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.
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Eric Haase (C, Lynchburg): 2-for-4, 2 2B, 1 SO. After spending most of 2014 repeating Low-A and seeing his High-A debut fall flat late last year, Haase’s slow start to 2015 seemed to be yet another knock against the catcher. But while Haase’s OPS still sits at just .672 following this strong outing, his .193 isolated power through 17 games offers some hope. Given the catcher’s power has not completely deserted him, it seems likely he will see a few more balls in play go for hits over the course of the season (he only has a .261 BABIP), which will help raise his .269 on-base percentage. The 15:3 SO:BB is not very good, but though Haase needs to improve that plate discipline, the fact that his power remains intact and his results on balls in play seems fluky means everything is not broken for the catcher. Improving defensively behind the plate and with his plate discipline is not an easy task, but it beats needing to fix everything. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 11, 2015