Around the Farm: December 1, 2014
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
No games were scheduled in the Venezuela Winter League on Monday. In fact, just three games total were scheduled throughout the Caribbean.
Dominican Winter League
Mitch Talbot (SP, Gigantes del Ciabo): 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K. With a light schedule around the CaribbeanLeagues, this gives us a chance to highlight a few former Tribe players. This was Talbot’s first appearance of the offseason and a good one at that. He did not pitch affiliated ball this past season as he played independent ball with the Long Island Ducks before signing late in the season with the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan. He was with the Indians in 2010 and 2011 and his claim to fame may be that he was the player the Indians designated for assignment to clear roster space for the acquisition of Ubaldo Jimenez on July 31, 2011.
Puerto Rico Winter League
J.C. Ramirez (RP, Gigantes de Carolina): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K. Ramirez is still a free agent and looking to impress teams as a depth bullpen arm in the upper levels of the minors. He did well in such a role with the Indians last season and it would not be a surprise to see him return. In 10 games this offseason he is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and in 11.2 innings has a 12:2 strikeout to walk ratio.
Venezuela Winter League
Jesus Aguilar (DNP): Aguilar and his Caracas teammates are off for the league All Star break. He participated in the Home Run Derby on Monday night for the All Star festivities and finished as the runnerup losing in a tiebreaker to Mario Lisson. Aguilar has played just one game over the past 10 or so days because he is nursing a sore foot, but it is a good sign that he was able to participate in the Home Run Derby contest. It seems probably that when league action kicks back up on Wednesday that he could be back in the lineup.
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