Thursday, April 20, 2017

Down on the Farm: 4/20/2017

AAA  Salt Lake City Bees stung the Sacramento River Cats 5-2:

Joan Gregorio RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.93.
Chase Johnson RHP- 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.72.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels destroyed the Bowie Baysox 12-2:

Slade Heathcott DH- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .327.
Miguel Gomez 2B- 3 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .346.
Chris Shaw 1B- 2 for 5.  BA= .333.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.18.
Carlos Alvarado RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.50.

The game was called after 8 innings due to rain.


High A  Visalia Rawhide whipped the San Jose Giants 5-1:

Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .296.
Carlos Diaz LHP- 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.60.

Miller continues to more than hold his own after an aggressive placement in SJ.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-3:

Skyler Ewing C- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .200.
Manuel Geraldo 3B- 2 for 4.  BA= .154.
Jacob Heyward LF- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .154.
Matt Solter RHP- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.93.
Jeff Burke RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.45.
Patrick Ruotolo RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, Save(2).  ERA= 0.00.

Disappointing start to the season for Heyward but he is showing some power.


  1. At The Doctor(Or anyone else.) What are your thoughts on the international prospect CF Luis Robert. MLB reports that Robert, who has established residency in Haiti, was cleared to sign before June 15 means several teams who exceeded their 2016-17 bonus pool remain in play to sign him. That includes the A's, Astros, Braves, Cardinals, Nationals, Padres and Reds. Those teams would have to sign Robert before the international signing period starts again on July 2, because once that date hits, they can no longer sign prospects for more than $300,000 per player. Robert is expected to command a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract. Do you think the Giants throw their hat in the ring? Duggar and Reynolds are really the only options in the farm system and even though neither is a certain lock to stay there in the bigs. I myself am doubtful they make a strong push, even though I would be happy if the Giants got him.

    1. The Giants are limited to $300 K per player because of the Lucius Fox signing so I don't expect them to get anywhere close to Robert.