Fresno lost to Las Vegas 7-4.
CF Clay Timpner: 2 for 4, HR (.250/.316/.342)
RF Nate Schierholtz: 0 for 5 (.290/.342/.542)
– Nate’s been slumping in his last five games, hitting .194 in 31 AB’s. His line is still good, but not great when you consider that he is repeating the league.
1B Travis Ishikawa: 2 for 5, 3B, 2 K (.308/.367/.692, 26 AB)
– Travis has 6 strikeouts and 3 walks in 26 at bats.
LF-2B Matt Downs: 0 for 4 (.227/.227/.455, 22 AB)
Connecticut lost to Bimhamton 5-4.
RF Ben Copeland: 2 for 4, 2B
– Ben’s been hot, hitting .315/.360/.489 for the month of June. At 24 years old, he can’t afford to stall at a level. If he puts up a decent line this season, the Giants may consider him as a 4th’5th OF for next year’s team.
C Pablo Sandoval: 2 for 4, 2B (.267/313/.333, 15 AB)
SP Ben Snyder: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 5 ER
– Ben’s first appearance in AA was lackluster. It’s still SSS, but I’m sticking to my projection that Ben will turn out to be a Pat Misch type pitcher, a 5th starter/ long reliever.
San Jose lost to Modesto 7-4.
LF Bobby Felmy: 2 for 2, 3B, 2 BB, CS (.287/.340/.388 )
-A 24 year old lefty in his first year in A+, Bobby seems to have lost his power this year. Last year in Augusta, he put up a .281/.348/.447 line. Unless he surprises everyone and has a breakout season, Bobby will be destined to be a roster filler in his future.
DH Andy D’Alessio: 2 for 4, BB, K (.300/.350/.502)
-Andy’s got the power, but he’s also struck out 83 times in 70 games. He will turn 24 in September. He’s the type of player that will stall in AA.
CF Mike McBryde: 3 for 3 (.275/.367/.369)
Mike has 24 stolen bases on the season with a 75% success rate. A good base stealer with a decent on base mark is a valuable bench player to have around. If he can hit at AA next year, Mike may find himself in the majors in a couple of years. The lack of power, however, may spell doom for him in the upper minors.
SP Jesse English: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 ER (2.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP)
Augusta swept its doubleheader with Hickory, winning the first game 6-3 and the second game 9-1.
SS Charlie Culberson (combined): 4 for 7, 2 E (28 ) (.232/.280/.316)
– Charlie continues his good June, and unfortunately also continues to make errors at an alarming rate.
SP Madison Bumgarner: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 ER (1.77 ERA, 0.97 WHIP)
– I’ve been spoiled by Mad Bum’s dominance, as I was disappointed when I saw this line.
SP Craig Clark: 6 IP, 2 H, 4 K (4.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP)
– That ERA seems unusually high for that WHIP. Maybe it’s an aberration,
RP David Mixon: 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K (0.00 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 3.2 IP)
– David has 9 strikeouts in 3.2 innings, good for a wacky 22.09 K/9. Last year David was a groundball pitcher. This year (SSS) he’s been a strikeout pitcher. At 23 years old, I’d like to see him in San Jose to finish the year. If he continues to dominate, he may be in Connecticut next year.
Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 9-4.
RP Kelvin Marte: 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K (4.15 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 4.1 IP)
The Baby Giants crushed the Baby Athletics 13-0.
2B Vladimir Frias: 2 for 3, 3B, BB (.421/.435/.526)
SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2B, HR, BB (.286/.375/.500)
– Ehire Played in the DSL last year, putting up a line of .241/.351/.325. He had 41 walks to 31 strikeouts, but there were few indicators that he was going to break out. It’s still early in the season, so I would wait before I anoint him as the next hot prospect.
SP Jose Casilla: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 K (0.90 ERA, 0.80 WHIP)
His GO/AO through two games is 4.75. He also showed a tendency to induce groundballs last season in the DSL. Worth keeping an eye on.