June 29, 2014 (0 comments)
Another impressive pitching performance, another solid win. Three days after Zach McAllister dominated the Buffalo Bisons, Travis Banwart repeated the feat against the Toledo Mud Hens, and went seven innings in a 4-0 Clippers win.
June 29, 2014 (1 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers, including how well Zach McAllister is pitching in Columbus and what it means. Also inside today's edition of The WAR Room is a look at three Akron relievers who are making some real noise, a breakdown of the disconnect between a few Mudcats starters' ERA and FIP, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 29, 2014 (0 comments)
Tyler Cloyd collected his third win in a row Saturday night while taking the mound against the Toledo Mudhens. Clippers took the victory 6-1 on the Mudhens’ home turf, extending their record to 43-39.
June 28, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers (42-39) needed a win on Friday night to earn a split against the Buffalo Bisons (41-39), but did not have enough offense. Buffalo backed a strong performance from starter P.J. Walters (2-0, 1.50) en route to a 7-1 victory over the Clippers at Coca-Cola Field.
June 27, 2014 (2 comments)
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the resurgence of High-A Carolina outfielder Luis Rodriguez and what has helped him turn his season around. He also talks about Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Joseph Colon’s improvements and rise in ranks, provides lots of quotes from Low-A Lake County pitching coach Rigo Beltran on several of his pitchers, plus provides insight and news on players such as Francisco Lindor, Yandy Diaz, Ben Heller and more.
June 27, 2014 (16 comments)
It is easy to get caught up in recent events and become prisoners of the moment. Really, it just seems like human nature to overvalue the most recent thing to happen. Each year, it happens to a certain number of players: those with hot Aprils seem to have figured something out and those with cold ones seem to have taken a step back. By and large, however, these early season performances go back to normal, which is exactly what is happening with Ronny Rodriguez. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Rodriguez's season, Bobby Bradley's debut to date, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 26, 2014 (1 comments)
The Columbus Clippers piled on nine runs from 11 hits to beat the Buffalo Bisons, 9-0, Thursday. The Clippers had three different players record multiple hits and Jesus Aguilar hit his 12th home run of the season. Top prospect Zach McAllister pitched 7.1 innings of shutout baseball on his way to the win.
June 26, 2014 (0 comments)
Earlier this week we posted the seven Indians prospects who have improved their stock the most, but just like there are two sides to every coin and a yin to a yang, that means there have been some prospects who have hurt their prospect value this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at those seven players who have struggled and uses insight and information gained from Indians personnel, scouts and his own observations to explain their struggles and what they need to do to get back on track.
June 26, 2014 (13 comments)
One bounce of the ball can be all it takes to change everything. Top prospect Francisco Lindor experienced this firsthand Wednesday as a routine double play grounder took a bad hop, bouncing up and hitting him in the face. Lindor seems to have avoided being struck in the eye, a potentially positive development, though he is still getting checked out. Join Jim Piascik as takes you Around the Farm, reporting from Canal Park and bringing you the rest of the action on a busy night in the system.
June 25, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers dropped two games in a doubleheader with Buffalo Wednesday, with the first loss coming in 13 innings. The game totaled 21 hits between the two teams, but Buffalo finished with the win after Columbus came back with three runs between the eighth and ninth innings to tie the game and force extras. The Clippers lost the nightcap, 3-2.
June 24, 2014 (7 comments)
As we are at the unofficial halfway point of the minor league season with the Single-A second half underway, short season ball having started and the Double-A and Triple-A All Star games looming, now is a good time to focus in on the Indians prospects who have really improved their stock to the industry not just with their performance but more importantly their development this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has talked to lots of Indians personnel and scouts from other teams and in those conversations came up with seven players who have really jumped up in value this season.
June 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers rallied from a 4-2 deficit to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-4, Monday night. Columbus came up with five runs in the top of the eighth to scrape out the victory. The Clippers' offense was powered by Audy Ciriaco, who had a home run with four RBIs on three hits in the game. Nick Hagadone got the win for the Clippers while C.C. Lee picked up the save.
June 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers continue to play well and have been on a roll offensively of late. The IBI's Michael Rich chimes in with his weekly notebook on the Indians Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers and talked to infielder Audy Ciriaco about the adjustments he has made to his new team, notes the good and not so good performances over the past week, recaps all the news, transactions and more....
June 22, 2014 (0 comments)
The ability to come from behind is a necessity in any sport. Even more important is the ability to take the lead again after losing it the first. On Sunday afternoon, the Columbus Clippers proved they could do just that. The Clippers (40-36) scored the game’s final three runs as they beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (38-39) 6-4 for their second consecutive victory.
June 22, 2014 (1 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters, in particular Jesus Aguilar and Jose Ramirez pushing to make it back to the majors. Though limited roster spots in Cleveland (and injury in the case of Ramirez) may keep the pair in Triple-A, neither is being held back by their performance. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the hitters throughout the system and takes you into The WAR Room.
June 22, 2014 (0 comments)
At the moment, things are falling into place for the Columbus Clippers. Manager Chris Tremie’s team won 14 of 18 from May 31 to June 17. Three losses in the past three days still don’t hide the fact that the team is in the middle of a confident stride. The IBI's Grant Miller writes about the Clippers recent hot play....
June 22, 2014 (7 comments)
When it comes to prospects, sometimes the divide between one who makes it and one who does not just comes down to health. Roberto Perez and LeVon Washington are both examples of this, as they are both in the midst of big years after injury-riddled 2013 seasons. Now that both are healthy, Perez and Washington are raking, as they did Saturday. Join Arthur Kinney as he writes about Perez and his future, Washington and his potential rise, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 21, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers fought back after a loss Friday night with a 14-2 victory against the Lehigh Iron Pigs. With Zach McAllister on the mound Columbus kept the Pigs to eight hits in seven innings. McAllister joined the triple-A Clippers when veteran Vinnie Pestano rejoined the Tribe.
June 20, 2014 (0 comments)
A two-out rally in the fifth inning was all the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (38-37) needed to hand the visiting Columbus Clippers (38-36) their third consecutive loss, 4-3, in front of 10,100 fans at Coca-Cola Park.
June 20, 2014 (2 comments)
After a two week hiatus because of the insane amount of time spent on the draft there past two weeks here at the IBI, the Happenings are back! In today’s report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the season that outfielder Tyler Naquin has had and the significant adjustment he has made which has led to a major improvement in an area of greatest weakness. He also looks at the sensational season that lefty Luis Lugo is having, provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins and Ted Kubiak on several players and roster issues - including some absolutely glowing comments on catcher Francisco Mejia - and provides an update on Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Adam Miller, Giovanny Urshela and much more.