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.
Mitch Brown (SP, Lake County): W (2-6), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 7 SO, 2 WP, 1 HBP
It is really hard to be patient for any stretch of time. Like waiting for Christmas as a child — or even now, the wait for the final Hobbit movie — is unbearable (same for the waits leading up to the first two, for that matter). But it is absolutely vital to be patient to a fault with prospects, especially ones with the talent of Brown. There is a reason the right-hander was drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft, and lately, he is starting to see the results accompany that promise. Though his season stats are not all that pretty, over his last six starts, Brown has found his control and started suppressing runs like he was expected to (first 11 starts: 4.86 ERA, 36:32 SO:BB in 50.0 innings; last six starts: 1.67 ERA, 32:9 SO:BB in 32.1 innings). Of course, we will need to see Brown sustain this level of pitching, but just seeing the right-hander put things together is an encouraging sign and a reminder to be patient. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, July 3, 2014