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Around The Farm: November 15, 2013

Around The Farm:  November 15, 2013
November 16, 2013
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Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. 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 and the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game. 

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)

Colt Hynes (Estrellas Orientales, RP) - 0.2 IP, perfect, 2 K - While it was in a losing effort (he came into the game in the sixth inning after the game was blown wide open), Colt had another great winter ball outing as he remains unscored upon in ten LIDOM outings.

Jose Ramirez  (Toros del Este, 3B) - 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB. 1 E - Ramirez had a decent night at the plate but picks up his first error of the LIDOM season (in his twentieth game) on a fielding miscue at third base.

Erik Gonzalez (Leones del Escogido, SS) - 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E - Erik's defense continues to be a concern as he picks up his seventh error in 22 LIDOM outings.  His offense, however, remains strong as he picks up his eighth RBI and fifth extra-base hit of the winter ball season.

PUERTO RICO WINTER LEAGUE (LBPRC)

Carlos Moncrief (Gigantes de Carolina, RF) - 0-for-4,  2 K - Moncrief's winter batting average drops to .250 (8-for-32) in 9 LBPRC games.  While this is still a somewhat small sample size, but hopefully we see some semblance of a turnaround soon.

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP)

Bryan Price (Bravos de Margarita - 4-2 win game, CP) - S (5), 1 IP, 1 BB - Price continues to dominate LVBP hitting as he picks up his fifth save and seventh straight shutout outing.  Could we be looking at a future closer for the Cleveland Indians?

Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, 1B) - 0-for-4 - Aguilar's recent decline in performance continues as he is now posting a .231/.302/.333 slash line line in his last ten games.  His last extra-base hit was a week ago and he only has two RBI in his last nine games.  Not exactly RBI Machine-like numbers.  He is clearly tiring, so hopefully he can dig himself out of his funk because the LVBP season still has another two months to go.

Elvis Araujo (Aguilas del Zulia, SP) - ND, 4 IP, 1 H - Araujo performs well in his first start (seventh outing total) of the 2013-2014 LVBP season and fails to pick up the win only because he didn't pitch enough innings.

User Comments

Tony
November 17, 2013 - 8:50 AM EST
Hi Jim, no, Price has not had Tommy John. He had some injury issues which set him back little bit in 2010 and 2011, but otherwise has been healthy the past two seasons. When I say injuries and consistency will determine his fate, I'm speaking in the future (not the past). He has to maintain consistent and healthy - as does pretty much any player - to maintain his standing as a big league option. As we have seen in the past two years, injury and/or performance issues have put some like Scott Barnes and others behind the eight ball so to speak and not so much of an option at the moment.
Jim
November 17, 2013 - 8:30 AM EST
Tony has price had tommy John or some kind of serious injury? His numbers have pretty consist for quite a while. So what consistency are you speaking about and can you give us your thoughts on it?
Tony
November 17, 2013 - 8:00 AM EST
Price has had a nice year. It will be interesting how he builds off that going forward. As always, injuries and consistency will ultimately determine his fate, but he's put himself in a good spot to be one of the first arms called upon from Columbus this season. What happens from there is dependent upon him.
Jim
November 17, 2013 - 7:57 AM EST
Willie disagree on Price. As his performance this past year and in Venezuela speaks volumes! I say he gets more than a cup and pitches in the show for 7-8 years. Just might not be with Cleveland.
Willie
November 16, 2013 - 9:18 PM EST
Price, 27 was acquired with Masterson and Hagadone for Victor Martinez. He's pitched at AAA the last few yrs. Seems like a fringe type guy, I like him and I think eventually earns his cup of coffee, but that might be it.
Mike Conway
November 16, 2013 - 12:58 PM EST
I'm interested in Brian Price. Age? Tribe draftee? Highest minor league level?
Walter
November 16, 2013 - 10:28 AM EST
For the LHP starters at this point because of health Lugo becomes better option than Araujo . Im assuming the Indians will limit the amount innings Araujo this season and follow the same program as they did with Salazar?
Tony
November 16, 2013 - 10:17 AM EST
Araujo is a good prospect, but at this point he needs to prove health before he is taken much more seriously. Anything can happen where he could jump into the mix with a great year and he pitches all year.....but at this point the focus is just finding a way to keep him healthy and seeing what happens from there.
Walter
November 16, 2013 - 10:14 AM EST
I guess we will fin out shortly if Aquilar can minimize his slumps. If he does that makes him a potential option in 14 especially if there are injuries at 1b. Very encouraging sign for Araujo. On the organizational chart he will start in Carolina. If he has strong start in Carolina will we see him in Akron later in 14? If he does have a strong year does he become a option 15?
Carl F'n Edney
November 16, 2013 - 1:36 AM EST
Pryce a future closer?..... no

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