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.
Ronny Rodriguez (1B, Akron): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 HBP
As yet another reminder that you cannot ever overreact to April stats, Rodriguez is beginning to work his way out from under the weight of his .331 April OPS. Rodriguez homered again on Wednesday, his second on the season, and extended his hitting streak to six games. Additionally, Rodriguez has hits in 12 of his last 13 games as his .235 BABIP begins to naturally rise. Rodriguez did not magically become a terrible hitter overnight; he has always done at least decently — despite being young for his level — and cut his strikeouts every year heading into 2014, even though he was promoted in each of those years. He is coming around this season and could be approaching his breakout, though that April from hell will make it hard to see in his season stats for some time. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 15, 2014