Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/22/2017

AAA  Nashville Sounds pounded the Sacramento River Cats 9-3:

Kelby Tomllinson CF- 2 for 4.   BA= .230.
Jae-Gyun Hwang 3B- 1 for 4, HR(3), SB(3).  BA= .277.

Thanks to a reader/commenter for pointing out that Kelby seems to have found at least a temporary home in CF for the River Cats giving him a quantum leap in his versatility.


AA  Binghampton Mets edged out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-4:

Chris Shaw LF- 1 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .301.
Myles Schroder C- 0 for 5.  BA= .357.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 6.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K's. ERA= 3.09.

OK, Schroder is just showing off now!  3 games in 2917, SS, CF, C.  Up the middle talent!


High A  San Jose Giants cracked the Modesto Nuts 9-4:

Jalen Miller SS- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .242.
Ryan Howard 3B- 3 for 5.  BA= .310.
Gio Brusa LF- 2 for 5.  BA= .226.
Jonah Arenado 1B- 2 for 4.  BA= .215.
Jose Vizcaino Jr DH- 3 for 3, 2 2B, BB.  BA= .214.
Conner Menez LHP- 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.74.
Will LaMarch RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.

LaMarche is a local kid from Pleasanton, CA who attended Chabot college before transferring to LSU. He was a hard throwing(up to 97 MPH) college reliever.  He was drafted in the 9'th round by the Tigers in 2013.  In 2 pro seasons, 2013-14, he struck out 81 batters in 70.2 IP.  He missed the 2015 season and was released in Sept.  He pitched indy ball in 2016.  I think the Giants signed him out of the Australian winter league before this season.  Assuming the reason he missed 2015 was for TJ surgery, that would have been his second which it is always tougher to come back from.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets vs West Virginia Power postponed due to rain.


  1. Ryan Howard cracked the Giants top 30 prospects on MLB.com. Aside from his first start and a start versus Bowie, Suarez is having a pretty good season. Three out of his last 4 have been really good and the other one everybody was hitting and he still got the win. Brusa seems to be hitting a lot better lately.

  2. Tomlinson and Calixte: only players on 40-man (who aren't injured or on the active roster) who can play the OF, even if they're much like Núñez who isn't an OFer either!
    Too bad the Giants won't make some space for Slater and Heathcott who actually might help in the OF!

    1. Maybe they are not ready. Stats don't tell the whole story. I know I get frustrated by seeing these retreads like Hernandez and Rugs get all this playing time over a exciting prospect, but the Giants front office knows more than us and wants the team to win too.