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Around the Farm: August 5, 2013

Around the Farm: August 5, 2013
August 6, 2013
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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.

Dorssys Paulino (Lake County SS): 4-4, 3 R, 2B, RBI, BB: Undoubtedly the best and most encouraging performance of any Indians minor leaguer. Paulino started slowly this season but he has continued to improve and make adjustments which is what needs to happen in order for the 18 year old to progress. Another piece of note is that his BABIP to this point is surprisingly low. Something to monitor.

  • Tim Fedroff (Columbus DH): 3-5, 2B, R, 2 K: The two strikeouts definitely put a bit of a damper on an impressive evening. Funny how as recently as last September Indians fans were clamoring for his opportunity.
  • Juan Diaz (Columbus SS): 2-4, RBI: Merely organizational depth at this point Diaz has performed well when I am on ATF but weakly on other nights.
  • Jeremy Hermida (Columbus LF): 1-5, 2B, R, RBI: I hate to say organizational depth excessively but if you look at the Columbus lineup today that’s the only phrase that comes to mind.
  • C.C. Lee (Columbus RP): IP, K: The guy is simply tremendous; no doubt he will be locked in the Tribe’s pen after spring training next season.
  • Vinnie Pestano (Columbus RP): 1.1 IP, K: Good inning and what you really want to see with Vinnie is no walks. Something that was becoming an issue before his trip to Columbus.
  • Tony Wolters (Carolina C): 3-4, 2 R, K: Wolters' transition has been really impressive so far. Obviously there is a long road ahead in terms of receiving skills and adjustments but he is in the right place with the right work ethic to succeed. And his offensive production as shown Monday night has been strong considering the shift.
  • Joe Wendle (Carolina 2B): 0-4, 4 K: Just a line you are not going to see very often from Wendle. One night is but one night however.
  • Shawn Morimando (Carolina SP): 6 IP, 2 BB, 2 K: A fairly impressive outing for Mormando. Six innings on 88 pitches is pretty efficient. The concerns being that his WHIP would be 1.33 with a k rate of 3.00, which is not particularly breathtaking.
  • Richard Stock (Lake County DH): 2-5, HR, 4 RBI, R: Perhaps he was included just to say that his Stock is rising. Never mind that it is because he continues to produce. Yes, he is not a high priority guy per see but one who has risen to some relevance in the Indians system.
  • Logan Vick (Lake County RF): 2-3, R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB: Although he is not young for the level Vick has been impressive. Especially his plate discipline 76 BB and 78 strikeouts is impressive and include his base stealing ability. A very impressive season to date.
  • Joseph Sever (Lake County DH): 3-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI: Another big night for a Captain, Sever has been productive offensively while bouncing between Carolina and Lake County.
  • Sean Brady (AZL Indians SP): 3 IP, BB, 2 K: Another solid outing for the Indians fith rounder as his professional career has gotten off to a very positive start.

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User Comments

August 6, 2013 - 9:59 PM EDT

Here is his numbers

Solid fielding pct & solid 30% CS rate.
Mike Hattery
August 6, 2013 - 3:51 PM EDT
My apologies. I make mistakes and miss a guy combing through the box scores occasionally. But I am glad a user threw him the props he deserved.
August 6, 2013 - 2:58 PM EDT
LOL, Nope, I guess that struck a nerve. If comments on these boards bother you that much, I recommend finding a new hobby...maybe golf.

I could care less about prospect status in the ATFs, I see them as a way to promote the stellar performances...or lack thereof...each night. 99.99% of the time this is the case...however...sometimes a performance may get overlooked, which was the point of recognizing Morel.

I'm sure as you do, I read the ATF's every day and see the heat the writers occasionally fall under but guess what...that is part of the job and the reason the User Comments are still available. I support the work they do and will continue to provide input when I believe a great performance was overlooked.
August 6, 2013 - 11:02 AM EDT
I have an idea...all the whiny bitches in the house should write their own ATF, send it in to the editors, and have it published...please...a couple days ago, this same writer gets hammered for including prospects that weren't top ten. Today, prospects that weren't top ten.

What a joke.

Hey IBI, just spend ten hours and write up everybody, every night.
August 6, 2013 - 10:39 AM EDT
your absolutley right "big texas"you have to be a first rounder to get mentioned weather your doing bad or good. thats the way system runs. but any way great pitching performance by luis morel
August 6, 2013 - 10:09 AM EDT
Yeah, and Jeremy Hermida, who's not a prospect, gets mentioned for hitting a double in five at-bats.
August 6, 2013 - 9:43 AM EDT
I'm not sure how 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO does not get mentioned in ATF, but I'm going to throw a shout-out for Luis Morel on a great night pitching.
August 6, 2013 - 9:34 AM EDT
Does anyone have a report on how Wolters has played behind the plate? I'm starting to get excited about him again if his defense is indeed solid, given that he's performing well at the plate at an age-appropriate level.
Joe Chengery
August 6, 2013 - 1:29 AM EDT
One point on Pestano, though: 7 S, 5 B. Still has to display consistent command to get back to his dominating ways up here (increased velocity would help too).

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