Around the Farm: Instructs October 4, 2012

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 12 – October 4 vs. Surprise

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 Rangers and Royals are “Surprise”.

Levon Washington (DH): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K. Washington has really started to hit his stride over these last few games in the Parallel League. In 12 games, the young outfielder has now gone 8-for-36.

Jerrud Sabourin (1B): 0-for-3, 2 BB. Sabourin continues to show his advanced approach at the plate. In 12 games, Sabourin has gone 11-for-35 with two home runs, six RBI and five walks against four strikeouts.

Bryson Myles (LF): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB. With another hit, Myles has now gone 6-for-21 in 10 games.

Jordan Smith (RF): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, SB. Smith did a little bit of everything in Thursday’s game, and it’s easy to see why he’s such an exciting player to watch moving forward. In 9 games between the Instructional League and Parallel League, Smith has now gone 9-for-22.

Todd Hankins (2B): 0-for-1. Hankins really got off to a nice start in the Parallel League, but he’s really struggled as of late. In 12 games, he has gone 6-for-30 and committed four errors.

Anthony Gallas (DH): 0-for-2, 1 K. In splitting his time in the outfield and at designated hitter, Gallas has gone 5-for 20 in 11 games this fall.

Alex Lavisky (C): 0-for-0, 1 BB. Lavisky struggled so far this fall as he has just two hits in 17 at-bats. Thursday’s walk was also the first that he’s drawn so far in the Parallel League.

Mason Radeke (RP): 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 2 K. It’s hard to know what to make out of Radeke’s start. The two runs in two innings leaves much to be desired, but there were also other positives as he threw first-pitch strikes to six of the nine batters he faced, and he issued zero free passes.

Jeff Johnson (RP): 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K. Johnson was just fabulous on Thursday. He threw first-pitch strikes to two of the three batters he faced, and he needed just 10 pitches to make it through his one inning of work.

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