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Around The Farm: November 1, 2012

Around The Farm: November 1, 2012
Alex Monsalve (Photo: Lianna Holub)
November 1, 2012
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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.

Here is the rundown of what Indians players in fall and winter ball did yesterday:

Arizona Fall League

  • Alex Monsalve (C): 2-for-3, 1 SO. Facing the tougher pitching of the AFL has not been kind to Monsalve, but he has been showing signs of improvement. Monsalve now has five hits in his last three games, including two doubles. 
  • Matt Packer (RP): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO. Packer has done well in the AFL, making up well for the time he lost to injury. He now has a strong 7:2 SO:BB in 10.2 innings and an impressive groundball rate (3.40 GO/AO), a key for Packer as he does not have the best stuff. 

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Gregorio Petit (SS): 0-for-4, 1 SO. Petit is now the not-so-proud owner of a .138 batting average and .414 OPS in nine games. That is really all you need to know.
  • Carlos Rivero (DH): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B 1 RBI. Rivero is a former member of Cleveland's 40-man roster, but as of right now, he is stuck at the AAA level with the Nationals. He has been putting on great numbers in Venezuelan, though, with a .300 average, .923 OPS, and four home runs in 18 games.

Dominican Winter League

  • Juan Diaz (SS): 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI. Diaz got off to a rough start in the Dominican League, but he was hot last night. Diaz's RBI double drove in his team's first run of the night and it was his first extra base hit in eight games.
  • Delvi Cid (PR): 0-for-0, 1 R. Cid scored the game-tying run in the ninth inning from second base, showcasing his speed. Sadly for him, he was pinch-hit for when his turn in the order came up again.
  • Tim Fedroff (PH-LF): 1-for-1, 1 BB. Fedroff pinch-hit in the eighth inning and reached base in both of his plate appearances. He only had a .310 on-base percentage coming into the night, so it is good to see him finding ways to get on base.
  • Kelvin De La Cruz (RP): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO. Another former member of the Cleveland 40-man roster, De La Cruz managed to put together back-to-back scoreless outings to start his winter ball season. If history is our guide, however, it is unlikely that will continue. There's a reason Cleveland moved on from him.

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