Saturday, May 5, 2018

Down on the Farm: 5/5/2018

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 5-2:

Austin Slater RF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .381.
Chase d'Arnaud 2B- 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB(5).  BA= .286.
Orlando Calixte SS- 1 for 3, HR(4), BB.  BA= .286.
Tyler Beede RHP- 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.84.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.87.
Jose Valdez RHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.52.

As step in the right direction for Tyler Beede who fares noticeably better in the more neutral parks of the PCL.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels doubled up the Reading Fightin' Phils 8-4:

Luigi Rodriguez RF- 2 for 4, HR(3), BB, SB(6).  BA= .414.
Miguel Gomez 2B- 2 for 5, 3B, SB(1).  BA= .293.
Aramis Garcia C- 1 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .221.
Ronnie Jebavy CF= 2 for 4,  BA= .200.
Shaun Anderson RHP- 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.38.
Ray Black RHP- 1 IP,  0 H 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.00.

Shaun Anderson is a horse!  Hey, Reyes Moronta couldn't come close to the strike zone in 8 pitches to day and left with a sore back.  Free Ray Black!


A+  San Jose Giants pounded the Lancaster Jethawks 10-5:

Bryce Johnson CF- 1 for 3, BB, HBP, SB(5).  BA= .287.
Wander Franco 3B- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .297.
Matt Winn C- 2 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .296.
Sandro Fabian RF- 0 for 3, BB, SF.  BA= .229.
Brandon Van Horn SS- 0 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .219.
Frandy De La Rosa 1B- 1 for 3, HR(4), BB.  BA= .230.
Raffi Vizcaino RHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.97.
Nolan Riggs RHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.38.


Low A Augusta Greenjackets outscored the Delmarva Shorebirds 8-7:

Jacob Gonzalez 3B- 1 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .243.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .240.
Logan Baldwin CF- 3 for 5, BB, SB(10).  BA= .191.
Garrett Cave RHP- 5 IP,  2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.74.
Frank Rubio RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(6).  ERA= 1.76.


  1. Is Anderson putting pressure on Beede as the top pitching prospect in the system right now?

    1. I dunno, really, has Beede ever really shown very much? He had a decent (not amazing) 2016 in the pitching friendly Eastern. But other than that, it's been a very spotty minor league career.

      His K-rate has always tracked suspiciously low (with the accompanying explanations of his working on things that had him pitching to contact.) His rate is up this year, but SSS.

      The guy isn't even 25, so sure, patience. But without his draft pedigree, based on his minor league career, we'd hardly be talking about him. I hope he develops, a la Stratton, but right now...

    2. If I was making my Top 50 Prospects list today, I would still rank Tyler Beede above Shaun Anderson, although I would rank Andrew Suarez higher than Beede.

    3. I'm in the same boat with Suarez & Beede.

    4. I might take Williams over Beede. Marshall is prob the one most changing his ranking so far.

    5. Wow. No love for Jason Bahr here. He might be amoung the top 5 starting pitching prospects the Giants have.

    6. Giants have quite a few pitchers in the lower minors who could emerge as top prospects. I know Jason Bahr has his fan club, but is he really a better prospect than Jose Marte or Melvin Adon or Logan Webb or Joey Marciano? IDK.

    7. Don't get me wrong. I like Jason Bahr too, but I'm not ready to say he's one of the top 5 SP prospects in the Giants organization.

    8. I don't include Melvin Aldon because I'm assuming, from what I've read, that he is getting reps as a starter to fast track him to the majors to be a reliever. I like Webb too, but until he goes a whole season without getting hurt I wouldn't put him in my top 10. Marte and Marciano (especially Marciano) are players I definitely did not notice before, but now I am very much noticing them and me likey a lot.

    9. Why would you assume Adon is being fast-tracked to the majors as a reliever when he's only started in the minors and only advanced 1 level at a time?

    10. I had read, and now can't find, that the Giants were starting Adon to get him more innings in so they could speed up his development to the majors. The article said the Giants project him as a future closer.

    11. Many minor league analysts think Adon is a future reliever, but the Giants are not acting like they see him that way. In recent years, guys who they see as relievers are relieving in the minors. Strickland, Moronta, Law, Osich would be examples. I can't think of any recent minor league SP's who weren't at least long-relief/spot starters when they were called up.

  2. One of the relief pitcher spots is going for a 5th OFer (Pence or Williamson) -- but the Giants have 6 OFers.
    Who will be watching the waiver wire?
    Blanco (0-5 yesterday) is the only LH OFer, Gorkys got 4 hits yesterday, Jackson has 5 years service and can refuse.

    1. Blanco and Gorkys wouldn’t make it through waivers with their D and production so far.