Around the Farm: October 15, 2012
October 16, 2012
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 the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and 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 fall and winter ball did yesterday. Note, both the Dominican Winter League and Venezuelan Winter League were off on Monday.
Arizona Fall League
Tyler Holt (LF, Scottsdale Scorpions): 2-for-2, BB, 2 A. Holt had about as perfect and complete a day as you can ask for as he reached base in all three of his plate appearances and also had two assists from left field. Offensively he was about the only offense the Scorpions team could muster as they were held scoreless and to six hits as a team. Defensively, he was part of a 7-1-6 put out at second in the bottom of the second inning and threw a runner out at third in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Trey Haley (RP, Scottsdale Scorpions): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP. Haley needed just 13 pitches to get through his one inning of work and threw 7 of them for strikes. He struckout the first batter he faced, hit the next, and then promptly erased the hit batter and got out of the inning with a double play ball to the next batter. He has really become a legit big league option in the near future with his blazing heat and good breaking ball….he just needs to continue to work on refining his command.
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With the lack of SP at upper levels, any chance they put Haley back in rotation? I am only asking since they seem to have quite of few bullpen options and would be great to have a guy like Haley in rotation with his stuff as changes dynamic in that to me not only did they have too many lefty hitters but what also gets overlooked is how many sinkerball starters they have. Not saying the sinker is a bad pitch but having too many makes it easy to prepare for if I am an opposing hitter.