Friday, August 4, 2017

Down on the Farm: 8/3/2017

AAA  Omaha Stormchasers beat the Sacramento Rivercats 7-1:

Slade Heathcott RF- 2 for 3.  BA= .667.
Dusten Knight RHP- 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.24.
DJ Snelton LHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.00.

-Knight has quietly worked his way to the doorstep of MLB and is working multiple innings at a time in a very tough PCL.
-Heathcott gets closer to another shot at MLB.


AA  Portland Sea Dogs outscored the Richmond Flying Squirrels 11-10:

Hunter Cole RF- 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .245.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .293.
Jeff Arnold C- 1 for 3, HR(6), BB.  BA= .197.


High A  Inland Empire 66'ers downed the San Jose Giants 5-1:

Bryan Reynolds RF- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .316.
Jonah Arenado 3B- 3 for 4.  BA= .249.
Gio Brusa DH- 0 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .236.
Matt Krook LHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.95.
Heath Slatton RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 9.19.

-Maybe if Krook pitches out of the bullpen he has less time to think about what he's going to do on the mound and maybe that's a good thing.


Low A Augusta Greenjackets smothered the Columbia Fireflies 7-2:

Sandro Fabian RF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .251.
Caleb Baragar LHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.63.
Sandro Cabrera LHP- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.76.
Patrick Ruotolo RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.98.


Short Season  Everett Aquasox outslugged the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 11-10:

Malique "5-Tool" Ziegler CF- 2 for 6, 2B, 3B.  BA= .299.
Bryce Johnson LF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .323.
Manuel Geraldo SS- 2 for 3, BB, HBP, SB(17).  BA= .299.
Robinson Medrano DH- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .310.
Kevin Rivera 2B- 2 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .247.
Garrett Cave RHP- 1 IP, 0 H 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.85.


AZL  Giants were idle.


DSL  Giants defeated the Orioles 5-2:

Alex Canario CF- 2 for 5.  BA= . 299.
Franklin Labour 1B- 2 for 3, 2 BB, SB(10).  BA= .304.
Samuel Jorge 3B- 2 for 5.  BA= .241.
Luigi Pichardo LF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .500.
Norwith Gudino RHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.06.
Abel Adames RHP- 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.44.

-Luigi Pichardo, 17 yo, makes his pro debut.


  1. Just read this: RHP Chris Stratton will be called up from Triple-A Sacramento and will take RHP Matt Cain's turn in the rotation, Bochy said. Cain will likely pitch out of the bullpen.

    Cain's days are so obviously numbered that it's pretty sad to watch the progression of indignities to his career. Looses his #1 spot. Looses his #2 spot. Looses his #4 spot. Looses his #5 spot. Not much left to lose.

    I wonder if he'll retire or force a buy-out. If it were me... I'd just retire. Sure, after taxes a buy-out would be worth a few million. But unless he's been a complete idiot, he should have tens of millions in investments.

  2. Slade Heathcott was 10-25 with the Yankees in 2015, but had issues.
    He had a an up-hill childhood beginning with an unmarried teenage mother, then a convicted adopted father. Beset with injuries, he was an alcoholic by the time he made the major leagues, but he managed a couple HRs.
    Before the Giants spend big bucks on a outfielder, they should see what they have here. He's married now with a child, if he's put his troubles behind him and can stay healthy, he could be an answer. He has not been on the DL this year.
    They won't know anything from his status with the River Cats -- he should be put into the Giants outfield now with a good mentor (Pence?) to dog him. He's still young, 27 in September, and maybe mature now. Of ALL the Giants OFers, on the team and in the system, he may have the highest short term potential, meaning 2018. He needs a spot on the 40-man, Michael Morse does not.

  3. Oh, has a good article on Ramos. I really liked this bit:

    "Ramos took an 82-mph pitch and hit it 473 feet with a 32-degree launch angle and an exit velocity of 110 mph. In simplest terms, he absolutely crushed it.

    "He hit it out of the ballpark, out of the stadium," AZL Giants hitting coach Billy Horton said. "He's a five-tool type guy who can do everything.""

    He's 17! He almost certainly hasn't even finished growing into his strength yet. And he hit that monster. If he did that in an MLB game, it would have been one of the Top-10 distance homeruns of the season and he'd be up there with guys like Stanton & Goldschmidt.

    And when I was looking at the Home Run tracker, I ran into this tidbit:

    Slater, Austin SF 06/08/17 456 Video
    Trout, Mike LAA 05/27/17 456 Video

    Not only does Slater own the longest Giants home run, but he tied Trout's season high. Which is amusing and not indicating Slater is the 'Next Mike Trout."