Welcome to the first installment of the 2006 “Down on the Farm” report. Monday – Friday (and sometimes Saturday) I will give you a quick synopsis of what some of our prospects did the night before. For the most part if a player is a non-prospect (ie to old for the level where he is playing) I will not spend much time on him. I normally only highlight positive game stats, but I will pay special attention to high draft picks even when they suck or get hammered pitching.


Ottawa 4, Louisville 1

23 year-old Justin Germano a 13rd round draft pick of the Padres in 2000 got knocked around a little bit. He apparently was working on former GM Dan O’Brien’s “pitch to contact” theory. Justin gave up 5 hits and 3 ER in 4.1 innings. He did strike out 3.

27-year old non-prospect Jesse Gutierrez went 2 for 4 with a double. For his mior league career Gutierrez has hit .281/.339/.471.


Jacksonville 2, Chattanooga 0

24 year-old Phil Dumatrait proved why looking at W/L for a pitcher is a worthless endeavor. Phil, a 1st round pick for the Red Sox in the 2000 draft, pitched 6 scoreless innings giving up just 1 hit and striking out 5.


Fort Myers 7, Sarasota 3

“DOTF” favorite Adam Rosales, who turns 23 on May 20th, impressed with the bat in his High A debut. Rosales went 2 for 4 with a solo homer in the first, and an RBI single later in the game. Last year at rookie ball and Low A Dayton, Adam put up an impressive .946 OPS including 14 homers…..yeah but can he steal?

19 year-old 1st round pick, Homer Bailey’s line looked a little shakey though not horrible for his High A debut. 5 H, 2 ER, and 5Ks in 4.2 innings. He did show good control with no walks.


South Bend 7, Dayton 5

22 year-old David Griffin, a 14th round pick last year, went 3 for 5 with 2 3B, a 2B, and 3 RBI. In College at Baylor Griffin appeard allergic to taking walks, but in 13 games for Billings in the Pioneer league last year he did walk 5 times in 43 plate appearances and put up a .404 OBP.

Last years first round pick, Jay Bruce, went 2 for 5 with a double in his LOW A debut.

19 year-old Travis Wood, gave up 3 ER, 6 H, and a BB in his LOW A debut. He did strike out 5 in his 3.2 innings of work.

6 Responses

  1. Chad

    Good work, Matt. I’m very interested in three of these players, in particular: Bruce, Wood, and Bailey. High upside with those three.

  2. mo

    what about rosales what just because he was a 12 round pick youre not going to say his name it the sentace.

  3. Matt


    Not sure what that means. Rosales is probably my favorite player in the farm system.

  4. Perfection

    Seriously…Who the HELL is David Griffin?? Didn’t he go in the 30th round?? Maybe you meant…Michael Griffin!:roll:

  5. Matt

    yeah I did mean Michael Griffin, my mistake. Why are you proofreading month old posts?