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.
LeVon Washington (LF, AZL Indians): 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 E
It is a given that parsing out meaning in Arizona League stats is next to impossible. The Arizona air and the nature of the pitching in the league lead to inflated offense, meaning that just scanning box scores will not tell you all that much about a player. One time I think it is alright to use Arizona League stats as a guide, however, is when someone is at an extreme, as Washington currently is. After Wednesday’s power binge, Washington owns a .531/.595/.969 line with a double, two triples, and three home runs in nine Arizona League games. While the actual numbers themselves are pretty fluky, they are also a sign of a player currently at a level he just does not belong at. While it is understandable that the organization wants him completely healthy before sending him back to Ohio, it is time to promote Washington. There is no reason #WashTime should not be back in full season ball, likely dominating it like he was when he left (.351/.468/.532 line in 22 games at Lake County). Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, July 25, 2013