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December 3, 2013

Minor League Update

International Winter League Games of December 2

by Jeff Moore


Prospect of the Day: Jorge Polanco, 2B, Twins (Leones del Escogido, DWL): 3-5, R 2 2B. Doubles power is probably the best the Twins are going to consistently get out of Polanco, but he has the bat speed to hit a lot of them. If he hits close to .300 and hits the spacious gaps at Target Field, he could be an above-average offensive player at a key defensive position. That’s a nice player.

Good

  • C.J. Cron, 1B, Angels (Leones del Escogido, DWL): 2-4, R, 2 2B, K. Apparently Cron had so much fun raking in the Arizona Fall League that he decided to keep playing this winter. He brought his power stroke with him to the Dominican, ripping a pair of doubles in his second game. Cron must hit for power to have value, but he’s done that this fall after not doing so for most of the regular season.
  • Rudy Owens, LHP, Astros (Gigantes del Cibao, DWL): 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 8 K. Owens hasn’t been a big strikeout pitcher since he left the Carolina League behind, and it’s limited his ceiling. This winter, however, he’s been missing a lot more bats, with his biggest total coming on Tuesday. He still doesn’t offer a lot of projection, but it’s worth taking note when a pitcher begins doing a lot better at something that’s held him back.

Bad

  • Cristhian Adames, SS, Rockies (Toros del Este, DWL): 0-

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