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Around the Farm: May 15, 2014 (5.16.14)

24 May

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 Carolina was rained out Thursday and Akron had the day off.

Scott Barnes (RP, Columbus): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO

There was a time where Barnes was a top-10 prospect in the organization, as IBI had the left-hander ranked 10th heading into the 2012 season (and 11th heading into last season). That time has passed for two reasons. One is that Barnes is definitely a reliever now — which hurts his big picture value — and the other is that he struggled mightily in 2013. But there is hope yet for the 26-year-old Barnes, and while he is a bit of a forgotten man in the left-handed reliever power rankings (easily steamrolled by the Kyle Crockett train currently rolling toward Cleveland), Barnes is making his best case in Columbus this season. The left-hander has always had issues with walks and has seven in 14.0 innings this season, but Barnes’ 20 strikeouts in that time put his dominance on display. He is not the sexy pick for a callup to Cleveland, but Barnes could be a decent option in the middle innings if called upon later in the year. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, May 16, 2014

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