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): L (3-2), 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 9 SO. In four appearances out of Gigantes’ rotation (one was not technically a “start” because the game was rescheduled due to rain), Soto owns a 1.93 ERA with 13 hits allowed and a 17:4 SO:BB in 18.2 innings. Whether or not his recent run of success in the rotation will help him be seen as a starter going forward is unknown, but with the Rule 5 draft today, Soto’s ability to pitch effectively for more than one inning this offseason could help his chances of being selected. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, December 11, 2014