Thursday, August 27, 2015

Down on the Farm: 8/26/2015

AAA Omaha Stormchasers defeated the Sacramento River Cats 5-1:

Angel Pagan(CF)- 1 for 4.  BA= .429.
Ben Turner(Catcher)- 2 for 4.  BA= .300.
Clayton Blackburn(RHP)- 6.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO= 8/3.  ERA= 3.23.

Pagan seems like he's about ready and if Blanco is hurting, the Giants may have to rush him back.  Blackburn ran into bad luck in the 7'th inning so in that sense he pitched a better game than the final line looks like.  His line was helped out by 3 GIDP's, one of the benefits of being a groundball pitcher.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels blanked the Harrisburg Senators 3-0:

Matt Lujan(LHP)- 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.20.

Lujan just kind of keeps hanging around.  Back from an injury and pitching well.  He is sporting an ERA of 1.69 over his last 10 appearances and has a 21.2 inning streak without allowing an ER over his last 4 appearances. A sleeper in the system.


High A  San Jose Giants pounded the Inland Empire 66'ers 8-1:

Angel Villalona(1B)- 3 for 5, 2 HR(12).  BA= .250.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 2 for 5.  BA= .222.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .205.
Seth Harrison(CF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .221.
Andrew Suarez(LHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 0.90.
Luis Ysla(LHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.08.

If only Villalona could get himself into better shape!  I'm thinking Suarez might start next season in Richmond.


Low A  West Virginia Power beat the Augusta Greenjackets 4-2:

Will Callaway(3B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .272.
Chuckie Jones(CF)- 1 for 3, HR(4), HBP.  BA= .269.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .215.
Chris Johnson(RHP)- 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 12/1.  ERA= 5.17.
Carlos Diaz(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.78.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Everett Aquasox 3-2 in 10 innings:

Ronnie Jebavy(CF)- 2 for 5, 2 2B, SB(20).  BA= .268.
Steven Duggar(RF)- 2 for 5.  BA= .280.
Chris Shaw(1B)- 2 for 4, HR(8).  BA= .283.
Richard Amion(2B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .239.
Grant Watson(LHP)- 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.86.
David Owen(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.84.

Can't wait to see how many dingers Chris Shaw hits in a full season.


Rookie AZL  Reds outscored the Giants 6-4:

Jalen Miller(SS)- 2 for 5.  BA= .229.
Phil Bickford(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.01.

Bickford has 18 K's in 8.1 IP over his last 3 appearances.  Overall, he has 32 K's against 6 BB's in 22.1 IP.  Another prospect who I can't wait to see next year.


DSL  Giants crushed the Yankees1 7-0:

Juan Rodriguez(CF, 20 yo)- 2 for 4.
Manuel Geraldo(SS, 18 yo)- 2 for 5, 3B.
Mecky Coronado(DH, 18 yo)- 2 for 4, 2B.
Robinson Medrano(1B, 19 yo)- 2 for 4, 2B.
Melvin Adon(RHP, 21 yo)- 6.1 IP, 3 H 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.
Hengerber Medina(RHP, 20 yo)- 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.

Giants take game 1 of their semifinal playoff series.


  1. SJ should have a prospect packed line up next season.Maybe a Fargas,Jebavy,Duggar OF.Gomez,Garcia,Shaw,Hinajosa.Maybe Bickford,Johnson in rotation.Maybe Cory Taylor is in the rotation too.If not.Good bullpen arm.Waiting to see what we do with Dylan Davis.In regards to Shaw.He missed quite a few games.And,he still has 8 HR.He could have a big year in SJ.Shaw said he tries to model his game after Rizzo.Good guy to model your game after.Edie is quietly having a solid season.I'm pretty excited about seeing how Edie and Miller develop physically in the off season.Still High School age.

  2. Go DSL Giants! Crazy thing, the first semifinal playoff game was originally scheduled for today, but they bumped it up a day early. That meant we couldn't line up our ace for the series' start. So, Victor Concepcion should be able to go today, and then figure Sandro Cabrera is available if a third game is needed. With the offense hitting the ball so well, and Medina in that bullpen? Oh yeah. Gotta like our chances. That Yankees1 team is no joke, but our DSL Giants roster is fantastic.

    Love what Bickford and some of our other recent signees are doing. Jebavy is doing well. Shaw. Gosh, we need a CF. Keep healing up, Fargas. Good for Ben Turner, he keeps developing. Might just become our #3 catcher option within a year or so. I'm so happy to watch some of our youth, like Tomlinson come up and contribute! Just, wow. More please! Cheers.

  3. Andrew Suarez has been impressive especially in a hitter friendly league. The sample size is very small but the potential looks good. Is he a Giants top 10 prospect?

    It will be nice to see San Jose's roster next year. Shaw could be a 20-25HR guy. Players like Gomez and Vizcaino could really blossom in the CAL league.