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ATF: December 10

ATF: December 10
December 11, 2011
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Mitch Nilsson
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in 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 winter ball did yesterday.
Australian Baseball League
  • Mitch Nilsson (DH, Brisbane Bandits): 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, K. Nilsson stuffed the stat sheet on Saturday night and ripped his first homer of the year. He is getting a chance to play a little more of late and in his last two games has connected for 2 extra base hits.
  • Ryan Battaglia (3B, Brisbane Bandits): 0-for-0. We have a Battaglia sighting! Unfortunately it was only as a late game replacement at third base and he did not record an official at bat. This is just the second game he has played in the ABL and the first in a month. He has just one official at bat this offseason, so he is clearly there to watch and learn.
Colombia Winter League
  • Giovanny Urshela (3B, Cartagena Tigres): 1-for-4, RBI, BB. Solid game for Urshela reaching base in 2 of his 5 plate appearances. In 11 games this winter he is 9-for-41 at the plate.
Venezuelan Winter League
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, Leones del Caracas): 0-for-1, 3 BB, 1 K. Cabrera did not put the ball in play in any of his 4 plate appearances, though he did a nice job setting the table by walking 3 times. He is only 3-for-11 in 4 games out in Venezuela so far, but has 4 walks which have him at a .500 on-base percentage.
  • Jesus Aguilar (1B, Leones del Caracas): 1-for-4, R, 2B, K. Another game for Aguilar, another extra base hit. He now has 14 extra base hits in 28 games this offseason between the AFL and Venezuela.

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