Sunday, April 24, 2016

Down on the Farm: 4/24/2016

AAA Sacramento River Cats pounded the Tacoma Rainers 10-5(Game called in the bottom of the 6'th inning due to weather):

Gorkys Hernandez CF- 3 for 4, SB(2).  BA= .231.
Mac Williamson RF- 3 for 3, 2 2B, SF.  BA= .385.
Grant Green 2B- 2 for 3, BB, SB(2).  BA= .262.
Chris Stratton RHP- 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 7.59.

I don't think the PCL can contain Mac Williamson!  He already had 7 RBI's by the time the game was called with probably 2 AB's left in a full 9 inning contest.  Another meh start for Stratton.  Just not a lot here to inspire confidence in his ability to take it to the next level.


AA Altoona Curve edged out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 2-1:

Kyle Crick RHP- 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.70.
Ray Black RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 6.75.

Still a walk an inning for Cricky.  These patterns are so hard to overcome!  Black is chipping away at an ERA ballooned by a couple of disaster appearances.


High A  San Jose Giants crushed the Modesto Nuts 12-4:

Johneshwy Fargas LF- 2 for 5.  BA= .232.
Ronnie Jebavy CF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .208.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .358.
Chris Shaw 1B- 3 for 4, 2B, HR(2), BB.  BA= .327.
Jose Vizcaino Jr.- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .222.
Jonah Arenado DH- 3 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .306.
Jordan Johnson RHP- 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.00.

I'm most intrigued by what Arenado is showing at the plate in high A ball at age 21(league average age= 22.7.  Not a huge difference, but Jonah is approximately the 15'th youngest position player in the league by my count).  Jonah also has 6 hits in 9 AB's with 2 HR's in his last 2 games.


Low A  Charleston River Dogs topped the Augusta Greenjackets 5-4:

Seth Harrison CF- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(3).  BA= .269.
Dylan Davis DH- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .311.
Manuel Geraldo SS- 3 for 4.  BA= .196.
Mac Marshall LHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.97.
Michael Connolly RHP- 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.84.
Caleb Smith RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.06.

Geraldo is hitting .273 over his last 10 games.  Caleb Smith's overall line is 5.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 8 K's, but if you take out his second appearance in which he gave up all 3 of his runs, his line is 4.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 Ks.  Someone to keep an eye on going forward.


  1. I attended the game in San Jose. Jordan Johnson was dominant. The umpire sliced off the top six inches of the strike zone, otherwise the numbers would have been even more impressive. Chris Shaw looked very good at the plate hitting one bomb and then hitting a ball off the center field wall later. CJ Hinojosa may be the most under appreciated hitter in the organization.

  2. Any idea how Jonah compares to Nolan at this stage of his career? Seems like Baggs still has some resentment from the Pagan freeze out a few years ago, can't say I would not have hard feeling's had that happened to me. But in fairness he has also been profuse in his praise early this year and he is still a great writer. Go Big Mac, as there still a possibility that we will need him later this year.