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.
Adam Plutko (SP, Lake County): ND, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 8 SO
In Plutko’s first start of the season, the right-hander had the run prevention without the dominance (four innings, 3:3 SO:BB, no runs). In his second start, Plutko had the strikeouts, but not the run prevention (4.2 innings, 6:0 SO:BB, five runs — four earned). Finally, Plutko put it all together in his third start of the season Thursday night, mowing down hitters and not allowing an earned run. Plutko comes into 2014 as an advanced college arm who should be up for a quick promotion to High-A with good performance, and given the right-hander’s 17:5 SO:BB in 12.2 innings, he is making a compelling case. There is only so much the polished 22-year-old can prove in the Midwest League; as long as Plutko pitches like this, he should get up to Carolina for his next challenge before long. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 18, 2014