Around the Farm: January 2, 2013

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. 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 the game.

Here is the rundown of what Indians players in fall and winter ball did yesterday. Note: The Australian Baseball League was off on Wednesday.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Ezequiel Carrera (LF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K. Wednesday marked the opening night for the playoffs in the VWL, and Carrera started things off nicely with one hit and a walk. The left-handed hitting Carrera had a strong regular season this winter, going 32-for-112 in 30 games. Also, if you factor in Wednesday’s playoff game, Carrera has now hit in four straight contests.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, Leones del Caracas): 1-for-4, 1 R, 2B, 1 K. Asdrubal also had a decent start to the VWL playoffs as he recorded one hit, and it was of the extra-base variety. Overall, in 12 games, Cabrera has now gone 14-for-51.

Dominican Winter League

  • Jose Ramirez (SS, Toros del Este): 0-for-4. Ramirez had a rare off night on Wednesday. Though when you’ve been as hot as Ramirez, games like this have to be expected once in awhile.
  • Juan Diaz (SS, Leones del Escogido): 1-for-2, K. Diaz collected one hit Wednesday as his team earned a 5-0 victory in round-robin play. Diaz has had an up-and-down season this winter and one has to wonder if he’ll remain a part of the Indians 40-man roster considering all of the roster moves that still need to be made.

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