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.
June 20, 2014 (12 comments)
The night after only the Akron RubberDucks were in action, the Cleveland system had seven games going on thanks to the combination of two doubleheaders and the end of the All-Star break for Carolina and Lake County. Two RubberDucks still headlined the night, however, with Will Roberts putting together his best start of the season and Francisco Lindor showing off some power. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the busy night in the system and takes you Around the Farm.
June 19, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers lost two games Thursday, even though they started off with the lead in one of them. The Clippers' game against Buffalo was rained out part way through on Wednesday, so the two teams finished up before playing a seven-inning night cap. The first game ended with a 5-3 Buffalo win, while Columbus lost the second, 7-4.
June 17, 2014 (0 comments)
After taking a 3-0 lead in the third inning, the Columbus Clippers never looked back on their way to a 6-2 victory against the Buffalo Bisons. Even though Buffalo had one more hit in the game, the Clippers made their hits count when it mattered on their way to victory. Kyle Davies, Scott Barnes and Vinnie Pestano got the win, hold and save, respectively, for Columbus.
June 16, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers used a five-run fourth inning to stave off the Buffalo Bisons, 8-4, Monday at home. Clippers starter Tyler Cloyd allowed 10 hits, but walked none and gave up only four runs off of those hits to earn his fourth win of the season. Four different Columbus batters tallied two hits while Elliot Johnson had two RBIs to power the team to victory.
June 16, 2014 (1 comments)
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. Such is the way things work once the draft season kicks in. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at all of the good and some not so good performances in the Indians minor league system so far in June and provides insight and information into the struggles for Cody Anderson, the hot hitting Tyler Naquin and Carlos Moncrief, the hot pitching of Luis Lugo and Ryan Merritt, and much more.
June 16, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers come home from a long road trip and promptly swept a four game home series against Scranton Wilkes-Barre over the weekend. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was for the Indians Triple-A affiliate with all the news and notes for the team and also recently sat down with right-handed reliever to talk about his progress on the mound this season.
June 15, 2014 (0 comments)
When things are going well, a team is easy to watch. Right now, the Columbus Clippers are making for some enjoyable viewing. The Clippers (36-33) clinched a four-game sweep of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (32-36) with a 11-3 victory on Sunday evening.
June 15, 2014 (4 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. It is still early enough that there is some noise in the numbers, but at this point in the season, we are starting to see some interesting trends emerge. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down, including Carolina left-hander Ryan Merritt continuing to dominate at the High-A level, Lake County left-hander Luis Lugo's slightly hidden greatness, and much more.