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March 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from the minor league spring games on Saturday March 21st against the Chicago White Sox affiliates. It was feast or famine as Akron scored 19 runs on 21 hits including 7 home runs. On the flip side, Kinston managed just one hit in their entire game.
(Note, for the Mahoning Valley box score, no offensive stats were compiled and some of the pitching stats are missing)...
March 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Not much to report at the moment with releases, but apparently on Thursday the Indians made some cuts. One of those players was supposedly Todd Martin. Hopefully I can find out who some of the other guys may have been soon.
Also, I haven't mentioned this yet, but last week right-hander Joe Ness was released. Also, apparently catcher Brian Juhl has retired, though I am awaiting confirmation...
March 21, 2009   (0 comments)
The box scores from Friday 3/20 were posted late because of the Ohio State and Cleveland State games tonight (priorities!). So, if you want to see them, scroll down and look below the Weglarz scouting report.
March 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #2 Nick Weglarz
2. Nick Weglarz - Outfielder
Born: 12/16/1987 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 255 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200517BurlingtonR41147223411021317422.231.313.347.660200618GCL IndiansR12000000020. CountyA125439751212802382821291.276.395.497.892 19KinstonA+27110011120.143.250.571.821200820KinstonA+10637568102205104171789.272.396.432.828...
March 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from Friday's minor league spring games against the Dodgers minor leaguers:
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Lombard, GeorgeCF44220100001002. Valbuena, Luis2B43230002001003. Hodges, Wes3B43000000120004. Brown, Jordan1B43010001000005. Santana, CarlosCA3210000010000Sub Camacaro, ArmandoCA11000000000006. Weglarz, NickLF41100000300007....
March 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #3 Matt LaPorta
3. Matt LaPorta - Outfielder/First Baseman
Born: 01/08/1985 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200722HelenaR727471024180.259.286.519.805 22West VirginiaA238818288010277220.318.392.7501.142200823HuntsvilleAA843025687232206645632.288.402.576.978 23AkronAA176061410284120.233.299.350.649 Career 1314778413633234105571052.285.382.577.957
March 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Today was a camp day, so the minor leaguers were broken up into six groups where three intrasquad seven-inning games were played. Columbus played Akron, Kinston played Lake County, and Mahoning Valley scrimmaged itself.
You'll notice some Indians big leaguers like Carmona, Perez, Hafner, Shoppach and others played in the Columbus/Akron game, and one item of note to come from that game is Carmona...
March 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Paul and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight from 9:30-10:30pm as we continue to roll toward the start of Indians season. With only three episodes left until the season starts, we will continue on with our team preview and this week focus in on the Tribe infield. We will also talk about the recent Adam Miller developments and take phone calls and e-mails. You can call the show at 646-716-8012 or email...
March 19, 2009   (0 comments)
This morning the Indians optioned out RHP John Meloan, RHP Adam Miller, RHP Juan Salas, LHP Tony Sipp, and INF Luis Valbuena to AAA Columbus. RHP Hector Rondon and CA Carlos Santana were optioned to AA Akron. They also re-assigned RHP Jack Cassel, LHP David Huff, CA Armando Camacaro, INF Jordan Brown, INF Wes Hodges, INF Jesus Merchan, INF Beau Mills, and OF Stephen Head to minor league camp. There...
March 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #4 Adam Miller
4. Adam Miller - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 11/26/1984 - Height: 6'4" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200318BurlingtonR044.961010032.2301829232.56.31.19200419Lake CountyA743.361919091.279347281062.710.41.17 19KinstonA+322.0888043.12910112462.59.60.95200520Mahoning VyA-005.0633010.21760463.45.11.97 20KinstonA+244.831212059.27632517452.66.81.56200621AkronAA1562.7526240153.2129479431572.59.21.11...
March 18, 2009   (0 comments)
For games on Wednesday March 18, 2009
The first spring games of minor league camp are officially in the books. Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron were on the road in Surprise at the Texas Rangers facility, and both won. Single-A Kinston and Lake County were both in Goodyear, with Kinston losing and Lake County winning. One note, Akron's hitting stats are missing, but the hitting stats for...
March 18, 2009   (0 comments)
This is not what we wanted to hear in regard to Indians right-hander Adam Miller. From an Indians press release today:
Last week RHP Adam Miller experienced pain in his right long finger (middle finger) with a decrease in range of motion and a decrease in strength in the finger. He then saw a hand specialist in Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, March 16 and also was seen by Dr. Tom Graham...
March 18, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #5 David Huff
5. David Huff - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/22/1984 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200621Mahoning VyA-015.874407.2950788.29.42.09200722KinstonA+422.721111059.25718415462.36.91.21200823AkronAA511.921110065.24414514621.98.50.88 23BuffaloAAA643.011616080.26827815811.79.01.03 Career 1582.7042410213.21786417511972.28.31.07
March 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor League Spring Game Recap: 3/17
Here are the stats from today's intrasquad game (Tuesday), and again the hitting stats were not kept, but here are the pitching lines for the four seven-inning games for Columbus, Akron, Kinston and Lake County. Also, I provided a few pictures from the games at the bottom (scroll over the pictures with your mouse for details).
Minor league spring games officially start up tomorrow!
March 17, 2009   (0 comments)
For anyone looking to get a first person perspective of life in the minor leagues, from the time a player is scouted, drafted, and signed with a major league club to the ups and downs they experience as they attempt to move up the minor league ladder and realize their dream of pitching in the big leagues, to the cold hard reality that for many that dream will never be achieved and most will be forced...
March 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #6 Kelvin De La Cruz
6. Kelvin De La Cruz - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/01/1988 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 187 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200516DSL IndiansR332.361312153.14914316392.76.61.22200617GCL IndiansR1210.9894019.23224213156.06.92.29200718GCL IndiansR300.5033018.07112201.010.00.50 Mahoning ValleyA-243.981212054.14124534535.68.81.38200819Lake CountyA841.691818095.27118234963.29.01.10...
March 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Okay, while minor league games do not officially start up until Wednesday the 18th, intrasquad games kicked up today (Monday). The hitting stats were not kept, but here are the pitching lines for the four different intrasquad games for Columbus, Akron, Kinston and Lake County:
(note, in the future I may just summarize the box scores due to length....unless people think these are helpful as-is)...
March 16, 2009   (0 comments)
First off, if anyone is interested I just did a Q&A on Akron for Baseball Daily Digest and also the Bowie Baysox blog. We talked about a lot of the players who are set to open the season in Akron, so click on one of the two links above to see it.
Secondly, I just set up a store for Indians Prospect Insider merchandise. Yes, for anyone out there interested in getting a T-shirt or sweatshirt...
March 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #7 Hector Rondon
7. Hector Rondon - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/26/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 180 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200517DSL IndiansR331.651512165.1601228551.17.61.04200618GCL IndiansR345.131111052.2623063320.55.51.23200719Lake CountyA7104.3727270136.01436613271131.87.51.25200820KinstonA+1163.6027270145.013016633421452.69.01.19Career24233.7480771399.039516633803451.97.81.22
March 15, 2009   (0 comments)
It is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into minor league camp, but even more hard to believe that three weekends from now all of these guys will know their fate and standing in the organization. At this time three weeks from now some guys will be enroute to their full season team they were assigned to, others will remain in Arizona to take part in extended spring training, and the...