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.
Erik Kratz (C, Columbus): 1-3, R, HR, 2 RBI. Kratz had the big two-run go-ahead blast in the eighth inning of the Clippers 3-2 victory. Kratz stepped up to the plate with one out and one on, and promptly belted his seventh and most clutch home run of the season. The veteran backstop had struggled recently at the plate as he is batting just .212 in his last ten games. Despite the struggles, Kratz maintains a healthy .266 average in 139 at-bats with Columbus.
Brandon Guyer (DH, Columbus): 1-2, BB, SO. Guyer continues his trek back from injury as he completed his third game of the rehab assignment. In his three games with Columbus, Guyer is 3-6 with one home run, one RBI, and two walks. Also of note, Guyer was indeed hit by yet another pitch Tuesday afternoon.
- Todd Hankins (2B, Columbus): 2-4, R, 2B, SO. Hankins was the lone Clipper to record a multi-hit game and he connected for their only extra-base hit as well. Hankins had struggled at the plate recently as he is hitting just .206 in his last ten.
- Jarrett Grube (SP, Columbus): 5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 SO. Grube made his 2017 Clipper debut and he pitched well enough to earn the win despite a lack of run support. Grube was acquired via trade three days ago and this is his second stint in the Indians organization.
- Carlos Frias (RP, Columbus): 1.1 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, SO. Frias picked up his first win of the season. Frias has struggled this year as this outing lowers his ERA to 9.31.
- Joe Colon (RP, Columbus): 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, SO, SV. Colon picked up the four out save, moving his season total to five. Colon has pitched well despite his 4.94 ERA, which is inflated due to a couple terrible outings.
- Nick Pasquale (SP, Akron): 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. Pasquale was touched up for six earned in one of his worst starts of the season. Pasquale was undone by surrendering three home runs.
- D.J. Brown (RP, Akron): 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 SO. Brown tossed two and a third innings of no-hit relief out of the ‘Ducks pen. Brown was in the starting rotation this year, but was demoted to the bullpen after struggling in four starts.
- Dorssys Paulino (LF, Akron): 2-2, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB. Paulino reached base safely in all of his plate appearances and he launched a solo home run in the sixth inning. Paulino’s average checks in at just .236, but he has a steady OBP of .339.
- Joe Sever (3B, Akron): 2-4, R, RBI. Sever was one of two ‘Ducks to have a multi-game in their 6-4 defeat. He is hitting .279 in 179 at-bats this season.
- Jordan Smith (CF, Akron): 1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, SO. Smith crushed a solo home run with one out in the sixth inning. Smith is not known for his power as this is just his second round tripper of the campaign.
- Elvis Perez (SS, Mahoning Valley): 3-4, 2B, RBI. Perez accounted for a third of the Scrappers hits in their first win of the season. Perez was the only player in the Tribe’s farm system to record three hits on Tuesday.
- Jonathan Laureano (DH, Mahoning Valley): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, SO. Laureano picked up his second multi-hit game of the season. He went 2-3 in a game with Akron on June 17th after playing a total of three games with the ‘Ducks before getting sent to Mahoning.
- Ulysses Cantu (1B, Mahoning Valley): 2-4, 2B, SO. Cantu was one of three Scrappers to record a multi-hit game. Cantu also picked up one of the Scrappers three doubles.
- Grant Hockin (SP, Mahoning Valley): 4.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. Despite going only four innings, Hockin set the tone early for Mahoning which translated into a well-pitched game. This was Hockin’s first start of the season.
- Cameron Mingo (RP, Mahoning Valley): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB. Mingo picked up the win out the Scrappers bullpen by tossing a pair of scoreless frames.
- Domingo Jimenez (RP, Mahoning Valley): 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO, HD. Jimenez tossed two hit-less innings to pick up the hold. He was one of three Scrapper relievers to account for five scoreless innings.
- Randy Valladares (RP, Mahoning Valley): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO, SV. Valladares slammed the door shut by recording his first save in Mahoning 3-1 victory.
- Henderson De Oleo (1B, DSL Indians): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI. De Oleo drove in four of the DSL Tribe’s 12 runs in their victory Tuesday. De Oleo had just one RBI in six games entering yesterday.
- Yeffersson Yannuzzi (SP, DSL Indians): 5.0 IP, H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO. Yannuzzi navigated around some bad defense and walks to pick up his first win of the season. He is now 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in three starts.