June 8, 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. 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. One of those trends is Akron outfielder Tyler Naquin continuing to hit in Double-A and how it is starting to look more sustainable. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 7, 2014 (0 comments)
Harrisburg right-hander A.J. Cole combined with relievers Paolo Espino and Neil Holland to throw a five-hit shutout against the Akron RubberDucks Saturday night, as the Senators cruised to an 8-0 win at Metro Bank Park. Three Harrisburg pitchers combined to blank Akron on Saturday.
June 7, 2014 (0 comments)
Tyler Naquin slugged an inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning Friday night, one of his three hits on the night, as the Akron RubberDucks defeated the Harrisburg Senators, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game series at Metro Bank Park.
June 6, 2014 (9 comments)
Thursday may have been the day the organization begins adding new players to the organization, but for all of the minor leaguers already in the system, it was just another day. Akron RubberDucks starter Cody Anderson pitched just like he has lately, which is good considering the turnaround the right-hander has undergone recently. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Anderson's rebound, Zach McAllister's rehab start, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 5, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks kept it even through six innings, but ended up losing to the New Britain Rock Cats, 1-0. New Britain took the win after Tony Thomas hit a home run in the seventh inning. Cody Anderson pitched six shutout innings for the RubberDucks, but was slapped with the no decision even though he gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out five.
June 5, 2014 (1 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the comeback that right-handed reliever Tyler Sturdevant is making, why he has had so much success this season and where he fits into the Indians’ Major League plans. He also looks at infielder Paul Hendrix’s outstanding month of May and All Star snub, how left-hander Luis Lugo is having an excellent season that many are not even aware he is having and how infielder Audy Ciriaco has been a man of many hats and been one of the Indians better minor league signings at Triple-A in some time.
June 5, 2014 (9 comments)
You know it's a good night offensively on the farm when you average 10 runs per team. Columbus, Akron, and Carolina all went off at the plate Wednesday, scoring runs left and right on the way to victory. Leading the charge in Akron was a familiar face in second baseman Joey Wendle, as the infielder typically makes waves with his bat. Join Jim Piascik as he looks at Wendle's performance, breaks down Yhoxian Medina's effort in Carolina, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 4, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks were part of a sweep for Cleveland Indians minor league affiliates Wedneday as they beat the New Britain Rock Cats, 9-6 New Britain managed 11 hits, but still found themselves four behind in that category as seven of nine Akron starters had hits in the game. Matt Packer got the win after giving up four runs on six hits in five innings of work.
June 3, 2014 (0 comments)
A pair of triples from Joe Wendle and Alex Lavisky plated three runs and helped the RubberDucks earn a win on the road at New Britain, 5-3. Akron was the first to get on the board in the top of the third.
June 3, 2014 (3 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks won two series last week, taking two out of three from Baysox on the road and two out of three from the Harrisburg Senators at Canal Park. The highlight of the week was May 29th and 30th, when the RubberDucks scored 26 total runs on 30 hits in just two days. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook...
June 1, 2014 (0 comments)
Thanks to a great team effort at the plate and on the field, the RubberDucks took two out of three games against Harrisburg with a 6-3 victory Sunday afternoon. Akron got to former teammate Paolo Espino (1-3, 5.61) early in the game.
June 1, 2014 (0 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. Among those trends is the success of Akron RubberDucks right-hander Joe Colon and Lake County Captains right-hander Robbie Aviles, both of whom are finding success with their sinkers. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down in this week's edition of The WAR Room.
June 1, 2014 (3 comments)
The Columbus Clippers went off in grand fashion Saturday night, scoring 19 runs in the first game of their doubleheader. Everything clicked for the Clippers, including offensive breakouts up and down the lineup and masterful pitching. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down all the action in Columbus, takes a look at the other games on the night, and takes you Around the Farm.
May 31, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks kept pace with the Harrisburg Senators through three innings, but ended up losing, 6-4, after squandering an eighth-inning lead. Harrisburg struck for three runs in the final two innings to seal the win. Akron starter Cody Anderson had a solid six-inning outing of four hits and three runs, but was credited with a no decision as Adam Miller took the loss.
May 31, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron starter Shawn Morimando did not disappoint in his Double-A debut, pitching six scoreless innings against the Harrisburg Senators on Friday evening at Canal Park, contributing to the Ducks’ 10-0 shutout victory.
May 30, 2014 (5 comments)
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Joseph Colon as a starting pitching prospect for the Indians, the significant strides he has made with his stuff over the past year and what his future holds with the Indians. He also looks at the good play of Tyler Holt and his role in the organization, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County, and provides lots of insight, news and analysis on players such as Roberto Perez, D.J. Brown, Eric Haase, Cody Anderson, Ryan Merritt, Grant Fink and others.
May 30, 2014 (13 comments)
It was a tale of two offensive explosions Thursday night. On one hand, the Akron RubberDucks erupted for 16 runs, led by a stellar performance from Bryson Myles. On the other hand, the Columbus Clippers allowed 18 runs, capped off by turning to Elliot Johnson to close out the game on the mound. Elsewhere, Adam Plutko made his Carolina League debut, Lake County *only* allowed eight runs (breaking the mold set by Akron and Columbus), and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down and takes you Around the Farm.
May 30, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks registered season-high totals with 16 runs and 17 hits Thursday night, as they cruised to a 16-4 win over the Bowie Baysox at Prince George’s Stadium.
May 29, 2014 (2 comments)
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik sat down with Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace and talked about the RubberDucks' pitchers. After discussing hitters last week, this week they focused on the pitching side of the equation, including Cody Anderson's growth and the adjustments he is making, what Will Roberts is doing to improve in his second year in Akron, what is making Joe Colon so effective this season, discussing some of the new faces to the organization, and much, much more.
May 29, 2014 (7 comments)
Tracking Jesus Aguilar throughout the minor league system it appeared that he had two tangible skills worth monitoring, on-base ability and power, which if developed would carry him to the big leagues. He had a big jump in his power numbers early this season with a transition to Huntington Park in Columbus, and the IBI's Michael Hattery offers up a case study as to why we need to take offensive performances in Columbus (and Akron) with a grain of salt.