May 2, 2014 (20 comments)
Some nights you just have it. Thursday was certainly one of those nights for Josh Tomlin, as the right-hander was simply dealing. Tomlin had it all as he continues to make his case for a promotion to Cleveland. Clint Frazier also turned some heads, and though he is not making a case for a promotion to Cleveland, the center fielder had an important first Thursday. Join Jim Piascik as he writes about Tomlin, Frazier, and the rest of the action in the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 2, 2014 (1 comments)
West Michigan scored a run in the top of the tenth inning to beat Lake County 3-2. In the tenth, Wynton Bernard doubled to begin the inning. A sacrifice bunt put runners on the corners and a fielder’s choice scored Bernard from third base. The Whitecaps won three out of four from Lake County. The Captains have lost three straight ballgames.
May 1, 2014 (7 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the incredible strides that right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath has made in the organization since being drafted a little over 10 months ago. Tony also talks about catcher Roberto Perez’s improvement, provides some comments from the front office on several of the Indians higher profile pitchers, and provides lots of insight and information on the development so far this season for players like Carlos Moncrief, Joseph Colon, Shawn Morimando, Adam Plutko and others.
May 1, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains may not be winning, but the past week had some undeniable high points. The team posted a 2-5 record and is 7-19 overall, ranking them dead last in the Midwest League. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger discusses some highlights from the Captains' previous week.
May 1, 2014 (8 comments)
With Columbus and Carolina off for the day and rain knocking out the RubberDucks' game, the Lake County Captains were the only Cleveland affiliate in action Wednesday night. With one team going, Jim Piascik used this opportunity to break down each Captains player's night, including Robbie Aviles continuing his walk-less streak, Eric Haase flashing more power, and much more. Join Jim as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 30, 2014 (0 comments)
Wynton Bernard tripled and scored in the bottom of the seventh inning and the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Lake County Captains 4-1. Lake County has lost back-to-back games after winning the opener in the four game set. West Michigan (14-12) scored in the bottom of the second inning. Ben Verlander singled, and then Harold Castro doubled Verlander to third. Both runners touched home plate on the RBI double from Bennent Pickar and the score was 2-0 Whitecaps.
April 29, 2014 (0 comments)
First baseman Dominic Ficociello blasted his first homer of the season, and the West Michigan Whitecaps defeated the Lake County Captains (7-18) by a final of 4-0. The homer was a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning and it capped the scoring. On the season, this is the fourth time the Captains have been shutout.
April 29, 2014 (3 comments)
A day late but never a dollar short, it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today’s listing includes 20 players and over 2000 words, and highlights players such as Roberto Perez, Jordan Milbrath, Carlos Moncrief, Michael Peoples and more.
April 28, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-4, Monday behind nine hits and solid relief from Kenny Mathews. Starter Adam Plutko lasted five innings but gave up six hits and three runs while walking three and fanning four. Mathews provided three innings of no-run relief on just one hit. Anthony Santander led the offense by going 3 of 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
April 27, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (6-17) broke the second eight-game losing streak of the season with a 2-0 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks (14-9) in 12 innings on Sunday afternoon. The Captains won their first extra inning game of the year.
April 27, 2014 (0 comments)
To start off The WAR Room, Jim Piascik will be going back to 2013 and going over last year's performances. Since we are nearly to the point of having enough minor league games in the books to have useful stats, he will be finishing the 2013 retrospective early (to get to 2014 sooner), bringing you all of the Akron, Carolina, and Lake County pitching stats today. Join Jim as he analyzes Cody Anderson, Cleveland's best minor league pitcher in 2013, other impressive starters like Joe Colon and Shawn Morimando, and much more.
April 26, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains lost their eighth straight game by a score of 6-4 against the South Bend Silver Hawks. Dace Kime got the start, but lasted less than five innings as his ERA moved up to 9.95 for the season. The Captains made a comeback attempt, but it wasn't enough to catch South Bend on the road.
April 25, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains (5-16) were held without a hit for the first six and two thirds innings of the game by South Bend Silver Hawks (13-8) starter Blake Perry as South Bend took game one of the series 1-0 on Friday night. Despite the better pitching, the Captains have dropped seven straight games.
April 25, 2014 (22 comments)
With another season here, the IBI's Tony Lastoria digs up an article which has been a site favorite for a few years. He talks about the decisions teams make with their prospects and the way they are handled which provides a good idea of how a team values each player in the organization. If you pay attention to how a player is used and how they are moved, you can get a good feel for their prospect value.
April 25, 2014 (8 comments)
When it comes to prospects, everything is easier when the top guys are performing the way they are supposed to. Such was the case Thursday night as top prospect and shortstop-in-waiting Francisco Lindor put on a show for the RubberDucks. Though, as Jim Piascik cautions, just because Lindor is highly rated and has a strong reputation does not mean he is ready for Cleveland just yet. Join Jim as he breaks down Lindor, looks at how Carolina starter D.J. Brown is seizing his opportunity, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 24, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lansing Lugnuts (8-11) pounded out ten runs on eleven hits in the series finale on Thursday night, as they completed a four-game sweep of the Lake County Captains (5-15) with a 10-2 win. The Captains have dropped six straight games.
April 24, 2014 (13 comments)
In today’s second part of our bi-weekly Minor Happenings piece, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a deep look into Triple-A Columbus second baseman Jose Ramirez’s performance, his usage, how he fits onto the Major League roster and how he is being showcased as a potential trade chip. In addition to that he provides several comments from the front office on some players at Low-A Lake County such as Nellie Rodriguez, Jordan Milbrath and others, and provides insight and information on players such as Jesus Aguilar, Francisco Lindor, James Roberts, Claudio Bautista and more!
April 24, 2014 (1 comments)
The arrival of first-rounder Clint Frazier highlighted the Captains’ week, though the team’s winning woes remained. They posted a 1-5 record last week as they managed to avoid a home sweep by the Burlington Bees, but their trip up north to Lansing, Mich. didn’t end well. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week.
April 24, 2014 (14 comments)
Jose Ramirez, power hitter? The International League has been kind to Ramirez so far in 2014, as the infielder has put on an uncharacteristic power show. But Ramirez reminded us of the other parts of his game Wednesday, showing off his wheels and on-base ability. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Ramirez's night, Dorssys Paulino's talent shining through in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains lost their fifth straight game Wednesday, falling to the Lansing Lugnuts, 6-5. The Captains held a 4-0 advantage, but saw the lead evaporate late. Even though Lake County had four players with multiple hits, Lansing simply found a way to get it done late when the Captains could not.