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Around the Farm: December 11, 2014

Ciriaco headlines a quiet night on the farm

Around the Farm: December 11, 2014
Audy Ciriaco (Photo:
December 12, 2014
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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.

Here is the rundown of what Cleveland players in winter ball did yesterday:

Dominican Winter League

  • Audy Ciriaco (Photo: MiLB)Audy Ciriaco (3B, Estrellas de Oriente): 1-for-4, 1 2B. Ciriaco’s time in the Dominican this offseason does not stand out, but the 27-year-old does have an active three-game hit streak thanks to Thursday’s double, his first extra base hit since November 28.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Anthony Gallas (RF, Aguilas del Zulia): 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 SO. Power is the thing that sets Gallas apart, and when it is struggling to come through as it is in Venezuela, the soon-to-be 27-year-old struggles. Through seven games, Gallas only has two extra base hits to go with eight strikeouts, though his four walks are helping him a bit.

Puerto Rican Winter League

  • Roberto Perez (C, Indios de Mayaguez): 0-for-3, 1 PB. Perez is still waiting for some more balls to fall in for hits, but with more walks (20) than strikeouts (19) through 25 games, the 25-year-old still has his solid, patient approach at the plate intact.

Australian Baseball League

  • Ryan Battaglia (1B, Brisbane Bandits): 1-for-1. Battaglia came in as a defensive replacement for Brisbane after the Bandits used a pinch runner in the top of the ninth in an attempt to break a 2-2 tie. The 22-year-old got an at-bat thanks to the game going to extra innings and singled on a fly ball to left field as a part of the Bandits’ 11th-inning rally.

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