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Around the Farm: November 23

Around the Farm: November 23
November 24, 2011
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Paolo Espino
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.

Dominican Winter League
  • Jerad Head (RF, Tigres del Licey): 1-for-4, K. Head is likely not to resign with the Indians, but we will keep tabs on him until he officially signs elsewhere. He is not playing too well this fall as in 24 games he is hitting .239/.292/.375. Such a performance will make it hard for him to get signed by a big league team, and he may end up signing and playing with a team overseas this coming season.
Puerto Rico Winter League
  • Giovanni Soto (RP, Gigantes de Carolina): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K. Soto has pitched well in a relief role this fall as he has allowed a run in just 1 of his 7 appearances this fall. In 7.0 innings he has allowed 6 hits, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, and has 7 K.
Venezuelan Winter League
  • Ezequiel Carrera (CF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 0-for-5, 3 K. Carrera’s struggles continue with an 0-fer and 3 strikeouts. He has now struck out 6 times in his last 4 games (17 ABs) and in his last 10 games is hitting .179/.238/.231.
  • Paolo Espino (SP, Tiburones de la Guaira): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R/ER, 2 HR, 1 BB, 2 K. Espino was rocked for the second time in 3 outings this fall. In 12.0 innings pitched he has now allowed 15 hits, 10 runs, 3 home runs, 4 walks, and has 8 strikeouts.
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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