Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note that Columbus is on their All-Star break.
Nellie Rodriguez (1B, Mahoning Valley): 4-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI
When he was drafted in the 15th round last year, Rodriguez came advertised as someone with tremendous raw power but who was pretty far from being able to realize it consistently on the field. Despite that rawness, the organization pushed Rodriguez to Lake County to see if the first baseman could handle the aggressive promotion. Well, things did not go well (.194/.305/.256 line in 47 games), but they are going much better for Rodriguez in Mahoning Valley. That promotion was always aggressive, so Rodriguez's early failures were basically to be expected. After being dropped a level, Rodriguez has a .321/.383/.486 line in 29 games. He is still working on getting to his powe...