June 25, 2012 (9 comments)
The July 13th signing deadline for players picked in the 2012 Draft is fast approaching as it is two and a half weeks away. The Indians have already signed 18 of their 40 draft picks, but more are coming. In today's update Tony gives the details on where things are at with 8th round pick Caleb Hamrick and 26th round pick Justin Garza, two high profile pitchers in their 2012 draft class. He talked to Hamrick last night and a representative of Garza over the weekend and shares some interesting details on their signing status...
June 21, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians still have several unsigned 2012 Draft picks, and while the bulk of them have already signed, there are still probably five to seven players that will still sign before the July 13th deadline. Tony gives a quick update on what the Indians can do with top picks McClure and Hamrick as well as news on one player that signed today and two others that are expected to soon officially sign on the dotted line.
June 19, 2012 (9 comments)
The Indians have inked two more high profile players from their 2012 Draft in the past 24 hours, and Tony has the details on those signings. He also takes a look and breaks down much the Indians have left to spend in their bonus pool, has some info on whether or not they can make a run at some late round picks that are tough sings, and gives updates on the signing status of some other players.
June 17, 2012 (12 comments)
Major League Baseball created a new rules system for the 2012 major league draft that many are still trying to figure out. The Cleveland Indians went into the draft with a play. IPI's draft guru Jeff Ellis focuses his thoughts not only on the Indians top ten draft, but also on the rest of the best...and worst. Which team does Jeff think had the best draft in 2012? Check it out, after the jump...
June 15, 2012 (0 comments)
On Friday afternoon the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed first round pick outfielder Tyler Naquin and second round pick right-handed pitcher Mitchell Brown to minor league contracts.
June 15, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians continue to be busy on the post-draft front as they have agreed to terms with two more players, one of which signed his contract yesterday and another that is expected to sign his today. Tony provides updates on those two players and also a few other players from the draft.
June 14, 2012 (2 comments)
On Tuesday the Indians officially released that they inked nine players from their 2012 Draft. Tony provides updates on several of the other unsigned picks and who may be the next group of players signed. He has information from at least five other players that they will soon sign (or may have already signed), and he also updates an error reported from another news outlet on a player that is still very much in the mix for the Indians to sign.
June 13, 2012 (0 comments)
Right-handed pitcher Jacob Lee, the Indians 9th round pick in this year's draft, is one of the newest members of their farm system. The draft was an emotional high for him, especially after such a big low last season when he was not drafted. Tony talked to Lee a couple of days ago and welcomes him to the Indians' family.
June 13, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians have yet to announce any official signings, but as many as nine players (maybe more) have already signed or agreed to sign. Tony gives an update on another player that has signed as well as some other signing updates.
June 12, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians announced today that they have signed nine players selected in last week's 2012 Draft. In all they signed nine 2012 Draft picks and more are expected in the coming days.
June 12, 2012 (3 comments)
A bit of a catch-up posting today in Minor Happenings as this bi-weekly column was absent last week due to the insane amount of draft coverage on the site. In today’s Happenings, Tony takes a look at the recent hot performances from right-hander Mason Radeke and designated hitter Jeremie Tice, gets some more post-draft comments from Brad Grant, and provides some updates on players like Tyler Holt, Shawn Morimando, Nick Weglarz, and others.
June 11, 2012 (1 comments)
Tony checks in again today with a few updates on the signing front for the Indians and players taken in the 2012 MLB Draft. Another player has signed a contract and he gives updates on two more players that are weighing options to sign or go to (or return) college.
June 10, 2012 (5 comments)
The Indians have been quite busy racking up the frequent flyer miles the past few days as they have dispatched several scouts to all corners of the country to negotiate deals or get players to sign on the dotted line. Tony has another update on a player that has officially signed, another player that is very likely to sign, and more. Three players are already in the fold and more are coming.
June 9, 2012 (3 comments)
This is a continuation from part one of Tony's Q&A that he had with Indians Vice President of Scouting John Mirabelli on Thursday. Part one posted yesterday, and in part two today Mirabelli talks about the new CBA and the effect it had on the draft this year, the learning process the Indians went through with this new wrinkle in the draft, his son Tommy being drafted, and much more.
June 8, 2012 (0 comments)
Here is the IPI's 2012 Draft page that has everything you need to know about each of the Indians' 40 selections in this year's draft. This page has all of the player information in one place with link outs to each player's draft page that has information, capsules, scouting reports, video, and so on.
June 8, 2012 (1 comments)
Tony had a chance to sit down with John Mirabelli yesterday, the Indians Vice President of Scouting, and they touched on a plethora of topics surrounding the 2012 Draft. In today's first of two parts, Tony and Mirabelli discuss lots of things with this year's draft from the selection of Tyler Naquin, the absence of any left-handed pitching selections, how they prepared for the draft, and lots more.
June 8, 2012 (0 comments)
Tony continues to provide lots of updates on players from the Indians' 2012 Draft and their signing status. Some players are signing right away, others will drag out until the July 13th deadline, and some players will be followed this summer for consideration later. Updates on Dylan Baker, Joe Wendle, Jacob Lee, Nelson Rodriguez, Louis Head, and Nick Pasquale are provided in today's update.
June 7, 2012 (1 comments)
The 2012 MLB Draft is over, and with that the Cleveland Indians have 40 new players that could potentially become official members of the organization. Tony gives a quick recap of the final day of the draft and also provides some comments from scouts on players. While no signings have been made official as of this moment, Tony also has the first word on several potential signings. He'll also be talking with John Mirabelli, Brad Grant, and others over the next few days, so lots more draft updates are coming!
June 6, 2012 (9 comments)
In the 40th round of the 2012 MLB Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected outfielder Anthony Hawkins out of Fresno High School (CA).
June 6, 2012 (0 comments)
In the 39th round of the 2012 MLB Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected right-handed pitcher D.J. Brown out of James Madison University.