Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Here is the rundown of what Cleveland players in winter ball did yesterday:
Puerto Rican Winter League
Giovanni Soto (SP, Gigantes de Carolina): ND, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO. Soto’s last start back on Black Friday went pretty terribly (five runs — four earned — in 1.2 innings), but considering his first start of the offseason went well (five shutout innings), Wednesday’s start could have gone either way. Clearly the 23-year-old answered the call, once again tossing five shutout innings, making his Black Friday start look more like a fluke. Who knows if this starting experiment lasts into the regular season or if Soto will make his way back to the bullpen come spring; either way, it is nice to see the left-hander trusted as a key contributor on a team only trying to win, not develop prospects. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, December 4, 2014