Around the Farm: Instructs September 27th

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects throughout the organization. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.

This is a special Instructional League version of ATF that recaps each of the Instructional League games the Indians minor leaguers will play this fall over the next three weeks as well as games played in the advanced Instructional League (Arizona Parallel League, AZPL).

Parallel League: Game 7 — September 27 vs. Glendale

Note: The Parallel League is also known as advanced Instructional League or the Co-Op League because two teams make up the roster. The Indians and Reds make up the “Goodyear” team, and the Dodgers and White Sox are “Glendale”. 

Todd Hankins (2B): 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E. Because of his outstanding speed and athleticism (30 SB in 78 games at Lake County this year), there is some intrigue surrounding Hankins. He had a poor showing Thursday but is still hitting .278 in seven Parallel League games.

Levon Washington (CF): 0-for-2. Washington has about as much upside as any prospect in the Indians system, but his injuries are somewhat of a concern. Washington had hip surgery during the season, and he’s been disappointing thus far in seven Parallel Leagues games where he is just 2-for-21.

Jerrud Sabourin (1B): 0-for-4, 1 K. Sabourin has been one of the best stories of the Indians 2012 minor league season, and his success has translated into Instructs. Even with his 0-fer performance Thursday, Sabourin still has hit .333 with two home runs in seven games.

Anthony Gallas (DH): 1-for-2. Gallas was the lone Indians on the Goodyear team to collect a hit Thursday. Overall, Goodyear managed just three total hits in the 7-0 loss to Glendale.

Bryson Myles (LF): 0-for-1, K. Myles only got one at-bat in Thursday’s contest, and unfortunately he was unable to capitalize off of it.

Alex Lavisky (C): 0-for-2, 2 K. Lavisky is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on moving forward. The power is there and some of that was on display as the season progressed at Lake County. Unfortunately, he’s scuffled out of the gates in the Parralel League as he’s just 1-for-11 in seven games.

Mason Radeke (P): 2 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K: It took Radeke 55 pitches to make it through 2 2/3 innings of work. The was really the first struggles that Radeke has faced so far in the Parallel League as he previously had not allowed a run in two other appearances.

Jeff Johnson (P): 1 1/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K: Johnson has been outstanding thus far in Instructs. The right-hander has yet to allow a run to score in 4 1/3 innings of work.


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