Sunday, August 13, 2017

Down on the Farm: 8/12/2017

AAA  Salt Lake City Bees stung the Sacramento River Cats 3-1:

Mac Williamson RF- 1 for 4, HR(10).  BA= .225.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 8.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 8 K's, GO/AO= 13/1.  ERA= 3.36.

-Suarez took a 4-hit gem into the 9'th inning before allowing a single and double to put runners at 2'nd and 3'rd with 1 out.  Tyler Rogers got a groundball out to keep the shutout alive but then gave up a 3-run dinger with the first 2 runs charged to Suarez.


AA  Reading Fightin' Phils smashed the Richmond Flying Squirrels 8-1(7 innings):

Caleb Gindl CF- 1 for 3, HR(5).  BA= .302.



AA  Reading Fightin' Phils downed the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-2(7 innings):

Myles Schroder 2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .257.
Brandon Bender 3B- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .271.
Daniel Carbonell CF- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .244.

Yeah.  Double sigh!


High A  Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 4-3:

Steven Duggar DH- 1 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .258.
Matt Winn C- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .243.
Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .225.

-Miller is hitting .278 over his last 10 games.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets outscored the Asheville Tourists 8-6:

Carlos Garcia SS- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(2).  BA= .279.
Jean Angomas CF- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .273.
Skyler Ewing 1B- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .247.
Sandro Fabian RF- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(9).  BA= .258.

-Fabian is hitting .333 over his last 10 games and .371 for the month of August.


Short Season  Vancouver Canadians beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-2:

Malique Ziegler CF- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .276.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 3 for 3, BB.  BA= .284.
Logan Webb RHP- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, GO/AO= 9/0.  ERA= 2.37.

I am bullish on Logan Webb who is just 20 yo.


AZL  Giants blanked the Reds 1-0:

Ismael Munguia CF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .353.
Diego Rincones RF- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .292.
Seth Corry LHP- 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.47.
Weilly Yan RHP- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.32.
Keenan Bartlett RHP- 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.52.
Franklin Van Gurp RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 1.72.

-Love what Heliot Ramos and Jacob Gonzalez have accomplished in their pro debuts, but don't forget about Munguia and Rincones who are also teenagers playing well at an appropriate level.
-Corry had trouble finding the strike zone in his last start, but made a nice recovery here.


DSL  Giants bested the Blue Jays 6-2(7 innings):

Franklin Labour 1B- 2 for 3, HR(5).  BA= .327.
Norwith Gudino RHP- 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.17.


DSL  Giants smacked down the Blue Jays 7-0(7 innings):

Robinson Batista DH- 2 for 4, HR(1), SB(5).  BA= .353.
Alexander Canario CF/RF- 1 for 4, 3B.  BA= .292.
Franklin Labour 1B- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(12).  BA= .325.
Luis Alvarado C- 2 for 2, HBP.  BA= .234.
Francis Pena RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.08.


Jack Conlon the pitching prospect who failed the Orioles physical apparently also failed the Giants physical and several other MLB teams too and is headed to college at Texas A&M.


  1. Seth Corry is doing better than I thought he would after reading a ( At this point questionable.) scouting report on him downplaying his stock as a prospect. This was due to the level of competition he played in Utah, but so far he is pretty impressive. Those three relievers behind him seem to have a little something to them too.

  2. Without a true CFer among the 4 OFers in Richmond, perhaps Gindl is the closest they have.
    Meanwhile 5 OFers in San Jose (Bryan Reynolds, Ronnie Jebavy, Steven Duggar, Gio Brusa, and Heath Quinn) are competing for playing time, and most of them need the ABs.
    Reynolds (22 yo) is having a good year. Duggar did well at Richmond last year but is having a problem finding traction this year. Jebavy is listed as a CFer, too.
    Perhaps the Giants don't want to rush any of them.

    1. Not a single one of the AA OF prospects is in the MLB Top-30. Reynolds (#5), Duggar (#7), Quinn (#10) are stuck in A+. I know you don't want to rush prospects too much, but I really don't see the point of the AA OF beyond being place holders. I figure you may as well start pushing them a little bit and clean out some of the AA dead-wood.

      But who am I to say? I was all for dropping Crick off the 40-man and he's put in some solid work as a reliever.