Saturday, September 3, 2016

Down on the Farm: 9/2/2016

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 5-1:

Miguel Olivo DH- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .250.
Grant Green LF- 2 for 4.  BA= .314.
Tony Sanchez C- 1 for 3, HR(2).  BA= .209.
Dan Slania RHP- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 1.38.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 5.16.

Big Dan Slania!  What a season for him!  Started off as a reliever for Richmond.  Replaced Chase Johnson in the rotation midseason and started games for AA Richmond, AAA Sacramento and High A San Jose pitching well at each stop.  Major sleeper in the system who gets no national recognition.  Even if he ends up in the Giants bullpen, the starting experience will be a huge boost.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels took the Altoona Curve 4-2:

Steven Duggar CF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .250.
Nestor Molina RHP- 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.95.

Speaking of seasons….Steven Duggar!  You may remember Nestor Molina as a promising pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays who was traded to the White Sox for Sergio Santos.  Molina's career kind of stalled after that and the Giants picked him up about a month ago from the Mexican League. He's still just 27 yo.


High A  San Jose Giants downed the Visalia Rawhide 6-1:

Ronnie Jebavy CF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .250.
Rando Moreno SS- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .252.
Miguel Gomez 3B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .270.
TJ Bennett 2B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .293.
Conner Menez LHP- 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.94.
Dusten Knight RHP- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.97.

After a slow start in SJ, Gomez' BA just keeps rising.  He can hit!  Strong start for the 2016 draftee Menez.


Low A Augusta Greenjackets vs Rome Braves Postponed presumably due to weather related to the hurricane.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes vs Vancouver Canadians doubleheader Cancelled due to rain.


  1. Once again excited about all the talent in the lower levels and can't wait to see how they progress next season. I wish I could say I could care less about it when the "experts" say the Giants farm system is weak, especially at the higher levels, but it still ticks me off. Especially when it seems that a player gets called up and makes a contribution every season, and that the Giants have some quality prospects in AA and higher. Dan Slania's season is a puzzle to me. Why do you think he has been jumping up and down from San Jose to Richmond to Sacramento and back down and back up again? I can't recall offhand any other player hopping around like that in a season.

    1. Most likely Slania's moving around was related to organizational need. I think he's a true prospect, not just an organizational player, but Evans has said in the past that organizational needs sometimes dictate where a player is assigned.