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): W (2-0), 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 SO
Plutko had been teasing at this kind of outing all season, but never put the strikeouts, run suppression, and length of the outing all together. That changed Thursday night as the right-hander was simply dealing. Plutko went deep into the game, mowed down opposing hitters, and only allowed four baserunners, one of whom reached on an error; not a bad day at the office for the 22-year-old. Of course, Plutko is the reigning College World Series MOP and should be doing this type of thing to a Midwest League lineup. But the right-hander cannot control where he pitches, and with a 49:10 SO:BB in only 35.1 innings, Plutko is making a strong case to move up to a bigger challenge in the Carolina League sooner rather than later. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 9, 2014