minor lines, 9/15/06

AAA: Fresno finished its regular season on Labor Day

AA: Connecticut finished its regular season on Labor Day

A+: San Jose was eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday (September 13)

A-: Augusta lost to Lakewood 5-0
(losing the best-of-5 championship series 3-1)

Augusta: 2B Johany Abreu: 2 for 4, E
Augusta: SS Brian Bocock: 1 for 4
Augusta: DH Eugenio Velez: 1 for 4, 2B, SO
Augusta: RF Michael Mooney: 0 for 4, 2 SO
Augusta: 3B David Maroul: 1 for 4, 2B, 3 SO
Augusta: C Barry Gunther: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Augusta: LF Benj Copeland: 0 for 4, 2 SO
Augusta: 1B Pablo Sandoval: 1 for 3, BB
Augusta: CF Antoan Richardson: 1 for 2, BB, SO
Lakewood: CF Mike Spidale: 3 for 4, 2B, SB
Lakewood: LF Jeremy Slayden: 3 for 4

Augusta: RHP Ryan Shaver: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Bryan Millikan: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR--2 WP
Lakewood: LHP Matt Maloney: 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 0 HR--2 WP

The GreenJackets, who had the best regular season record in all of minor league baseball this year, could not muster much offense, particularly with the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th hitters in the lineup going a combined 1 for 16 with a double and 10 strikeouts.  Facing a lefty, Abreu got the start in favor of Anthony Contreras.  Abreu, Sandoval and Richardson each reached base twice.  The Greenjackets could not come up with the clutch hits as they stranded 6 RiSP.  For the Phillies' affiliate, Spidale and Slayden, who had a trio of hits in the final playoff game, led the team in postseason AVG, Spidale at .333 and Slayden at .250.  

Shaver had his sinker working well enough for a 10/3 GO/FO line.  For the season, Shaver had a 2.30 GO/FO ratio.  However, it was not enough to keep Lakewood off the board.  The 2-run rally in the 1st inning began with a one-out walk; the 3-run rally in the 5th inning with a one-out walk.  The Augusta Chronicle says that Shaver did pitch better than his line in the box score would indicate.  Another scoreless relief appearance for Millikan, who allowed only one ER after mid-July.  He did, however, allow both inherited runners to score.  For Lakewood, Maloney, the SAL pitcher of the year, was dominant enough with a career high 12 K to shutout the GreenJackets to clinch in the SAL championship.  

ssA: Salem-Keizer won the NWL title on Sunday September 10

R: Scottsdale finished its season on August 29

A final check on the Giants Dominican Summer League (DSL) team, which finished the season in late August with a 32-34 record.  

The team had 4 hitters with an AVG above .250:
?? Gilberto Almonte (age ??) hit .271/.311/.306 in 85 AB
SS Wilmer Diaz (age 20) hit .267/.362/.366 in 172 AB
OF Francisco Peguero (age 19) hit .273/.300/.419 in 198 AB
C Eliezer Zambrano (age 18): hit .280/.322/.352 in 125 AB

Among the top pitchers ...
RHP Emilio Aquino (age 17): 33.0 IP, 31 H, 11 BB, 32 K, 2.73 ERA
RHP Wilber Bucardo (age 18): 34.2 IP, 27 H, 11 BB, 31 K, 1.82 ERA
LHP Gregorio Geronimo (age 19): 29.0 IP, 23 H, 21 BB, 28 K, 2.48 ERA
RHP Geomar Patino (age 19): 65.0 IP, 49 H, 23 BB, 52 K, 2.63 ERA
?HP Mario Rodriguez (age ??): 55.1 IP, 48 H, 21 BB, 54 K, 1.46 ERA

And with the minor league playoffs for the Giants' affiliates now being included, it is time to present another edition of my Future Forty.  This might be the least reliable Future Forty, since it has now been a full season since updated scouting reports were available on some players.

  1. RHP Tim Lincecum
  2. LHP Jonathan Sanchez
  3. RF Nate Schierholtz
  4. 3B Angel Villalona
  5. LF Eddy Martinez-Esteve
  6. 2B Kevin Frandsen
  7. RHP Brian Wilson
  8. LF Fred Lewis
  9. 1B Travis Ishikawa
  10. SS Marcus Sanders
  11. SS Emmanuel Burriss
  12. RHP Nick Pereira
  13. LHP Clayton Tanner
  14. LHP Jack Taschner
  15. LHP Benjamin Snyder
  16. RHP Billy Sadler
  17. RHP Daniel Griffin
  18. RHP Merkin Valdez
  19. RHP Craig Whitaker
  20. RHP Waldis Joaquin
  21. LHP David Quinowski
  22. RHP Brian Anderson
  23. RF Dan Ortmeier
  24. RHP Osiris Matos
  25. 1B Pablo Sandoval
  26. RF Thomas Neal
  27. SS Sharlon Schoop
  28. LHP Erick Threets
  29. LHP Patrick Misch
  30. RHP Kelyn Acosta
  31. LHP Jesus Reina
  32. RHP Justin Hedrick
  33. LF Benj Copeland
  34. CF Clay Timpner
  35. RHP Adam Cowart
  36. CF Antoan Richardson
  37. 2B Eugenio Velez
  38. RHP Kelvin Pichardo
  39. CF Michael McBryde
  40. RF Brian Horwitz

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