A recently slumping San Jose offense broke out Thursday against the sort-of rival Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Averaging three runs over their last 15 games, the squad cranked out 15 hits for 12 runs and a five-run victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers' Advanced-A affiliate.
Steven Duggar drove in four runs on one swing, clubbing his first home run of the season in grand-slam fashion. Leading off and playing field, Duggar went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base, though he did strike out twice, which gives him a 33.3 K% in his first six games back from injury.
This number will assuredly go down, as Duggar had never posted greater than 21.5% for a strikeout rate in any period of time with one team.
Aramis Garcia crushed his team-leading 16th home run in a 2-for-5 game. At an ISO of .247, no player in the California League is higher except Dodgers' prospect D.J. Peters. Also having heavy impact on the offense was Jonah Arenado, who went 3-for-5 with a triple.
— Heliot Ramos hit his third home run, which is his 11th extra-base hit in 13 games (59 plate appearances). Like Garcia, he is second in his league with a .377 ISO, though he trails a Brewers prospect — 20-year-old Keston Hiura, who was picked 12 spots before Ramos in this most recent draft. Ramos is also third in wRC+ and in OPS.
— Recently, good Melvin Adon has been showing up more frequently than bad Melvin Adon. He has four consecutive starts with a game score of 57 or higher, which have all totaled for a solid combined line of 22.2 IP, 18 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 22 K with a 1.19 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.
- Sacramento: Jose Flores (2.56 ERA, 1.03 WHIP)
- Richmond: Sam Coonrod (4.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP)
- San Jose: Jake McCasland (5.18 ERA, 1.61 WHIP)
- Augusta: Caleb Baragar (5.07 ERA, 1.48 WHIP)
- Salem-Keizer: Alejandro De Le Rosa (6.00 ERA, 1.92 WHIP)
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Christian Arroyo: DNP
- Bryan Reynolds: 2-for-5, 2 R
- Steven Duggar: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR, BB, 2 SO, SB
- Chris Shaw: 0-for-4, SO
- Sandro Fabian: 2-for-4, SO, SB
- Heath Quinn: 2-for-5, R, 2B, 2 SO
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Andrew Suarez: DNP
- Sam Coonrod: DNP
- Matt Krook: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
- Aramis Garcia: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, SO
- C.J. Hinojosa: 0-for-3, SO
- Reyes Moronta: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
- Austin Slater: DNP
- Kelvin Beltre: 1-for-4, R
- Dan Slania: DNP
- Cory Taylor: DNP
- Chris Stratton: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K
- Chase Johnson: DNP
- Jalen Miller: 2-for-5, 2 R, 3B, 2 SO
- Melvin Adon: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
- Garrett Williams: DNP
- Dylan Davis: 1-for-4, SO
- Ryder Jones: DNP
- Hunter Cole: DNP
- Miguel Gomez: DNP
- Ryan Howard: 1-for-4