Triple-A Sacramento 17, Reno 7 (Diamondbacks). The River Cats are 65-58.
Star: Jaylin Davis: If making noise is what gets you to the big leagues, Davis is banging every pot he can find. The outfielder, who was acquired in the Sam Dyson deal, has not stopped hitting, pulling a Mike Yastrzemski and slamming three homers Friday in a five-RBI day.
The numbers are absurd. Davis has a 1.318 OPS in 13 games with Sacramento with six homers and five doubles. He was raking with Triple-A Rochester, Minnesota’s affiliate, too, slashing .331/.405/.708 in 41 games. A 2015 24th-round pick, Davis is making a serious case for a promotion — which would need to come with a roster move, as he’s not on the 40-man. That’s why players such as Joey Rickard are getting time before him.
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Double-A Richmond was postponed.
High-A San Jose 5, Inland Empire 7 (Angels). The Giants are 49-74.
Star: Sandro Fabian. While the top of San Jose’s talent has gone to Richmond, the No. 16 prospect is still around. Fabian, a right fielder, went 2-for-4 with a walk from the leadoff spot, improving his 36-game slashline to .309/.364/.439. The Giants are taking it slow with the 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic, who’s been in the system since 2015.
Low-A Augusta 3, Greensboro 4 (Pirates). The GreenJackets are 66-56.
Star: Frankie Tostado. The 21-year-old from Camarillo has power. He went 3-for-4 with his 17th homer of the year, tied for third most in the South Atlantic League. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound left fielder/first baseman out of Oxnard College was a 19th-round pick in 2017. He handled Arizona League pitching last year, and this year is slashing .261/.310/.438 in 114 games.
Short-Season Salem-Keizer 2, Eugene 9 (Cubs). The Volcanoes are 35-25.
Star: Hunter Bishop. It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for Bishop, who made short work of the Arizona League but is batting just .195 in 23 games with Salem-Keizer. He’s still getting on base (.406) and hit his third homer in the Northwest League Friday, part of a 1-for-4 night. While the hits haven’t been there, he has been running more often when he does get on, swiping six bags so far.
AZL Giants Black 5, AZL Athletics Gold 3. The Giants are 26-21.
Star: Tyler Wyatt. A 31st-rounder this year out of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Wyatt’s numbers have dropped from June to July to August. But the 22-year-old went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and a strikeout Friday. He also stole his fourth base of the season. Wyatt, who plays the infield and outfield corners, will need to develop some power, but his .401 on-base percentage is promising.
AZL Giants Orange 5, AZL Cubs 8. The Giants are 38-10.
Star: Caleb Kilian. It’s been a nice, perfect start to the 22-year-old’s professional career. Kilian, an eighth-round pick this year out of Texas Tech, threw two scoreless innings while allowing one hit with a strikeout. That’s now six scoreless innings since leaving Texas Tech for the Anaheim native.
DSL Giants 8, DSL Pirates 4. The Giants are 28-37.
Star: Melvin Marte. The righty reliever out of the Dominican Republic pitched three scoreless, one-hit innings, striking out three and walking one to lower his ERA to 2.80 in 35 1/3 innings.
The 2018 international free-agent signing — the oldest of last year’s bunch, now 19 — has control issues, as most pitchers that age do. He’s walked 15 this season.