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Around the Farm: November 8

Around the Farm: November 8
November 9, 2011
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Jesus Aguilar
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 (AFL) and 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 fall and winter ball did yesterday. Note, the Phoenix Desert Dogs game in the Arizona Fall League was cancelled yesterday, so no Indians were in action in the AFL on Tuesday. Also, no Indians played in any of the games in the Dominican Winter League and Puerto Rican Winter League.

Venezuelan Winter League
  • Jesus Aguilar (RF, Leones del Caracas): 0-for-1, BB. Aguilar made his Venezuela debut…in right field. No, a position change is not in order for him as the Indians like him as a first baseman for now. Also, while he has played nothing but first base the last two years, he does have experience in the outfield as he split time between left field and first base in 2008 and 2009.
  • Luis Valbuena (2B, Cardenales de Lara): 0-for-2, R, RBI, 2 BB, K. No hits for Valbuena who is now hitting .189 in his last 10 games, but he did reach base in 2 of his 4 plate appearances and now has 12 walks in 22 games this fall.
  • Ezequiel Carrera (CF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 2-for-4, K, SB. Carrera is playing well so far in Venezuela hitting .355 in his first 8 games. He also has 3 walks, 3 extra base hits, and 3 stolen bases to add to his resume so far.
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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