Weekly Farm Report 4/23

Since last week’s report, we’ve see OF Darren Ford and RP Ryan Vogelsong get called up, with 1B Brandon Belt being sent down. Belt has yet to appear in a game since his demotion to Fresno.

A look at some players of note down in the San Francisco Giants’ farm system

1B Brett Pill, Fresno (AAA): Even after cooling off a bit, Pill continues to have a solid season with the Grizzlies with 2 HR, 15 RBI and .369 AVG. His numbers are 0/6/.250 for the past 10 games.

2B Emmanuel Burris, Fresno (AAA): Burriss isn’t running like was in the first week of the season. But he’s hitting. Burriss stole 10 bases in the first five games of the season. Now, 15 games into the season, he has 15 steals in 18 attempts. But he is hitting .410 over the past 10 games with a .467 OBP. He’s hitting .339 with a .424 OBP for the season with 15 runs in 15 games.

LF Thomas Neal, Fresno (AAA): Neal was sidelined for more than a week with a bruised foot. But he’s back and hitting (8 for 21) since returning to lineup. He went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored Friday, pushing him to 10 for 30 for the season.

3B Connor Gillaspie, Fresno (AAA): After opening the season hot, Gillaspie has cooled off, currently on a 1-for-15 slump. He’s hitting .254 for the season with 2 HR and 13 RBI. At least his walk-to-strikeout has improved — it’s 4/3 during the slump.

P Steve Edlefsen, Fresno (AAA): Edlefsen has been solid in relief, giving up one run in 6 IP with a 5-1 K-to-BB rate. His ERA is a 1.42.

2B Charlie Culberson, Richmond (AA): Culberson remains the best hitter on a Richmond team that has struggled to hit. Culberson is the only Flying Squirrel with 30 or more ABs who is hitting over .260. Culberson is hitting .290, but with an OBP of only .297. And he has 15 strikeouts in 15 games. His K-rate has improved of late, only 2 in his last 18 PAs. And he’s heating up — 6 for 13 in past three games.

OF Gary Brown, San Jose (A): The 2010 first-round pick is hitting .343 with a .429 OBP and 14 runs through 16 games. He also is 15 for 20 on stolen base attempts. Also, 23 of his 25 hits are singles.

3B Chris Dominguez, San Jose (A): Dominguez has 4 HR, 14 RBI and a .313 AVG.

1B Luke Anders, San Jose (A): Anders had 3 HR, 10 RBI and a .319 AVG. He also has 10 walks in 60 PAs for a .439 OPB and his OPS is 1.013.

P Zach Wheeler, San Jose (A): After an impressive first start, Wheeler struggled in his most recent start, giving up 5 ER on 7 hits in 5 IP. He’s 2-0 with a 4.02 ERA. But his WHIP is 0.96 and he has 18 Ks and 4 BB in 15.2 IP.


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