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Around the Farm: November 16, 2012

Around the Farm: November 16, 2012
November 17, 2012
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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 (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.

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

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Gregorio Petit (SS, Leones del Caracas): 1-for-3. To Petit’s credit, he has actually performed quite well as of late. In his last five games, he has gone 6-for-17, and he has gone 14-for-58 overall in 19 games.
  • Ezequiel Carrera (CF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 1-for-4, 1 K. This was Carrera’s second game played in the VWL, and it looked eerily similar to his game on Thursday. Overall, Carrera has now combined to go 2-for-8 in his first two games.

Dominican Winter League

  • Manny Ramirez (DH, Aguilas Cibaenas): 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K. Yep. Good ole Man Ram was at it again. In two games in the DWL, he has now gone 3-for-7 with one home run, two walks and a strikeout. I realize I am probably in the minority, but for nostalgia alone, I would love to see Manny back in Cleveland. Well, one can wish, right?
  • Juan Diaz (SS, Estrellas de Oriente): 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K. It’s unfortunate, but Diaz has really had an up-and-down campaign in winter ball. In 21 games, he has gone 12-for-57. He has had a few bright spots, but the most part, it’s really been somewhat of a struggle for the switch-hitter.
  • Jose Ramirez (2B, Toros del Este): 1-for-4, 1 RBI. Would it be an Around the Farm if Ramirez did not record a hit? Ramirez only collected one hit on Friday, but it came a day after he went 0-for-0 at the plate, so his modest hit streak remains intact and was extended to five games. It’s the second streak that Ramirez  has recorded so far in the DWL as he went on an eight-game hit streak earlier this season.

Puerto Rican Winter League

  • Giovanni Soto (RP, Gigantes de Carolina): 1 IP, 2 K. You have to love the dominant performance form Soto especially considering his first two outings in the PWL were less than stellar. Soto got out all three batters he pitched to en route to a perfect inning of relief.

Australian Baseball League

  • Andrew Campbell (LF, Brisbane Bandits): 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB. Just about everything seemed to go right for Campbell in Friday’s ABL game. It was actually Campbell’s second straight multi-hit performance, and he has now gone 4-for-12 in four games. He struggled with the AZL Indians and Single-A Mahoning Valley this past season, so it’s encouraging to see him have some early success.

World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

  • Giovanny Urshela (3B, Colombia): 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR,1 RBI. The 20-year-old Urshela had a brilliant 2012 campaign with High-A Carolina, and his performance on Friday was also a brilliant one. His Columbia squad won 8-1 over Nicaragua, and Urshela was a big reason as he launched a solo shot in the contest.

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User Comments

November 17, 2012 - 10:09 AM EST
Haha, J-Ram giving you the cold shoulder.

How about G-Shela? Nice to see from him in the WBC. Lots of Indians are playing in that Panama WBC qualifier.
Jim Piascik
November 17, 2012 - 9:35 AM EST
Jose Ramirez didn't bother to get a hit for my Around The Farm two nights ago.

What a jerk.

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