Around the Farm: November 25, 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 offseason winter ball leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.
Puerto Rico Winter League
Carlos Moncrief (Gigantes de Carolina, RF): 1-for-4, R. In Moncrief’s case, anything he does in winter ball is gravy. Unfortunately, Moncrief has looked tired as his plate discipline seems to have regressed terribly compared to his regular season strides having posted a 3:18 BB/K ratio so far.
Joseph Colon (Cangrejeros de Santurce, SP): 6 IP, H, 3 BB, 2 K. An all-around good outing for Colon facing a lineup that included Billy Hamilton and Jonathan Singleton as the more well-known staples. Of course, Colon did not show any sort of whiff generating stuff but any start with this many zeros on the scoreboard is a very positive step.
Omir Santos (Gigantes del Cibao, C): 2-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K. A strong outing for this depth option. Always positive to see success from an organizational depth type.
Editor's notes: Infielder Jose Ramirez left his last game over the weekend with a finger injury and is being re-evaluated. First baseman Jesus Aguilar has not played of late because of a hamstring injury. Also, Carlos Santanais working out at the Indians complex in the Dominican Republic and is expected to see some time at third base.
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I'm pretty sure he was
The farm is starting to come around except for developing pitching. They've spent two high picks (Howard and Brown) and still only get a D+ on my grading scale at developing SP (Only Salazar keeps it from being an F). I think spending 3 picks on SP is wasting them. I would be good with 1 SP and could be convinced to go 2 but 3?
I'll take that.
I agree 1000% of them being SP's with at least two picks but from my understanding you will be able to get quality arms throughout the entire draft so I'm excited about this. It appears the Indians farm system is really starting to come around and that's what's going to help sustain them. I am really excited about this teams possibilities in '14 and beyond if they continue to make smart decisions going forward
BTW, I expect the Indians to go long and hard after starting pitching in this draft because they have three first rounders(potentially) and this draft is supposedly loaded with starting pitching,