Sunday, June 11, 2017

Down on the Farm: 6/11/2017

AAA  Reno Aces downed the Sacramento River Cats 7-5:

Ryder Jones 3B- 1 for 1, BB.  BA= .292.
Ali Castillo 2B- 3 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .220.
Jae-Gyun Hwang 1B/3B- 1 for 1, BB.  BA= .291.


AA  Altoona Curve wiped out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 9-3:

Slade Heathcott CF- 2 for 4.  BA= .277.
Jerry Sands 1B- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .387.


High A  San Jose Giants whipped the Visalia Rawhide 8-4:

Ryan Howard SS- 2 for 5.  BA= .322.
Heath Quinn RF- 1 for 5, HR(7).  BA= .309.
Jonah Arenado 3B- 3 for 4 HR(5).  BA= .254.
Matt Pare DH- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .250.
Conner Menez LHP- 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, GO/AO= 10/3.  ERA= 3.19.
Will LaMarche RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K.  ERA= 1.98.
Michael Cederoth RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

-Jonah Arenado is on an extended hot streak hitting .352 since May 19.
-Not sure how or when the Giants acquired Michael Cederoth, but he was the 3'rd round draft pick of the Twins in 2014 out of San Diego St.  He's 6'6" and has been known to hit triple digits with the FB.  He last pitched in the Twins organization last year for Cedar Rapids in the MWL.  His big problem has always been command although he found success as a closer his junior season in college.  I am not sure what role he had last year but at one point the Twins tried him as a SP.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets edged out the Greenville Drive 2-1:

Cristian Paulino 3B- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .259.
Sandro Fabian RF- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .241.
Jacob Heyward LF- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .234.
Caleb Baragar LHP- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 5.03.
Jose Morel RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.40.

-Paulino's dinger was a walk-off leading off the 9'th inning.  He is hitting .341 over his last 10 games.


DSL Giants were idle.


  1. How do you feel about Fabian's season thus far? Not quite enough? Reasonable? Above expectations?

    1. About what I expected from Sandro Fabian, maybe a bit better. He's very young(19) playing in a pretty extreme pitching friendly environment.

    2. Right on. If he moves up to A+ San Jose next year, that's where we'll see if the power is developing.

  2. The Twins released Cederoth on May 19th and the Giants signed him on the 23rd. His numbers look decent, and coupled with the fact he was a third rounder, there must be some non-baseball issues that the Twins decided to move on from (total guess).

    1. Or maybe he was coming off an Injury?

    2. Of course anything is possible, but why would they give up on him when he was just a few weeks away from getting back on the field?

      I have no idea. Just posing some scenarios. He just seems like too much of a legit prospect to be released like he was.