Around the Farm: October 14, 2014
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note, no Indians played in the Venezuela Winter League on Tuesday as there were only two games and no one participated. Other winter leagues will soon start up as the Dominican Winter League begins on October 17th and the Puerto Rico Winter League starts on October 30th.
Arziona Fall League
Francisco Lindor (DH) - 0-for-4. Lindor has had a good fall season so far batting .348/.400/.565 with 2 2B, 1 HR,and 3 RBI, though his 0-fer on the night dropped his batting average by 73 points. Such is the volatile nature of early season stat lines. On Tuesday night, however, it was a different story as he along with the rest of his teammates did not hit well. Maybe the Javelinas just wore themselves out taking infield practice (the only AFL team to do so on the day) as they were shutout and held to three hits. All joking aside, this is all about experience for Lindor and working to finish him off, and this five week or so season in the AFL should have a nice hand in doing that.
Jordan Smith (LF) - 2-for-4, 1 K. Smith has been off to a weak start in the AFL this offseason, but had a huge night on Tuesday as he provided nearly all of the Javelinas' offense with two of their three hits. He has recorded a hit in five of his six games though has just the one extra base hit and has seven strikeouts in 25 at bats.