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Around the Farm: Instructs & AZPL 9/22

Around the Farm: Instructs & AZPL 9/22
September 24, 2011
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LeVon Washington
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special Instructional League version of ATF that recaps each of the 12 Instructional League games the Indians minor leaguers will play this fall as well as games played in the advanced Instructional League (Arizona Parallel League, AZPL). The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.

Here are the second game reports for both the Fall Instructional League and Arizona Parallel League (AZPL) teams played on Thursday.

For those who do not know the AZPL is considered advanced Instructional League. The Indians and Reds share a team and it is primarily to get some older players more playing opportunities against like competition.

Instructional League Game #2: September 22 vs. Reds
  • LeVon Washington (CF): 1-for-4, BB, K, 2 SB. This is the Washington we want to see. Getting on base in two out of five plate appearances and swiping two bags.
  • Jorge Martinez (3B): 0-for-1. Urshella is getting a lot of the playing time at third base early in camp, but Martinez should play there more regularly by the end.
  • Jesus Aguilar (1B): 1-for-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, K. No homer in this game for Aguilar, but a nice job filling a stat sheet.
  • Jake Lowery (C): 1-for-1, 2B, 2 RBI, BB. It is only two games, but in Instructs so far Lowery is 2-for-3 with 2 walks, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI.
  • Tony Wolters (2B): 0-for-2. Wolters continues his work at second base. He and Lindor look very much like the keystone combo to open the season at Low-A Lake County.
  • Eric Haase (DH): 0-for-4, K. Haase was a late signing and like some others is getting his first true taste of pro ball.
  • Luigi Rodriguez (RF): 1-for-2. Rodriguez played almost exclusively in center field this year and played some left field but almost no right field.
  • Bryson Myles (RF): 1-for-2, K. Myles hit .302/.394/.401 with 20 stolen bases in 50 games at Mahoning Valley this year.
  • Clayton Cook (SP): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K. Cook is like a machine. He just keeps piling up innings and pitching well, and is one of the Indians top pitching prospects.
  • Trey Haley (RP): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K. Haley had a good season, something a lot of people missed since he pitched in the pen for almost all of it. A good start to Instructs for him.
  • Mike Rayl (RP): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K. Rayl continues to pitch well with a good Instructs debut throwing two scoreless innings and first pitch strikes to 5 of 6 hitters.
  • Giovanni Soto (RP): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K. An efficient two innings for Soto as he threw 26 pitches and allowed one baserunner throwing first pitch strikes to 5 of 7 batters.
  • Leonardo Castillo (DH): 1-for-3, R, BB.
  • Ronny Rodriguez (SS): 0-for-2.
  • Francisco Lindor (SS): 1-for-2, K.
  • Tyler Holt (LF): 1-for-4, RBI, 2 K.
  • Giovanny Urshela (3B): 1-for-3, R, 2B.
  • Alex Lavisky (C): 0-for-2.
  • Robel Garcia (2B): 0-for-1, BB.
Parallel League Game #2: September 22 vs. Peoria
  • Bo Greenwell (1B): 1-for-3, 2B. Greenwell was back at first base for the second straight day, and is where he is likely going to play for the remainder of the AZPL season.
  • Kyle Bellows (DH): 1-for-3. Bellows was at DH again but was in for most of the game this time and got a hit.
  • Carlos Moncrief (RF): 0-for-2, 2 K. Not a good start to the AZPL season for Moncrief as that is 4 Ks in 4 ABs.
  • Tyler Cannon (C): 0-for-1, K. Cannon played two innings. The Indians are trying him out at catcher to see if it can be added to his skill set.
  • Hector Ambriz (RP): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K. Nice to see Ambriz back on the mound about a year out from his Tommy John surgery. He threw 12 pitches and was up to 94 MPH.
  • Alexander Perez (RP): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1K. Perez was pretty good in his first live game action of the season. He threw 16 pitches and first pitch strikes to all 4 batters he faced. He was only in the upper 80s but the velocity is still coming.
  • Francisco Jimenez (RP): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K. Jimenez is putting the capper on a very good season. With his versatility to start or relieve from the left side he has a lot of value to the organization.
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