Around the Farm: December 22, 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.
Note, no Indians were in action in the Mexico Winter League and Venezuela Winter League. Also, the Dominican Winter League regular season is over.
Puerto Rico Winter League
Bryson Myles (LF, Gigantes de Carolina): 2-for-4, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI. Myles is off to a solid start in winter ball and racked up his first multi-hit game of the campaign. He has only played in three games but has at least one hit in all three of them and is 4-for-11 with 3 RBI and a 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Seeing how he showed up late in the winter league action, hopefully he gets a chance to play with Carolina through the playoffs as it would be a great experience and opportunity for him.
Giovanni Soto (SP, Gigantes de Carolina): W (4-2), 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 8 K. Soto keep plugging away this offseason and has really impressed since moving to the starting rotation. While he was exceptional in relief (8 G, 3-0, 0.50 ERA, .167 BAA, 18.0 IP, 14:4 K/BB) he has shown his versatility with a good showing as a starter (5 GS, 1-2, 3.74 ERA, .228 BAA, 21.2 IP, 25:10 K/BB). The Indians won’t say whether he is viewed as a starting candidate next season, but the fact he is being allowed to be stretched out in this manner implies they are considering it. The Indians are pretty deep with starters at Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron next season, but an injury or two could open the door for him to get an opportunity.
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