Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians players throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues and Arizona Fall League. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente
Alexis Pantoja (SS, Tiburones de Aguadilla) 0-2. Pantoja had an uneventful night at the dish on Monday by hitting into outs in his only two at-bats before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th inning. Prior to going hitless in his last two contests, he had constructed a six-game hitting streak. The bat has always been an area where Pantoja is looking to improve evident by his .197 average at Mahoning Valley this past season. He is still young and if his bat develops to go with his above average glove Pantoja could become a prospect to watch.
J.C. Romero (RP, Cangrejeros de Santurce) 0.2 IP, HD. The southpaw reliever picked up his impressive seventh hold in the Roberto Clemente league. Romero has been used predominantly as a match-up lefty, and has found success at this so far. He still has not allowed a run in ten innings of work.
Liga de Beisbol Dominicano
Roberto Hernandez (RP, Leones del Escogido) 0.2 IP. The veteran right hander was the first reliever to come out of the bullpen Monday night for Leones del Escogido. It was Hernandez 13th appearance of the offseason and he now has an ERA of 2.70 in 13.1 innings pitched. Hernandez pitched for the Tribe from 2006-2012.
Rafael Perez (RP, Gigantes del Cibao) 1.1 IP, SO, HD. Perez converted his first hold of the offseason, and continued his solid showing in the Dominican. In eight appearances so far Perez has yet to surrender a run, and has struck out five batters compared to one walk. Perez last pitched in the majors in 2012.