Thursday, July 11, 2019

Down on the Farm: 7/10/2019

AAA  PCL idle for All-Star Break.


AA  EL idle for All-Star Break.


A+  San Jose Giants defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5-2:

Heliot Ramos CF- 2 for 5, HR(10).  BA= .295.
Sandro Fabian RF- 2 for 4.  BA= .318.
Dereck Rodriguez RHP- 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 3.86.
Matt Frisbee RHP- 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.25.

DRod came down to San Jose because the PCL was idle to tune up for a projected start in Game 2 of DH on 7/15.


A  Augusta Greenjackets blanked the Columbia Fireflies 2-0:

Ismael Munguia CF/LF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .285.
Adam Oller RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.19.
Luis Amaya LHP- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 2.08.
Matt Seelinger RHP- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's(Save(1).  ERA= 4.42.

Matt Seelinger has 31 K's in 18.1 IP, but has given up crooked numbers in 3 appearances to balloon his ERA.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Eugene Emeralds 6-5:

Tyler Fitzgerald SS- 2 for 5. BA= .231.
Sean Roby 1B- 3 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .360.
Ricardo Genoves C- 1 for 4, HR(6), SF.  BA= .286.
Armani Smith LF- 2 for 4.  BA= .367.
Jeff Houghtby 2B- 3 for 4.  BA= .264.
Kervin Castro RHP- 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.   ERA= 2.10.
Cooper Casad RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.60.


Rookie AZL  Giants Orange crushed the Cubs1 13-8:

Javeyon Williams LF/CF- 2 for 5, BB, SB(8).  BA= .370.
Marco Luciano SS- 1 for 5, 2B, BB.  BA= .356.
Hunter Bishop CF- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB(2).  BA= .375.
Connor Cannon 1B- 1 for 5, HR(7), BB.  BA= .323.
Luis Toribio 3B- 0 for 3, 3 BB, SB(2).  BA= .315.
Abdiel Layer 2B- 4 for 5, 2B, HR(2), SB(1).  BA= .353.
Tyler Wyatt RF- 0 for 2, 4 BB.  BA= .283.
Rodolfo Bone C- 2 for 5, BB.  B .208.
Jorge Labrador RHP- 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(1).  ERA= 3.18.

The Orange Crushers drew 15 walks in the game.


Rookie AZL  Royals outscored the Giants Black 8-3:

Garrett Frechette 1B- 2 for 3.  BA= .304.
Logan Wyatt 1B- 1 for 1, 2B.  BA= .250.
Jairo Pomares RF- 1 for 4, SB(3), Assist(3B).  BA= .359.
George Bell LF- 1 for 3, BB, SB(1).  BA= .294.
Jose Cruz RHP- 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.15.
Randy Rodriguez RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.59.

Logan Wyatt was the Giants 2'nd round draft pick this year while Tyler Wyatt, who plays on the Orange team was their 31'st round selection.  Jose Cruz has 20 K's in 17.1 IP.  Randy Rodriguez has 13 K's in 9.2 IP.


DSL  Giants beat the Royals2 4-1(7 innings):

Adolfo Valdez DH(19 yo)- 0 for 2, 2 BB, SB(10).  BA= .184.
Diego Verbel PH/2B(16 yo)- 1 for 1, 2B, BB.  BA= .256.
Jose Mullings RHP(19 yo)- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.38.
Wilian Suarez RHP(21 yo)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 7.20.

Jose Mullings has 29 K's in 26.2 IP.  Wilian Suarez has 24 K's in 20 IP.


  1. Hopefully, Sandro Fabian might be able to quip “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
    He didn't fare too well as a 20-yo at A+ last year but he's off to a late but good start now, still more than a year younger than his contemporaries (except Heliot Ramos aka Superman).

    Another "Little" Giant outfielder, Courtney Hawkins, is an interesting acquisition by Farhan. Former 1st rounder (13th pick) he floundered at AA & AAA before being released. Big guy can mash but doesn't do it often enough and may be a defensive liability. FZ saw something there.

  2. OT: Two game suspension for the runner involved in a Posey-type collision at home plate.

    Lucroy was wasted by the runner and suffered a concussion and broken nose.

    I oppose alot of modern changes to the game but catchers need to be protected and I like the Posey rule.

  3. Marisnick (the runner) didn't intentionally run him down. He made a very bad decision to cut to the fair territory side of the plate, where Lucroy was set up. He was kind of in front of the plate, up the line a bit.

    I think the suspension is meant to send a message. Catchers get fair territory to set up in, runners get foul territory to try and score. Kind of a bummer for Marisnick, who, I believe, was within the bounds of the current rule. Unfortunate for everyone.

    But I agree, they gotta protect the catcher. Catchers are just helpless in this type of collision. I'm almost to the point where I'd support an automatic force play at home. Just let the catcher treat home like 1st base. Remove any reason for a collision.

  4. Automatic force play at home = I like that, Did MLB even consider that? Imagine the chaos and injuries if all runners to First had the option to knock the ball out of the fist baseman's glove and it was permissable to gang tackle him.

  5. Don't agree with automatic force at the plate, but the penalty for contact should be so severe it won't happen:
    1. Runner is out, perhaps batter, too.
    2. Runner is ejected.
    3. Runner gets a minimum 5 day suspension without pay. If the player covering home is injured, runner is suspended for the same time.
    4. Play is reviewable: if there is evidence that the contact was initiated by the defensive player at the plate, the runner scores and the remedies are reversed.