Around the Farm: June 6, 2017

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.



Giovanny Urshela (3B, Columbus): 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SO. Urshela came up just a triple short of the cycle in his big night at the dish. Urshela hit a two-run bomb during the fifth inning, and he collected his seventh double this season as well. Urshela has been hitting very well of late as he is now on a five-game hitting streak, and he now has 17 hits in his last 11 games. The month of June has also been kind to Urshela as he is hitting .308 in the month. Gio is batting .299 in 197 at-bats with 5 home runs and 26 RBIs. 

Tanner Tully (SP, Lake County): 7.0 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 SO. Tanner Tully has either been very good or very bad in his appearances this year, but luckily he had his good stuff in his start Tuesday. Tully’s start was just the beginning of an extremely well-pitched game by the Captains staff in a contest where they only allowed one run in thirteen innings. Tully bounced back nicely from his last start where he allowed five runs to score which is still a season high for him. The former Ohio State Buckeye has been a nice surprise for Lake County as he has been a steady arm for the Captains. In 11 games pitched the lefty has a 2-4 record with a 2.59 ERA. 


  • Richie Shaffer (RF, Columbus): 2-4, R, 2B, 2 SO. Shaffer continues to heat up at the plate as he now has back-to-back multi-hit games. Shaffer continues to be all or nothing at the plate as he has recorded a hit or struck out in seemingly all his at-bats this year. 
  • Eric Stamets (SS, Columbus): 2-5. Stamets was one of three Clippers to have a multi-hit game Tuesday. Stamets is now on a five-game hitting streak as this was his first game played since his big Memorial Day weekend when he connected for 11 hits. 
  • Chris Narveson (SP, Columbus): 3.0 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO. Narveson started the game for Columbus and picked up the loss after making it through just three innings. Narveson did a good job of commanding the zone, tossing 39 of 57 pitches for strikes. 
  • Michael Peoples (RP, Columbus): 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO. Peoples was not good in long relief as he let Louisville extend their lead resulting in their 5-3 victory. This was Peoples first game in the bullpen as he started the season in the rotation but struggled in his ten starts. 
  • Daniel Salters (C, Lynchburg): 2-3, 2 R, BB, SO. Salters was one of four HillCats to record a multi-hit game Tuesday night. Salters has struggled with the bat this season as his average checks in below the Mendoza line at .188.
  • Sam Haggerty (2B, Lynchburg): 2-4, 2B, SO. Haggerty chipped in a pair of hits to the HillCats 13 knocks as a team. In his last three games, Haggerty has amassed seven total hits. 
  • Willi Castro (SS, Lynchburg): 2-4, RBI. Castro picked up his 20th run batted in of the season in Lynchburg’s 7-3 defeat. Castro had slowed down a bit recently as he was batting just .237 in his previous ten games before yesterday.
  • Martin Cervenka (DH, Lynchburg): 2-5, R, 2B, 2 SO. Cervenka snapped out of his recent funk with a pair of knocks. Cervenka just had four hits in his previous nine games, and was batting .118 in his last ten.
  • Shane Bieber (SP, Lynchburg): 5.1 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, BB, 7 SO. Bieber was hit hard to the tune of 11 hits in just over five innings of work. Bieber did a nice job of throwing strikes (64 of 95 pitches), but he simply had trouble keeping the ball off the bat. Bieber has struggled giving up hits as he now has allowed 8 or more knocks in six of his last seven starts. 
  • Kieran Lovegrove (RP, Lynchburg): 1.2 IP, H, 0 ER. Lovegrove was sharp out of the HillCats bullpen allowing just one hit. He now has a 4.05 ERA in 20 innings of work.
  • Todd Isaacs (LF, Lake County): 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, SO. Isaacs was the hero Tuesday night when he roped a game-winning RBI double in the 13th inning of Lake County’s 2-1 win. Isaacs was batting just .114 in his previous ten games so this big hit might be the spark he needs to snap out of his funk.
  • Gavin Collins (3B, Lake County): 2-5. By collecting a pair of singles Tuesday, Collins now has back-to-back multi-hit games. Collins is batting .259 in 15 games at Lake County.
  • Miguel Eladio (SS, Lake County): 2-5, SO. Eladio was one of two Captains to record a multi-hit game in their 2-1 victory. Eladio now has four multi-hit games in his last seven contest.
  • Ryan Colegate (RP, Lake County): 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 SO. Colegate tossed three excellent frames in a game where Lake County’s bullpen threw six scoreless. This was an encouraging outing from Colegate considering he gave up at least one run in each of his last three appearances. 
  • Ben Krauth (RP, Lake County): 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB. Krauth picked up the win out of the bullpen, his fourth already this year. Krauth has pitched primarily out of the long relief role, and has done a nice job with a 1.62 ERA. 
  • Ryder Ryan (RP, Lake County): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO, SV. Ryan slammed the door in the 13th inning to secure his third save. Ryan has been dominant as he currently has a 0.84 ERA. 
  • Nehemias Celesten (3B, DSL Indians): 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 2 SO. Celesten belted a solo shot in the fifth inning of the DSL Indians 9-3 defeat. Celesten is now 2-11 in three games in the Dominican. 
  • Luis D. Garcia (SP, DSL Indians): 5.0 IP, H, ER, 3 BB. Garcia made a solid DSL League debut, tossing five strong innings. The bullpen would go on to allow 8 earned runs after Garcia excited the game. 

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