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Recapping the Tribe Arizona Fall League Participants

By David Roberts

Several weeks ago, we chronicled the seven Indians minor leaguers participating in the Arizona Fall League as part of the Scottsdale Scorpions. The Scorpions finished the short season with a record of 15-16, good for a second place, 2.5 games out of first. Here’s how the seven Indians farmhands faired.

Shawn Armstrong

The 22-year-old righty made five appearances for the Scorpions. In his five appearances, he tossed 5.2 innings allowing no runs on two hits while striking out three and walking four.

His solid stint continues to highlight his talent as a reliever for the Tribe brass after a solid 2012 campaign.

Trey Haley

Another 22-year-old right-hander for the Indians, he made eight appearances for the Scorpions. In his eight appearances, he tossed 11 innings allowing two runs on two hits while striking out three and walking four

Haley was selected as an AZL Rising Star All-Star for his stellar performance in the fall league. Following the solid season he had in 2012, his fall league stint certainly is encouraging for the organization.

T.J. House

One of the two lefties pitching in the Arizona Fall league, the 23-year-old lefty was the only Indians pitcher who served as a starter for the Scorpions. He made six starts earning a 3-1 record, logging 27 innings to the tune of a 3.00 ERA. Over those 27 innings, he allowed nine runs on 20 hits while striking out 26 and only walking nine.

Like his other counterparts, his solid numbers in the fall league will certainly only help his stock going into the 2013 season.

Matt Packer

The oldest player for the Indians squad is the 25-year-old lefty. Over his eight appearances with the Scorpions, he is 0-1 over 13.1 innings allowing six run on 16 hits while striking out 10 and walking five.

Even though Packer did not fair quite as well as he would have liked on the heels of a solid 2012 campaign that saw him reach Columbus, he sits in good shape with the organization.

Alex Monsalve

The 20-year-old right-handed hitting catcher played in 13 games for the Scorpions. He managed to put up a .340/.360/447 including six doubles and six RBIs to go along with two steals.

Monsalve’s solid fall stint does nothing to hurt the stock of the young catcher who is ranked as the ninth best prospect in the Tribe’s organization.

Ronny Rodriguez

The 20-year-old right-handed shortstop played in 18 games with the Scorpions. Over those 18 games, he put up a slash line of .239/.257/.373 while he did not club any homers he collected three doubles and three triples and drove in seven runs. Although maybe not the best offensive numbers when Rodriguez reached base he faired very well as he reached base 18 times and scored eight of those times, including six steals.

Rodriguez’s average stint should not discourage anyone in the organization as the young shortstop put up awesome numbers in 2012. He is ranked as the third best prospect in the Tribe organization and with good reason with the talents, he has highlighted at a young age.

Tyler Holt

The 23-year-old outfielder played in 17 games with the Scorpions. He posted a slash line of .300/.353/.300. Although he did not manage to collect any extra base hits, he did drive in eight runs to go along with eight runs scored. He also managed to steal four bases displaying his base running ability.

Holt’s fall performance showed exactly what the Tribe likes in the young outfielder, a guy who can get on base and make things happen.

Carlos Moncrief

The 23-year-old left handed hitting outfielder rounds out the Indians Arizona League Fall ball participants. Over 11 games, he posted a slash line of .167/.271/.286 to go along with one home run and one RBI. He did manage to fair well when he did get on base though as he reached base 13 times and scored six of those times, including three steals.

Moncrief had a rough stint in fall ball but did show the ability to get on base and score runs.

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