Around the Farm: November 29, 2013
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in offseason winter ball leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.
PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LBPRC)
Carlos Moncrief (Gigantes de Carolina, RF): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K. Moncrief has a good night that hopefully represnts the beginning of a turnaround from his recent slump. Even with this solid effort, his last ten games' slash line is still only .238/.238/.310.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Erik Gonzalez (Leones del Escogido, SS): 0-for-4, 1 E. Gonzalez continues to struggle as he goes hitless and picks up his tenth error of the LIDOM season (in 33 games). His last ten slash line now stands at .216/.216/.297, all three numbers representing drops of over 100 points from his far superior season numbers.
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, 1B): 2-for-5, 1 R. I don't know what the telephone rates are between the various Caribbean nations, but it might be money well spent for the two aforementioned hitters to call Aguilar and get some tips from him on how to come out of a slump as he has done so quite well in the past week. That said, I think the break between the LVBP season and Spring Training may do him some good.
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE (ABL)
Ryan Battaglia (Brisbane Bandits, starting 1B): 1-for-3, 1 K. Battaglia picks up a hit and a strikeoput before being pulled from the game for a defensive substitution in the sixth inning. This game is pretty indicative of his ABL season as a whole - neither good nor bad, just right down the middle.