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.
D.J. Brown (SP, Lynchburg): W (3-2), 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP. Brown stood out on this rain-soaked Sunday, going a career-high 7.2 innings and only allowing one run on a solo home run. There were not many strikeouts, but a pitcher only allows four hits and no walks, he is going to do quite well. Brown had been pitching in slightly shorter stints out of the bullpen -- more between three and five innings as the back-end of a piggyback -- but with his strong 3.95 ERA and 32:6 SO:BB in 43.1 innings, the right-hander may get a chance to keep this going.
- J.P. Feyereisen (RP, Lynchburg): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO.Though Feyereisen struggled in his first High-A outing, the dominant right-hander got back on track in his second outing here.
- Eric Haase (C, Lynchburg): 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 HBP. The Hillcats offense put up nine runs on only eight hits (and only one of the extra base variety) on Sunday, with Haase knocking the only double. The power is still there for Haase (.203 isolated power), but he is still working on getting his .195 batting average and .254 on-base percentage up.
- Clint Frazier (CF, Lynchburg): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2 SB. Nine walks are a big part of how the Hillcats scored so many runs, with Frazier drawing two of them. Frazier also stole two bases, filling up the stat lines as he continues his offensive surge (he is up to a .763 OPS, his highest since April 15).
- Paul Hendrix (3B, Lynchburg): 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SB. Hendrix has also been on the upswing lately, with his .707 OPS putting it at its highest point since April 27.
- Luigi Rodriguez (RF, Lynchburg): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB. Bradley Zimmer and his 14-game streak of reaching base at least twice sat on the bench Sunday, but Lynchburg’s other big offensive threat, Rodriguez, reached base twice and stole his 12th base of the season.
- Mike Papi (LF, Lynchburg): 0-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SO. The .175 batting average, .234 slugging percentage, and .059 isolated power continue to underscore Papi’s struggles in pro ball to date, but the fact that the outfielder is running a solid .326 on-base percentage despite an unsustainably-low .255 BABIP is impressive in its own right.
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