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.
Will Roberts (SP, Akron): W (7-7), 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 1 HBP
Roberts’ longest and best outing on the season is the headline of Thursday’s Around the Farm, but really this performance should bring some light to the rest of the right-hander’s solid 2014. The 23-year-old does not have an outing under five innings, and while he does not strike out a ton of batters, Roberts’ 3.67 ERA and 63:20 SO:BB in 83.1 innings is not bad at all. Roberts does not profile as a front-of-the-rotation starter, but the right-hander does have decent stuff and is showing the ability to harness it. After spending most of 2013 in Double-A, Roberts has thrown 217.1 innings with Akron in his career. Given that mark and Roberts’ performance to date, a push to Columbus once some spots open up would not seem outrageous. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, June 20, 2014