July 17, 2014 (10 comments)
The organization had a few All-Stars in action Wednesday night, though none really had a stellar performance that stood out. The same could be said for Carolina third baseman Yandy Diaz, though the bigger picture is much more encouraging when it comes to the 22-year-old. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Diaz's debut season to date, updates you on a few rehabbing players in Arizona, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 16, 2014 (2 comments)
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part one of his rankings, where he breaks down those who fell just short in addition to #30 through #16.
July 15, 2014 (0 comments)
The RubberDucks stand at 56-41 and are currently one game behind the first-place Richmond Flying Squirrels in the Eastern League Western division race. Akron has had an interesting season thus far, from rehab assignment stints to hitting streaks to the injury bug, but the team has kept its focus well. Join Spencer Davies as he recaps the RubberDucks' first half.
July 15, 2014 (4 comments)
Though the major league teams are all on break for the All-Star game, that is not the case in the minors. Arthur Kinney recaps Monday's night's action throughout the system, including Alex Lavisky possibly snapping out of his recent funk and Jesus Aguilar's performance at the Triple-A home run derby. For all that and more, join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 14, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks took the Trenton Thunder to 10 innings, and then piled on three runs for a resounding 5-2 victory. Alex Lavisky hit a two-run shot in the extra frame to cement the victory, earning Akron its 56th win of the season. Shawn Armstrong was credited with the win after Joseph Colon put up five innings of one-run ball.
July 14, 2014 (12 comments)
It was a big night for some of the top prospects in the system, with Francisco Lindor representing the organization in the Futures Game and Jesus Aguilar and Clint Frazier staying hot. As we head into the All-Star break, Arthur Kinney has you covered, recapping the performances of those top prospects and everyone else throughout the system. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 13, 2014 (0 comments)
Trenton’s Jaron Long worked into the seventh inning in his first Double-A start on Sunday, and led the Thunder to a 5-1 win over the Akron RubberDucks at Arm and Hammer Park.Long, who played his college baseball at Ohio State, held the RubberDucks (55-41) scoreless through the first six innings.
July 13, 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. This week's edition includes a look at a pair of left-handers in the lower levels -- Ryan Merritt and Luis Lugo -- who are both performing quite well, though their ERAs kind of skew the story. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the truth behind Merritt and Lugo's respective ERAs in addition to the rest of the organization's pitchers as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 13, 2014 (3 comments)
In the early part of the season, Clint Frazier's performance did not truly look the part of a high first round pick. It was still early for the center fielder, however, and the lack of results was not truly a big problem. Lately, however, Frazier has turned things around and started to put up some big numbers. Join Arthur Kinney as he outlines Frazier's recent tear and recaps the rest of the action from the minor leagues, taking you Around the Farm.
July 12, 2014 (0 comments)
Cody Anderson pitched six shutout innings and Anthony Gallas homered as the AkronRubberDucks defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-1, on Saturday night at Arm and Hammer Park. The RubberDucks (55-40) won for the fourth consecutive game, and sixth time in the last seven games. They have won five of six games on the current road trip, and, thanks to Bowie’s 2-0 win over Richmond, have moved back into a tie for first place in the EL West.
July 12, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron’s Tony Wolters legged out a fielder’s choice grounder in the top of the 10th inning,preventing a double play and allowing the go-ahead run to score in a 5-4 RubberDucks victory over the Trenton Thunder Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Arm and Hammer Park.
July 11, 2014 (3 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony Lastoria reviews the season that Low-A Lake County first baseman Nellie Rodriguez is having to date and the development process he has gone through with his coaches to bring more consistency to his bat. He also provides an absolute ton of comments from Ross Atkins on players up and down the system such as Giovanny Urshela, Ryan Merritt, Shawn Morimando, Clint Frazier, Eric Haase, Francisco Mejia, and many more.
July 11, 2014 (9 comments)
Well, LeBron James is still undecided. Or maybe he isn't. Who knows? But unlike James, one star in the Cleveland organization was ready to go Thursday night. Francisco Lindor may be having a slightly down season compared to his high standards, yet the shortstop still looks ready for a promotion sooner rather than later. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Lindor's night, recaps the rest of the action throughout the system, and takes you Around the Farm.
July 10, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks and Richmond Flying Squirrels were tied at two through six innings, but Akron piled on seven runs between the seventh and eighth to take a 9-2 victory. The RubberDucks totaled 12 hits, led by three from blue-chip prospect Francisco Lindor. Will Roberts picked up his ninth win of the season after seven solid innings on the mound.
July 10, 2014 (10 comments)
Most of Cleveland seemed to come to a standstill while awaiting LeBron James' announcement on Wednesday, an announcement we are all still waiting to bear witness to. But while there was mostly inaction regarding The Decision 2.0, the minor leagues provided plenty of action, including Erik Gonzalez showing more signs of life following a bit of an extended slump. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Gonzalez's season to date and the rest of the action throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 9, 2014 (0 comments)
After the Richmond Flying Squirrels forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the eighth, the Akron RubberDucks pouched for three runs in the top of the 11th innings to take the 5-2 victory. Tony Wolters and Francisco Lindor each had two hits, while Ronny Rodriguez hit a home run to help lead the charge. Akron's Joseph Colon pitched six innings of one-run baseball in the no-decision.
July 9, 2014 (0 comments)
As the Akron RubberDucks travel to Richmond for a key divisional battle with the first place Flying Squirrels, RubberDucks right-hander Will Roberts has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he sits down with the Virginia native and discusses his pro ball experience thus far and what has made him one of the more successful pitchers in the Indians organization this season.
July 8, 2014 (2 comments)
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014 (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks were outhit 10-5 on their way to losing to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 9-4, Tuesday. Francisco Lindor finished just 1 for 5 in the leadoff spot while knocking in a run with his double. Duke von Schamann fell below .500 on the season after taking the loss, but Adam Miller pitched a strong inning of scoreless baseball in relief.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Akron RubberDucks took a 3-1 win against the Richmond Flying Squirrels after scoring three unanswered runs. Jake Lowery sparked the offense by going two for two with a triple and two runs scored. Cody Anderson picked up the win after tossing five innings of one-run baseball.