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.
Cole Sulser (SP, Carolina): L (1-5) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 9 SO, 1 HBP
Sulser started the season strong before fading in spectacular fashion at the beginning of May. The right-hander seemed to be an April flash in the pan after allowing 16 runs (nine earned) in only 9.1 innings during his first three May starts, a series of outings that torched his ERA. Through it all, however, Sulser continued to fill up the strike zone, an approach that looks to have him back on track. Sulser struck out nine batters in each of his last two starts — both of which went six innings — while only allowing one walk. It is possible that pitching in the zone so much will lead to Sulser being hit hard from time to time, but his approach is getting results again as the calendar approaches June. The 25th round pick in 2013 still has work to do in order to earn a call to Akron, but the early returns are encouraging for the 24-year-old. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 29, 2014