Friday, August 12, 2016

Down on the Farm: 8/11/2016

AAA Sacramento River Cats were idle.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels quieted the Trenton Thunder 7-2:

Tyler Horan DH- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .249.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 8/2.  ERA= 4.19.
Rodolfo Martinez RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 5.74.

Suarez now has 7 consecutive QS's with an ERA of 2.16 in that span with 43 K's against 9 BB's in 46.7 IP.


High A  San Jose Giants tamed the High Desert Mavericks 4-3:

Rando Moreno SS- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .184.
Dylan Davis RF- 1 for 2, HR(10), 2 BB.  BA= .289.
Dan Slania RHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.38.


Low A Augusta Greenjackets edged out the Lexington Legends 3-2 in 10 innings:

Johneshwy Fargas CF- 2 for 5, 2 SB(29).  BA= .286.
Dillon Dobson 3B- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .275.
Jean Angomas LF- 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SB(12).  BA= .242.
Grant Watson LHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.30.
Conner Kaden RHP- 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA 3.75.
Ryan Halstead RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.63.


Short Season  Eugene Emeralds topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 7-4:

Heath Quinn RF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .326.
Ryan Howard SS- 2 for 4.  BA= .260.
Gustavo Cabrera LF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .250.
Garrett Williams LHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.53.

Garrett Williams was the Giants 7'th round draft pick this year out of Oklahoma St.  He once was a Little League WS star and later a touted prospect out of HS, but did not pitch much in college.  This just might be his best performance since HS!


Rookie AZL  Angels outlasted the Giants 6-5 in 14 innings:

Woody Edwards LF- 2 for 6, 2B, BB.  BA= .320.
Robinson Medrano 1B- 3 for 6, 2B, 3B.  BA= .233.
Sandro Cabrera LHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.67.
Reagan Bazar RHP- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 6/0.  ERA= 4.40.


DSL  Giants defeated the Rojos 2-1:

Orleny Quiroz LHP- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.11.


  1. Thoughts on Dylan Davis? He's had a great 2016 campaign across 2 levels now, but may be old (turned 23 in June) for the level, and doesn't have much success in the past 2 years in the system. Right now, he's combining powder with contact & an excellent OBP - so it's left to wonder what his pedigree might project. Drafted in Round 3! in 2014.

    I don't know, maybe I'm just a sucker for young power/contact/OBP outfielders in our lower minors. Love what we're seeing from Quinn, Reynolds and Brusa! I'm guessing at least two of the three get assigned to San Jose if they keep this up.

    1. Davis has always been about power, but now he's brought his average up which makes for an interesting prospect. He has an outside chance to be a Mark Trumbo type hitter in MLB.

    2. Davis' peripherals are trending in the right direction too as he has steadily brought his K% down from the high 20's to 19.1 since his promo to SJ.

    3. Is he too old for the level, and hence hard to judge against the competition?

      I always have trouble judging the "prospects" of prospects that are proceeding cleanly through the ranks, but are always old for their level.

    4. 23 is not all that old for high A. I think it's right about average for the league. Power hitters tend to develop late. I would not get too hung up on age vs level. It's an important factor in evaluating prospects but by no means the only factor to consider.

  2. Ty Blach has been pushed through the system fairly fast and has really blossomed after last year's so-so performance at Sacramento in just his 3rd professional year. Has he learned something?
    Can he become LH starter #3 next year? Will he and the Horse battle for the #5? Or can he challenge the Shark?
    BTW, all 3 Giant-Dodger series, if the current 5-man rotation continues, will start with our #5. There is one day off between now and the first series, the day before SF goes to LA August 23rd. Bochy won't -- doesn't? - mess with the rotation but if he did, the Dodgers would see Bumgarner and Moore in all three series. LA is worse against LHP, newbee Reddick is seriously worse.
    With Blach up in September, watch out Dodgers!

    1. Blach might have a chance to compete for the long relief/spot starter role next season. I don't see him cracking the 5 man rotation short of an injury.

      Interesting thought on the rotation for the Dodgers series. In recent years, the Dodgers have gone out of their way to adjust their rotation so their best starters go against the Giants with some success. It sure would be nice to make them face to lefty starters.