Around the Farm: October 23, 2014
The hits keep coming for Urshela as he highlights the night on the farm
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 Cleveland players in fall and winter ball did yesterday:
Venezuelan Winter League
- Giovanny Urshela (3B, Aguilas del Zulia): 2-for-4. Nothing can stop Urshela right now, as the third baseman is currently running a .440 batting average and 1.031 OPS through 11 VWL games. No one can stay this hot forever, but right now Urshela is definitely putting his top-notch contact ability on display in Venezuela.
- Carlos Rivero (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB. Rivero was last a part of the Cleveland organization in 2010 when he struggled to a .603 OPS in Double-A. The 26-year-old has bounced from the Phillies to the Nationals to the Red Sox since then, finally making his major league debut earlier this season.
Dominican Winter League
- Enosil Tejeda (RP, Leones del Escogido): 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO. Tejeda was part of the cavalcade of relievers Leones del Escogido used to mop-up the mess starting pitcher Carlos Pimentel left (five runs in 1.2 innings). Though his debut outing was not flawless, Tejeda got the job done and kept the game relatively close.
- Charlie Valerio (PH, Leones del Escogido): 0-for-1. Valerio made his DWL debut as well Thursday, pinch hitting in the ninth inning of a blowout loss. Though he grounded into a game-ending double play, the 23-year-old still got a chance to get his feet wet.
Arizona Fall League
- Louis Head (RP, Peoria): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO. This was far from a dominant outing for Head -- how many times does a pitcher allow four baserunners in an inning and avoid giving up any runs? -- but the right-hander managed to escape.
- Francisco Lindor (SS, Peoria): 0-for-4. Lindor has at least one hit in eight of his 12 AFL games, though this 0-for-4 outing dropped the shortstop’s OPS below .700.
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