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:
Dominican Winter League
- Jose Ramirez (SS, Toros del Este): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB. On the surface, Ramirez’s time in the Dominican has not gone all that well, with the infielder posting an uncharacteristically-low .245 batting average. Being a contact and speed guy, Ramirez not hitting well — and thus not getting on base at a good rate — would be a concern if the issue did not essentially boil down to bad BABIP luck. Ramirez’s .247 BABIP is well below his career mark (he does not have a full season below .290 and routinely posts marks above .300), meaning his poor showing through 22 games this offseason is probably just random variance, not anything meaningful and lasting. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, November 27, 2014