Pare(DH)- 3 for 3, 2B, HBP.  BA= .216.
Jake McCasland(RHP)- 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.60.
Rodolfo Martinez(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.90.
Eury Sanchez(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.21.


Short Season  Everett Aquasox topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-1:

Michael Connolly(RHP)- 5 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.33.


Rookie AZL  Game 1  Giants beat the Padres 6-1:

Dillon Dobson(1B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .305.
Byron Murray(LF)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .272.
Tyler Brown(2B)- 1 for 2, 2B, BB.  BA= .417.
Dominic Mazza(LHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.27.
Kendry Melo(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.45.


Rookie AZL  Game 2  Padres outscored the Giants 4-2:

Byron Murray(DH)- 1 for 2, SF.  BA= .275.
Mac Marshall(LHP)- 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.57.
Jose Morel(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.05.


DSL  Giants have a bye for the first round of the DSL playoffs.  They start their semifinal series against the Yankees1 team today.


  1. Kelvin Marte is making losing Keury Mella not as bad.

    1. Ooohhh! I would not put Marte in the same class of prospects as Keury Mella. Marte is pitching well for Richmond, but he's been around a looong time and doesn't exactly have premium stuff.

    2. Have to say, Mella being traded does not cause one bit of trouble. We have Beede, Brickford, and Meija, all of whom could be front line pitchers. That doesn't include the back of the rotation guys like Blackburn, Gagne (who might be more), and Blach. And then you have futher wild cards like Crick and Stratton. I understand that you never know which guy pans out but given we have two very young pitchers (MadBum and HestoPresto) as you're 1 and you 4/5, you only need three guys, and I like the first three competing for No. 2 and 3 and then next three competing for a fourth spot. That is plenty of arms, and doesn't include guys like Marshall, Forjet or Biagini (sp?) who could also play into this. And this assumes we don't sign someone as a FA.

      Gotta break eggs sometimes.

    3. I'm intrigued by Biagini though he rarely gets mentioned. And I understand why as he was not, through his draft status (26th round) or early MiLB career (4.73 ERA), looking like he was going to be anything more than a human interest story due to his being an intern at KPIX. As he stands now, he's in the Top-30 and they give him a 60 fastball (91 to 94 MPH with a peak of 96MPH) and 50 control and is starting to develop a larger pitch repitroire.

      Which, ultimately, means he just the kind of under-dog, heavily discounted guy I traditionally root for while everyone else pays more attention to the 'top guys.'

  2. Not sure what happened to it, but there was a comment about a September promotion for Blackburn and that he would be an upgrade on Yusmeiro Petit.

    While Blackburn has had a fine AAA season, he has had very few dominant starts. I do not expect him to be a September callup unless the Giants fall completely out of the race and I think it it unlikely he would would be an upgrade on Petit.

    1. I would say Tommy Hanson is a more likely Sept callup than Blackburn.

    2. Do you think Blackburn will be ready to make his MLB debut in 2016 and be a back end of the rotation candidate or long reliever?


    3. Well, anything is possible, but I think the most likely scenario is Blackburn starts next season in Sacramento. Second most likely is he gets traded over the winter.

    4. Except for calling Heston back up, I would be surprised to see the Giants call-up a starter from the minors unless the club tanks and is out of contention. Rather, I expect that Lincecum and Hudson will come off the DL and may spot-start a game or two to give Bumgarner a spell.

      Other than that, the rest of discussing them is more of an off-season thing.