Around The Farm: November 8, 2012
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. 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 (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Here is the rundown of what Indians players in fall and winter ball did yesterday:
Arizona Fall League
- Carlos Moncrief (RF): 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO. Moncrief's rough adjustment to the AFL continued last night, as he only has two hits in his last six games. As has been written before, Moncrief is playing against tougher competition than he faced all year and AFL stats do not matter; what is necessary is that Moncrief uses this experience as a springboard to a strong 2013.
- Alex Monsalve (C): 4-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI. Monsalve, on the other hand, has been coming on strong lately, with 11 hits in his past five games. AFL stats do not matter much, but it is still impressive to see Monsalve post a .359/.381/.462 line, regardless of whether or not those stats mean anything.
Puerto Rican Winter League
- Roberto Perez (C): 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB. The Puerto Rican Winter League started up last night, with Perez reaching base twice in a win. Perez is a defense-first catcher, so he will need to use this offseason to hone some of his offensive skills going forward.
- Giovanni Soto (RP): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 0 SO. Soto may not have allowed any earned runs, but his wild pitch and two walks (one to Perez) set the stage for his two runs allowed. Soto had much better control during the regular season (3.6 BB/9), so this rough outing may be a byproduct of rust.
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