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Around The Farm: December 4, 2016 - Consistent performances by all

Several Tribe farmhands were in action across two offseason leagues, but one single performance did not stand out above the rest.

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.

NOTE: No current Indians farmhands participated in the Puerto Rican League or the Mexican Pacific League on Sunday


  • Guillermo Quiroz (Tigres de Aragua, starting C) - 1-2, 1 K,1 Sac Bunt - Quiroz performed respectably in his first game in a week before being pinch-hit for by Alberto Callaspo in the seventh inning.
  • Nick Pasquale (Bravos de Margarita, RP) - H (1), 1 IP, 1 H - Pasquale made it back-to-back solid relief outings following his five-run, ten-hit disaster in his most recent start. At least in Caribbean ball, the bullpen seems to be where he performs the best. Maybe this is something for the Indians to consider as Pasquale progresses to higher levels of competition.
  • Yonathan Mendoza (Cardenales de Lara, SS) - 1-3, 1 R, 1 K - Mendoza played a full game for the first time in over a month (Nov. 3) and got his first hit since that last full game.
  • Yandy Diaz (Leones del Caracas, DH) - 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K - Diaz's eight-game hitting streak came to an end.
  • Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, 1B) - 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K - Aguilar extended his hitting streak to four games but saw his batting average drop to .286.
  • Giovanny Urshela (Aguilas del Zulia, 3B) - 1-4, 1 K - Urshela now has a four-game hitting streak and a .357/.364/.524 slash line in 36 games.


  • Ronny Rodriguez (Aguilas Cibaenas, starting 2B) - 1-4 - Ronny-Rod extended his hitting streak to seven games but saw his streak of four consecutive games with multiple hits come to an end.
  • Michael Martinez (Estrellas Orientales, starting 2B) - 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 HBP - Martinez has hits in back-to-back games for the first time this season (six games played so far).
  • Abraham Almonte (Toros del Este, LF) - 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K - Almonte cooled off considerably from the first two days of the weekend, when he had seven hits between the two games on Friday and Saturday, but he still extended his hitting streak to four games, scored, and reached base three times.
  • Jordan Smith (Toros del Este, DH) - 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, Picked Off 1 time - Smith doubled his season base hit total in his third game of the Dominican campaign, but continued to be inconsistent on the basepaths.

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