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G'AHGHGH! Daggers! Daggers everywhere!

No fun night. No fun at all in Giants-land (except down the road in San Jose).  Even the most exciting news of the night:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Giants sending Christian Arroyo, Austin Slater, Mac Williamson to AFL. Clayton Blackburn, Ray Black, Adalberto Mejia, Dan Slania to pitch.</p>&mdash; Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/extrabaggs/status/638815756889657344">September 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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was mitigated just the teensiest bit by the fact that Christian Arroyo is looking a little cooked at the moment, and I'm wondering if a longer season is the thing for him right now.  But that's probably just all the tough losses speaking. Just a rough rough morning for a Giants fan.

HIGHLIGHTS: Jason Forjet struck out 10 in 8 shutout innings (sorry Jason, I really should have been more enthusiastic and led with you).

* * *

Sacramento lost to Reno (Diamondbacks), 5-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Darren Ford

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.254

.330

.399

RF

Jarrett Parker

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

.285

.378

.513

LF

Mac Williamson

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.260

.376

.420

3b

Brandon Hicks

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

1

.230

.319

.320

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Nik Turley L 6-8

4.1

6

5

5

5

4

2

0

0

4.89

93

49

Steven Okert

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

3.55

20

12

Each team hit two HRs in this game. Both of Sacramento's were solo shots; both of Reno's came with men on base. Pretty simple. Four swings of the bat produced all the game's runs. Of course, it was fitting that it worked out that way. Reno had as many batters reach base via the walk (7) as Sacramento had reach base period. In all, Reno produced more than twice as many base runners as did Sacramento. Also, they had karma on their side:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We were just making fun of Cody Ransom and his .215 average. Then he hit a 2 run homer.</p>&mdash; Kristin (@legaleagle88) <a href="https://twitter.com/legaleagle88/status/638909351487389696">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">River Cats tried to start the wave. Their pitcher immediately gives up a monster 3 run homer. Not a coincidence</p>&mdash; Kristin (@legaleagle88) <a href="https://twitter.com/legaleagle88/status/638916127716868098">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Jarrett Parker celebrated expanded rosters day by hitting his 21st HR of the year.

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A solo shot leading off the 9th, down 5-1. [As an aside, I have a brother who, to this day, will refer to this as "A Cepeda" in honor of Orlando's supposed penchant for hitting meaningless HRs in the late innings of blow outs. I don't know that this characterization is carefully sourced, but it's fervently held.]

The promotions and transactions that did take place yesterday caused a cascade of moves through the system. Most were org filler types (Jeff Kobernus to Sacramento, Richard Amion to San Jose) but some were more interesting (Byron Murray to Salem-Keizer).

Sacramento is now four games under .500 with six to play. It'll take another winning streak to finish with a winning record. Do they have it in them? They go up against mercurial pitching prospect Archie Bradley tonight, which should be an entertaining matchup for those of you in the neighborhood.

* * *

Richmond lost at Harrisburg (Nationals), 5-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

RF

Hunter Cole

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.291

.338

.451

LF

Devin Harris

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

.236

.301

.407

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Matt Lujan, L 8-6

6.0

7

4

3

3

6

1

0

0

3.28

102

66

Kyle Crick

1.0

2

1

1

1

2

0

0

1

3.06

26

14

It ain't over till it's over, but this puppy is pretty much over. After this four-hit shutout in which the Squirrels only advanced three batters into scoring position the entire game, they fell four games back of Altoona with just six to play. Unless Gene Mauch is coming to guide Altoona home, the 67-67 Squirrels are done, their elimination number now just 3.

Incidentally, when I was researching the various championships won by Giants affiliates over the last few years, I found that Richmond/Connecticut have played in the Eastern League finals in three of the last six years.  This surprised me. Does it surprise you?

Kyle Crick surrendered a run on two hits and a walk, but he did attack the zone pretty competitively over all. As this may be the final view we get of Kyle this year, let's watch him K the Nats Wilmer Difo (who briefly got a call up earlier in the year).

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Don't think there's not a potential use for that arm, still.

Couple notes of congratulations:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to Ricky Oropesa for being named the <a href="https://twitter.com/EasternLeague">@EasternLeague</a> Player of the Week! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoSquirrels?src=hash">#GoSquirrels</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RickySmash?src=hash">#RickySmash</a> <a href="http://t.co/xg3n3uacMV">pic.twitter.com/xg3n3uacMV</a></p>&mdash; Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoSquirrels/status/638389345444040705">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also...much deserved congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/equirarte">@equirarte</a> for his promotion to Triple-A today! Go get em Q</p>&mdash; Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoSquirrels/status/638881072672075776">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

San Jose beat Modesto Nuts (Rockies), 2-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

SS

Christian Arroyo

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

.306

.347

.467

1b

Angel Villalona

3

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.254

.337

.467

3b

Ryder Jones

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.270

.299

.398

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Jason Forjet W 7-4

8.0

3

0

0

0

10

0

0

0

2.67

101

73

Jake Smith, S 16

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2.35

11

8

Hey, a dagger thrown in the right direction last night! And if it was Jason Forjet who was throwing it, it was likely swung on and missed. Forjet became the 9th pitcher in the system to post a double-digit K game with this masterpiece, completely dominating a really terrific Modesto offense.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Best feeling was giving <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonforjet">@jasonforjet</a> a Standing O tonight! Congratulations on the amazing performance! <a href="https://t.co/uAUt8gbSgG">https://t.co/uAUt8gbSgG</a></p>&mdash; Julie (@phibear35) <a href="https://twitter.com/phibear35/status/638927067925483520">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Lots of notes here. The Giants are in first place for the second half, and now have a 4 game lead over Modesto for a potential second wild card spot with six games to play. Another win in the series will I believe clinch a playoff spot for them.

Forjet has now gone three consecutive starts without giving up a run (covering 20 IP), and his outing helped set an all time Giants record, and creep closer to another.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> have set a team record for strikeouts in a single-season with their 1,283rd of the year (leads all of Minor League Baseball).</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/638927514333609984">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This was also the Giants' league leading 15th team shutout. The most by any SJ team in 20 years. The franchise record is 19, set in 1989.

Forjet (and the Giants staff in general this year) needed to be dominant as the offense snoozed their way through the game. Their two runs? The first came via an Aramis Garcia double play grounder. The second also scored on a double play, although of a more creative kind, as Seth Harrison was able to score on a strike 'em out/throw 'em out DP with Arroyo doing the striking and Brandon Bednar doing the not so good running. Daniel Carbonell did hit a double on the very next play, so perhaps Harrison's dash just robbed Daniel of an RBI.

Speaking of Arroyo, he's gone 0 for 8 with 5 Ks in his past two games, which is just part of a wider malaise for Christian's bat. Over the last 10 days, he's hitting .205/.220/.333; over the past 30 it's .257/.287/.422. Being one of the youngest players in the league, and going a large step to showing he can stick up the middle, 2015 has been an excellent year for Arroyo. The next step in his development will probably be showing he can hold up to the physical rigors of the long season, as spring injuries each of the last two years have prevented him from playing more than 90 games in a year. Putting it that way, the AFL is a good challenge for Arroyo, if he can find the zip in his step sometime before then. A lot of excellent young prospects have shown poorly in the AFL over the years, because they were just too dogged tired when they got there (Mike Trout's uninspiring 2010 showing in the AFL probably tops that list; Buster Posey's in the short-lived Hawaiian Fall League counts as well).

But hey, SJ's doing great and this was a tremendous win for them, so let's end on a happy note:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m absolutely love watching <a href="https://twitter.com/AramisGarcia44">@AramisGarcia44</a> behind the plate. Great defensive, strong arm...just awesome!</p>&mdash; Julie (@phibear35) <a href="https://twitter.com/phibear35/status/638924089818656768">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

Augusta lost in Savannah (Mets), 4-1 in Gm 1 of DH (7 inn)

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

2b

Travious Relaford

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.236

RF

Dylan Davis

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

.257

DH

Matt Pare

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

.234

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Chris Johnson

5.2

3

1

1

2

8

0

0

0

5.32

Connor Kaden

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

4.17

Augusta beat Savannah (Mets), 3-2 in Gm 2 of DH (7 inn)

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

2b

Travious Relaford

4

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

.240

.313

.298

DH

Skyler Ewing

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

.230

.320

.329

RF

Dylan Davis

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

.258

.331

.425

CF

Andrew Cain

3

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.214

.298

.382

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jake McCasland W 1-2

5.0

6

2

2

1

2

1

0

0

5.40

Dusten Knight

1.0

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

2

2.67

Reyes Moronta, S, 11

1.0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

5.64

Augusta has managed three hits or fewer in three of their last five games and that was the case again in the first game last night.  Much of the hitting they did do for this day came from Travious Relaford, in just his second day back after being struck in the face by a bad hop grounder.  Travious had three of the team's 10 hits in the double header. Dylan Davis is wrapping up what has to be considered a disappointing first year in a blaze of whiffs. Davis has now K'd in 8 of his past 14 PA.  There were three basic things in Davis' pre-draft scouting report: huge arm strength, light tower power, big holes in the swing. Davis has struck out 100 times in 347 ABs this year, so it would seem that for now, at least, the holes in the swing are having the biggest affect on his development.

The Savannah Sand Gnats, who will be moving to Charleston following this season, clinched their second division championship of the year during this DH. They've really been a power in the Sally this year, so all congratulations to them on their season:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dual. Half. Champions! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LGG?src=hash">#LGG</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OneMoreRing?src=hash">#OneMoreRing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Mets">@Mets</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LGM?src=hash">#LGM</a> <a href="http://t.co/dPZGGJqu7b">pic.twitter.com/dPZGGJqu7b</a></p>&mdash; Savannah Sand Gnats (@gnatsbaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/gnatsbaseball/status/638912721623236608">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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And more congrats!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to former GreenJackets Cody Hall and Nick Noonan on getting called up to the Giants today! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreGiant?src=hash">#WeAreGiant</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CatchTheBuzz?src=hash">#CatchTheBuzz</a></p>&mdash; Augusta GreenJackets (@GreenJackets) <a href="https://twitter.com/GreenJackets/status/638898399748751361">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I remember saying here several years ago that if I just one member of the 2012 Greenjackets ever made the majors, I would place my bet on it being Cody Hall. As it turns out, he's the third member of that team to make the majors, following Edwin Escobar and Kelby Tomlinson.  Other members of that team included Kyle Crick, Clayton Blackburn, Derek Law, and Joe Biagini. It also included Chuckie Jones, who's back in Augusta once again, and Eric Sim, who's even lower down the system. It's a grind, the minors.

* * *

Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene (Cubs), 5-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

4

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

.268

.311

.420

C

Miguel Gomez

4

2

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.330

.342

.460

1b

Christopher Shaw

4

1

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

.283

.361

.522

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Michael Connolly, L 4-3

3.2

8

4

4

0

5

0

0

4

3.66

Eric Sim

1.0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.61

Rayan hernandez

2.0

1

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

5.06

This one hurts. The Volcanoes dropped their first game of the crucial three game set when starting pitcher Michael Connolly had a near complete meltdown in a 4-run 4th inning.  Connolly allowed six hits in the inning, including two doubles, and he also threw 3 wild pitches. The Volcanoes would come back to make it close, but they couldnt overcome the damage done in that inning.

Chris Shaw made it a one run game in the 9th, hitting a two-run HR, his 10th of the year. Shaw is tied for the league lead in HRs and has the highest SLG of anybody in the NWL with more than 70 ABs, though he doesn't qualify. His .240 Iso likewise looks to pace the league. Shaw's huge left handed power has come as advertised, and I suspect we'll see him on the league prospect list when the season's over.

The HR didn't just extend SK's league leading total, it made a bigger mark, too:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lava Launch for Shaw and another run for Gomez! Also just tied the franchise home run record! Counter: x 57 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoSKV?src=hash">#GoSKV</a></p>&mdash; Volcanoes Baseball (@SKVolcanoes) <a href="https://twitter.com/SKVolcanoes/status/638929374822035456">September 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The Volcanoes ended up getting the tying run into scoring position in the 9th, giving "just up from AZL" Byron Murray a chance to be a hero, but Byron at the bat struck out swinging to go 0 for 4 in his debut and light hitting SS Christian Lichthenthaler (where IS C.J. Hinojosa!!!) grounded out to end it.

The loss didn't do too much to change SK's position. Eugene still leads the division by one game over Hillsboro and the potential wild card by one game over SK. But it gives the Volcanoes one fewer precious chance to do anything about it. They must take the final two games of this series to keep their playoff hopes alive.

* * *

With the rookie league' seasons ended, what say we wrap up their year with a little prospect listing? My ranking of the top prospects in each of the rookie teams.  Now I'll be perfectly honest here: I don't have 4% of the knowledge necessary to make this exercise remotely meaningful. But it's been a rough morning and as the poet says, "these lists I shore up against my ruin."

AZL Top 10:
Note: I made an arbitrary 10 IP limit for the year which eliminated Mac Marshall, Andrew Suarez, David Graybill, Tyler Cyr, and a 50 PA limit that eliminated Gustavo Cabrera. Otherwise I would have put Suarez three and Marshall four, closely following the Evan "rank 'em as they're drafted" philosophy with just a slight wrinkle for my love of HS athletes.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Phil Bickford

12.90

2.42

5.33

0.00

38.1%

7.1%

31.0%

0.169

0.85

0.289

22.1

2.01

1.90

If this list were proportional, Bickford would be the entire list, 1-10. The Giants #1 pick, among other things, finished the season strong, striking out 18 of the final 31 batters he faced.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Jalen Miller

44

197

0

28

13

11

8.6%

21.3%

0.040

0.284

0.218

0.292

0.259

0.274

69

The offensive numbers weren't exactly Christian Arroyo-esque, but scouts who saw him play responded positively. Expect a slow burn developmentally.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Jordan Johnson

AZL

12.34

0.39

32.00

0.00

36.8%

1.2%

35.6%

0.221

0.86

0.352

23.1

1.54

1.21

NWL

11.57

0.00

6.00

0.00

31.6%

0.0%

31.6%

0.263

1.07

0.385

4.2

3.86

1.02

CAL

7.76

2.36

3.29

0.68

20.4%

6.2%

14.2%

0.274

1.35

0.333

26.2

3.71

3.81

The most interesting/surprising/perplexing/delighting twist of the summer on the prospect front, was this much injured arm suddenly emerging from its chrysalis phase.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

wRC+

Kelvin Beltre

14

56

1

5

3

3

14.3%

30.4%

0.109

0.357

0.239

0.375

0.348

0.359

122

122

One of the most disappointing/disappointing/disappointing/disappointing twists of the summer on the prospect front was this much loved (even by the GM!) player's complete inability to stay on the field for two weeks at a time.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Mikey Edie

39

162

0

15

18

10

6.2%

18.5%

0.290

0.360

0.290

0.369

0.319

0.340

110

At about 6 months older, Johneshwy Fargas hit .299/.393/.351 in this league. Both are speedy RHH CF. Can Mikey go all Fargas in two years time? Just 5'11", it would help if he had a little better size for the work load.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Kendry Melo

12.76

4.45

2.87

0.30

29.7%

10.3%

19.3%

0.233

1.42

0.355

30.1

4.15

3.89

Hey, his 10.50 BB9 from 2014 came way down this year! Melo's numbers have been pretty bad for two years in the rookie league. But he was also signed by two different organizations to half million $$ deals. There's something in that arm.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Byron Murray

47

197

3

32

28

8

4.6%

19.3%

0.189

0.322

0.272

0.315

0.461

0.357

121

Another guy who could really use a few extra inches, but on repeating the AZL he showed some blossom as a hitter and he's still just 20 years old.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Deiyerbert Bolivar

8.90

4.15

2.14

0.00

24.2%

11.3%

12.9%

0.202

1.19

0.269

30.1

2.08

3.33

Funky, jukey, jivey. Will it all play at higher levels? It will if he can add some juice. Add him to the list of kids on this team who could be four inches taller.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Heath Slatton

9.53

1.99

4.80

0.00

26.1%

5.4%

20.7%

0.163

0.84

0.226

22.2

0.79

2.50

College kids, even small college kids, always face a heavy dose of skepticism when performing in the AZL. It's deserved, but then again, you can only play the competition you're faced with. He certainly performed.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Tyler Brown

28

102

1

12

11

3

6.9%

16.7%

0.184

0.417

0.356

0.422

0.540

0.443

173

JuCo kids are always hard to place on the mental map of age/experience. Bickford's college roommate certainly wore out the desert with his bat though, and he's only 20, just a few months older than Murray.

I'll be perfectly honest, I totally flipped a Heath Slatton/Grant Watson coin on that 9th spot. Watson had perhaps the better AZL campaign. If I really believed he was a starter I'd slot him in there at 9.

DSL Top 10ish

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Sandro Fabian

65

286

3

47

37

2

5.2%

16.4%

0.095

0.312

0.269

0.348

0.364

0.349

106

I'm not a big BABIP guy when it comes to the minors, but with the DSL's level of fielding I'm comfortable saying the difference between Fabian and Mendoza this year was mostly BABIPy. I'll go with the signing bonus at #1.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Beicker Mendoza

50

198

1

25

24

4

6.1%

19.2%

0.32

0.371

0.300

0.354

0.383

0.360

113

Beicker really kicked it into gear in August and then got even better in the playoffs.
M-V-P! M-V-P!

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Sandro Cabrera

9.97

3.01

3.31

0.00

27.7%

8.4%

19.3%

0.177

0.97

0.257

77.2

2.32

2.56

Cabrera's report was a solid three pitch mix, a low 90s fastball, and a projectible body. And then he performed on the field.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Raffi Vizcaino

9.13

2.00

4.56

0.25

25.3%

5.5%

19.7%

0.227

1.07

0.304

72.0

2.50

2.63

It's been a long career already for the three time DSL vet. After a year lost to injury he tired down the stretch, but it appears the arm strength is still there.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Manuel Geraldo

65

300

3

50

37

18

7%

15%

0.47

0.385

0.328

0.383

0.431

0.396

133

He had to repeat the DSL and he made a bucket of errors for a glove kid, but a 60 runner with plus arm strength and good footwork and range is a good building block and the offensive strides were encouraging.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Francisco Medina

53

234

7

31

36

3

5.1%

23.5%

0.145

0.303

0.248

0.312

0.393

0.337

99

Things we know about Medina: he was athletic enough to showcase as a SS; he's super skinny and needs to add weight; he's got some game power. Good enough to be getting on with.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Mecky Coronado

52

216

2

25

37

2

8.3%

13.4%

0.62

0.384

0.340

0.398

0.440

0.406

139

Mecky doesn't have a $$$ pedigree and it doesnt really appear he has a defensive position. But he hit a bit like this year's model of Miguel Gomez and he controlled the BB:K well.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Jose Rivero

41

157

0

22

13

6

11.5%

21.7%

0.058

0.269

0.204

0.299

0.263

0.285

69

Struggled mightily at the bat, but pre-season reports were that he had wowed the coaching staff with his defensive acumen.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Jose Patino

61

208

0

28

23

19

7.2%

20.7%

0.033

0.317

0.249

0.324

0.282

0.308

82

Got better with the bat as the season went on. Patino's rep is an 80 runner with plus actions in CF, and that he can be knocked over by a stiff breeze. We'll see what he's like when he matures a bit physically.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Hengerber Medina

12.63

3.72

1.00

0.25

35.9%

10.6%

25.4%

0.171

0.99

0.282

36.1

1.49

2.58

Hengerber's way behind the curve on service time, and he's probably limited to RP. But he can throw that speedball by 'em. Could be a Guillermo Mota story.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Victor Concepcion

9.42

1.47

6.43

0.42

28.1%

4.4%

23.8%

0.205

0.88

0.279

43.0

0.42

2.60

I have no idea at all what Concepcion's throwing, but I know DSL batters ain't hitting it.

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

ISO

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wOBA

wRC+

Brayan De Pena

18

60

0

0

4

0

8.3%

36.7%

0.093

0.313

0.185

0.267

0.278

0.274

62

There's a ton of raw power in here somewhere. Hard to show it if you don't make contact though.

K/9

BB/9

K/BB

HR/9

K%

BB%

K-BB%

AVG

WHIP

BABIP

IP

ERA

FIP

Luis Amaya

9.85

4.73

2.08

0.20

26.0%

12.5%

13.5%

0.205

1.27

0.287

45.2

1.77

3.27

The only 16 year old competing for the Giants this year, and he was 16 all dang year long. And the Giants put 45 innings on his arm. There's something here.

That's my list. What say you all?

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Sacramento's got TBD going today. But Chase Johnson, Andrew Suarez, and Grant Watson make for a fun slate of starters. Do good, Mr. Watson. We're all counting on you!!