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Around the Farm: October 28

Around the Farm: October 28
October 29, 2011
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Rob Bryson
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.

Arizona Fall League
  • Chad Huffman (DH): 1-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K. Huffman is only hitting .179 through 10 games so far in the AFL, but he has drawn 8 walks and struck out only 5 times.
  • Jesus Aguilar (1B): 2-for-4, R, 2B, 1 BB, 2 K. Aguilar’s best game in a week and a half as he reached base three times. He has 11 walks but now has 18 strikeouts in 59 at bats.
  • T.J. McFarland (SP): 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR. McFarland had a problem throwing strikes as he threw 76 pitches in his 3.1 innings of work (41 for strikes). His only poor outing so far in 5 starts in the AFL and hopefully the last.
Dominican Winter League
  • Juan Diaz (SS, Estrellas de Oriente): 1-for-2, K. With one hit in two at bats Diaz raised his batting average from .087 to .120 in 9 games this fall.
  • Jerad Head (RF, Tigres del Licey): 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB. Head continues to play well this fall in his audition to obtain a possible minor league deal which includes an invite to big league camp this spring.
Venezuelan Winter League
  • Luis Valbuena (2B, Cardenales de Lara): 1-for-5, K. Valbuena returns to the lineup after missing three of the last four days. He had played every game up until October 23rd.
  • Rob Bryson (RP, Bravos de Margarita): 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K. Bryson came into a hairy situation in the 9th inning with the bases loaded and allowed two inherited runs to score before getting the final two outs of the inning.
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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