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Around the Farm: October 23

Around the Farm: October 23
October 24, 2011
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Juan Diaz
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 Arizona Fall League is off every Sunday.

Dominican Winter League
  • Juan Diaz (SS, Estrelles de Oriente): 2-for-4. Hooray! Diaz finally has a batting average this fall! After going 0-for-17 in his first 5 games he was more than due in Game #6 with a multi-hit effort and now sports an .095 batting average.
  • Jerad Head (OF, Tigres del Licey): 1-for-3, 2 R, BB, CS. Head is having a solid showing so far this winter getting a hit in 7 of his 8 games and hitting .276 with 1 HR, 5 RBI and .792 OPS.
  • Kelvin De La Cruz (RP, Aguilas Cibaenas): 0.2 IP, 1H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K. A more extended outing for De La Cruz as he faced four batters. In his first three outings he faced a total of 6 batters.
Venezuelan Winter League
  • Luis Valbuena (2B, Cardenales de Lara): 1-for-4, RBI, SB. Valbuena has played and started all 11 of his team’s games at 2B this fall. He is only hitting .242 but thanks to 8 walks has a .390 on-base percentage.
  • Hector Rondon (RP, Leones del Caracas): 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 0 HR, 2 BB, 0 K. Rondon’s first rough outing this fall between Arizona and Venezuela. He has 4 walks in 2.2 innings.
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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