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.
Charlie Valerio (C, Carolina): 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 SO.
The overall line on the night from Valerio may not jump off the screen, but timing is everything. Valerio launched a 10th inning home run to center field, giving the Mudcats a 3-2 lead on the road. Then, in the bottom half of the inning, Valerio threw out a runner attempting to steal second base for the final out of the game. Valerio is not a high profile prospect in the system, but he is one taking advantage of the catching issues throughout the system. You have to stand out when given the opportunity and Valerio did just that.
Chun-Hsiu Chen (1B, Akron): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 HBP
I know that Chen does not have a real position. I also know that his bat is very likely not good enough to carry him to the...