Around the Farm: October 19, 2012

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.

Arizona Fall League

  • Ronny Rodriguez (2B, Scottsdale Scorpions): 0-for-3, 2 K. Rodriguez really has not gotten off to the start that many of us would have hoped to see. In five games, he has gone 3-for19 with seven strikeouts. We all know the talent is there, so hopefully he is just starting off the fall season with a few rough outings. There’s still time for him to leave an impression in the league.
  • T.J. House (SP, Scottsdale Scorpions): 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K. Well, we could nitpick here and fault House for walking three batters, but that would be, well, nitpicking. House was outstanding as he threw five innings of no-hit ball. In total, he threw 66 pitches with 38 of them going for strikes. He’s now allowed just one run in his eight innings of work in the AFL.

Dominican Winter League

  • Tim Fedroff (LF, Aguilas Cibaenas): 1-for-5, 1 K. In total, Fedroff has now gone 4-for-13 in the DWL, which is good for a .308 average. His success at both Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus was well-documented this past season, and it looks as if it has carried over into winter ball so far.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Jesus Aguilar (1B, Leones del Caracas): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K. On the positive side of things, Aguilar recorded his third double and second RBI in the VWL on Friday. However, with the two strikeouts, he has now struck out a total of 14 times in just seven games and 24 at-bats. Strikeouts are probably always going to be a problem for Aguilar, but his current rate is just too much. It’s never a good sign when more than half of a player’s at-bats result in a strikeout, and that’s exactly the case with Aguilar right now.
  • Hector Rondon (RP, Leones del Caracas): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R/1 ER, 1 BB. In his last outing, Rondon needed just one pitch to get one out, but he once again ran into trouble on Friday. It took him 19 pitches to make it through the inning, and he allowed two runs in the process. The results with Rondon have been less than encouraging so far in winter ball, and given his history of injures, it’s only natural to wonder if Rondon could be hurt again. Obviously, you hope for the best, but it’s definitely been a struggle for him thus far.

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