Around the Farm: July 22, 2013
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Trevor Bauer (Columbus SP): 9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, HR: A really positive performance for Bauer who had struggled of late. In fact, Trevor’s mediocrity had been very concerning, especially his inability to go deep in games. Which is why this start is such a large step in the right direction. The walks and really control will always be a concern for Bauer until he can find a way to consistently locate his fastball.
Francisco Lindor (Akron SS): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 CS: The star of system dazzled at the next level last night. Lindor is just an unstoppable force on his way up the ladder at this point. The most impressive thing from his first few games was not whether he collected hits which he did but also that he has 8 walks and o strikeouts. His plate discipline and approach are huge in his ability to move through the system quickly. Always a positive night when Lindor and Bauer, the high upside guys you need to excel have success.
- Juan Diaz (Columbus 2B): 2-5, 2B, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K: Diaz has been quite versatile of late as the Indians have him moving around a lot getting reps at third, short and second. The bat played well with both power production and a walk.
- Zeke Carrera (Columbus RF): 1-4, HR, RBI, R, BB, K: A little power from the flighty outfielder. Zeke could be a really solid September call-up with his speed, still has some organizational value.
- Nate Spears/Ryan Rohlinger/Roberto Perez: 6 H, 2B, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K, 3 R: All three being the definition of organizational depth produced on Monday night and as positive as that is in creating winning culture, there is not much to say about their status in the food chain.
- Jesus Aguilar (Akron 1B): 2-4, 2B, RBI, K: The dude is an RBI machine, one could Hack Wilson-esque. The double is a positive sign as well and while I get hung up on 1st base homerun production, Aguilar’s power to the gaps is impressive.
- Carlos Moncrief (Akron RF): 1-2, R, 2B, 2 BB: Every time you look at this guys line you just drool. The two walks a huge positive, a double increased power and hit tool on a body packed with potential. Can we get this guy to Columbus tomorrow?
- Will Roberts (Akron SP): 5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K: A mediocre outing with an impressive ability to limit damage. Roberts had a constant stream of base runners which he held on the bases, offering a near quality start.
- Austin Adams (Akron RP): 1 IP, K, HPB: A strong performance for the electric reliever, deserves a promotion in the next week.
- Bryson Myles (Carolina CF): 2-5, R, RBI, K: Another big night for Myles who has had success at each level so far.
- Jordan Smith (Carolina DH): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI: Smith like the rest of the Mudcats order was absolutely smoldering.
- Bo Greenwell (Carolina RF): 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI: The 24 year olds stock has clearly dropped the last few seasons but a very solid performance nonetheless.
- Alex Lavisky (Carolina C): 3-4, 3 R, K: All three hits were singles but it is nice to see some success for the local kid.
- Cole Cook (Carolina SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K: One of Cook’s best outings and not that inspiring. WHIP was just one for the game but his season E.R.A. is up there at 7.20.
- Logan Vick (Lake County CF): 2-5, K: The speedy outfielder with yet another solid offensive performance. Unspectacular but getting on base is very important for a leadoff type.
- Jorge Martinez (Lake County RF): 2-4, 2B, K: Though Martinez has been a major disappointment this season; he is hitting .280 in July.
- Joseph Sever (Lake County 1B): 2-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 K: Sever is almost 23 and has bounced between low and high A. A good night for a marginal guy.
- Erik Gonzalez (Lake County 3B): 2-5, R, 2B, 3B, RBI: Gonzalez has produced really well for the Captains so far this season. The strikeout to walk ratio is ugly but his power has been impressive.
- Dylan Baker (Lake County SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K: Baker has really taken a step forward this season and his E.R.A. is sitting at 3.62. However, this was an abysmal start 10 base runners in 5 innings is unmanageable, the walks in particular being concerning.
- Cody Farrell (Mahoning Valley CF): 3-6, R, K: The undrafted free agent has thrived so far in short season with a .367 OBP.
- Claudio Bautista (Mahoning Valley 3B): 3-6, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 2 R: The nineteen year old struggled heavily at Lake County to sub-Mendoza production. However, he has stabilized himself at Mahoning and really shown some pop in his short stint.
- Joel Mejia (Mahoning Valley RF): 2-3, RBI: Another nineteen year old getting his first taste of action above the AZL. A good showing tonight but not great in his limited time so far.
- LeVon Washington (AZL LF): 3-4, HR, R, RBI, BB, K: Washington once again trying to stay healthy and when he is the production is impressive. Whether #Washtime ever stays healthy long enough to advance through the system is the most important question.
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I thought Lindor would take over in Cleveland in 2015 but at this rate he may be up sooner rather than later in 2014.
Lindor and Moncrief are just unstoppable right now. Great to see.