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Around the Farm: November 21, 2012

Around the Farm: November 21, 2012
November 22, 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 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 winter ball did yesterday. Note, the Australian Baseball League was off and the Puerto Rico Winter League was washed out on Wednesday.

Dominican Winter League

  • Tim Fedroff (Aguilas Cibaenas): DNP. Fedroff did not play last night. In fact, he is done playing winter ball this offseason as he has returned home just in time for Thanksgiving and to get the good news that he was added to the Indians’ 40-man roster (congrats again to him). Like a lot of American players, those that play the first few weeks of the winter ball season have their contracts run up until about Thanksgiving. Enjoy the offseason Tim! You deserve a break after one heck of a year.
  • Chad Huffman (RF, Toros del Este): 1-for-4, K. While some players have packed up and gone home for the winter, some are just getting things started. Enter Chad Huffman who made his offseason winter ball debut on Wednesday night. He is a free agent but still technically a part of the Indians until he signs elsewhere, so we until then will keep tabs on him.
  • Jairo Asencio (RP, Toros del Este): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K. Asencio racked up his 9th save of his winter ball campaign, which is tops in the DWL. The former Indian has bounced around since being let go by the Indians a few months into the season, and is a guy I still shake my head at and wonder why they even bothered with him in the first place when they had so many just as good options within the system.

Venezuela Winter League

  • Ezequiel Carrera (LF, Navegantes del Magallenes): 1-for-3, 2 R, RBI, BB. Carrera reached base in two of his four plate appearances and scored two runs, exactly what you want to see him do when hitting at the top of the lineup. He is hitting a solid .296 through 7 games and has also drawn 5 walks and has 3 stolen bases. He’s one of the top candidates to be the Indians opening day fourth outfielder, and may even work into things as a complement to Russ Canzler if they decide on a platoon in left field.
  • Gregorio Petit (SS, Leones del Caracas): 0-for-3, BB, 2 K. Forget about Petit…..where is Jesus Aguilar? While Petit continues to play every day even though he is hitting .224, Aguilar has barely played over the last three weeks.

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