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Around the Farm: April 28

Around the Farm: April 28
April 29, 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.

Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B, Columbus: 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K.
Don't look now, but one of the organization's best prospects is beginning to heat up. After a slow start to the season, Chisenhall is finally adjusting to the new league. However, his slow start reinforces that there should be no rush to bring him to Cleveland. If it were up to me, I'd leave him in Columbus for the majority of the season.
  • Zach McAllister - SP, Columbus: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER (o R), 6 K. McAllister is now 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA to start the season with a 4:1 strike out to walk ratio. He deserves a look in Cleveland before season's end.
  • Jensen Lewis - RP, Columbus: IP, BB, K. An outcast in Cleveland has found his niche in Columbus and is doing really well.
  • Jason Donald - 3B, Akron: 0-3, 2 K. His rehab has been really an up and down roller coaster. He'll be back in Cleveland soon, but not sure how ready he'll be.
  • Chun Chen - C, Akron: 1-3, R, HR, RBI. The next big thing as far as catchers go in the Tribe's system.
  • Manny Lawson - 2B, Akron: 2-2, BB. The newly acquired Lawson has been a solid pick up for the Aeros.
  • Kyle Bellows - 3B, Akron: 1-3, RBI. Bellows has struggled to open the season and his bat was a concern coming in.
  • TJ McFarland - SP, Akron: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER/1 R, 4 BB, 5 K. Overall, a quality outing for McFarland who is still a prospect to watch going forward.
  • Matt Packer - SP, Akron: 7 IP, 3 ER/4 R, 2 BB, 4 K. Packer is a pitcher the Indians organization is high on and for good reason.
  • Cory Burns - RP, Akron: 0.1 IP, H, K. Picked up the save for the Aeros in game one of the double header.
  • Tyler Holt - DH, Kinston: 3-4. Great game for Holt who is just the kind of outfield depth that the organization needs.
  • Casey Frawley - SS, Kinston: 2-4, R, 2 K. Not exactly a big time prospect, but he's been great in his role of filling an area of need.
  • Abner Abreu - CF, Kinston: 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI. Finally brought his bat to the ball yard and did something with it. No knock on Abreu, but he has so much potential, but often times, doesn't live up to it.
  • TJ House - SP, Kinston: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER/R, BB, 6K, HR. Once considered the next best thing, House has really struggled and is sporting a 6.32 ERA.
  • Tyler Cannon - 3B, Lake County: 2-5, R, 2 2B. A young guy who has been playing to his ability.
  • Jesus Aguilar - 1B, Lake County: 2-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K. One of the only legit power prospects in our farm system right now next to Nick Weglarz.
  • Alex Lavisky - DH, Lake County: 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 K. After a pretty harsh write up last night, Lavisky had himself a quality game. He still really needs to cut down on his strike outs, though.

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