Saturday, July 7, 2018

Down on the Farm: 7/7/2018

AAA  Reno Aces dominated the Sacramento River Cats 8-1:

Steven Duggar CF- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .272.
Miguel Gomez 2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .306.
Kelby Tomlinson SS- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .213.
Tyler Beede RHP= 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.53.

This was Tyler Beede's longest appearance since going to the bullpen.  Steven Duggar has a hit in 9 of his last 10 games but is hitting just .225 in that span.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels sank the Akron Rubber Ducks 6-2:

Jerry Sands 1B- 3 for 4, 2B, HR(13).  BA= .258.
Ryan Howard DH- 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .282.

Jerry Sands slashed .310/.394/.586 in June.  He's hitting .375 in 7 games in July.


A+  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes pounded the San Jose Giants 14-6:

Jalen Miller 2B- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .284.
Jacob Heyward LF- 1 for 4, HR(7).  BA= .244.
Sandro Fabian RF- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .234.
Matt Winn C- 2 for 4.  BA= .241.
Brandon Van Horn SS- 2 for 4, HR(7).  BA= .216.
Franklin Van Gurp RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Johneshwy Fargas RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Looky who pitched a shutdown inning with 2 K's!  Johneshwy!


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets vs Rome Braves postponed by rain.


Short Season  Boise Hawks topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 7-4:

Mikey Edie CF- 4 for 5, 2B SB(3).  BA= .365.
David Villar 3B- 2 for 5, HR(4).  BA= .282.
Dalton Combs RF- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .237.
Nico Giarraratano SS- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .283.
Trenton Toplikar RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.69.
Doug Still LHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.46.

Mikey Edie washed out of the NWL last season then tore it up for the AZL Giants.  Now he seems to have found his footing in S-K.  He is 21 yo. David Villar continues to mash it in his pro debut.


Rookie AZL  Giants Black beat the Padres2 7-3:

Alexander Canario CF- 2 for 5.  BA= .220.
Enoc Watts SS- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .238.
Frankie Tostado LF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .373.
Randy Norris RF- 2 for 4, SB(2).  BA= .290.
Johan Herrera RHP- 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.12.
Luis Amaya LHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 11.25.
Jordan Scott RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Trevor Horn RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.08.

Frankie Tostado seems to be a hitter.  Alexander Canario's bat seems to be slowly coming to life.  He's hitting .320 over his last 6 games.


Rookie AZL  Giants Orange outlasted the Indians1 10-7(10 innings):

Yorlis Rodriguez 3B- 2 for 5, BB.  BA= .359.
Patrick Hilson CF- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(2), BB.  BA= .234.
Hector Santiago DH- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .231.
Ryan Walker RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.29.
Marco Gonzalez LHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.35.

If Patrick Hilson can hit, he's a very interesting prospect because he's about as tooled up as anyone in the Giants system.  Very fast twitchy athlete!  He has a 7 game hit streak going in which he is batting .357.


DSL  Giants blanked the Royals2 5-0:

Andrew Caraballo SS- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .274.
Richgelon Juliana CF- 3 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .275.
Martin Doria 2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .302.
Robert Gomez RF- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .182.
Sonny Vargas LHP- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 9/2.  ERA= 5.40.
Jesus Gomez LHP- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.12.

Sonny Vargas is another 17 yo lefty. This was his 3'rd Start in 7 appearances.  He has allowed 2 ER in 11 IP over his last 2 Starts/Appearances.  Juliana is hitting .333 over his last 10 games.


  1. News of a Big Trade - AJAX, Gearin + Jason Bahr to Texas Rangers. Ray Black and Duggar to Parent Club. Hate to see pitching prospect Bahr go - all for PTBNL.

    1. Obviously a salary dump. Bahr was the price they had to pay to get the Rangers to take on the contracts for Jackson and Gearrin. Question is if this is setting up for another trade.

    2. Major cash consideration!
      But Jason Bahr? 5th rounder last year, promoted to A+, wow a lot to give up to get under CBT!

  2. No problems with the trade here. Never liked or wanted Jackson and Gearrin has never been very good. Plus,finally we get to see Duggar and Black on the big club. Win win.

  3. After the Giants traded right-hander Cory Gearrin, outfielder Austin Jackson and Minor League righty Jason Bahr to the Rangers on Sunday, the team purchased the contracts of outfielder Steven Duggar and right-hander Ray Black from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Duggar is up!
    Black is up!

    Jackson is gone!
    Gearrin is gone.

    Three out of four being exciting news isn't bad. Bummer Gearrin fell apart and ended up traded, but he was scuffling, they lost faith in him and we needed the cap space.

    1. Gearrin has been fairly reliable lately after a LOT of scuffle. But he probablby had the "highest" salary they could get rid of without another good prospect given!

  4. The Giants hopefully have a plan for a big splash next off-season, or this may look really bad in the future. I really liked Bahr. More than any of the pitching prospects the Giants have in A ball or higher.

  5. I liked Bahr too for his upside. I bet he's in the Rangers rotation in two years maybe even a shot next. I'd almost rather them give up Beede but not sure the Rangers would have done that deal.

    Billy Baseball

    1. I'm not so sure how high Bahr's upside really is. He has defnitely put up nice numbers in the lower minors, but if you look up scouting reports, his FB is rather pedestrian in the 89-91 range with a nice curveball. He's a guy I could easily see stalling out in AAA.

  6. this report bullish on bahr

    1. I don't know. I guess different folks can read the same scouting report and draw different conclusions. Here are some quotes from the Baseball Census report you refer to:

      " or near final physical form from projection."

      "....fastball OK.....pitch is relatively straight, somewhat flat when left up in the zone; must be spotted, but can get hit hard when up."

      "...changeup a show-me pitch in this game."

      ".....back end rotation arm at ceiling."

      Those don't sound all that bullish to me.