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.
Bradley Zimmer (RF, Lake County): 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 SB, 1 HBP
The Lake County Captains fell to the Kane County Cougars 4-3 in Game #1 of the Midwest League finals Wednesday night, though Zimmer did everything in his power to avoid that result. The 2014 first round pick reached base every time he went to the plate Wednesday and stole two bases, improving his playoff performance to 8-for-18 with two doubles, a triple, two walks, and two steals in five games. This hot streak comes on the heels of Zimmer’s strong three-game regular season callup to Lake County (3-for-11 with a double, two home runs, two walks, and a steal) and an .865 OPS with 11 steals in 45 games with Mahoning Valley. Whether the 21-year-old starts 2015 in Carolina (where he would likely split time in center field with Clint Frazier), begins the season with some time in Lake County (considering he has only played eight games at the Low-A level), or makes the jump all the way to Akron is still to be decided, but Zimmer is clearly putting together some strong performances in his first exposure to professional baseball. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, September 11, 2014