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Around the Farm: April 27

Around the Farm: April 27
April 28, 2011
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Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.

Giovanni Soto - SP, Kinston: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER/0 R, BB, 6 K
Soto turned in his best performance of the young season going six strong innings for the K-Tribe, leading the way to victory. He was able to command his pitches well last night, not allowing a single walk or run to cross the plate. Through his first four starts of the season, he's holding batters to a .195 batting average against him.
  • Cord Phelps - 2B, Columbus: 2-3, RBI, BB. Phelps continues to prime himself for a mid-season call up to the big leagues.
  • Travis Buck - 1B, Columbus: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, K. Ever since Buck was demoted down to Columbus, the guy has done nothing but hit. Currently, he's sitting pretty with a .412 batting average.
  • Jordan Brown - LF, Columbus: 2-4. A multiple MVP winner in the minor leagues, Brown struggled in his time with Cleveland and continues to dominate minor league pitching.
  • Scott Barnes - SP, Columbus: 6.2 IP, 2 H, o ER/0 R, 5 BB, 7 K. Barnes turned in, for the most part, a quality outing for the Clippers. He showed some command issues throughout the game, but used damage control and didn't allow a run to cross the plate. He picked up the victory for Columbus.
  • Carlton Smith - RP, Columbus: 2.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K. Smith pitched the rest of the game for the Clippers and also turned in a quality outing, picking up his first save on the season.
  • Tyler Holt - CF, Kinston: 2-7, R, RBI, BB, K. Overall, was one of the bright spots for the K-Tribe in their doubleheader.
  • Justin Toole - 2B, Kinston: 2-7, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K. Toole has quietly put together a solid start to the season for the K-Tribe. While he's not much of a prospect, he's someone to keep your eye on.
  • Bo Greenwell - LF, Kinston: 1-6, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K. Wasn't what Greenwell would call a successful night at the ball yard, but he still contributed.
  • Clayton Cook - SP, Kinston: IP, 6 H, 9 ER/R, 2 BB. Hands down, one of Cook's worst outings in his professional career. While he kept the ball in the ballpark and didn't allow a homerun, he wasn't effective last night, to put it lightly.
  • Carlos Moncrief - CF, Lake County: 1-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K. While his batting average may not indicate it, Moncrief has been a bright spot to the Captains offense.
  • Alex Monslave - C, Lake County: 3-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI. Monslave is another guy who is quietly putting together a nice season, to this point, hitting .324.
  • Alex Lavisky - DH, Lake County: 0-4, R, BB, 2K. I keep waiting for Lavisky to break his slump, but he's really struggling out there. It might be best for him once Mahoning Valley starts their season to send him there for a while and work things out.
  • Steven Wright - SP, Lake County: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER/2 R, 2 K, HR. Wright was the victim of some poor defense, but also didn't limit the damage well either.
Follow Tony and the Indians Prospect Insider on Twitter @TonyIPI. Also, his latest book the 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More is available for purchase for $20.95 to customers in the US (shipping and handling extra).

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