Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Down on the Farm: 9/5/2016

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies edged out the Sacramento River Cats 4-3:

Ali Castillo 2B-SS- 2 for 5, 3B.  BA= .309.
Mitch Delfino 3B- 2 for 3, SF.  BA= .242.
Daniel Carbonell RF- 2 for 3.  BA= .667.
Joan Gregorio RHP- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 5.28.

Gregorio finished the season fairly strong with a 3.97 ERA over his last 6 starts with 34 K's and 14 BB's in 34 IP.


AA  Altoona Curve blanked the Richmond Flying Squirrels 2-0 in 10 innings:

Steven Duggar CF- 0 for 2, 3 BB, SB(9).  BA= .321.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.95.

Suarez finished the season with an ERA of 2.33 over his last 10 starts for Richmond.


High A  Visalia Rawhide outlasted the San Jose Giants 9-7 in 14 innings:

Heath Quinn RF- 2 for 6, BB.  BA= .353.
Jonah Arenado 1B- 2 for 5, BB.  BA= .254.
Miguel Gomez 3B- 2 for 2, HR(9), BB.  BA= .267.

Gomez finishes strong, batting .359 over his last 10 games.  The power showed up in San Jose with 9 dingers in 172 AB after hitting 8 in 267 AB for Augusta.  That's 17 total HR's on the season between the two levels.  Jonah Arenado wins the team MVP award for the SJ Giants, probably mostly because he was there all season, but he did have a fine season, especially with the power numbers.


Low A Rome Braves polished off he Augusta Greenjackets 5-0:

Heath Slatton RHP- 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.37.

Slatton allowed just 1 ER in 15.1 IP over 3 late season starts with 12 K's and 3 BB's.  Breakout watch for next season!


Short Season Salem-Keizer Volcanoes buried the Boise Hawks 12-2:

Woody Edwards CF- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .269.
Gio Brusa DH- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .264.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .260.
Jacob Heyward LF- 3 for 3, 2 2B, BB, HBP.  BA= .286.
Melvin Adon RHP- 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.48.

It didn't take long for Heyward to have a big game after his promotion to S-K.  Adon is a raw, hard-thrower who seemed to make progress with an ERA of 3.47 over his last 4 starts.


Thus ends the 2016 minor league regular season.  The San Jose Giants are the only Giants affiliate to make the postseason.  They will play Bakersfield in the first round of the Cal League playoffs.


  1. Well that sucks that the minor league season is over. I really enjoyed reading your blog everyday about the performances and observations in the farm system. I wish I had known about it at the beginning of the season. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to it.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. Stick around. The minors talk does not stop when the season ends. We do reviews of the season, the draft and the top 50 prospects. Then, sometime after the Winter Meetings, we roll out next year's top 50 prospects.

    2. Now that's what I'm talking about.

  2. Thanks again for your blog, which is always interesting and informative, and and all the hard work.

    Now that the minor league season is done, I'm afraid you're stuck with the actual major league team -- which is a little depressing right now. Chin up!

    1. Yeah, Down on the Farm is always a pick-me-up after another tough loss by the Giants.

  3. Thank you for doing Down on the Farm, it is part of my morning ritual during the summer.