San Francisco Giants Minor League Roundup, 6/7/22


For the first time this year, all nine San Francisco Giants teams played baseball on the same day. The MLB team played – and lost – and all eight Minor League Baseball affiliates were in action.

Let’s dive into so much action.

Link to McCovey Chronicles 2022 Community Prospect List (CPL)

All positions listed are positions played in this match.

AAA Sacramento (22-33)

Sacramento River Cats lost to the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) 13-4
The score of the box

It was a matter of hard contact for the River Cats at bats, as half of their 8 hits went for extra bases, while they didn’t walk a single one.

Bright days for a trio of positional players trying to prove their worth as MLB depth options. Shortstop Arquímedes Gamboa had the best game, hitting 2-3 with a home run and a triple, boosting his OPS to .724 and his wRC+ to 89.

But designated hitter Ka’ai Tom wasn’t far behind, hitting 3-4 with a double (he now has .798 OPS and 103 wRC+), while second baseman Isan Díaz homered ( giving him a .883 OPS and a 112 wRC+).

A start after making his first quality AAA appearance, RHP Tristan Beck was rocked again, giving up 11 runners and 7 runs over 4 innings. He remains an intriguing arm, but Sacramento has been brutal with him: in 7 games he has a 9.20 ERA, 5.84 FIP and 1.91 WHIP.

RHP Mauricio Llovera has pitched 2 scoreless innings and still hasn’t allowed a run in AAA this season, in 11 appearances and 16 innings.

AA Richmond (29-23)

The Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Erie SeaWolves (Tigers) 6-4
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A great offensive performance by the River Cats, who saw Richmond record 10 hits and 5 walks. Center fielder Michael Gigliotti led the day, hitting 1-3 with a home run and 2 walks to take his OPS to 0.727 and his wRC+ to 112.

Gigliotti showed some of the traits that made him an attractive prospect when he was with the Kansas City Royals, but it’s worth mentioning that he’s 26 years old.

Four River Cats players had 2 hit days. Most notable was designated hitter Diego Rincones (No. 15 CPL), who hit 2-4 with a pair of doubles. After a breakout in 2021, Rincones has been terrible this year, as his big day propelled him to an OPS of just 0.462 and a wRC+ of 29 (those numbers were 0.878 and 140 respectively, the same level last year) . The good news for Rincones is that he scored 2 doubles on Wednesday… the bad news is that such a performance double his season total for extra-base hits, and he already has 145 plate appearances (all 4 extra-base hits were doubles – he’s still looking for his first homer after having 10 plate appearances home plate in 213 with Richmond last season).

Third baseman Shane Matheny walked 2-3 to take his OPS to .964 and his wRC+ to 167 (could we see him soon in Sacramento?).

And left fielder Brett Auerbach (No. 28 CPL) hit 2-4 with a brace to boost his OPS to 0.716 and his wRC+ to 99. He’s regaining form after illness disrupted his season.

RHP Kai-Wei Teng (#44 CPL) had another tough outing, giving up 4 hits, 3 walks and 3 earned runs in just 2.2 innings. He’s had a tough time lately and now has a 5.58 ERA and 4.72 FIP.

RHP Trenton Toplikar continued a strong season with 3.1 scoreless innings, while RHP RJ Dabovich (#16 CPL) continues to start finding his thing at bat, registering 3 punches in 1.1 scoreless innings. aim.

High-A Eugene (27-20)

Eugene Emeralds defeated Spokane (Rockies) 7-1
The score of the box

Well look at that, we still have some great offensive performances to go through, mainly from third baseman Carter Aldrete, who hit 2-4 with a home run and a double, taking his OPS to .877 and his wRC+ to 145.

If Matheny gets promoted from AA to AAA, maybe Aldrete will take his place at Richmond.

Left fielder Jairo Pomares (#7 CPL) also homered. Pomares’ struggles aren’t as bad as Rincones’, but it’s still been a tough year for him as he now sports a .669 OPS and 94 wRC+. No more circuits, Jairo! We love them.

But perhaps the most exciting performance came from starter, RHP Randy Rodriguez (#22 CPL). Rodriguez allowed 5 runners and 1 run over 5 innings, with 4 strikeouts, continuing his trend of looking better and better as he stretches. In his 4 starts since pitching after the 3rd inning, Rodriguez has the following line: 18.2 innings, 14 hits, 5 walks, 5 earned runs and 29 strikeouts.

A very strong match for Eugene’s bullpen.

Low-A San Jose (31-21)

The San Jose Giants beat the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 7-0
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Damn mackerel, what a great performance throwing Baby Giants. It started with last year’s first-round pick, RHP Will Bednar (#8 CPL), who allowed just one hit and one walk in 5 scoreless innings, with 6 outs in the stick. It was perhaps his best pro outing and he lowered his ERA to 3.83 and FIP to 5.20, while giving him 50 strikeouts for 19 walks in 40 innings.

Piggyback starter LHP Seth Lonsway performed the same way, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk and 0 runs over 3 innings, with 3 strikeouts. He has a 3.65 ERA and a 3.58 FIP, although the steps are still a bit of a problem for him. In between, RHP Spencer Bivens pulled out 2 strikes in a scoreless inning.

The offense was fun, as San Jose had 7 runs despite only 9 hits, 8 of which were singles (and they weren’t even helped by Lake Elsinore’s errors). Second baseman Riley Mahan reached base 3 times, hitting 2-3 with a walk, while shortstop Aeverson Arteaga (#12 CPL) had the biggest hit of the game, a brace of 3 points.

Left fielder Vaun Brown walked 2 times while stealing his 22nd and 23rd bases of the year.

Orange ACL (1-1)

ACL Giants Orange beat the Rockies 5-3
The score of the box

A cool thing happened in this game: RHP Melvin Adon (27, 2014 J2) made his season debut. Adon, who was No. 16 on the CPL two years ago, hadn’t pitched since 2019 due to the pandemic and an arm injury. He is an intriguing reliever, and in this game he allowed 3 base runners in 2 scoreless innings, with 3 strikeouts. He trailed RHP Mikell Manzano (19, 2019 J2), who struck out 6 in 5 innings, with 2 runs.

The offense was led by shortstop Diego Velasquez (18, J2 2020), who went 2-4 with a brace and a walk.

Black ACL (2-0)

ACL Giants Black beat D-backs Black 9-2
The score of the box

Center fielder Luis Matos (No. 3 CPL) made his second straight rehab appearance and went 1-3 with a home run and a walk. He should be back in Eugene very soon and hopefully can start crushing baseball. Also a great offensive day for left fielder PJ Hilson (21, 2018 6th round), who went 1-3 with a double and a walk.

A solid start from LHP Nomar Medina (19, J2 2020), who had 4 strikeouts and 1 earned run in 4 innings. And a great relief appearance courtesy of RHP Wilkelma Castillo (22, 2017 J2), who retired the team in a scoreless inning.

ADSL Orange (0-2)

DSL Giants Orange lost to KC Glass 6-2
The score of the box

Not a great day for the Giants’ recent international signings, shortstop Ryan Reckley (#11 CPL, 17, 2021 J2) and wide receiver Juan Perez (17, 2021 J2), who both hit 0-3 with 2 hits. Perez also caught his 2nd error in as many games.

Speaking of getting it right for the 2nd time in as many games, left fielder Lazaro Morales (18, 2021 J2) hit 2-3 with his 2nd hat-trick of the season.

LHP Pavel Duarte (18, 2020 J2) had a great outing, striking out 4 batters in 2 scoreless innings (although he also gave up 2 hits and 2 walks).

ADSL Black (1-1)

The Black DSL Giants beat the Angels 8-7
The score of the box

Very good offensive performance since the Giants Black team had 6 of its 11 hits for extra bases. Designated hitter Eliam Sandoval (18, 2020 J2) went just 1-5, but he homered 2 in as many games to open the season.

A brilliant game for center fielder Saul Bautista (18, 2020 J2), who went 2-4 with a triple, a double and a walk.

On a slightly amusing note, RHP Mauricio Estrella (18, 2021 J2) pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs, with 3 strikeouts, while RHP Marlon Franco (19, 2019 J2) pitched 1.2 innings and allowed 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs, with 2 strikeouts. Make a wish, or something like that.

Home runs

AAA Isan Diaz (8)
AAA Arquimedes Gamboa (3)
AA Michael Gigliotti (3)
High-A Carter Aldrete (9)
High-A Jairo Pomares (6)
ACL Louis Matos (1)
DSL Eliam Sandoval (2)


Right-handed reliever Cole Waites was promoted from High-A Eugene to AA Richmond.

Wednesday schedule

Sacrament: vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m. PT
Richmond: vs. Erie SeaWolves, 6:35 p.m. PT
Eugene: vs. Spokane, 6:35 p.m. PT
San Jose: @ Lake Elsinore Storm, 6:05 p.m. PT
Orange ACL: Stopped
Black ACL: Stopped
Orange ADSL: Stopped
ADSL Black: Stopped


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