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Around the Farm: June 8th, 2012

Around the Farm: June 8th, 2012
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Around the Farm was originated here at Indians Prospect Insider, and 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.

This is a very abbreviated version of ATF due to lots of other commitments on Friday….my apologies.

Jared Goedert (RF, Columbus): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB, K.

Another good night for Goedert and he looks to have shaken the affects from his recent slump and is back to being the mega-productive player that he can be.  He has now played 20 games for Columbus and has 7 homers and 25 RBI in that time span. Prior to joining Columbus he played 35 games at Akron and hit .395 with 5 HR, 17 RBI and a 1.089 OPS.  In 55 total games this year he is now hitting .352 with 12 HR, 42 RBI, and 1.027 OPS. He has just been locked in since the day he stepped foot on the field during spring training.

  • Ezequiel Carrera (CF, Columbus): 1-for-5, R, HR, RBI. The home run is nice, but as the leadoff man you hope for more than one time on base in five trips to the plate.
  • Cord Phelps (2B, Columbus): 1-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB. Phelps homered like Carrera, but he also added in two walks and had a nice game reaching base three times.
  • Tim Fedroff (LF, Columbus): 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 1 K.  Fedroff is back in Columbus and trying to prove he belongs and has been undervalued. He is 4-for-7 in two games with Columbus.
  • Chris Seddon (SP, Columbus): 7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 K. Seddon is having a very nice season and has really taken on the role as a starter or reliever on a moment’s notice.
  • Thomas Neal (CF, Akron):1-for-5, R. Neal has been in and out of the lineup with injuries and has just not been able to find consistency with his play this year.
  • Nick Weglarz (LF, Akron): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, 2K. This is the Weglarz of old we all like to say. He had two strikeouts, but some serious damage in the two other at bats where he totaled six bases.
  • Ben Copeland (RF, Akron): 2-for-4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, K. Copeland continues to prove to have some value as a reserve and with his experience, leadership. He now has two straight multi-hit games.
  • Paolo Espino (SP, Akron): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K. Not a dominating outing by any means, but Espino just often finds a way to keep his team in games and compete.
  • Tony Wolters (2B, Carolina): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K. Wolters made his 10th fielding errors of the season, but his bat is really sizzling of late. In his last four games he is 8-for-17 at the plate,
  • Carlos Moncrief (RF, Carolina): 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI, 2 K. Moncrief is off to a very good start in the month of June hitting .318 with 3 homers, 4 RBI and a 1.255 OPS.
  • Tyler Cannon (C, Carolina): 2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI. Cannon is off to a great start in June hitting .615 ( 8-for-13) in four June games. He also has three multi-hit games in his last four games.
  • Danny Salazar (SP, Carolina): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Salazar is still being built back up since his return from injury, but he should be back up to 5.0 innings in a start after his next start or two.
  • Kyle Blair (RP, Carolina): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K.  Blair came in relief and did the heavy lifting and carried his team into the ninth inning with the lead. The walks and consistency are still big areas of concern.
  • Luigi Rodriguez (CF, Lake County): 3-for-6, 2 R, 2B, K. That is two straight three hit performances by him who looks to be getting hot again, though is coming off a rough May where he slugged only .250 for the month.
  • Jordan Smith (RF, Lake County): 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI. He had two big bases clearing doubles on the night, and just continues to have a very good year. He is hitting .293 with 3 HR, 26 RBI and a .340 on-base percentage.
  • Todd Hankins (LF, Lake County): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, K. Hankins is the super sub on the Captains roster, and has played pretty much non-stop since early May. In 7 games in June he is hitting .360 with a .894 OPS.
  • Felix Sterling (SP, Lake County): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR. Sterling has been off this season. His velocity is down a tick, and his performances have been inconsistent where he is walking guys, giving up hits/homers…..all signs of a guy lacking good command/control.
  • Grant Sides (RP, Lake County): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. A 1.23 ERA, .173 BAA, and a 8-33 walk to strikeout ratio in 29.1 innings. Get. This. Guy. To. Carolina. Now.

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