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Indians Indians Archive Around the Farm: July 27-29
Written by Al Ciammiachella

Al Ciammiachella

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Tyler Holt, CF-AKR: 6-13, RBI, 3 BB, 3 R, SB, K.

Big weekend for Holt, who has struggled at AA Akron since his promotion from Carolina at the beginning of July. Since getting the call to the Eastern League from Carolina, he's hit just .231/.324/.375 with 2 doubles and a triple in 23 games. He had put up a .263/.349/.339 with 16 stolen bases in 24 attempts as the leadoff hitter down in Carolina. Holt is a solid defender, but he's going to have to do more than this with the bat to establish himself as a legit OF prospect. He's not a big power guy, so he's going to need to get on base a lot to offset the lack of extra base hits. His career OBP is .360 in 926 AB between low-A and AA, which is good but not great. He's got above-average speed and an above-average arm, but unless his hit tool can take a step forward, the 10th round pick out of Florida State looks more like a 4th outfielder than an everyday starter in the big leagues.

Cory Kluber, SP-COL: W (11-7), 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 3 BB. Another win for Kluber, although he didn't miss as many bats as usual. He has 128 K in 125 1/3 IP, leading the International League in strikeouts and ranking 2nd in total IP.

Jenmar Gomez, SP-COL: W (4-2), 6 1/3 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 7 H, 8 K, BB. Gomez has made 6 starts since being sent down to Columubus, and has gone 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA, 34 K and 7 BB in 40 2/3 IP,

Scott Barnes, RP-COL: IP, 2 H, 3 K, BB. Barnes struck out the side, but not without a little trouble. He has 16 K in his last 8 2/3 IP with the Clippers.

Matt Langwell, RP-COL: IP, 2 H, 2 K. Since getting the call up to AAA Columbus in mid-May, Langwell has a 3.47 ERA, 37 K and 11 BB in 36 1/3 IP.

Tim Fedroff, LF-COL: 5-12, HR (7), 2B, RBI, 3 BB, 4 R, 2 K. In his last 10 games, Fedroff is hitting .564/.605/.949 with 4 HR, 3 doubles, 10 RBI and has scored 14 runs. His season line is up to .386/.451/.629 in 37 AAA games.

Jared Goedert, 3B-COL: 6-13, HR (10), 4 RBI, 3 R, K.  Goedert is on fire as well, hitting an impressive .463/.489/.732 with 2 HR, 5 doubles and 12 RBI during his 10-game hitting streak.

Steven Wright, SP-AKR: W (9-6), 6 IP, ER, 5 H, 4 K, 3 BB. The knuckleballer has allowed just 2 ER in his last 2 starts, striking out 10 and walking 7 in 12 IP. His season ERA is down to 2.49.

Todd Packer, SP-AKR: L (2-1), 5 1/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 7 H, 2 K, BB. Packer's first rough start this season in his third appearance with Akron since coming off the DL. He has a 2.41 ERA in his 3 AA starts, with 12 K and just 1 BB in 18 2/3 IP.

Shawn Armstrong, RP-AKR: 2 1/3 IP, 2 K, 2 BB. Armstrong still hasn't allowed a run with the Aeros, striking out 12 and walking 3 over 8 1/3 shutout innings.

Rob Bryson, RP-AKR: 2 IP, H, 2 K. In his last 10 appearances, Bryson has gone 1-0 with a save and a 1.76 ERA. He's struck out an impressive 20 and walked just 6 in 15 1/3 IP.

Preston Guilmet, RP-AKR: IP, S (18), ER, 2 H, K. Guilmet is similar to Cory Burns, the reliever the Indians traded to the Padres last offseason in exchange for Aaron Cunningham. He has good numbers, but based more on a deceptive delivery than raw stuff. He's struck out a batter per inning and has an ERA of 2.52, but there are concerns that he'll struggle against better competition.

Juan Diaz, SS-AKR: 3-9, 2 2B, BB, 3 R. Diaz has hit in 9 of his last 10 games for the Aeros, putting up a .351/.400/.676 line with a pair of HR in that timeframe. He's raised his season line to .264/.312/.430, pretty decent power for a 23-year old SS in AA.

Michael Goodnight, SP-CAR: L (2-10), 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 6 K, 2 BB. Goodnight hasn't pitched nearly as bad as his W/L record would indicate this season. He has a 4.47 ERA with 76 K in 110 2/3 IP for the Mudcats, but the 55 BB have hampered his effectiveness.

Joe Colon, SP-CAR: W (1-0), 5 IP, ER, 3 H, 5 K, 4 BB. Colon was the most consistent starter in Lake County this year, posting a 2.90 ERA in 19 starts with the Captains. He was called up to high-A Carolina on July 19, and has made two good and one really bad start for the Mudcats. In his two good starts, he's given up a total of 3 ER with 7 K in 10 IP. In his bad start back on July 25, he gave up 9 ER in just 4 1/3 IP.

Trey Haley, RP-CAR: IP, H, BB. Haley is finally back in Carolina, having been shut down with arm issues in late May. He made four appearances in Arizona earlier this month before being activated this weekend. Haley has a triple-digit arm, but it doesn't do him or the organization any good when he's constantly on the DL.

Cole Cook, RP-CAR: 1/3 IP, S. Cook is king of the sub-1 IP saves, collecting his third in his last 3 appearances. His consecutive scoreless innings streak is now at 11 1/3.

Gio Urshela, 3B-CAR: 4-11, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 3 R, 2 K. The slick-fielding third baseman is hitting .260/.294/.430 in 26 July games, down slightly from his June numbers but still well over his career averages. Still just 20 years old, if he can build on this season at the plate, he could be a really solid prospect.

Jesus Aguilar, 1B-CAR: 4-12, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, R, 4 K. Aguilar is having his worst month of the season here in July, hitting just .232/.369/.391 with 2 HR and 11 RBI. He's still 6th in the Carolina League with an .865 OPS this season, but as a bat-only 1B he's really going to have to mash to be considered an elite prospect.

Cody Anderson, SP-LCC: 3 IP, 3 K. Quick, efficent outing for Anderson, who's gone exactly three innings in his last 8 starts. For the season, his ERA stands at 3.19 with 64 K and 26 BB in 87 1/3 IP.

Jeff Johnson, RP-LCC: 2 S (15), 1 1/3 IP, H, 2 K. Johnson hasn't allowed a run in his last 10 appearances, stretching back to mid-June. He's now struck out 55 in 39 2/3 IP for the Captains this season.

Enosil Tejeda, RP-LCC: 2 IP, 2 K, BB. Tejeda was moved up to Lake County on July 12, and gave up 3 ER in his first appearance with the Captains. He's settled down since then, throwing 6 scoreless innings with 5 K in his 4 outings after his debut.

Jose Ramirez, 2B-LCC: 3-9, 2 R, K. Ramirez continues to be the hottest hitter in the Captains lineup, as the speedy leadoff hitter has reached base in 9 of his last 10 games, putting up a .390/.419/.463 line in that timeframe. He's only 5-9 in his SB attempts in the Midwest League, but more experience will help him become a better baserunner as opposed to just a fast runner like he is now.

Jake Lowery, C-LCC: 2-6, HR (2), 2 RBI, R, K. Lowery is hitting just .196/.317/.333 in 14 Midwest League games. I'm honestly not sure what happened to Lowery this year, as he was an offense-oriented catcher who seems to have lost himself at the plate.

Jerrud Sabourin, 1B-LCC: 4-10, 2B, 2 RBI, R, K. Sabourin is up to .296/.375/.386 on the season, but is stuck on just 3 HR in 345 AB. His hit tool is solid, but first basemen with so little power don't typically go too far through the system.

Jake Sisco, SP-MVS: W (1-2), 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 K, BB. Sisco has solid overall numbers, sporting a 2.95 ERA in 42 2/3 IP for the Scrappers. But he's only struck out 24 hitters while walking 17, so it remains to be seen how much longer those #'s will last.

Cody Penny, RP-MVS: S (2), IP, 3 K. Penny emphatically slammed the door for his 2nd save this season, and now has 16 K in 17 2/3 IP for the Scrappers. He's allowed 5 ER on 13 hits, walking 6.

Tyler Naquin, CF-MVS: 2-13, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R, 3 K. Naquin has cooled off of late, hitting just .225/.279/.375 in his last 10 games. He's still looking for his first professional HR, and is hitting .274/.380/.393 in 30 games for the Scrappers since being drafted.

Robel Garcia, SS-MVS: 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB, R, K. Garcia has been playing more SS than 2B of late, and is hitting a solid .290/.343/.355 in his last 10 NYPL games.

Joe Wendle, 3B-MVS: 4-8, 2B, BB, R, 3 K. Wendle is up to .325/.388/.517 in 31 games with the Scrappers, and his .905 OPS leads the team.

Mitch Brown, SP-AZL: 3 IP, ER, 2 H, K, BB. The Indians 2nd round pick in this June's draft, Brown has thrown 8 innings for the AZL Indians, allowing 2 ER on 5 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2.

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