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Around the Farm: November 1, 2014

Around the Farm: November 1, 2014
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November 2, 2014
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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.


Jose Ramirez (Toros Del Este, SS) - 2-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI - J-Ram leads off the top of the first inning with a solohome run to provide a spectacular start to his best effort of what has been a difficult winter season for him thus far.

Audy Ciriaco (Estrellas Orientales, PH-DH) - 0-2 - An uneventful night of backup DH duty for the minor league free agent.

Tyler Naquin (Gigantes del Cibao, CF) - 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E - Naquin has a solid night at the plate reaching base twice in four plate appearances, though after the night's effort he still only has a .222 batting average in 8 games.


Giovanny Urshela (Aguilas del Zulia, 3B) - 3-5, 1 R, 1 BB - Urshela remains hot with his third straight multi-hit game and his most hits in a game since a four hit effort October 20th at Aragua..  Saturday night’s performance also brought his winter ball average to an even .400 (32-for-80) on the season.

Carlos Moncrief (Aguilas del Zulia, RF) - 1-5, 1 BB (intentional), 2 K, 1 E - Not Moncrief's best night of his winter ball campaign.  Plate discipline continues to be an issue as he struck out twice and his only walk was intentional.

Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, 1B) - 0-5, 1 R, 2 K - Jesus fails to get on base but scores after reaching on a fielder's choice in the first.


Roberto Perez (Indios de Mayaguez, starting C) - 1-3 - Not a stellar outing, but cooling off was to expected after his performance from Friday night (3-for-3, 2B, BB).


Francisco Lindor (DH) - 0-4, 1 K - Lindor didn't exactly shine in the AFL's Fall Stars Game (seriously, that is the name of the event), but still continues to get the reps and experience that the Indians want him to get before they consider him as an option sometime next season.

Nick Maronde (RP) - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K - Maronde had a solid relief appearance, preventing the bottom of the sixth from becoming any bigger of a mess than it already was.

User Comments

November 12, 2014 - 4:02 PM EST
Whoa, I was expecting some new-fangled drug testing in the AFL that accounted for Lindor's lack of production.
November 2, 2014 - 10:07 PM EST
Every single reputable talent evaluator who has been out in AZ for the fall league has raved about how great Lindor looks, but noted curmudgeon shy, who is looking at a box score, says he doesn't look good. Just so we're clear.
Canadian Joe
November 2, 2014 - 12:50 PM EST
I still think Lindor may be wearing down after a long season. Maybe it's time to shut him down for the year before he gets hurt. Don't want to see a back issue come in to play going forward.
November 2, 2014 - 11:04 AM EST
Lindor has not looked good. Great smile, great atttitude, he's obviously very athletic, but the numbers aren't there. I don't see him cracking the Cleveland roster next year unless he's hitting > .275 in Columbus, stealing bases and playing stellar defense. A lot of good pitching in the Futures game yesterday and Lindor was having trouble with it. Strange he played no D
November 2, 2014 - 6:46 AM EST
My mind has not changed about Urshela belonging in Columbus next year but I believe the Tribe would be foolish with its money to pay for a FA or trade prospects for an established 3B without giving the kid his shot. I personally think the Indians would be better off with a versatile RH OF bat to platoon unless they think that Holt and Swisher can manage to hold up next year.

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