Aramis

18 Jun 19
The Mercury News
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Redwood Times
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Daily Democrat
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Paradise Post
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
The Reporter
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Red Bluff Daily News
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Times-Standard
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
18 Jun 19
East Bay Times
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=giants-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] LOS ANGELES — It’s never easy for a baseball player to serve as a backup to one of the most popular players in franchise history. It’s even more difficult when the job requires you to replace one of the most popular players in a team’s clubhouse. Lifelong Giants fan Stephen Vogt is thriving anyway. As the backup to catcher Buster Posey and the man filling a vacancy left by 2017 Willie Mac Award winner Nick Hundley, Vogt has one of the most challenging roles on the San Francisco Giants. When he plays, Vogt must produce at the plate like Posey to satisfy the Giants fan base and inspire confidence in pitchers like Hundley did to please a veteran pitching staff. In fewer than two full months on the Giants’ roster, Vogt is exceedingly popular. Just ask the team’s best starter. “That’s definitely the fastest and easiest transition with another catcher besides Buster,” ace Madison Bumgarner said. “Even the first game I threw to him, it was pretty quick that it started clicking for us.” Like Hundley, Vogt admits he’s not an elite defender behind the plate. While many backup catchers around the league are almost solely relied on for defense, Vogt’s calling card is his bat, which is especially valuable against right-handed pitchers. In 72 at-bats this season, he’s hitting .264 with a .783 on-base plus slugging percentage, numbers that put him alongside some of the best offensive catchers in the league. In his first game with the Giants, the Visalia, Calif. native went 3-for-3 and slugged a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning to help lead the team to a dramatic comeback win over the Reds. In his most recent start, Vogt went 3-for-4 and became the first Giants catcher since Steve Nicosia on July 18, 1984 to record two triples in the same game. His offensive numbers stand out, but Vogt has earned the respect of his peers through his willingness to develop strong relationships with each pitcher on the staff. “The best thing I feel like I’ve done is my relationship with pitchers,” Vogt said. “I’m not the best defensive catcher, I’m not the best receiver, blocker or thrower. But for me, I try to give every ounce I have every time I’m back there for the pitcher.” As Posey returns from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a week, manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are trying to ease him back into action. Bochy said Monday that doing so is easier because of Vogt’s presence as Bumgarner isn’t the only pitcher who feels confident working with Vogt. “He fits in well here, he’s popular, but more importantly, pitchers are comfortable throwing to him,” Bochy said. “(Tyler) Beede had him in Sacramento, so he knows him from there, Anderson too, even Bumgarner, I’ve let him catch Bum a couple of times.” Opting to allow Hundley to walk in free agency and signing Vogt to a minor league deal was one of the first gambles president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made during his tenure. Hundley is beloved by many current Giants and Vogt missed the entire 2018 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, but both could have been signed to minor league deals. Zaidi chose Vogt, who would not be ready for Opening Day as his shoulder rehab continued. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The decision has paid off so far as Vogt has given the Giants a solid left-handed hitting option behind Posey while Hundley was hitting .200 in 70 at-bats before he was placed on the Oakland A’s injured list with back spasms. Some Giants fans would prefer the club to evaluate 26-year-old Triple-A catcher Aramis Garcia in a reserve role, and it’s possible the organization will have a chance to do so. Vogt may be an attractive asset to a contending club looking for a mid-summer trade, but a deal would require the Giants to part with a player who has suddenly provided good value at a key position. Vogt grew up attending Giants games and has loved his time with the franchise, but even if the Giants do hang onto him, his contract will expire at the end of the year. The 2019 season may not be the last we see of Vogt with the Giants, however, as there’s a role Bochy and many of his teammates believe he could fill down the line. When his career ends, Vogt should immediately be a popular managerial candidate.
17 Jun 19
Industry Analysis and News

17 June 2019, The global sports footwear market is subject to witness a substantial growth due to the rising enthusiasm towards sporting events, increasing focus towards fitness activities, and growing penetration of retail e-commerce sector across the globe. Additionally, rising disposable income and health consciousness among young population in both developed and developing economies worldwide […]

17 Jun 19
Healthcare Research Analysis

Cervical total disc replacementdevices are meant to restore motion to the spine by replacing the worn, degenerated disc.Degenerative disc disorders (DDD), a clinical condition where in spinal disc is affected use the cervical total disc replacement devices during the cervical total disc replacement surgeries; it shrinks from its normal height causing a pressure on the […]

17 Jun 19
Progetto di formazione e aggiornamento in oncologia

An analysis of the ARAMIS trial looked at quality of life and other outcomes with darolutamide in men with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

17 Jun 19
WBTW
Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach Pelicans overcame a three-run deficit to force extra innings, but fell 5-4 to the Down East Wood Ducks in 11 innings on Sunday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Wood Ducks (50-20) found the scoreboard in the top of the third inning. After a leadoff double from Tyler Depreta-Johnson, Erick Leal struck out back-to-back batters before he walked a pair to fill the bases. With the bases loaded, Sam Huff doubled off the left field wall and plated a pair that gave the Woodies a 2-0 lead.  Myrtle Beach (21-46) cut the lead in half with a run of their own in the bottom of the third. After the Pelicans put their first two runners on base via a single and a walk, Carlos Sepulveda singled to left field and scored Grant Fennell to close the gap to 2-1.  Down East increased the distance between themselves and the Birds with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. A single by Eric Jenkins and a walk from Leody Taveras put runners at first and second with no outs. The runners attempted a double steal and Miguel Amaya’s throw soared into left field that allowed Jenkins to score and made it 3-1. Two batters later, Diosbel Arias drove in Taveras and increased the Woodies lead to 4-1.  Tyler Payne put the Birds back on the board in the sixth when he launched a two-run homer to left field that cut the gap to 4-3. The Pelicans tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning when the banged out four-consecutive singles off of Scott Engler to plate a run. After Cam Balego and Miguel Amaya singled with one out in the inning, Zach Davis was inserted to run for Balego and he scored on a single from Payne and the Pelicans tied it at 4-4.  After Tyler Peyton tossed a scoreless top of the ninth inning, the Pelicans pushed a pair of runners into scoring position in the bottom half of the ninth, but Miguel Amaya flied out to right to send the game into extras.  The Birds escaped the top of the tenth without surrendering a run and Amaya started the inning at second. Amaya advanced to third on a wild pitch and the Wood Ducks intentionally walked Kevonte Mitchell and Aramis Ademan to load the bases for Grant Fennell who grounded into a double play to end the inning. In the top of the eleventh, a balk from Payne sent Hasuan Viera to third and he scored on a single from Yonny Hernandez that put the Woodies up 5-4 and that would be the final in 11 innings. Sunday’s game was the final game of the first half of the year for the Pelicans who finished the half with a record of 21-46. The Pelicans will start fresh on Thursday after the All-Star break when they welcome in the Fayetteville Woodpeckers for the first of four games with first pitch slated for 7:05.
16 Jun 19
Cubs Central

Well today is it. The first half of the minor league season concludes and three all star games will be taking place on Tuesday. After that, the second half of the minor league season begins on Thursday for Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend. For the second year in a row, no Cubs affiliate qualified […]