Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Gavin Collins (C, Lake County) 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI. Collins belted a huge three run homer during the 3rd inning of Lake County’s 7-5 win. Collins dug in to bat in the third inning when the Captains were down 4-1 with two on and two out when he came up with the clutch knock. The three runs batted in sets a new single game high mark for him this season. Collins has been coming on strong of late, as he is now batting .333 with three home runs and six RBIs in his last ten games. Collins was a 13th round draft pick out of Mississippi State in 2016, and he has been solid in his short time in pro ball since. He is batting .261 with an OBP of .342 in his minor league career.
Abraham Almonte (DH, Columbus) 1-4, 3 SO. Almonte had his second straight start and his fourth in five days with Columbus on his journey back to Cleveland. Almonte has had mixed results in five total starts and in all he is 4-13 with one home run and two RBI. Almonte keeps inching towards his eventual return when he will have to compete every day for playing time in a crowded Cleveland outfield.
- Richie Shaffer (LF, Columbus) 2-4, 2B, SO. Shaffer was the only Clipper to record a multi-hit game in their 11-0 blowout loss. Shaffer has been on fire of late as he is on a five game hitting streak, and is batting .368 in his last ten games.
- Michael Peoples (SP, Columbus) 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, SO. Peoples’ tough season continues as he was roughed up, and he failed to make it out of the fourth inning. Peoples has struggled to give the Clippers length as just five of his eleven starts went six innings or longer. Peoples has allowed at least two or more runs in each of his 12 total appearances which leads up to his 6.22 ERA.
- Joe Colon (RP, Columbus) 1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, BB, 3 SO. Colon was hit hard as he gave up two home runs out of the Clipper bullpen. All three relievers used out of the Clipper bullpen gave up runs in the tough loss.
- Francisco Mejia (C, Akron) 2-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, SO, SB. A night after a rare hitless game, Mejia got back to form and picked up a pair of hits. Mejia continues to establish himself as one of the best prospects in the game as he keeps racking up huge numbers.
- Yu-Cheng Chang (SS, Akron) 1-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB. Chang continues to show excellent power for a shortstop as he now has 13 home runs on the year. Chang has now gone yard in back to back nights.
- Bobby Bradley (1B, Akron) 2-4, 2 RBI, SO. Bradley continues to hit much better after his slow start to the season. Bradley now has eight RBIs in his last four games.
- Jordan Smith (CF, Akron) 2-5, R, 2B, RBI. Smith was one of three ‘Ducks to record a multi-hit game in their 12-7 loss. Smith is now on a modest four game hitting streak.
- Nick Pasquale (SP, Akron) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 SO. Pasquale kept Akron in the game before turning it over to the bullpen only to see them surrender seven earned runs. Pasquale has not gone over five innings pitched in his last six starts.
- Willi Castro (SS, Lynchburg) 2-4. Castro recorded half of the HillCats hits in a game where they were shut-out offensively. Castro is swinging a hot bat of late as he is batting .378 in his last ten games.
- Shao-Ching Chang (SP, Lynchburg) 6.2 IP, 15 H, 9 ER, 5 SO. Chang was shelled as he was pounded for 15 hits in just under seven innings of work. This start was surprising considering Chang had pitched very well entering Wednesday but still leaves with a respectable 7-4 record and 3.36 ERA.
- Paul Hendrix (RP, Lynchburg) 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO. Hendrix posted one of his best outings of the year by posting two plus hitless, scoreless innings. Hendrix had a 6.75 ERA in his last 12 innings entering Wednesday.
- Gavin Collins (C, Lake County) 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI. Collins belted a huge three run homer during the 3rd inning of Lake County’s 7-5 win. Collins dug in to bat in the third inning when the Captains were down 4-1 with two on and two out when he came up with the clutch knock.
- Miguel Eladio (SS, Lake County) 1-4, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI. Eladio was one of two Captains to drive in multiple runs in their 10 hit performance. Eladio has been good in the clutch lately as he has 8 RBIs in his last 7 games.
- Li-Jen Chu (DH, Lake County) 2-4, R, RBI. Chu was one of three Captains to record a multi-hit game Wednesday. Chu is starting to heat up as he has hit safely in five of his last six games.
- Alsis Herrera (RP, Lake County) 2.1 IP, H, 0 ER, 4 SO. Herrera continued his breakout season with two plus strong innings. Herrera has a 1.48 ERA in 24.1 innings pitched with the majority of his time coming in Lake County.
- Dalbert Siri (RP, Lake County) 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. Siri struck out the side to record his fifth save of the season. Siri has pitched well of late as he has a 1.74 ERA in his last 10.1 innings pitched.
- Marcos Gonzalez (SS, DSL Indians) 3-4, R, 2 RBI. Gonzalez had a big day atop the DSL Indians line-up as he continues the hot start to his season. Gonzalez has ten hits in his last six games.
- Eric Perez (RP, DSL Indians) 4.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO. Despite it being early in the season, Perez picked up his second win out of the Dominican Tribe’s bullpen. Perez has not allowed an earned run in eight innings of work.