Monday, May 29, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/28/2017

AAA  Reno Aces held off the Sacramento River Cats 6-5:

Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 1 for 4, BB, 2 SB(8).  BA= .287.
Austin Slater CF/LF- 2 for 3, 2B, HR(4), BB.  BA= .317.
Tyler Beede RHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 4 K, GO/AO= 10/1.  ERA= 3.93.
DJ Snelton LHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 9.00.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.05.

Kelby keeps on doing good things.  Slater keeps on hitting while playing multiple OF positions.  He LOVES hitting in Reno!  Not sure what to make of Beede's start.  I will say Reno is an extremely hitter-friendly ballpark.  I missed Snelton's promotion during the Memphis series.  He got roughed up there.  Hopefully this appearance gives him some traction.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Harrisburg Senators 3-2:

Miguel Gomez 2B- 3 for 4, 2 HR(5).  BA= .337.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 2 for 4.  BA= .262.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 8 K's, GO/AO= 7/2.  ERA= 3.04.

Gomez just keeps hitting!  Maybe the best all-around hitter in the Giants system.


High A San Jose Giants blanked the Modesto Nuts 1-0 in 10 innings after being no-hit for 9:

Conner Menez LHP- 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 6 K.  ERA= 3.24.
Will LaMarche RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 3.86.
Dylan Rheault RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.99.


Low A  Rome Braves crushes the Augusta Greenjackets 9-1:

Nothing to See Here!


  1. I read the Reno Ace's recap:

    4th inning - 2 walks followed by 2 doubles.
    6th inning - 3 consecutive hits plating two than a fielder's choice by Ryder Jones allowing the 3rd.

    So,basically, when he made some mistake, he got hammered for them.

    There were some positives in Beede's performance: Sacramento starter Tyler Beede threw a season-high 100 pitches (63 strikes) in his outing tonight…he tied a season-high with six earned runs and induced 10 ground ball outs…Beede held Ketel Marte, the PCL's leading hitter, to 0-for-3 and got Marte to ground into a double play.

    Anyway, I'd really like to see Tomlinson and Slater come up. They're the future, not Hill or Ruggiano.

  2. You called it with Conner Menez earlier. He looks to be a legitimate prospect for the Giants and another good pick from 2016. Suarez is putting together a very good season. Hope Beede and Gregorio bounce back. They are not pitching as good as I would have hoped for so far. Wonder how long till Gomez gets promoted?

  3. I just read an article at Fansided that Chris Shaw's move to LF appears to be a permanent position change. And that he's actually playing it well. I just thought it was some utility-player-grooming work in case of call-ups. As a fan, I find that interesting because he's got a 20 (20-80 scale) speed rating and has been pigeonholed (as a prospect) as a 1B.

    Your thoughts?

    1. Not sure where you read the 20 speed rating on Shaw, although I am not surprised. One thing you have to remember is that internet scouting reports are rife with groupthink and repetitive promulgation of one person's opinion which tends to get magnified by each retelling. I have dug into Shaw's scouting report from before he was drafted. He's no speed demon but 20 seems like a gross caricature of his true speed based on my readings. He played LF in college and pre-draft scouting reports gave him decent marks for his speed, although most analysts admittedly expected him to move to 1B. With some development, I think he can probably play a league average LF.