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.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
Ronny Rodriguez (Aguilas Cibaenas, 1B) - 1-4, 2 K, 1 SB - Ronny-Rod's winter ball season may have come to an end with the Aguilas' Game 9 loss to the Tigres del Licey. The Caribbean Series rosters must be set by Monday, so we will know by then if the Tigres have picked up Rodriguez as a refuerzo for the Serie del Caribe. If this is the end of Ronny-Rod's winter baseball, he will finish with a .301/.343/.462 slash line with 5 HR, 21 RBI, and 6 SB (in as many attempts) in 65 games.
Jairo Asencio (Tigres del Licey, RP) - 1 IP, 1 H - While this outing is not notable in and of itself, Jairo was the pitcher on the mound when the Tigres clinched the Dominican championship.
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE (ABL)
Loek van Mil (Adelaide Bite, RP) - 1 IP, 1 H, 3 K - van Mil continues to dominate ABL hitting as his ERA dropped even further to 0.40 on Saturday. The Bite will be hosting the third place team in next weekend's first round of the playoffs. Expect van Mil to see playing time in crucial innings in that series.
Mitch Nilsson (Brisbane Bandits, 2B) - 0-5, 2 K - Despite seeing his ten-game hitting streak come to an end, Nilsson's slash line remains impressive at .323/.401/.532 with 7 HR and 24 RBI in 33 games.
Andrew Campbell (Brisbane Bandits, starting RF) - 1-3, 1 K - Not a bad day at the plate, but not enough to avoid being pinch hit for in a crucial game as the Bandits seek to clinch the final spot in the ABL Playoffs.
There will likely be at least one more offseason ATF on Tuesday, previewing the Caribbean Series and ABL Playoffs, including schedules, broadcast info, and former (and possibly current) Indians to watch for. Nothing has been decided regarding further offseason ATF columns, but the presence (or absence) of current Indians in the Caribbean Series will likely be the determining factor.