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Winter League Sunday Round-up

October 5, 2008
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It's time for the second installment of our Winter League Roundup. The Winter season is still to get into full swing, but Indians prospects have been in action in Hawaii.

Hawaii Winter League

Indians prospects are playing for the North Shore Honu in Hawaii, who have gone 2-2 since the last update on Wednesday (2-4 overall), with one game ending in a 6-6 tie on October 1st after both teams had agreed to finish after 7 innings due to depleted pitching staffs.

Player Updates (09/30 - 10/04):

LHP Matt Meyer - Made 2 appearances; allowing 1ER off 3 hits in 0.2IP on 09/30 and working a scoreless inning with 2Ks on 10/03 to lower his overall ERA to 10.12 (2.2IP, 3ER) in 3 games.

LHP Shawn Nottingham - Allowed 1ER in 1IP on 09/30 and worked 2 innings on Saturday (10/04) allowing 2ER off 3 hits and 2BB. His ERA sits at 9.00 for the Winter season (4IP, 4ER) in 3 appearances.

LHP Heath Taylor - Made his only appearance of the Winter League season in the tied game on Oct 1st. Worked 2 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit with 2Ks.

C Adam Davis - Appeared in 2 games, going a combined 1-for-7 with a 2B. On the season is batting .125 (1-for-8)/.300/.250/.550

3B Dustin Realini - Made 3 starts for the Honu, combining to go 0-for-9 with 2BB. For the season, Realini is yet to notch a base hit; going 0-for-13.

SS Ron Rivas - Has not played yet.

OF Matt McBride - McBride continues to play LF and bat 5th for the Honu, having appeared in 6 of the Honu's opening 7 games. In his 4 appearances since the last update, McBride has hit .286 (4-for-14) with 2 2B, 3RBI and 4BB. On the season McBride is hitting .300(6-for-20)/.444/.450/.894

Also, Indians 2008 18th round draft pick LHP Kaimi Mead is playing for his local team Honolulu Sharks having been invited to do so by the league. Mead has made two appearances for the Sharks combining to allow 7 runs, 3 earned in 4.1IP to give him a 5.79ERA.

Arizona Fall League

Just a reminder that the AFL kicks off this coming Tuesday (10/07) with Indians farmhands playing for Surprise Rafters. Again, as a reminder, Indians participating this year are: -

LHP Chuck Lofgren
RHP Erik Stiller
RHP Josh Tomlin
RHP Neil Wagner

1B Beau Mills
3B Wes Hodges
SS Josh Rodriguez

OF Stephen Head

Newly acquired OF Michael Brantley was scheduled to play in the AFL before being sent to the Indians by the Brewers to complete the CC Sabathia trade. It remains to be seen if Brantley will still be able to participate; all teams have a set allotment of the number of players they can send to the league and the Indians have used their full allocation. The Indians do not want to replace a position player currently in Arizona with Brantley, so it is possible they are in the process of attempting to receive special dispensation for Brantley to play due to the unusual circumstances of his situation.

Caribbean Leagues

Rosters have not been finalised for the 4 Caribbean Leagues, as soon as they are we will post the full listings. But, to remind you of the schedule for the upcoming Caribbean Leagues: -

Mexican Pacific League - October 11th
Venezuelan Winter League - October 14th
Dominican Winter League - October 15th
Puerto Rican Winter League - November 6th

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