Richmond Flying Squirrels
Record 20-16, 2nd in Eastern League West Division
The Flying Squirrels are like most Giants’ minor league teams this year in terms of a winning record. Last year, all levels were pretty abysmal in their performance. This year, it seems to have turned itself around with an influx of good talent and proper coaching. The Flying Squirrels have reaped the benefit of the presence of a couple of stellar pitching prospects.
Three of the Giants top 10 prospects are doing their time in Richmond right now, and a few aren’t doing to well. We’ll get to them in a minute. Let’s take a look at what else is going on in Richmond.
Spring Training cult hero, Jerry Sands, has clubbed five homers, tied for the team lead with Dylan Davis. Sadly, he’s hitting just .163. For other interesting performances, you should take a look at Luigi Rodriguez. The 25 year old minor league free agent signed with the Giants this offseason and has taken Richmond by storm. In 96 at bats he’s slashing .407/.490/.581/1.072. He has 13 walks to 22 strikeouts and has stolen 8 bases.
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Here is where the Top 30 are performing:
- #7, Aramis Garcia: .207/.257/.337/.594, 10 RBI, 2 HR
- #8, Shaun Anderson: 4-1, 2.31 ERA, 39 IP, 39K, 9BB, 1.15 WHIP
- #9, Garret Williams: 1-2, 5.27 ERA, 27.1 IP, 22K, 23 BB, 1.98 WHIP
- #22, Miguel Gomez: .297/.317/.416/.733, 9 RBI, 15K, 3BB
- #23, Ryan Howard: .285/.341/.390/.731, 10 2B, 10BB, 15K
- #28, Jordan Johnson: 4-3, 2.43 ERA, 40.2 IP, 36K, 14BB, 1.16 WHIP, .228 op AVG
Some concerning numbers from Garcia and Williams, but this is their longest exposure at the higher levels.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at the River Cats.