Saturday, June 30, 2018

Down on the Farm: 6/29/2018

AAA  Sacramento River Cats blanked the Fresno Grizzlies 4-0:

Steven Duggar CF- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .278
Miguel Gomez 2B- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .200.
Chase d'Arnaud 1B- 1 for 3, HR(12). BA= .297.
Johnny Cueto RHP- 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Manny Parra LHP- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, GO/AO= 4/0.  ERA= 1.77.
Derek Law RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.70.

Miguel Gomez gets the callup to AAA.  Johnny Cueto looks like he's about ready to return to the Giants rotation.  Tyler Rogers' GO/AO on the season is 2.37 which is a dominant groundball tendency.  Derek Law's ERA over his last 10 appearances is 2.25 with 13 K's and 3 BB in 12 IP.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels swarmed over the Harrisburg Senators 15-6:

Luigi Rodriguez RF- 2 for 6, HR(10).  BA= .344.
Ryan Howard SS= 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .287.
Caleb Gindl CF- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .270.
Dylan Davis LF- 3 for 6, 2B. BA= .248.
Dillon Dobson 1B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .187.
Jonah Arenado 3B- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(8), BB.  BA= .221.
Jake McCasland RHP- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .286.
Ryan Halstead RHP- 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.96.
Sam Wolff RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Free Luigi!  Sam Wolff gets the promo after a short rehab assignment in Arizona.


A+  San Jose Giants defeated the Visalia Rawhide 3-1:

Bryce Johnson CF- 3 for 4, 2B, 3B.  BA= .252.
Logan Webb RHP- 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.94.
Domenic Mazza LHP- 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.25.
Rodolfo Martinez RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.36.

If you want to read an effusive scouting report about a Giants prospect, go check out the new one for Logan Webb on Baseball Census linked to the left.  Domenic Mazza returns to the SJ Giants after rehabbing a back injury.


Low A  Greenville Drive dominated the Augusta Greenjackets 7-0:

Nothing to see here.


Short Season  Vancouver Canadians buried the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 11-1:

Diego Rincones LF- 1 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .444.

Diego Rincones was the lone bright spot here.  He continues to rake for the Volcanoes.


Rookie AZL  Giants Black topped the Athletics 7-3:

Malique Ziegler RF- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .444.
Alexander Canario CF- 2 for 5.  BA= .133.
Braden Frankfort C- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .313.
Marcos Campos SS- 2 for 4.  BA= .200.
Luis Moreno RHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 6.10.
Abel Adames RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.86.
Trevor Horn RHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.69.


Rookie AZL  AZL D'Backs topped the Giants Orange 3-1:

Ismael Munguia LF- 1 for 2, 2B.  BA= .389.
George Bell RF- 2 for 4.  BA= .333.
Seth Corry LHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.42.
Clay Helvey RHP- 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 21.00.


DSL  Giants outscored Colorado 13-8:

Ghordy Santos SS- 1 for 2, SB(9).  BA= .200.
Jean Pena 2B/SS- 2 for 6, 3B, HR(5).  BA= .286.
Luis Toribio DH- 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB, HBP.  BA= .300.
Richgelon Juliana CF- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .266.
Keyberth Mejias C- 3 for 4, 3B, BB.   BA= .306.
Ivan Armstrong RHP- 3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.61.
Willian Suarez RHP- 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.38.
Jose Cruz RHP- 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.77.

This was the 2'nd 3-hit game in a row for Keyberth Mejias.


  1. I really hope Law has found himself. Him or Black succeeding would really help the pen. I know the Giants don't want to pay Gearing to not be on the team - but he's pitched 4 innings this entire month (shows how many close games we have played). Reyes/Watson/Smith/Dyson were getting way over worked with the SPs going 5 innings every night and the other guys in the pen only being allowed to pitched in mop up duty (only thing they can be trusted with).

    It helps that the SP are finally going deeper in games, just feels like a waste to have guys you can't pitch when you have a lead. Blach has sort of helped to that end, pitched with a lead and held it (until most recent outing)

  2. Cueto threw 69 pitches, which was "close enough" to the desired 70 that he didn't go back out for his 5th inning.
    BB may have created a conundrum when he said that he wanted to see Shark pitch "more" innings in a start, get up-and-down and begin more innings after sitting.
    Will he apply that to Cueto?

    Tyler Rogers has been very good all season, with 2 of 31 appearances being not so good, 1 this month when his control deserted him in New Orleans -- too many beignets?

    Giants had a lot of success with side arming Javier López, but Rogers is a true submariner, his hand is just off the ground. Do the Giants have a thing against this? Rogers ought to get a shot -- Johnson and Gearrin have been inconsistent and too often near disastrous.
    Who will lose out this week when Cueto and Samardzija return --the young studs Suarez and Rodríguez?

    1. Rotation post rehab for Shark and Cueto: Holland will stay. He does not have options and has pitched pretty well, especially lately. I think Suarez jumped ahead of Stratton with last night's start. Very interested in what Young Dereck will do tonight. If I had to bet right now, I would say the post-All-Star rotation will be Bum, Cueto, Shark, Holland and Suarez with Stratton and DRod going to Sacramento to preserve depth.

      I think Krukow calls submariners "submaweenies." I'd like to see Rogers get a chance to see if that extreme groundball approach works in the majors as a middle inning reliever. I would not trust it in a high leverage situation out of the gate, though. I think it's good to have different looks out of the pen so 1 of those is probably a good thing. 2 or 3, not so much. Bottom line though is you want your 7 or 8 most effective relievers on regardless of their style.

  3. Law: Nice to see him bouncing back.

    Health Quinn: Since he was drafted and including his injury-plagued, disaster season at San Jose last year: 655 PAs - .293 AVG, 40 DBLs, 26 HR. Add it good speed and a RF arm... I'm somewhat bullish on his chances and am hoping he gets a AA promotion soon.

    1. Quinn's big challenges are 1. Hitting well enough to play LF. 2. Staying healthy.

    2. Quinn: staying healthy is certainly a huuuuge problem, missed a month this year also (May 8 to June 10). Can he stay on the field?
      His MLB Scouting grades are interesting: Hit: 45 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45
      Seems from his minor league record, hitting is what he does best and gets a sub-average grade (45) there, but has "average" running (50) but he's only stolen 5 bases in 176 games -- take out the disaster 2017 and his OBP is .421 -- there's a lot of opportunity to steal but either he can't or "they" don't let him.
      He should move up to AA and Richmond could use a real hitter.
      They have Jebavy (.180), Lipka (.235), and Davis (.248) averaging 67 games apiece, and Luigi (.344) another 62 -- Quinn's A & A+ record is much better than Rodriguez.

  4. Attended the Little Giants-Rawhide game in Visalia last night. Webb is a solid 6'2" and listed at 220 lbs. He is stocky with an easy delivery. His fastball was sitting at 92-93 for his 4 innings of work and he threw mostly fastballs with an occasional off speed pitch. It seemed at times he just could not find the plate, as he issued several 4 pitch walks. He is still obviously on a pitch count. There were some hard hit balls off him and the Rawhide helped out with some bad base running decisions. Domenic Mazza is a crafty lefthander. He reached all of 85 with his fastball. Rodolfo Martinez is an intimidating pitcher with a full beard and bit of the Crazy Al demeanor. He allowed the first two batters to get on base, and then got two fly balls and a strike out to end it. He was hitting 95 with his fastball. Quinn was fooled badly on a couple of off speed pitches, swinging at balls in the dirt. John Riley had the big hit with a 2-run double down the third base line. APGiantsfan