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Around the Farm: November 22

Around the Farm: November 22
November 23, 2011
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Luis Valbuena
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in 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.

Puerto Rico Winter League
  • Joseph Colon (RP, Leones de Ponce): 0.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K. Colon’s outings have been few and far in between as this was just his third appearance this fall. Coming into the game he had thrown 3.0 shutout innings, so this was his first poor outing in limited opportunities.
Venezuelan Winter League
  • Ezequiel Carrera (CF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 2-for-6, R, RBI, K, E. It took 6 at bats to do it, but Carrera put up his first multi-hit effort in over a week. He also had his third error (throwing) in 22 games this fall.
  • Luis Valbuena (2B-SS, Cardenales de Lara): 4-for-5, 3 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI. Valbuena broke out of his two week slump in a big way pounding out 4 hits and 2 of them for extra bases. It is this potential offensive firepower as a versatile infielder that I think still has value, and I hope he clears waivers and remains an Indian next season.
Follow Tony and the Indians Prospect Insider on Twitter @TonyIPI. Also, his latest book the 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More is available for purchase for $20.95 to customers in the US (shipping and handling extra).

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