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Around The Farm: January 17, 2013

Around The Farm: January 17, 2013
Asdrubal Cabrera (Photo: La Cueva Caraquista)
January 18, 2013
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Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland 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 the Dominican Winter League and Puerto Rican Winter League did not play last night. Here is the rundown of what Cleveland players in fall and winter ball did yesterday:

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Ezequiel Carrera (LF): 1-for-4, 1 SB. It was a largely uneventful night for Carrera, as he reached base once on a single and stole a base. The lack of power continues to be far from ideal (.092 ISO in winter ball), but that is simply who Carrera is; it would be foolish to get too worked up over it. He should still be a serviceable fourth outfielder in 2013.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (SS): 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 E. Like Carrera, not much went on in Cabrera's world Thursday night. The walk saw him stranded at first base and his throwing error had no real effect on the game. Cabrera did get news that he was officially named to the Venezuelan team for the World Baseball Classic, however, so I guess that counts for something.

Australian Winter League

  • Quincy Latimore (CF): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI. Since being acquired by Cleveland, Latimore has gone 7-for-20 with three doubles and one home run (last night) in five games. Latimore hit his home run in the 9th inning with his team down 3-1, nearly bringing them back into the game. Now, as long as he can transfer that sort of hitting stateside in a month or so.

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