Thursday, October 8, 2015

Down on the Farm: DrB's 2015 Giants Top 50 Prospects Review Honorable Mention Part 4

Again, this is a REVIEW of the 2015 list.  The 2016 list will be out sometime after the Winter Meetings:

Jeremy Sy, IF.  Low A:  .247/.346/.372, 4 HR, 12 SB in 231 AB.

Jeremy voluntarily retired after playing a game on 7/15/2015 in which he went 3 for 4.  Stock:  Retired.

Ryan Jones, IF.  Low A:  .219/.303/.240 in 96 AB.  

Jones got a late start due to a suspension, played poorly and was released on 7/15/2015.  Stock:  Released.

Chase Johnson, RHP.  High A:  8-3, 2.43, 111.0 IP, 34 K, 111 K's, GO/AO= 1.60.  AA:  1-1, 5.93, 13.2 IP, 8 BB, 18 K's, GO/AO= 1.40.  

Chase Johnson had a breakout season for SJ putting up dominant numbers.  ERA was not as good after a promo to AA in a SSS, but the 18 K's look promising.  Should start next season for AA Richmond and I expect him to dominate again.  Stock- Up, Way Up!

Steven Messner, LHP.  DNP.  Released 3/20/2015.

Carlos Diaz, LHP.  Low A:  4-3, 1.63, 55.1 IP, 17 BB, 75 K's, GO/AO= 1.42, 9 Saves.  

Let's see, a lefty reliever who can go multiple innings with a K/9 of 12 and a strong GB tendency?  Didn't they just have a pretty elaborate ceremony honoring a guy who fit that general description?  Diaz has to prove it at higher levels but the numbers here look very good.  Stock- Up.

Robert Ramer, RHP.  DNP.  He was apparently injured all season and reinstated from the DL a few days ago.  Stock- Down.

DJ Snelton, LHP.  High A:  0-5, 4.84, 35.1 IP, 15 BB, 31 K, GO/AO= 1.31.  Low A:  5-6, 2.86, 85 IP, 19 BB, 95 K's, GO/AO= 1.50.  

This is going to sound very similar to Pat Young's comment.  Numbers were great for Augusta except he washed out in San Jose.  Hopefully he'll get another try at SJ next year and fare better, because I really like his ceiling.  Stock- Stable.

Conner Kaden, RHP.  Low A:  2-4, 3.81, 49.2 IP, 23 BB, 37 K's, GO/AO= 1.71.  

Decent numbers in first full season.  Stock- Stable.

Seth Harrison, OF.  Low A:  .253/.301/.356, 6  SB in 87 AB.  High A:  .212/.268/.307, 4 HR, 13 SB in 345 AB.  

Yikes!  I did not realize how bad Harrison was going for San Jose.  That is really bad!  Stock- Down.

Jason Forjet, RHP.  High A:  7-4, 2.67, 94.1 IP, 18 BB, 86 K's.  

Solid numbers for SJ.  Should move up to AA Richmond next year.  Stock- Up.


  1. Chase Johnson! Incredible numbers in San Jose for an extreme hitters league. Richmond was a SSS and the deflated numbers could just be exhaustion. I think he is one to watch in 2016.

  2. Hi Doc, Did you mean to say HM Part 4? But in any case, to have a prospect like Chase Johnson this deep down the list of prospects is a sign that the Giants minor league system is not nearly as weak as the national press makes it out to be.

    1. I imagine he'll be moving up fast this offseason.

  3. Today on the Tim Kawakami podcast Bobby Evans said the Eddy Julio Martinez story is not over. He didn't want to reveal much but he said there is still a chance the Giants may be able to sign him. This gets weirder and weirder.

    1. That is weird. I feel multiple different ways at once about this whole mess. And ultimately, I want the kid to be in our system.

    2. Are we sure this podcast was not taped earlier, like maybe a day earlier? Because everything is pointing to the Cubs signing EJM at this point. I suppose the Giants could try to up the ante, but they have always stayed out of bidding wars and Sabes absolutely HATES players and their agents using his offers to leverage other teams.

  4. Listen to the podcast. He clearly says that there is still a chance he could be a Giant after being asked about the Cubs. He wouldn't say much and that he is "keeping it close to the vest" as if they might make another run at him. Pretty clear and Tim K reiterates that in the article.

    1. Maybe Evans has a different attitude toward these types of negotiations than Sabes and maybe that's a good thing, but I'm not holding my breath.

    2. Reading more about him seems to suggest he may not be the game changing prospect he was initially portrayed as, but in any case, it would be nice to have him in the system... for at a reasonable cost.