Around the Farm: June 14, 2014
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Jesus Aguilar (Columbus, 1B) - 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K - The RBI Machine continues to dominate International League pitching as he batted in four more runs on the night to bring his Triple-A season total to 32 in 48 games. This coming only four days after a six-RBI effort. He keeps making it harder and harder for the Tribe Brass to keep him down in Columbus.
- Tim Fedroff (Columbus, LF) - 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB - Fedroff's good eye at the plate allows him to have a good night despite getting only one hit.
- Zach McAllister (Columbus, SP) - ND, 4 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K - McAllister continues to pitch well in his rehab stint in Columbus. It would hardly be surprising to see him back in the Wahoo rotation soon.
- Gabriel Arias (Columbus, RP) - W (2-2). 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K - Arias recovers from a horrendous start his last time out eating the innings left over by Zach's rehab start in dominant fashion.
- Joe Wendle (Akron, 2B) - 2-4, 1 RBI - One of only two multi-hit efforts on a rough night for the RubberDucks.
- Anthony Gallas (Akron, LF) - 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K - And here's the other. Gallas seems to be adjusting to the Double-A level quite well, posting his third straight multi-hit stat line in only his fourth game of the season for the Mallards of Main Street.
- Duke von Schamann (Akron, SP) - L (3-1), 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R (both earned), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR allowed, 1 WP, 1 HBP - A decent outing for the Duke of Canal Park, but it went for nothing due to poor run support and...
- Adam Miller (Akron, RP) - 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (both earned), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP - I'm beginning to wonder if Miller is tiring out (or even hurt). His decline in performance is too sudden and too steep to be a simple slump.
- Joe Sever (Carolina, 1B) - 3-3, 1 BB - Sever's recent hot streak continues with this perfect night at the plate. He is now .364/.447/.394 in his nine games played thus far this season. He may have a trip to Canal Park in his no-so-distant future.
- Luigi Rodriguz (Carolina, RF) - 1-2, 2 BB - Luigi's plate discipline provides the only other notable offensive performance of the night for Carolina.
- Shawn Morimando (Carolina, SP) - ND, 6 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K - Morimando has an excellent start and continues to pitch well at Carolina but...
- Benny Suarez (Carolina, SP) - L (1-1), BS (1), 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R (all earned), 1 K - ...and Suarez combines with poor hitting to undo it.
- Dorssys Paulino (Lake County, LF) - 3-4, 2 R - Paulino's first multi-hit effort in nine days is of the three-hit variety. Now, if he could show more consistency.
- Richard Stock (Lake County, C) - 2-4, 1 R, HR, 4 RBI, 2 K - Stock's three-run homer in the fourth provides all the scoring the Captains would need on the night.
- Grant Fink (Lake County, 3B) - 2-3, 1 BB, 1 K - Fink has his second multi-hit night in his last three games after a seven game stretch in which he went 2-for-19 (.105).
- Luis Lugo (Lake County, SP) - W (5-4), 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (earned), 7 K, 1 HR allowed - Lugo dominates the Dragons for the first half of the game to pick up the win...
- Caleb Hamrick (Lake County, RP) - S (1), 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K - ...and Hamrick does the same in the second half to earn the save.
- D'vone McClure (Mahoning Valley, RF) - 0-2, 2 BB, SB - McClure now has 5 walks in his first two games but is 0-for-3 at the plate. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain this approach this season.
- Juan Santana (Mahoning Valley, SP) - L (0-1), 4.2, 6 H, 3 R (all earned), 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR allowed, 2 HBP - Not a great outing by Santana, but it may have been salvageable if the offense did anything.
- Justin Garcia (Mahoning Valley, RP) - 2.1 IP, 2 H - A solid pro debut for Garcia marks the high point of the evening for the Scrappers.
While I can see Papi playing regularly in LC, also adding Zimmer will create a logjam with the DH role they rotate to give days off for the field but keep a bat in the lineup.
Hamrick had his second consecutive good outing. Maybe turning his bad season around.
LC could be a interesting team in second half especially if they give Zimmer and Papi the opportunity start at LC.