Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Matt LaPorta (1B, Columbus): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO.
It is starting to feel a little bit like The X-Files up in here: I want to believe in LaPorta. I really do. How could any Cleveland fan not want to see the 28-year-old finally break out and fulfill his rightful role on the major league club. Of course, the phrases “28-year-old” and “finally establish himself” are two extremely massive red flags, but there is still plenty of me pulling for LaPorta. He has made tearing up Triple-A pitching fairly routine at this point, but finally healthy after offseason hip surgery, maybe LaPorta can make it different this time and be a useful major league piece. It is highly unlikely, but that is what I am telling myself. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 9, 2013