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Around the Farm: December 18, 2014

Cleveland’s up-the-middle depth in Perez, Rodriguez, others highlight the night on the farm

Around the Farm: December 18, 2014
Ronny Rodriguez (Photo: Pelotacriolla)
December 19, 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): 2-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SO. Though Ciriaco’s overall offseason does not stand out, Thursday’s game certainly did. The double was the 27-year-old’s first extra base hit since December 11 and the two hits represented his first multi-hit game since November 24.
  • Ronny Rodriguez (PH-SS, Estrellas de Oriente): 1-for-2, 1 3B. Rodriguez continues to serve as a sparkplug off of the bench for Estrellas, this time launching his first extra base hit of the offseason.
  • Erik Gonzalez (SS, Leones del Escogido): 1-for-4, 2 E. Gonzalez’s time in the Dominican has gotten off to a rough start at the plate, but while the 23-year-old was decent offensively on Thursday, he also made his first errors of the offseason.
  • Claudio Bautista (2B, Leones del Escogido): 0-for-5, 2 SO. Making his second appearance of the offseason, Bautista racked up strikeouts two and three while still looking for his first time on base.

Puerto Rican Winter League

  • Roberto Perez (C, Indios de Mayaguez): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO. Perez’s on-base percentage continues to be high (.371 through 26 games), and while his isolated power remains low at .107, Thursday’s double -- which was his first extra base hit since November 24 -- helps the soon-to-be 26-year-old a bit.

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User Comments

Canadian Joe
December 19, 2014 - 1:31 PM EST
Just what we need. Another good middle infield prospect.
December 19, 2014 - 12:05 PM EST
A Very big year ahead for Ronny Rodriquez.. Great opportunity to reestablish a legit prospect. If not could be his last year in the Indians system.

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