Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note that Columbus was rained out last night.
Giovanny Urshela (3B, Akron): 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Following a disappointing 2013 season where Urshela posted a .270/.292/.384 line in his first exposure to Double-A, the third baseman kicks off 2014 atop Around the Farm thanks to his power outburst. Binghamton pitchers were generous Thursday night, walking 11 batters, but Urshela was the only RubberDuck with an extra base hit, bringing in most of those runs. Urshela’s big issue is making sure to swing at pitches he can do something with — not just make contact with — and as the first Cleveland minor leaguer with a home run, the early results are positive. There is only so much we can take away from one game (which goes for everyone else listed here), but Urshela began to answer his big questions on opening night; not a bad start to the season. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 4, 2014