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.
Note that Mahoning Valley was rained out.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (SP, Columbus): W (5-6), 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP
It would appear that while we all moved past Matsuzaka after his early season troubles the right-hander has truly started to put things back together. Since missing around six weeks and returning on June 11, Matsuzaka owns a 62:17 SO:BB, 3.51 ERA, and 3.90 FIP in 71.2 innings. The nine home runs allowed in that time are holding Matsuzaka back — and could indicate the right-hander’s stuff taking a step back — but Columbus does play in a hitter-friendly park. It is possible that some of his home run trouble will regress, leaving Matsuzaka with some pretty strong peripherals. He is not someone who I want to see in Cleveland over the final two months of the season, though a callup now would not necessarily spell doom and gloom like it would have back in April. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, August 9, 2013