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August 13, 2008   (0 comments)
From Atkins in a piece I will post sometime this week:
On Scott Lewis:
August 13, 2008   (0 comments)
Five Mahoning Valley Scrappers were named to the All Star team on Tuesday:
LHP Eric Berger, 1B Brick Simpson, 2B Isaias Velasquez, SS Lonnie Chisenhall, and C Robbie Alcombrack. The All Star game is August 19th at 7:15 PM at in Troy, NY.
Martinez Overmatches Aeros in 4-1 Win
August 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Real quick....RHP Paul Byrd has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash. The player to be named must be agreed upon on or before January 15, 2009.
Also, I have seen an unconfirmed report that the Indians have signed 22nd round pick UC Irvine's RHP pitcher Bryce Stowell to $725K bonus. Still awaiting confirmation on that, but if true, that is very good news.
August 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Weglarz Already Golden In Eyes Of Family
At 6'3" 250-pounds, outfielder Nick Weglarz is a fearsome presence at the plate for any opposing pitcher. Just 20 years of age, the scary thing is he is expected to get even bigger in the next few years as his body continues to mature and fill out.
But even while he is a hulking, menacing mass at the plate, outside the lines Weglarz is one of the kindest, gentlest young men in sports today....
August 12, 2008   (0 comments)
LHP Scott Lewis was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week today for the week ending August 10th. In two starts last week Lewis was unbelievable, and in 13.1 innings allowed just one unearned run.
K-Tribe power past Hillcats
Carlos Santana and John Drennen both homered powering the Kinston Indians to a comfortable 10-1 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Monday night in front of...
August 11, 2008   (0 comments)
A nice little treat today as site reader Norman Banks forwarded me his thoughts on what he saw in Aflac All-American High School game this past Saturday in Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium.
Banks has some background in scouting and was with a friend who is involved with scouting, and he gives us a firsthand report on some high school kids to lookout for that the Indians may select...
August 11, 2008   (0 comments)
Kinston Sweeps Salem
The Kinston Indians completed a four game sweep of Salem with a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe won their final 10 meetings against the Avalanche this season, winning the season series with a 16-4 record.
Kinston got all the runs they needed in the bottom of the third inning. Jared Goedert led off the inning with a single,...
August 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Miller is out throwing 120 feet now and will start to throw some games soon, but being so late in the season the Indians do not plan to ramp him up to pitch maybe the final week in Buffalo just to be shut down. He won't be a September callup in Cleveland and will instead go to Instructional League to start his comeback. Also will go to the Dominican Reublic or Venezuela this offseason and pitch a lot...
August 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Drennen Ties It in the ninth in Kinston 5-4 win
John Drennen hit a two-out game tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score at four, and Beau Mills drew a bases-loaded walk with two out in the 11th as the Kinston Indians beat the Salem Avalanche for the ninth straight time, winning 5-4 in 11 innings at Historic Grainger Stadium. The home run for Drennen was his second...
August 9, 2008   (0 comments)
Cawiezell Takes Country Road To Minors
For Lake County Captains right-hander Dallas Cawiezell, professional baseball has opened the doors for him to see much more of the world than the cornfields back in his home state of Iowa. Born in Davenport, IA, Cawiezell now resides in the small town of Long Grove, IA that according to the 2000 census has a population of 597.
Cawiezell refers to himself as a "country bumpkin" and prefers the...
August 9, 2008   (0 comments)
K-Tribe Wins In A Rout
The Kinston Indians scored double-digit runs for the second straight night, winning 12-1, in another blowout of the Salem Avalanche Friday at Historic Grainger Stadium. The Indians pounded out 13 hits in the win.
The K-Tribe jumped all over Salem starter Douglas Arguello in the bottom of the first, sending ten men to the plate and scoring four runs in the opening...
August 8, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Lewis Rolling In Akron
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
A short abbreviated version of Minor Happenings posted...
August 7, 2008   (0 comments)
CLEVELAND, OH— The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed OF TIM FEDROFF, their 7th round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Fedroff, 21, finished his 2008 sophomore season at the University of North Carolina where he hit .404 (115-285) with 78 runs scored, 22 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 71 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 67 games as he helped the Tarheels advance...
August 7, 2008   (0 comments)
(Eastlake, OH) – Jeff Hehr hit a bases loaded three RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Lake County Captains to a 6-2 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Wednesday. Ron Rivas tripled in Hehr to help secure the win. Captains pitching struck out fourteen batters in the game.
The scoring started early when the Shorebirds Joe Nowicki homered...
August 6, 2008   (0 comments)
Rain interrupts Huff, Bisons lose
David Huff got just one out in the 2nd inning before the rains came and ended his night, before the Bisons lost 5-2 at the hands of the Indianapolis Indians.
Huff (4-4), after a scoreless first inning, loaded the bases with one out in the 2nd inning on a single, his own throwing error and a walk before the rains came and ended his night. After a 2 hour...
August 5, 2008   (0 comments)
Got a chance to see Kinston tonight in Myrtle Beach. Tough loss losing in the bottom of the 9th like that, especially when they are tied with Winston-Salem for the last playoff spot with four weeks left.
Anyway, talked at length to pitching coach Greg Hibbard about Hector Rondon, Jeanmar Gomez, Vinnie Pestano, Mike Pontius, Matt Meyer, and Sung-Wei Tseng. Also talked to Matt McBride, Carlos...
August 5, 2008   (0 comments)
Brown delivers in pinch to lead Bisons to win
Jordan Brown delivered a clutch 2-out, pinch-hit, 3-run double in the 7th inning to lead the Buffalo Bisons to a come from behind 5-4 win over the Indianapolis Indians on Monday night at Dunn Tire Park.
Heading into the bottom of the 7th inning the Bisons trailed 4-1 after not being able to muster anything of note against Indians starter...
August 4, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Top Catchers Now In Kinston
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Hello from Myrtle Beach. I'm on the final leg of a...
August 4, 2008   (0 comments)
Reyes, Aubrey lead Bisons past Chiefs
Anthony Reyes worked 8 marvelous innings and Michael Aubrey launched a go-ahead HR with 2-out in the 8th inning leading the Bisons to a 2-1 win over the Syracuse Chiefs at Dunn Tire Park.
Reyes (2-0), making his 2nd start as a member of the Herd since being acquired from St Louis for RHP Luis Perdomo, allowed only a 2-out solo HR in the 2nd inning...
August 3, 2008   (0 comments)
Edell pitches Aeros past Senators
LHP Ryan Edell worked 7 brilliant innings and 3B Wes Hodges had a pair of sacrifice flies leading the Akron Aeros to a 4-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators in front of 5,522 fans at Canal Park on Saturday night.
Edell (6-6) was brilliant through 7 innings allowing only 1 run off 3 hits walking 2 and striking out 2 with the only damage coming on...