Around The Farm: November 15, 2013
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.