Around the Farm: January 9, 2014
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in offseason winter ball leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM) PLAYOFFS - DAY 11
Carlos Santana (Leones del Escogido, starting 3B): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K. Sanatana puts up another errorless night at the hot corner before being replaced in the lineup by second baseman Pedro Lopez (starting second baseman Pedro Ciriaco moved to third). Santana also had a decent night at the plate, getting on base once via a base hit and scoring his seventh run of the playoffs and his ninth of the winter overall. Hopefully, Carlos can continue to hit well and get his postseason slash line (.238/.298/.476) closer to the one from his abbreviated LIDOM regular season (.313/.389/.438).
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP) PLAYOFFS - DAY 8
Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, DH): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K. The RBI Machine hit his first home run of the playoffs, bringing his winter totals to 19 HR and 54 RBI. Thankfully, unlike in his playoff debut, he was not plunked on the night. There should be no issue for Aguilar in regards to having to leave the Leones early for the Winter Development Program as the round robin stage ends well before the month does and Caracas appears unlikely to make the LVBP Championship Series.