Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Down on the Farm: 5/24/2016

AAA  Colorado Springs Skysox outscored the Sacramento River Cats 9-6:

Gorkys Hernandez CF- 3 for 4, 2B, HBP, SB(8).  BA= .256.
Andrew Susac C- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .250.
Mac Williamson LF- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(6).  BA= .298.

Mac just needs AAA AB's, lots of them!  Hopefully Susac is fully healthy for the ROS.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels blanked the Binghampton Mets 3-0:

Christian Arroyo 3B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .276.
Austin Slater CF- 1 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .308.
Ryder Jones 3B- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .252.
Adalberto Mejia LHP- 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 9/3.  ERA= 2.23.
Tyler Mizenko RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.35.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(2).  ERA= 0.00.

Mejia now has 4 QS in a row in which he has allowed just 3 ER in 28 IP with 6 BB and 18 K's.  Rogers' season opening scoreless string is now at 21.1 IP.


High A  San Jose Giants crushed the Visalia Rawhide 12-2:

Ronnie Jebavy CF- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(2), BB.  BA= .242.
Steven Duggar RF- 1 for 5, HR(7), BB.  BA= .293.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 2 for 3, 2 HR(4), 2 BB.  BA= .356.
Chris Shaw 1B- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .331.
Jonah Arenado 3B- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .257.
Brandon Bednar 2B- 2 for 5.  BA= .277.
Sam Coonrod RHP- 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.38.

Nice game for padding the stat lines, but the Little Giants offense seems to be really hitting it's stride and living up to preseason expectations and then some.


Low A Columbia Fireflies swarmed over the Augusta Greenjackets 14-2:

Miguel Gomez 3B- 2 for 4.  BA= .344.
Gustavo Cabrera LF- 2 for 4.  BA= .250.

Nothing else to see here.


  1. Is Mejia being "held" at Richmond waiting for his age to catch up with him? He did fairly well there last year but was left there for 2016.
    Is Coonrod pitch limited at San Jose? He throws (very well) about 5 innings per start, but he's a big guy and not particularly young.
    Is there a message with Arroyo playing more games at 3rd?
    Is there a surplus of IFers -- Pena (especially), Lee, & Delfino are all hitting the ball at Sacramento?
    Pena has kicked around a long time for several organizations -- is he a career minor leaguer?

  2. What are your thoughts on Tyler Rogers as a legitimate relief prospect? I don't remember his scouting profile, nor his contributions from the last few years since the 2013 draft.. Heckuva showing to start the year.

    Thanks for the reports Doc. More than anything, loving following San Jose and Agusta this year. Shaw and Hinjosa are seeming very for real to me.

    1. Just my opinion, but I think every bullpen can use one sidearmer from each side of the plate, so yeah, I think Rogers has some potential. On the other hand, there are lots of sidearmers who have stalled out in the minors and never made it.

  3. Doc, what's your view of Slater? Seems like the next Panik/Duffy. Given he's in AA, he should be ready to come on line when we have an opening in CF.

    LOVE our young pitchers. Between Mejia, Beede and Gregorio, we have some good candidates to be available when slots open up.

    1. Well, if Slater can really play CF, it certainly helps his stock. My concern for him is that he may be a tweener, not quite defensively a CF and not quite enough power for a corner, although with the Giants, the power part seems to be optional.

  4. Also, noticed that Jalen Miller hit another triple in the Agusta blowout. Regardless of the 1 for 4, I think that Jalen continuing to crank XBHs is definitely something I'm taking notice of.

    1. Jalen Miller is definitely working on a very nice season for Augusta, the nascent power possibly being the most exciting part.

  5. It was nice watching the Little Giants finally win a game in Visalia last night. They were 2-18 in their last 20 games at Recreation Park. Each of the home runs were no-doubters. Coonrod was definitely on a pitch count. He was taken out with a runner on first and two outs in the 6th inning with the score 5-0 at that point in the game. The relief pitcher proceeded to give up a home run to the first batter he faced. Sam was regularly hitting 91-92 MPH with his fastball and got up to 93 or 94 on occasion.

    Rogers is an extreme sidearm pitcher, almost like a right-handed version of Javier Lopez. He typically sits in the mid-80s to high 80s range with lots of movement. APGiantsfan