So far in the RubberDucks' current seven-game homestand, Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer has taken his hacks in three games on a rehab assignment and will do it again Saturday.

Carlos Carrasco has pitched twice. Jefry Rodriguez pitched Tuesday and will do it again Saturday.

Extend that to the last two weeks and Canal Park has been visited by Corey Kluber, Dan Otero and Tyler Olson in the name of getting back to the parent club.

That’s a lot of at-bats and innings taken away from the RubberDucks on the team.

Not a single one of them minds.

The way the minor leaguers see it, it’s a case of putting a professional under the microscope and seeing exactly what he's made of and, more important, what has made him so successful.

“I think it’s cool to learn from those guys on and off the field,” Ducks third baseman Nolan Jones said. “The routines they do and the things they do to prepare. They have a lot more pressure than we do and to see they handle it and the way they go about their business, it’s cool to get that experience. It’s reiterating the same stuff. Everybody has that great work ethic for sure.”

It's an experience those coming to the Ducks don’t mind sharing.

“These guys are pretty fun,” Zimmer said. “I’ve enjoyed my couple days here. They just keep it lose. I think they’ve just been more observing of what I’ve been doing.

“Guy will ask me here and there, ‘Hey, why are you doing that or what are you trying to do with a certain pitch?’ But it’s been more observing.”

It has shown from Carrasco, who struck out five, walked one and didn’t give up a hit in 1 2/3 innings. Kluber gave up one earned run, one hit, walked one and struck out six in his four-inning stint here.

Rodriguez pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up a hit, run and struck out one, and Olson went two-thirds of an inning, giving up a hit and walk and striking out two.

All of it was to the enjoyment of Ducks pitchers, who didn’t mind resting their arms and watching the pros take a turn.

“You just get a glimpse into what their routines are,” Ducks starter Eli Morgan said. “Everyone is different, but it seems like those guys do a really good job of staying to themselves once it’s closer to game time. It could be they’re out of their own clubhouse, but they’d talk to us earlier in the game, but once it got close to the game they were really focused in on their routines.

“We’re not there yet. We’re not a finished product. The one thing we learned ... was how much the routines have specifically helped Carrasco. He was really raw and really flipped the script. That’s what kind of propelled his career. Seeing what they actually do to get themselves ready and seeing the results is good to learn from to see what I need to do to get to that level.”

Otero and Zimmer might be the biggest case studies for the RubberDucks. Otero has made three appearances and pitched three innings. He came back from one bad outing and pitched a solid performance.

Zimmer is batting 4-for-10 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI and two runs.

“It’s their professionalism and how they attack every day,” starter Tanner Tully said. “It’s how they go about their business and how they respect everyone. Being able to see it and be around it, helps. You can pass it on to other guys as they come up. Even if those guys aren’t around you can still pass it along as if they were there with you.”