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ATF: December 22

ATF: December 22
December 23, 2011
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Jesus Aguilar
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.
Colombia Winter League
  • Giovanny Urshela (3B, Cartagena Tigres): 0-for-4, R, K, 3 BB. Urshela played third base in both games of a doubleheader. He went hitless in four at bats, but he did walks 3 times and reached base in 3 of his 7 total plate appearances in the doubleheader.
Venezuela Winter League
  • Jose Lopez (3B, Cardenales de Lara): 2-for-7, R, 2B, RBI. I know there are a few cautiously optimistic Tribe fans that think Lopez could end up a steal of a signing this offseason. At least he’s proving that so far in winter ball where in 38 games he is hitting .303 with 5 HR, 23 RBI and .850 OPS.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, Leones del Caracas): 2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, K. Easily Cabrera’s best game in a while, if not his entire time while out in Venezuela. He reached based in 4 of his 5 plate appearances and racked up an RBI in his 4th straight game.
  • Jesus Aguilar (1B, Leones del Caracas): 1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI. Big Jesus continues to hold his own this offseason and went his customary 1-for-4 with a 2B with an RBI or two. It seems like on most nights that he plays he gets one hit and that one hit is a double and then couples an RBI with it.  He now has 36 hits this offseason and 18 have gone for extra bases.

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