Sacramento River Cats: Triple A
Record 16-25, 4th Northern Division
Just like the other teams, Sacramento has not been able to come across many wins so far this year.
The big name of course is Tyler Beede. Beede has had an okay start to the season. 3.30 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched. He has only given up more than three runs in one of his eight starts. If he can continue performing like that, we could be seeing Beede out in San Francisco sooner than later.
Former first-round pick Kyle Crick is having a pretty solid start to the year. The starter-turned- reliever has a 3.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 12 innings of work. This is his first year he has been strictly a reliever and he is adjusting well. Crick hasn’t turned out to be what the Giants expected but he is still only 24 years old with a mid-90 fastball. The Giants haven’t given up on him yet.
From the hitting standpoint, Austin Slater has the hot bat. Slater, (possibly the next outfielder to get his shot in the bigs) is sporting a .314 average to lead the team. Ryder Jones is also hot as of late. Hitting three home runs, including a grand slam, in his last eight games.
The Giants currently have Aaron Hill and Conor Gillaspie rehabbing with the River Cats. Hill has played in 1 game and has a hit in two at-bats while Gillaspie has two hits in seven at-bats in two games played. Their rehab back to the big leagues has just begun, and the Giants will have big roster decisions to be made when they eventually return. You can expect Hill and Gillaspie in triple-A at least until the end of this upcoming week.