Monday, May 16, 2016

Down on the Farm: 5/15/2016

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Memphis Redbirds 4-2:

Jarrett Parker RF- 3 for 4, 2 HR(12).  BA= .239.
Ty Blach LHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.57.
Alex Torres LHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.35.

Parker stays hot.  Blach has a 1.98 ERA over his last 5 starts spanning 30.2 IP.  Alex Torres is the dude who used to pitch for San Diego and wore the hard lining under his cap.  I think he pitched for the Mets last year.


AA  Altoona Curve beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-2:

Myles Schroder LF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .264.
Tyler Beede RHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.65.
Jake Smith RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.17.

This was Beede's first official QS of the season(he's given up fewer runs in 5 IP several times).  He has a 2.25 ERA over his last 3 starts spanning 16 IP.


High A  Modesto Nuts outlasted the San Jose Giants 4-3 in 14 innings:

Steven Duggar RF- 3 for 6, 3B, BB.  BA= .278.
Chris Shaw DH- 3 for 7, 2B.  BA= .331.
Mark Reyes LHP- 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 6 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.78.
Dusten Knight RHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 5.74.
Reyes Maronta RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.38.
Pat Young RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K's.  ERA= 2.89.


Low A Greenville Drive outscored the Augusta Greenjackets 11-10:

Lucius Fox SS- 3 for 5, 2B, 3B, BB.  BA= .240.
Dylan Davis DH- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .295.
Miguel Gomez 1B- 2 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .333.
Beltre(.225), Cabrera(.259), Angomas(.222)- 2 hits each.
Michael Connolly RHP- 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.05.

I've said that hitting .220 or better for Lucius Fox would be a successful pro debut.  He's doing better than that so far.


  1. Chris Shaw is killing it so far.

    1. Agreed. I would really love to hear what scouts are saying about Shaw. Does his swing have any obvious holes? I saw Shaw going to the batting cage when I attended a SJ Giants game, and he is one big, well constructed dude.

    2. In my top 50 prospects write up 1/1/2016, I said that Shaw was, along with Mac Williamson one of 2 premier power hitting prospects in the system. That's looking pretty good so far.

  2. Problem w/ Shaw is most likely he is our next Adam Duvall. Unless he learns a new position... to me he looks like only a 1st baseman, if you go to SJ games pls report on his skills in field. We have kids blocked by studs w/ fat contracts

    1. I saw him play earlier this year. He looked like he is in better shape than reports from college. He also was agile around the 1B bag. You are right, though that he is probably a first baseman and that is a tough, tough position to break into the major leagues at.

    2. Duvall didn't hit enough to force the issue. Shaw looks like he may be capable of that.