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21. Chris Heston, RHP: AAA 7-6, 5.80, 108.2 IP, 46 BB, 97 K, GO/AO= 1.43. Heston's fall was quite spectacular and a bit puzzling. He pitched a CG shutout on June 13 with 9 K's. He then proceeded to allow 24 ER over his next 5 start...
21. Chris Heston, RHP: AAA 7-6, 5.80, 108.2 IP, 46 BB, 97 K, GO/AO= 1.43. Heston's fall was quite spectacular and a bit puzzling. He pitched a CG shutout on June 13 with 9 K's. He then proceeded to allow 24 ER over his next 5 starts, 27.1 IP. He was DFA'd on July 13 to clear space on the 40 man roster then, surprisingly, released on July 23. 22. Cody Hall, RHP: High A 2-0, 1.34, 33.2 IP, 7 BB, 48 K, 2 Saves. AA 2-2, 2.39, 26.1 IP, 8 BB, 27 K, 8 Saves. Big hard-throwing RHP who is rapidly working his way up the ladder. Will pitch in the AFL and could be a candidate for a mid-season callup in 2014. Stock is up!23. Shawn Payne, OF: High A .229/.320/.305, 1 HR, 34 BB, 62 K, 21 SB. Low A .259/.360/.437, 4 HR, 6 SB, 21 BB, 29 K. Tough season for Payne who couldn't seem to get untracked in San Jose and ended up back in Augusta. Provided more evidence that plate discipline isn't everything. A guy like him needs to bring plus D to the OF and he mainly played LF and DH. That is not going to cut it. Stock is down!24. Jake Dunning, RHP: AAA 2-2, 1.49, 48.1 IP, 14 BB, 44 K, 1 Save. MLB 0-2, 2.84, 25.1 IP, 11 BB, 16 K. Impressed in a late season callup to the majors. Will likely compete for an active roster spot in spring training. Stock is up.25. Brett Bochy, RHP: AAA 1-1, 3.99, 56.1 IP, 16 BB, 57 K's, 2 Saves. Solid season for Melonhead Jr. Does he have enough stuff to get MLB hitters out? Stock stable.26. Josh Osich, LHP: High A 3-1, 2.45, 40.1 IP, 10 BB, 48 K, 12 Saves. AA 2-3, 4.85, 29.2 IP, 12 BB, 28 K, 3 Saves. Dominated the Cal League, but had a rough transition to AA but finished strong with a 2.87 ERA over his last 10 appearances. Stock Stable.27. Bryce Bandilla, LHP: High A 1-4, 3.65, 44.1 IP, 25 BB, 72 K', 5 Saves. Eye popping K rate but still battles command and can get hittable at times. Stock Stable.28. Steven Okert, LHP: Low A 2-2, 2.97, 60.2 IP, 24 BB, 59 K's, 2 Saves. Had his ups and downs but finished strong with a 1.59 ERA over his last 10 appearances. Stock is stable.29: Ian Gardeck, RHP: Low A 4-3, 3.21, 56 IP, 40 BB, 66 K, 1 Save, GO/AO= 1.71. Hard throwing RHP who had excellent K rate but command/control is obviously still a work in progress. Also finished strong with a 1.35 ERA over his last 10 appearances despite a K/BB of 11/8 over 13.1 IP. Stock is stable. Could break out any time his finds the command key.30. Stephen Johnson, RHP: Low A 5-1, 3.61, 52.1 IP, 30 BB, 71 K, GO/AO= 1.52, 8 Saves. Fireballer who got better as the season progressed. 0 ER allowed in his last 10 appearances with a 14/4 K/BB. Stock is up.AFL Notes: Andrew Susac went 1 for 3, with a BB in the first AFL game. Adalberto Mejia gave up 3 runs in 2 IP.
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about 2 hours ago
AFL: Scottsdale defeated Salt River 6-5(in their AFL season opener)Scottsdale: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 3, BB, SO, EScottsdale: 3B Kyle Kubitza: 3 for 4, 2BScottsdale: SP Jameson Taillon: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 KScottsdale: RP Ada...
AFL: Scottsdale defeated Salt River 6-5(in their AFL season opener)Scottsdale: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 3, BB, SO, EScottsdale: 3B Kyle Kubitza: 3 for 4, 2BScottsdale: SP Jameson Taillon: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 KScottsdale: RP Adalberto Mejia: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HRSusac, the Giants' lone position player to appear in the AFL season opener, reached base twice. Kubitza, whom the Braves drafted in the third round two years ago, had three of the Scorpions' eleven hits.After Pirates' top prospect Taillon allowed just an unearned run in the first two innings, the Giants' Mejia followed by allowing 3 ER in the 3rd inning. After allowing the two-out, three-run HR to the Rockies' Kyle Parker (the lone HR in the game), Mejia rebounded with a perfect 4th inning.
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about 4 hours ago
Now, I don't really know what I'm doing, but when I "created a spreadsheet" and "pasted in game logs" and "made a line graph?" it didn't catch my computer on fire, so I think this data might even be accurate. It's a day-by-day graph of t...
Now, I don't really know what I'm doing, but when I "created a spreadsheet" and "pasted in game logs" and "made a line graph?" it didn't catch my computer on fire, so I think this data might even be accurate. It's a day-by-day graph of the OPS for the Giants' starting position players. I made this! Click it to enlarge if you're all squinty. Setting the scale from .500 to 1.000 made it easier to read, but it cut out some of the April lines. You pretty much know what's going on, though. Look at Belt pop out around April 21 and reaffirm that he's still alive. And when Crawford saw what existed above the grey border, and it frightened him so much, he vowed never to go back. There's no sense analyzing this too much -- it's self-explanatory, for the most part -- but I do want to point out how much better Buster Posey was than his teammates for a couple months. Seems like it was 2009 by now, but there was a time where the Giants had one excellent hitter and a bunch of feh. The good news is that everyone other than Crawford started trending in the right direction. The bad news is that Posey sank toward the bottom. And how. I'm still silly enough to think the offense will be fine, especially if the Giants replace that yellow line crawling around the bottom of that graph.
about 14 hours ago
Of course, that’s just *the dream*. But after I saw a few weird tweets last night at 2am about the Giants being the *front runners* to land Jose Abreu my mind started wandering towards hot stove fantasies. Chapter 1 of *the dream*:...
Of course, that’s just *the dream*. But after I saw a few weird tweets last night at 2am about the Giants being the *front runners* to land Jose Abreu my mind started wandering towards hot stove fantasies. Chapter 1 of *the dream*: The Giants sign Abreu, probably overpaying but whatever. This is a guy who could realistically be compared to a right handed Ryan Howard.  I haven’t researched this for a second, but let’s say the Giants land him with a 5 year/60 million dollar deal. He’ll get more than Cespy and Puke mostly because of their success at the mlb level and the fact that Abreu comes with a good deal of hype.  I have no idea what Abreu will get but if he costs more or less, I’m all for it. Now we have a legit power hitting first baseman who we can plug into the clean up spot. Chapter 2 of *the dream*:  The Giants trade Brandon Belt, Kyle Crick and Sergio Romo for David Price. Now please don’t tell me this is an overpay. This is what Price will cost and possibly more if all the Rays want are 3 top prospects, which is likely (and we simply don’t have 3 top prospects to pay for Price). But this trade gives them an upgrade replacement for Loney at 1B (he’ll leave for a multi year deal like all their 1-year wonders do), a HUGE upgrade at closer, and another top pitching prospect that the Rays love to stockpile. Chapter 3 of *the dream*: David Price becomes our ace, Abreu hits 44 bombs in 2014 and we win “3 in Five”. Thoughts? ___________________________________________ update: opening mail and just discovered Twin’s Andres Torres signed pic that he sent me. Here it is. Rad.
about 16 hours ago
Tim Salmon was part of a stud Angels outfield that included Garret Anderson and Jim Edmonds which held a commanding 11-game lead over the Mariners on August 8, 1995, only to find themselves traveling to Seattle’s Kingdome for a one...
Tim Salmon was part of a stud Angels outfield that included Garret Anderson and Jim Edmonds which held a commanding 11-game lead over the Mariners on August 8, 1995, only to find themselves traveling to Seattle’s Kingdome for a one-game playoff to determine the AL West champion. There, Salmon watched a Luis Sojo broken bat grounder score four runs and a Randy Johnson slider end California’s season. Seven years later, Salmon helped take down the Giants in a seven-game, World Series thriller that made champions of the Halos for the first time. Who better to speak about the MLB playoff picture? Salmon ran the gamut of October emotions. Beyond those playoff experiences, Salmon also ranks first in Angels history for ...
about 19 hours ago
When fans aware of the program hear anything about Major League Baseball's RBI initiative, they often assume popularizing the sport is the organization's biggest goal. However, developing skilled people is what most concerns San Francisc...
When fans aware of the program hear anything about Major League Baseball's RBI initiative, they often assume popularizing the sport is the organization's biggest goal. However, developing skilled people is what most concerns San Francisco RBI.
about 21 hours ago
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors With Barry Zito‘s contract up and the possibility of Tim Lincecum signing elsewhere. The San Francisco Giants will have to be in play for some starting pitching. They’ve already ...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors With Barry Zito‘s contract up and the possibility of Tim Lincecum signing elsewhere. The San Francisco Giants will have to be in play for some starting pitching. They’ve already been linked to a couple starting pitchers. One is a free agent and another is a trade possibility.    Free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo thinks his time in Cincinnati is likely done. He’s looking for a three year deal, and is keeping all his options open.? Yes, he’s up there in age, and is looking for a deal to close out his 30′s. “I feel I can pitch effectively at 37, 38 and 39 years old. I’ve never missed a start. Never been injured. I’ not a max-effort guy out there, so there’s no big-time wear and tear on me. I loved Cincinnati but I don’t think they’re in position to give me what I want,” said Arroyo. Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe says the Giants could be among one of the bidders for Arroyo’s services.   Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Tampa Bay Rays ace pitcher David Price could be on the trading block. He’s two years away from free agency, so the Rays can really cash in now to receive a better package for Price. One of the teams listed as a possible destination via trade for Price was your Giants.   Don’t forget to visit our SF Giants Rumors Facebook page to share your thoughts on all the latest Giants News/Rumors!   ~Steven Robles   ———-——–—-——-——––———————-—————————————————- Want an email alert when there’s a new post? Click the “Contact Us” tab and request to be added to our email list. You can also follow on Twitter @SFGiants_Rumors and Google+! // // Technorati Tags: Barry Zito, Bronson Arroyo, David Price, Giants Hot Stove, Giants Trade Rumors, MLB Rumors Giants, San Francisco Giants, SF Giants News, SF Giants Rumors, SFG Rumors, Tampa Bay Rays, Tim Lincecum
about 21 hours ago
#Rays lineup: DeJesus lf, Myers rf, loney 1b, longoria 3b, zobrist 2b, Jennings cf, Johnson DH, Escobar ss, lobaton c, Hellickson RHP— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) October 8, 2013 BOS lineup on @MLB_TBS: Ellsbury CF Victorino ...
#Rays lineup: DeJesus lf, Myers rf, loney 1b, longoria 3b, zobrist 2b, Jennings cf, Johnson DH, Escobar ss, lobaton c, Hellickson RHP— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) October 8, 2013 BOS lineup on @MLB_TBS: Ellsbury CF Victorino RF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Nava LF Saltalamacchia C Drew SS Middlebrooks 3B Peavy P — MLBLineups (@mlblineups) October 8, 2013 .@Athletics Gm 4 lineup on @MLB_TBS Crisp CF Donaldson 3B Lowrie SS Moss 1B Cespedes LF Smith DH Reddick RF Vogt C Sogard 2B Straily P — MLBLineups (@mlblineups) October 8, 2013 .@Tigers Gm 4 lineup on @MLB_TBS Jackson CF Hunter RF Cabrera 3B Fielder 1B Martinez DH Peralta LF Avila C Infante 2B Iglesias SS Fister P— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) October 8, 2013
about 22 hours ago
Here are some updates on my book.   On sale in Old Town The Lyceum Gadsby’s Museum The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Alexandria Black History Museum The Virginia Store  Alexandria Archaeology Museum ...
Here are some updates on my book.   On sale in Old Town The Lyceum Gadsby’s Museum The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Alexandria Black History Museum The Virginia Store  Alexandria Archaeology Museum   The Library I’m proud to announce my book is now available at the Alexandria Library. If the book is checked out, consider using the Local Collections section at Barrett, where you can read it in their room.  Make sure to note the differences in their hours and the library’s hours.   For one thing, Local Collections is closed on Thursdays.   Speaking engagements and appearances   Java Jolt I will talk and sell books at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. When:  Saturday, October 12, 10 am Where:  3rd Floor, Torpedo Factory, King & Union Sts., Old Town, Alexandria, VA.   Fairfax County Library Book Sale I will be one of many authors at the Fairfax County Library in Fairfax, Sunday, December 9th, from 2-4. This Book Sale gives some monies to the Library.   Fairfax County Historical Conference (Ninth Annual) I’m looking forward to this one.  Table talk, selling books and I will probably buy a few myself!   When:  Saturday, November 9, 2013, 830a-415p Where:  Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center Registration in Advance Required $20   Thanks again for the outpouring of support, the feedback, and to my dear wife who has helped me so much!    
about 22 hours ago
The Arizona Fall League's inaugural Bowman Hitting Challenge will take place at 6:35 p.m. MT on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where future Major League stars will battle in a home run derby environment.
The Arizona Fall League's inaugural Bowman Hitting Challenge will take place at 6:35 p.m. MT on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where future Major League stars will battle in a home run derby environment.
1 day ago