Around The Farm: December 29, 2016 - Rodriguez gets one hit, but that's it

Four current Indians minor leaguers played in overseas on Thursday, and Ronny Rodriguez was the only player to muster up any offensive production.

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: The Indians do not currently have any minor leaguers in the Mexican Pacific League.


  • Ronny Rodriguez (Aguilas Cibaenas, LF): 1-5, R, K, 2 E – In three playoff games, Rodriguez now has five hits in 13 at-bats. He was rough in the field on Thursday, committing two errors in left field, and he has already collected three errors in postseason play.
  • Erik Gonzalez (Leones del Escogido, SS): 0-4, K – Gonzalez went 1-for-4 in his first postseason games on Wednesday and went hitless in the same amount of at-bats on Thursday. He finished the regular season batting .243 (9-for-37) in his last 10 games and .273 in 21 games overall.


  • Alexis Pantoja (Tiburones de Aguadilla, 2B): 0-3 – Pantoja has now strung together three hitless games since his 10-hit in five-game stretch. For the season, the 20-year-old is hitting .314 with six RBI, eight runs, a pair of stolen bases, 12 strikeouts and just one walk in 30 games.


  • Yhoxian Medina (Leones del Caracas, 3B): 0-3, K – Medina got his first start in quite a while. In fact, he had not recorded an at-bat in his previous five games and last recorded an at-bat since Dec. 8. He had only compiled two at-bats in his previous nine games, and in 27 games overall (28 at-bats), the 26-year-old is hitting .250 with nine total bases and four runs scored.

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