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Around The Farm: October 25, 2012

Around The Farm: October 25, 2012
T.J. House (Photo: Lianna Holub)
October 26, 2012
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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

  • Tyler Holt (LF): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP. We still have not seen the elusive Tyler Holt extra-base hit, but Holt did manage to drive in a run and come around to score in Scottsdale's three-run sixth inning. He still needs some power, but Holt's .278 batting average and .381 on-base percentage are pretty good. 
  • Ronny Rodriguez (2B): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO, 1 CS. Rodriguez is still a bit raw, but he is showing flashes of what makes him a great player in the AFL. Last night's double was Rodriguez's third extra-base hit in eight games, and while he has yet to draw a walk, the pop Rodriguez is showing against a higher-level of pitching than he is used to is impressive.
  • T.J. House (SP): W (1-0), 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO. Not normally an overpowering pitcher, House continued rolling up strikeouts in last night's outing. House is now up to 14 in 13.0 AFL innings. I do not know why House is suddenly able to get so many strikeouts, but it is good to see him doing it against some tough competition.
  • Shawn Armstrong (RP): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO. As much as I love Armstrong, he really needs to get the walks under control. Armstrong now has four walks in 5.2 innings, and while they have not led to a run yet, those walks will come back to bite him eventually.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Jesus Aguilar (PH-1B): 0-for-1, 1 SO. Aguilar pinch hit for former Indians farmhand Raul Padron in the eighth inning and proceeded to do what he has done best in Winter League: strike out. He is up to 18 in 34 at-bats now and simply had a lot of trouble getting the bat on the ball.
  • Gregorio Petit (SS): 0-for-3, 1 SO 1 SH. The fact that Petit currently owns a .136 batting average in so far really tells you all you need to know. Petit remains depth at best and someone the Indians probably will not feature in 2013.


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