Thursday, June 30, 2016

Down on the Farm: 6/29/2016

AAA  Sacramento River Cats were idle.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels blanked the Akron Aeros 2-0:

Tyler Beede RHP- 7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 2.71.
Rodolfo Martinez RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K's, Save(1).  ERA= 0.00.

Tyler Beede is quietly getting stronger as the season progresses.  His ERA over his last 10 starts is 2.07.  He did not allow more than 3 runs in any single game over those 10.  His ERA is 1.53 over his last 5 starts.  Here are his pitching lines for his last 5 starts:

6/2/2016:    8 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's
6/9/2016:    6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.
6/16/2016:  7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.
6/23/2016:   6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K's.
6/29/2016:  7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.


High A  Bakersfield Blaze burned the San Jose Giants 9-4:

Steven Duggar RF- 3 for 5.  BA= .284.
Chris Shaw 1B- 2 for 5, HR(16).  BA= .285.
Daniel Carbonell LF- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .254.
Jose Morel RHP- 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.63.
Reyes Maronta RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.25.

Per Joe Ritzo via Covechatter:  Duggar, Shaw and Hinojosa all promoted to Richmond after the game.


Low A  Asheville Tourists defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 6-3:

Lucius Fox SS- 3 for 5, SB(19).  BA= .220.
Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SB(3).  BA= .238.
Miguel Gomez 1B- 2 for 5.  BA= .352.
Dillon Dobson 3B- 3 for 5.  BA= .281.
Michael Connolly RHP- 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.93.


Short Season  Hillsboro Hops topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-3:

Kevin Rivera 2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .375.
Raffi Vizcaino RHP- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 1.64.


AZL Giants were idle


DSL Giants were idle


  1. @ Richmond: shutout by Beede yesterday, Crick pitches today. The ships pass.

  2. The Giants Way evolves...Aggressive Promotions

    Now if you have learned a skill at one level, up you go. Prove it at the next. This seems to be a system-wide trend from the DSL to AAA.

    I think this fits really well with the Giants draft position and farm system - No Top 50 talent, but lots of mid-level breakout potential talent. Too much potential talent wait around while their clock ticks and too much talent to stash on the 40 Man (see relief pitchers). Where do you fit all the mid-level talent? You don't. You aggressively promote to identify the players with breakout skills and sit on the rest. Slower developers will sit/repeat at level and fast movers, even with just one MLB skill, will be identified and moved up quickly. I think this fits with how the Giants are testing out pitchers as both starters and relievers from short season on up. Identify the MLB skill and move them up.

    Thoughts on this trend...

    1. I do think the Giants have become more proactive in managing their farm system over time. I think that trend accelerated when Bobby Evans became the GM.

  3. Very impressive put together by Beede. He just made the all-star game along with Arroyo (and Ryder Jones - fan vote).

    1. Didn't realize that Arroyo leads the league with 22 doubles. Leads me to believe that those will turn into HRs as he matures. Also, love the promotion and first outing for Rodolfo Martinez.

    2. What do you guys think about a comp of Arroyo to Manny Machado. Advanced hit tools, doubles power which is predicted to develop further, young ss to be pushed to 3rd. Thoughts?

    3. Machado has way more speed and power potential and general athleticism. Not even close.