Friday, May 20, 2016

Down on the Farm: 5/19/2016

AAA  Nashville Sounds topped the Sacramento River Cats 6-5:

Mitch Delfino 3B- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .317.
Jarrett Parker DH- 3 for 4, HR(13).  BA= .270.
Mac Williamson LF- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(5).  BA= .290.
Matt Lujan LHP- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.44.
Clayton Blackburn RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 5.51.
Steven Okert LHP- 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.40.

I have Mitch Delfino pegged as a sleeper in the system.  Blackburn goes back to scratch, ramping up his innings after a paid vacay in Arizona.  Okert's K's and BB's look good, but the 4 baserunners must have been bunched together.


AA  Trenton Thunder rolled over the Richmond Flying Squirrels 12-8:

Myles Schroder LF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .274.
Christian Arroyo SS- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .261.
Austin Slater CF- 2 for 4, 2B, SF.  BA= .305.
Hunter Cole RF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .242.
Ricky Oropesa 1B- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(7).  BA= .220.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 4.1 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 6.35.
Dan Slania RHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.06.
Jake Smith RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA- 5.40.
Ray Black RHP- 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K's.  ERA= 8.56.

Arroyo breaks out of a slump.  Suarez' line looks like he may have had some bad luck.  Man!  I had such high hopes for Ray Black this season!  Biggest disappointment of the season so far!


High A  San Jose Giants outscored the Stockton Ports 9-4:

Ronnie Jebavy CF- 3 for 5, 2 SB(4).  BA= .238.
Jonah Arenado 3B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .258.
Aramis Garcia C- 3 for 5.  BA= .293.
Johneshwy Fargas LF- 2 for 4, BB, SB(8).  BA= .183.
Brandon Bednar 2B- 2 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .280.
Cristian Paulino RF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .231.
Pat Young RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.61.

Jebavy is hitting .333 over his last 10 games.


Low A  Rome Braves defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 8-3:

Dillon Dobson 1B- 3 for 4, HR(7).  BA= .275.
Ryan Koziol RHP- 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.47.

Dobson had all 3 of the GJ's hits in the game.


  1. My Goodness, what to make of Jarrett Parker...

    To start the season, in his first 22 games at Sacramento, he did this ...

    AB 82
    K 33 (40%)
    BB 11
    H 17
    2B 2
    HR 6
    RBI 17
    AVG .212

    In his last 10 games at Sacramento (he spent 4 game with the big club in the midst of that), he has done this..

    AB 40
    K 6 (15%)
    BB 2
    H 16
    2B 2
    HR 7
    RBI 10
    AVG .400

    He now leads the PCL in HR (13). He has raised his AVG from .212 to .270 in his last 10 games.

    And he is doing all this in AAA. Streaky? Perhaps. But his streaks are something to see. I am not so sure Mac Williamson is still the one to watch as future replacement for Angel Pagan.

  2. IMHO, I think there is room for both in the show, but I'm struggling with my HO.

    Parker clearly has pop and has done so in the show and all along his path there. His struggles with K rate and when he's off (usually way off), good enough for a regular spot? Pretty much his 3rd year AAA, 2400 ABs, he should be doing well. Once they have film on him will he hit rockets or just rock a high K rate? Not knocking them, but his blasts last year came against a lame Zito and AAA pitchers.

    Williamson has been pretty solid all his minors. Equal pop, better BA and far fewer Ks. Only half, 1200 pro at-bats. 1st year 100% back from TJ. He has struggled in the show, but if you are just looking at this year on Giants, his at-bats came in the same time period when the team was struggling to get any offense going, any hits. He didn't hit either. Like all hitters, he slumps and has been doing so since just before the 2nd call-up. He's usually bounced back in a big way until the finish. He clearly needs regular playing time, getting up after two cold hours on the bench hasn't panned out.

    Their call-ups were eerily similar, both K'd with bases loaded in crucial at-bats. Neither were productive in their very small samples, but Williamson did hit a few bullets when he played a full game.

    Only time will tell, but not sure a month or two is a good benchmark vesus full seasons. But heck, both are exciting when locked in. I like 'em both.


  3. If you look at Black's game logs, his "bad season" actually comes more into focus. He has only had 3 HORRID outings that have destroyed pretty much all his numbers. Remove those three outings and he is actually almost dominant.