Around the Farm: January 27, 2012
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.
Quincy Latimore (CF, Adelaide Bite): 0-for-4: Latimore saw his 10-game hit streak end in Adelaide’s last ballgame of the season, but he did manage to continue his runs scored streak to eight games. Latimore was originally a star in Raleigh, NC, and was drafted in the fourth round by the Pirates in 2007. Latimore has struggled in his pro career and has been stuck in Double A for the past two seasons. He has showcased some power over the years, hitting 19 homers for High A Bradenton in 2010, and 15 in both 2011 and 2012 playing for the Double A Altoona Curve. This was Latimore’s second tenure in Australia, and has played well in both 2010 and 2011. Latimore finished the season off with a .286/.400/.508 slash line, which is right on par with his .313/.375/.548 slash in 2010. Hopefully he can bring some of that to Akron or Columbus in 2013 for the Indians.
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