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Around The Farm: July 4, 2014

Around The Farm:  July 4, 2014
Tyler Holt (Photo: Brittany Chay)
July 5, 2014
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Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. 

Joe Sever (Carolina, 1B) - 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB

Joe Sever (Photo: MiLB)Sever has the best outing of a less-than-impressive day in the Indians organization.  That said, it was still a pretty impressive outing:  multi-hit, multi-run, multi-RBI.  Hopefully, this outing is indicative of a return to prior form for Sever, who is .350/.421/.420 with 16 RBI in 25 games on the season but only .286/.354/.381 in his 10 most recent appearances in the Mudcat lineup.

  • Tyler Holt (Columbus, CF) - 2-4, 1 R, 1 SB - Holt has recovered from his recent mini-slump and has multiple hits in two straight games and four of his last five.  He also is on an eight-game hitting streak and is posting a .350/.395/.475 slash line in his last ten games.
  • Roberto Perez (Columbus, C) - 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K - Perez's huge offensive night is highlighted by a two-run single in the bottom of the first in the midst of a four-run Clipper offensive explosion.
  • Audy Ciriaco (Columbus, SS) - 2-4, 1 2B - Ciriaco has his third multi-hit night in his last 10 games.
  • Toru Murata (Columbus, SP) - ND. 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R (all earned), 1 BB, 7 K - Toru's struggles at the Triple-A level continue.
  • Tyler Sturdevant (Columbus, RP) - W (1-0), 2 IP, perfect, 3 K - Tyler goes two perfect innings for his first win of the season.
  • Austin Adams (Columbus, RP) - S (2), 2 IP, perfect, 3 K - Austin does the same to close the game out for the save.
  • Joseph Colon (Akron, SP) - ND, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 6 K - A dominant outing that deserved a win, but was done in by a woeful offensive night and...
  • Enosil Tejeda (Akron, RP) - L (2-1), BS (1), 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (3 earned), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP - Enosil has a, thankfully, rare implosion to hand the Bowie Baysox (Orioles) the game.
  • Yhoxian Medina (Carolina, SS) - 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 Sac Bunt - Medina has his third-straight multi-hit night, his fourth in his last five, and fifth in his last seven and raised his last ten slash line to .359/.444/.513.
  • Alex Monsalve (Carolina, starting C) - 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 HBP - Monsalve seems to be magnetic to baseballs.  How else do you explain getting hit by two pitches in the same night?
  • Luigi Rodriguez (Carolina, RF) - 3-5, 2 K, 1 E - Lu-Rod has a three-hit from the nine-hole in the Mudcat lineup.
  • D.J. Brown (Carolina, SP) - ND, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R (2 earned), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR allowed, 1 WP - A decent outing marred by some bad fielding.
  • Grant Sides (Carolina, RP) - W (1-0), perfect, 2 K - Sides dominates Salem Red Sox hitters for a well-deserved relief win.
  • Clint Frazier (Lake County, DH) - 2-4, 2 K - The only really noteworthy offensive performance of the night by a Captain.
  • Caleb Hamrick (Lake County, SP) - L (2-4), 4 IP, 9 H, 5 R (all earned), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR allowed - Hamrick returns to his rough form of late May after a five-outing (14.2 IP) scoreless streak.
  • James Stokes (Lake County, RP) - 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP - Stokes continues to show why he was promoted from Short-Season Single-A Mahoning Valley.
  • Steven Patterson (Mahoning Valley, 2B) - 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K - Steven pretty much accounted for the entirety of the Scrapper offense tonight.
  • Julian Merryweather (Mahoning Valley, SP) - 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R (earned), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 BK - Merryweather continues his solid professional rookie campaign, during which his stats now stand at a 1.93 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, 7:6 K:BB ratio, and .116 opponents BA in 14 IP in four outings (the three most recent ones being starts).
  • Johan Puello (Arizona League, RP) - L (0-1), 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R (1 earned), 2 BB, 3 K - Puello is the tough luck loser as the other eight men on the field literally threw the game away while he happened to be on the mound.

User Comments

July 8, 2014 - 4:31 PM EDT
Homer but don't you know Hockin was an over-draft, not even in the top-100 in BA, so he can't amount to anything. Sorry...projecting stuff from another forum.:-)
July 5, 2014 - 10:05 PM EDT
I agree anonymous. Not nearly enough guys covered.
July 5, 2014 - 12:28 PM EDT
Good call on Pantoja, Homer. The performances of Holt, Perez and Colon have been consistent all year...
July 5, 2014 - 12:28 PM EDT
Paulino with four straight starts in CF with Frazier DH'ing. Not sure whether to be more interested in Paulino playing some place other than LF or concerned that Frazier hasn't played in the field for almost a week.
July 5, 2014 - 12:19 PM EDT

The next guy will say that was too many, writers discretion.
July 5, 2014 - 12:08 PM EDT
Sucks when this guy does ATF's...... not nearly the same amount of players or info as the other writers....
July 5, 2014 - 11:31 AM EDT
Nice outing by Colon, I was especially glad to see the lack of walks considering his bad last start.
July 5, 2014 - 10:16 AM EDT
Grant Hockin made his org. debut last night with 2 IP, 2 hits 1ER and 2K. He's a kid I think could develop rather quickly, and be better than some expect. I think as he matures he will add to his frame and gain a little velo. (1-2 mph) too. I look forward to seeing this draft class develop.
July 5, 2014 - 10:12 AM EDT

Don't get too excited just yet, there's a ton of talent ahead of him. Middle of the diamond is the deepest position in the organization and there are talent young players at the upper levels. Pantoja has performed well, but it is in the desert where the climate is friendly for hitters. Pantoja has the glove, no concerns there, but his bat will have to be avg. to a notch below avg. before he ever gets a shot.

July 5, 2014 - 10:00 AM EDT
Need to take a look at Alex Pantoja. He is very young(18) in rookie league. Yet he's hitting .324. Maybe his most amazing stat is his K/B ratio of 3/4 in 37 ABs. He could shoot up the ladder fast.
July 5, 2014 - 9:51 AM EDT
Sayles had a nice game with a hit, 2 walks and a SB. Hope he continues to play well as he a very good athlete.

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