Around the Farm: November 1, 2014
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.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
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.
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP)
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.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE (LBPRC)
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).
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (AFL)
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.