August 29, 2014 (6 comments)
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the hot hitting Jesus Aguilar at Triple-A Columbus and just how potent his bat is, the strides he has made this season and wonders why he is not yet in Cleveland. He also takes a look at the strong pro debut from 17th round pick Cameron Hill and gives some insight into his stuff and ability, provides a ton of comments from the front office on players like Yandy Diaz, Dylan Baker, LeVon Washington and others, and more!
August 29, 2014 (19 comments)
Thursday night in the Cleveland organization was highlighted by the old and the new. At this point, Nellie Rodriguez putting up big numbers in Lake County has become old news, as the first baseman has spent most of 2014 doing just that. Casey Shane shutting down the New York-Penn League is new, however, as the 2013 sixth round pick was only recently called up from the Arizona League. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps all of the action in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 28, 2014 (0 comments)
One night after an offensive explosion that resulted in the Mahoning Valley Scrappers getting a walk off win, it was a pitcher’s duel at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers were only able to manage five hits while falling to the Jamestown Jammers 2-1. The Jammers struck first when they put a run on the board in the top of 3rd inning.
August 28, 2014 (15 comments)
The playoffs may pass the major league club by this season, but playoff fever is in full effect on the minor league side, with the Lake County Captains clinching a spot in the postseason. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps the night, including Claudio Bautista's large role in the Captains' clincher, Francisco Mejia putting up a big night with the Scrappers, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 27, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers saw their early 6-1 lead disappear thanks to a five fun 6th inning for the Jamestown Jammers, but won it in the bottom of the 9th inning on Francisco Mejia’s RBI single.
August 26, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell behind early on Tuesday night and ran themselves out of two innings with the tying run in scoring position. As a result, the State College Spikes completed a two games sweep with a 6-2 win.
August 25, 2014 (0 comments)
On Monday night the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell victim early to shaky defense and were never able to recover, despite rallying in the 9th inning, as they fell 4-3 to the State College Spikes.
August 24, 2014 (0 comments)
After back to back pitcher’s duels to open the three game series between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Batavia Muckdogs, both teams would combine for twenty-two hits and thirteen runs on Sunday. The Scrappers bounced back from an early 3-1 deficit to earn the three game sweep with a 7-6 win.
August 23, 2014 (0 comments)
Casey Shane, just promoted to Mahoning Valley on Friday, spent his 19th birthday making his first start for the Scrappers. Shane scattered five hits, allowing just one unearned run, while earning the win. Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in three runs as the Scrappers beat the Batavia Muckdogs 5-1.
August 23, 2014 (7 comments)
Though his first exposure to Triple-A has not gone perfectly, Francisco Lindor looked good Friday night. Lindor had the first four-hit night of his Triple-A career and extended his hitting streak to three games with hits in 10 of his last 11. Join Arthur Kinney as he breaks down Lindor's Triple-A career to date and recaps the rest of the night in the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 23, 2014 (0 comments)
For the second straight night, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers offense struggled to put the ball in play, striking out 11 times. However, the Scrappers were able to hit when it mattered the most, scoring a run in the top of the 9th inning and then holding on in the bottom half for a 2-1 win over the Batavia Muckdogs.
August 22, 2014 (8 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the strong rebound right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown has made this season and just how impressive he has been since early May. He also spends a lot of time looking at the Happenings in Arizona with a deep look into the spectacular showing Bobby Bradley has had and why it is so special on so many levels, he provides a ton of comments from Ross Atkins on the players in Arizona such as Bradley, Yu-Cheng Chang, Alexis Pantoja, Justus Sheffield, Grant Hockin, Jared Robinson and others, and more.
August 22, 2014 (16 comments)
Clint Frazier and Carlos Moncrief highlighted the night for the organization on Thursday, but the pair are pretty different when it comes to their developmental status. As a young outfielder in Low-A, Frazier's performance on-the-field matters less than Moncrief's, who is an older player in Triple-A. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down what that means in addition to recapping the rest of the action from throughout the minor leagues as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 21, 2014 (0 comments)
One night after the Mahoning Valley Scrappers pounded out ten hits on their way to a 9-1 win, the Williamsport Crosscutters pitching staff would completely dominate. The Crosscutters held the Scrappers to just six hits before rallying to tie the game in the 7th then winning on a walk off single in the 9th for a 2-1 win.
August 21, 2014 (13 comments)
Now. We always want things now. Better sooner than later. Yet, when it comes to prospects, it is often about the long game. D'vone McClure's stock has fallen after two subpar seasons in Arizona, yet the outfielder is still only 20 years old. Dace Kime may be a bit older than McClure, but the 22-year-old is only in his first full professional season. These players are not supposed to be finished products, and looking between the lines, there are positive signs for both. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps McClure and Kime's performances and the rest of the action from throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 20, 2014 (0 comments)
With the country’s attention aimed just minutes up the road in South Williamsport for the Little League World Series, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers jumped all over the Williamsport Crosscutters and picked up their third straight win at Bowman Field with a 9-1 win.
August 18, 2014 (7 comments)
It’s been awhile since we last posted a Hot List. 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 August and provides insight and information into players such as Yu-Cheng Chang, Mitch Brown, Bobby Bradley, Anthony Gallas, Bobby Ison, Greg Allen, Giovanny Urshela and much more...
August 17, 2014 (0 comments)
The offense woes reared their ugly head once again on Sunday afternoon at Eastwood Field. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have struggled all season to hit with runners on base and that held true once again as they stranded ten runners, including the tying run in the 9th inning, in a 3-1 loss to the Williamsport Crosscutters.
August 16, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have been looking for a game where all three phases of the game, hitting, pitching and fielding, all come together on the same night for a few weeks. On Saturday night they got the game they were looking for. The Scrappers banged out 7 hits while the pitching staff did not walk a single batter in a 5-1 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters.
August 16, 2014 (0 comments)
For the third straight night the Mahoning Valley Scrappers struggled to hit with runners in scoring position. For the third straight night the Scrappers pitchers struggled to get off the field with two outs. The combination for the third straight night proved to be too much as the Scrappers fell at home 4-1 to the Williamsport Crosscutters.