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ATF: December 15

ATF: December 15
December 16, 2011
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Roberto Perez
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.
Dominican Republic Winter League
  • Felix Pie (CF, Estrellas de Oriente): 2-for-4, 3B. While still not officially an Indian, Pie continues to play well this offseason as he is hitting .284 with 4 HR, 19 RBI and a .788 OPS in 39 games.
Puerto Rico Winter League
  • Roberto Perez (C, Indios de Mayaguez): 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, K. The playing time has been limited for Perez who played in his first game on Thursday in almost two weeks. His performance was a microcosm of his career so far as he has trouble getting hits but draws a good amount of walks.
  • Giovanni Soto (RP, Gigantes de Carolina): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 BB, 0 HR. Okay, that was a forgettable outing by Soto who up until last night was pitching very good in Puerto Rico. In 11 outings prior to last night he has allowed 2 runs in 12.1 innings, but he doubled the run output in just a 1/3 of an inning.
Venezuela Winter League
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (DH, Leones del Caracas): 1-for-4, RBI, K. Cabrera has now DHed in 4 of his 7 games this offseason, a clear sign the Indians are limiting his exposure so as to not risk him overplaying this offseason and hinder his 2012 season.
  • Jose Lopez (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 1-for-5, RBI. Lopez is not officially an Indian yet, but all signs point to him becoming one soon. He has not played 26 of his 32 games this offseason at third base, including 24 of his last 25 games. He has experience at several infield positions, so it is obvious to see the Indians like his versatility and the pop in his bat.
  • Ezequiel Carrera (CF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 1-for-4, R, 3B, BB, K. Carrera has been better of late, but still is hitting just .211 with a .596 OPS in his last 10 games. That was his 6th triple of the season  on Thursday night, and he still ranks 1st in the league in that department.

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