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 Lake County was rained out.
Joey Wendle (DH, Akron): 3-for-5, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
The transition from High-A to Double-A is often cited as the hardest non-major league jump a player has to make. For Wendle, that transition is an interesting mixed bag. The raw results are not remarkable for the second baseman, as Wendle owns a .249/.310/.421 line through 56 games. Wendle’s bat is supposed to carry him, so only putting up an average overall line is a bit of a disappointment. Yet, Wendle is hitting the ball hard, continues to show some nice power in another pitcher friendly park, and seems to be on his way up offensively. Even though Wendle has played 56 games, that is still a fairly limited sample size to draw conclusions from. Though some definitive trends are emerging for some players, there is still plenty of time for players like Wendle to keep hitting the ball well and see some more hits start to fall in, raising their stats a little more. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, June 5, 2014