Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Down on the Farm: 5/29/2018

AAA  Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Sacramento River Cats 4-2:

Joe Panik 2B- 1 for 2, BB.  BA= .500.
Austin Slater RF/CF- 2 for 4.  BA= .362.
Chase d'Arnaud CF/2B- 3 for 4, 3B, HR(8).  BA= .290.
Ronnie Freeman C- 3 for 4.  BA= .260.
Jose Flores RHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 6.86.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.16.
Ray Black RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 5.87.

Joe Panik begins his rehab assignment after surgery on his thumb.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels topped the Akron Rubber Ducks 5-3:

Luigi Rodriguez RF- 2 for 4, BB, SB(10).  BA= .415.
Ryan Howard SS- 1 for 3, BB, 2 SB(7).  BA= .280.
Tyler Brown 2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .300.
Cory Taylor RHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.99.

Luigi!  Ryan Howard flashes the speed.


A+  San Jose Giants outscored the Visalia Rawhide 9-6:

Jalen Miller 2B- 3 for 4, 2 HR(6), BB.  BA= .311.
Matt Winn C- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .267.
Frandy De La Rosa 1B- 2 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .250.
Melvin Adon RHP- 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.85.

Wow!  After 1200+ pro AB's, it seems to be all coming together for Jalen Miller who has always had the tools.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets swarmed over the Rome Braves 12-5:

Logan Baldwin CF- 2 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .278.
Shane Matheny 3B- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .253.
Manuel Geraldo SS- 2 for 5, HR(5).  BA= .306.
Orlando Garcia 2B- 1 for 3, BB, SB(4).  BA= .245.
Nick Hill LF- 2 for 4.  BA= .276.
Jose Marte RHP- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 2.62.
Franklin Van Gurp RHP- 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.38.
Frank Rubio RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.23.

Manuel Geraldo is hitting .324 over his last 10 games and seems to be finally over the Augusta hurdle.  I've always loved the tools.


Covechatter's site seems to have disappeared, so I'm removing if from the links to the left.  RIP Covechatter's blog!


  1. Of CJ Hinojosa, Ryan Howard, Manuel Geraldo, or anyone else (Brandon Van Horn? Nander De Sedas?) do any have major league SS potential for the Giants?
    Who has the highest ceiling?
    Who is the closest to the majors?
    How far away is Geraldo?
    Does Van Horn's first name help him any?

    Different topic -- is it possible that Luigi Rodriguez has actually come "of age"? Not .400+ but actually be able to hit well enough to be a REAL prospect? Is 118 ABs just too SSS to mean anything? He's #2 in batting to Vladimir Guerrero Jr (who has reached base in 36 consecutive games and is batting .433 overall, in 46 games: .433/.481/.713 @ 19 yo) in the Eastern League -- no mean feat!

    1. when is last time a Minor Leaguer has received as much press as Little Vlad? When is last time the son of a major leaguer has been this good? Bellinger / Griffey, Jr come to mind to answer second question

  2. He’s alive! http://covechatter.wordpress.com

  3. Sorry DrB. I quit paying the subscription fee, and it looks like they finally kicked me off the old domain page. Thanks to Bryce for checking in with me this morning. I don't expect you to add it back to your links or anything like that, as I haven't posted there in almost a year... but just thought you would like to know!

    1. I re-linked it. I visit it several times a day just for the Twitter feed. Great stuff you post on there, Covechatter!

  4. Richmond is 10th in BA in the 12-team Eastern League and a couple games over .500 because their pitching is close to the better staffs in the league.
    With Miguel Gomez back to join Luigi Rodriguez and Ryan Howard the Squirrels will have a little more punch but with 6 players playing regularly but under the Mendoza line they're not going to take on the top teams.
    Do players like these (name position games BA)
    Jerry Sands 1B 43 .197
    Matt Lipka RF 40 .196
    Aramis Garcia C 33 .195
    Dillon Dobson 3B 34 .194
    Ronnie Jebavy CF 47 .186
    who are playing the bulk of Richmond's games reflect the nature of the Eastern League or is it indicative of the Giant weakness in their system?

    1. Some of both. The EL is generally a pitcher-friendly league and Richmond if one of the more pitcher friendly ballparks in the league, but it's not a great lineup either. Makes what Ryan Howard is doing there all the more impressive.