Around The Farm: November 5, 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 the Arizona Fall League and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (AFL)
Tyler Naquin (Surprise Saguaros, CF) - 2-5. Naquin continues to perform well in the AFL as Tuesday's performance raised his fall slash line to .376/.433/.447 with 17 RBI in 21 games. He now has 10 multi-hit games and has at least one hit in 20 of his 21 games.
Joe Wendle (Surprise Saguaros, 2B) - 1-5, 1 2B, 1 K, Picked off 1 time. Wendle drops below .300 (now .289 - 13-for-45 in 12 games) with Tuesday's rough outing. All in all, Wendle's numbers on the fall are still good as he has 9 RBI in those 12 games and picked up his fifth extra-base hit (3 2B, 2 3B) on the day.
Tony Wolters (Surprise Saguaros, DH) - 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 Sac Fly. Wolters' continues his rough fall form and drops to .194 (7-for-36) in 11 AFL games this autumn. The one silver linging in this effort is that he picked up his third RBI of the fall season on a sacrifice fly.
Shawn Armstrong (Surprise Saguaros, RP) - W (1-0), 1.1 IP, perfect, 1 K. Armstrong came on in the fourth inning and got the last out, stranding both runners he inherited on base. While the relief win was mostly a "right place, right time" thing, that doesn't diminish how great this effort was.
Tyler Sturdevant (Surprise Saguaros, RP) - H (2), 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K. Sturdevant has made two appearance this fall in the AFL and both have been scoreless innings that held a lead that would eventually hold up for a win. While Sturdevant did give up his first two hits of the fall on the day, he also got his first strikeout. I know it's a small sample size, but I like what I'm seeing from Sturdevant in the AFL this fall.
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP)
Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, 1B) - 1-2, 1 BB. Aguilar continued to perform well at the plate before being pulled in the bottom of the sixth inning for defensive replacement Raul Padron. I am unsure as to the reason, but he did ground out in the top of the inning, so hopefully he didn't injure himself running out that grounder.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Jose Ramirez (Toros del Este, SS) - 1-6, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB. Ramirez had a rough night on Tuesday night, but still is putting up solid, if unspectacular, numbers in LIDOM (.267/.290/.367 in 14 games). One item to note: J-Ram did not get the stolen base and run off his first innning hit. He reached on a fielding error in the third inning and scored on a throwing error by Tigres del Licey catcher Christian Bethancourt, who was trying to catch him stealing third.