July 26, 2013 (16 comments)
We all know Francisco Lindor is an elite player, but watching his video game numbers pile up upon his promotion to Double-A is an entirely new level of dominance. Lindor did show his human side a little bit Thursday -- striking out for the first time -- but he more than made up for it in power. To read about Lindor's night, a Mahoning Valley infielder showing he can hit, and much more, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
July 25, 2013 (1 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats jumped out to an early lead and were able to withstand a feverish rally in the bottom of the ninth for the 5-4 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Thursday night, their season-high fifth consecutive win. The victory puts Carolina’s record at 18-14 in the second half.
July 25, 2013 (3 comments)
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes an in-depth look at some of the hot prospects in the organization. He provides some insight into the season that outfielder LeVon Washington has had and when and where he will be promoted, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on a very talented Carolina Mudcats roster, reviews the hot start by shortstop Francisco Lindor at Akron and his major league time clock, provides insight into outfielder Clint Frazier’s pro debut and how the Indians are handling him, and discusses infielder Joe Sever who is an emerging prospect in the system.
July 25, 2013 (10 comments)
Wednesday night was a good night in the organization, and not just because the major league club won. See, Wednesday night was #WashTime, as the outfielder made his presence known in Arizona. In addition to #WashTime, the organization also had some Tyler Naquin, a little Eric Haase, and much more. To read all about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
July 25, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats took the first game in a series at Winstom-Salem with a 8-2 win against the Dash at BB&T ballpark Wednesday night. Shawn Morimando (7-9) started for the Mudcats and pitched six innings with three hits, two runs and five strikeouts.
July 24, 2013 (11 comments)
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued strong performance of Double-A Akron lefty Matt Packer and his major league future, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on some players at rookie level Arizona, and some news and insights into players such as Carlos Moncrief, Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Nellie Rodriguez, Matt LaPorta, LeVon Washington and more.
July 23, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats completed a home stand against the Wilmington Blue Rocks with an 8-7 win at Five County Stadium Tuesday night.
July 23, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats scored five times in the last of the fourth to pull away for a 9-4 win over the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Monday night at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats (15-14, 37-62) climbed above .500 for the first time in the second half by pounding out 15 hits.
July 22, 2013 (0 comments)
First baseman Jerrud Sabourin broke out of a slump to drive in four runs in an 8-3 win over the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium. Sabourin, hitting .148 in July, tripled in three in the first and drove in another for the Carolina Mudcats (14-14, 36-62).
July 20, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats fell behind early, and despite a fervent rally fell to the Winston Salem Dash 8-7 on Saturday night. The loss drops Carolina’s record to 13-14 in the second half and 35-62 overall.
July 20, 2013 (1 comments)
Coming off a 14 inning marathon win on Thursday night, the Carolina Mudcats showed no signs of a hangover, defeating the Winston Salem Dash 4-0 Friday night at Five County Stadium. The win brings the Mudcats’ second half record back to .500 at 13-13, and 35-61 overall.
July 19, 2013 (6 comments)
The Cleveland organization got homer-happy Thursday night, as Lake County led the way with four home runs on their own. None of those shots could overshadow what happened with Carolina, however, as the team hit their first walk-off home run of the season. To find out walked off for the Mudcats and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 19, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats earned an extra-inning win against the Winston-Salem Dash 5-2 at Five County Stadium Thursday night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mudcats and gave the team its first walk-off home run of the season. The teams traded runs throughout regulation until a three-run inning for the Mudcats in the 14th.
July 18, 2013 (5 comments)
Well not that Colon, obviously. While Tony is off having fun on vacation, Jim Piascik fills in, analyzing High-A Carolina right-hander Joseph Colon's return from injury and his development, admires and breaks down the progress Double-A outfielder Carlos Moncrief has made in 2013, checks in with Aeros manager Edwin Rodriguez on how a dozen of his players are doing and what changes they are making, and provides insight and information on the likes of Alex Monsalve, Bryson Myles, Dorssys Paulino, Nellie Rodriguez, D'Vone McClure, and more!
July 18, 2013 (8 comments)
Nellie Rodriguez struggled at Lake County early in the season, making it was clear that the organization pushed the first baseman too quickly. After he was moved down to Mahoning Valley, Rodriguez looked better and started to produce, not that anyone could have seen Wednesday night coming. Rodriguez turned in a career performance, and to read all about it and the rest of the action from the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 18, 2013 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats began a four-game home series against the Winston-Salem Dash with an 8-3 loss at Five County Stadium Wednesday night. A season-high three home runs felled the Mudcats, whose bullpen struggled to contain the Dash offense.
July 16, 2013 (13 comments)
Now that we have hit the All-Star break and more than half the season is over, it felt right to have an updated prospect ranking on IBI. Since Tony will be putting in a ton of work ranking the prospects for 2014 soon enough, Jim Pete and Jim Piascik both ranked their top prospects and then merged their lists into one. Part one of that list is after the jump, as well as the two Jims' e-mail chain as they justified their rankings to each other.
July 16, 2013 (0 comments)
The Frederick Keys scored six times in the first inning and pulled away for a 12-2 win over the Carolina Mudcats on Monday night at Harry Grove Stadium. The Keys (10-13, 44-49) salvaged a split of the four-game series and the Mudcats (11-12, 33-60) finished the road trip 4-3.
July 15, 2013 (2 comments)
There are all sorts of goodies in this week’s Minor Happenings report. Tony takes a look at the strides that Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Bryan Price has made and if he is on the major league radar, he puts versatile Low-A Lake County infielder Erik Gonzalez under the prospect microscope, he provides a ton of comments from the front office on players up and down the Single-A Mahoning Valley roster, and provides insight and information on the likes of Cord Phelps, Trey Haley, Cody Anderson, LeVon Washington, Matt LaPorta and more!
July 14, 2013 (0 comments)
Outfielders Tyler Naquin and Jordan Smith played critical roles in a 5-3 win for the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday night at Harry Grove Stadium. The pair combined for six hits against the Frederick Keys as the Mudcats (11-11, 33-59) returned to .500 in the second half.