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Indians Indians Archive Around the Farm: July 30
Written by Al Ciammiachella

Al Ciammiachella

Myles 2 800x760Bryson Myles, CF-LCC: 3-4, 3 RBI, 2 R.

Myles was a 6th round pick out of Stephen F. Austin College last year, and reported right to Mahoning Valley where he placed 5th in the league in batting average with a .302 mark. Myles is an athletic guy with good speed and a little pop. He's built more like a linebacker than a typical outfielder, with a 5'11", 230lb frame. He's played all three outfield positions in Lake County this year, but profiles best as a LF because of his average arm. He's hitting .273/.339/.371 with 2 HR and 41 RBI in 69 Midwest League games this season, and he's swiped 14 bases. He's been caught stealing 10 times though, and a 14 out of 24 success rate is less than encouraging. The righthanded Myles actually has reverse splits at the plate this year, posting a .768 OPS against righthanded pitching and just a .547 OPS against southpaws. He's hitting .287/.340/.351 in 25 July games, and will have to show some more power at the plate if he wants a shot in an OF corner at the next level.

T.J. McFarland, SP-COL: L (4-5), 5 IP, 6 ER, 12 H, 2 K, 2 BB. McFarland with two poor starts in a row, and last night you can look no further than his 1.00 GO/AO ratio to explain why. McFarland can be successful if he keeps the ball on the ground consistently, but if not he can get hit hard.

Tim Fedroff, LF-COL: 0-3, K. Oh, so he is human after all. Good to know.

Daniel Jiminez, SP-LCC: W (1-0), 5 IP, R (0 ER), 0 H, 6 K, BB. The 22-year old lefty threw 5 no-hit innings in his first start of the season for the Captains yesterday, and has a 3.38 ERA in 3 overall Midwest League appearances. He's allowed 4 ER on 8 hits with 9 K and 3 BB in 10 2/3 IP since being called up from Arizona on July 21.

Antwonie Hubbard, RP-LCC: 2 IP, ER, 3 H, 3 K, BB. Hubbard allowed a solo HR, but otherwise had a pretty solid outing last night. He's appeared in 12 games for the Captains, posting a 2.33 ERA with 13 K and 7 BB in 19 1/3 IP.

Jordan Smith, RF-LCC: 2-4, BB, 2 R. Smith is hitting a robust .350/.404/.463 in 21 July games, with 2 HR and 15 RBI. His .310 AVG on the season ranks 3rd in the Midwest League.

Francisco Lindor, SS-LCC: 1-4, BB, 3 R, SB. Lindor has had a rough month, hitting just .230/.362/.333 with a HR, 6 doubles and 9 RBI in 24 July games. Does that mean I've soured on him at all as a prospect? Absolutely not. He's still far and away the #1 prospect in the Indians system, and an undisputed top-20 guy in all of baseball.

Alex Lavisky, C-LCC: 1-5, HR (8), 3 RBI, R, K. I'm still hoping Lavisky will start putting up numbers that more accurately reflect his overall talent, but it's still not happening. He's hitting .239/.304/.381 with 8 HR and 37 RBI this season, and has struck out 79 times in 268 at bats.

Jerrud Sabourin, 1B-LCC: 3-5, RBI, 2 R. abouring is hitting .313/.36/.438 over his last 10 games, but with just 3 XBH (2 doubles and a triple). He's hit just 3 HR this season, and his OPS stands at .766 in 97 games for the Captains.

Tyler Naquin, CF-MVS: 3-4, 2B, R, K. The Scrappers only managed 4 hits as a team yesterday, and Naquin was responsible for three of them. The three knocks nosed his OPS just over .800 (.803), and his .289 AVG is 2nd on the team behind Joe Wendle.

Kieran Lovegrove, SP-AZL: L (0-1), 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, K. Lovegrove didn't walk a batter, but only struck out one and allowed one HR. He's made three appearances in the AZL, allowing 8 runs on 14 hits in 6 1/3 IP.

Dorssys Paulino, SS-AZL: 1-3, BB. Paulino recorded one of just 4 hits the AZL Indians managed as a team last night, lowering his average to .355 on the season.

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