Friday, August 28, 2015

Down on the Farm: 8/27/2015

AAA  Iowa Cubs defeated the Sacramento River Cats 3-1:

Trevor Brown(Catcher)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .275.
Carlos Triunfel(3B)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .271.
Nik Turley(LHP)- 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 4.63.
Cory Gearrin(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.87.

Is Carlos Triunfel next in line for 3B if Matt Duffy ever had to go in the DL?  Could Cory Gearrin be a Sept callup?


AA  Akron Rubber Ducks beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-5:

Rando Moreno(SS)- 2 for 5.  BA= .278.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .256.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 3 for 4, 2B, HR(13).  BA= .253.
Chase Johnson(RHP)- 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 7.27.
Matt Gage(LHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.94.


High A  San Jose Giants pounded the Inland Empire 66'ers 7-3:

Daniel Carbonell(LF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .263.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .241.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .209.
Jose Reyes(RHP)- 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 6.27.

Strong start for Reyes in what is probably his last appearance of the season.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets edged out the West Virginia Power 2-1:

Dylan Davis(RF)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .276.
Mark Reyes(LHP)- 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.15.


Short Season  Everett Aquasox topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-3:

Steven Duggar(RF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .284.
Chris Shaw(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(9).  BA= .289.

Shaw's 9 HR's is tied for second in the NWL.  He also has a nice 10.8 BB% with a manageable K rate of 21%.


Rookie AZL  Giants downed the Dodgers 4-2:

Mikey Edie(CF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .284.
Deiyerbert Bolivar(LHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 2.08.
Kendry Melo(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.15.
Heath Slatton(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(8).  ERA= 0.79.

As someone commented yesterday, Mikey Edie has quietly had a pretty good AZL season.  I'll be looking for Bolivar in the Augusta rotation next spring.


DSL  Yankees1 turned the tables on the Giants 9-1:

Sandro Cabrera(LHP, 20 yo)- 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K's.

Playoff series now even at 1 game each.  Scores of both games 9-1.


  1. Chase Johnson: Good stuff.I think he can be a guy who gives us a lot of flexibility in the pen.Give us 1-3 innings.Depending on the situation.If he hits his ceiling.Maybe he can be like a Wade Davis.Okay as a starter.Really tough as a reliever.

    Garcia: Ritzo tweeted that Garcia is throwing out half of the runners trying to steal.Bat looks solid.Hopefully he starts next season in Richmond.

    Duggar: I liked Duggar heading into the draft.I'm glad he fell that far.And,we we're able to get Jebavy the round before.

    Shaw: I wasn't happy when we selected Shaw over a prep arm.He's creeping up on .300.Maybe the Giants scouts know more than I do. Hahaha

    Edie: We liked Edie's performance in international tournaments.He looks like he's settling in.

    1. I know this isn't a particularly insightful comment, but I ain't got time for all that right now. Just wanted to say that I'm also LOVING watching Shaw's first season through the stat lines. I think the Giants found a gem and nabbed it asap. An under rated player like Joe Panik... But with power??

      Guy has a great head on his shoulders, a warrior and a team leader, so the talent just has to show out now..

      Also, you beat me to it a few weeks ago Doc, but this 2015 draft class just looks stellar. Vizciano Jr, Jebavy, Millar, Bickford, Marshall, Sanchez. Just Wow so far, those kids seem to cover every quadrant of scouting visions, and now they're looking very good in pro colors to boot.

      This organization and our fan base has some fun years ahead!

  2. Speaking of Chase Johnson, look at this Twitter GIF. Man, that was a wicked breaking ball:

    There's a big write-up of of Shaw and his 'very much for real' bat and Phil Bickford and his 'very much for real' fastball here:

    In the Bickford parts of the article there was this quote: “I can’t pick up his fastball” Looking at the video, I see why. He's hiding the ball twice. First behind his head, which is common. But then he's hiding it again, for just a split second, behind all that elbow/arm action going on in front of the ball. And what that does is break your eyes off the ball and delay your pick-up, making the ball look like it's jumping out at you. Add in that he's got electric velocity... If he can refine all that and develop a good two-seamer, continue to develop his good slider and establish a good change-up/splitter, he's going to be an amazing pitcher.

    In the Shaw part of the article it was noted that he can adjust to a pitcher's pitching adjustments. Not everyone can do that. And that he can is a good sign he'll be able to advance as a hitter. And that would be nice. And by the time he gets ready for the majors, the Giants will have had to have made a decision on Belt -- keep, trade or let go in FA after his 2017 final arbitration year.