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June 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Akron had a regularly scheduled off day on Monday.
Clippers fall to Rochester 4-2
The Clippers lost 4-2 in the opening game of a series against the Rochester Red Wings.
The Clippers had no problem getting the lead-off batter on base, doing it seven times in nine innings. However, Columbus hit into five double plays, including one that killed a ninth inning rally.
June 15, 2009   (0 comments)
* bold denotes player signed with Indians
Round Player Position School
1 Alex White, RHP, North Carolina
2 Jason Kipnis, OF, Arizona State
3 Joe Gardner, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
4 Kyle Bellows, 3B, San Jose State
5 Austin Adams, RHP, Faulkner (AL)
6 Ben Carlson, 1B, Missouri State
7 Jordan Henry, OF, Mississippi
8 Corey Burns, RHP, Arizona
June 15, 2009   (0 comments)
The Indians today officially signed four of their top 14 picks from the 2009 First Year Player Draft, the club’s first official signings from this year’s draft. Today the Indians signed 6th round pick 1B Ben Carlson (Missouri State), 10th round pick RHP Brent Brach (Monmouth), 11th round pick LHP Kirk Wetmore (Bellevue CC) and 14th round pick INF Kyle Smith (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo).
June 15, 2009   (0 comments)
In this week's edition of 3U3D, we take a look at the Tribe's last two 1st round draft picks, a pair of streaking Aeros, a defensive catcher showing he can stick a little, a struggling SS and a RP from the School Up North.
Three Up:
Alex White got the start for UNC against Arizona State on Sunday in the CWS, and the righthander did not disappoint. White went 9 innings, struck out 12,...
June 15, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers fall to Bats 7-5 in series finale
The Clippers couldn't maintain two leads and lost 7-5 Sunday to the Louisville Bats. The Clippers lost three of four to the Bats and are now two and a half games behind Louisville in the West Division.
Wyatt Toregas, in his first game back after a hand injury, had a two run homer in the third inning. Toregas brought home Andy Marte, who had...
June 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Ghosts of Prospects Past: Mark Lewis
by Andrew Clayman
Hello and welcome to the first edition of "Ghosts of Prospects Past"—the only IPI column that favors hindsight over foresight. Tapping into my irrational nostalgia for obscure roster moves and forgotten future stars, I’ll be helping to shed a little light on the current Indians by looking at where they’ve gone wrong—and right—in the past. After all, before any...
June 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Aeros Smash Sea Dogs 5-1
Rain could not halt the Aeros
June 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Brian Hagerman is a new site writer, and he was at the Akron game on Friday night to see Jake Westbrook and the rest of the Akron Aeros in action.
Jake Westbrook pitched four scoreless innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3. An Indians' win with Westbrook pitching sounds good - but Westbrook actually took the mound in Akron and worked four quality innings in a rehab...
June 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Indians Draft Lots Of Pitching
"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.
The 2009 First-Year Player Draft has come and gone,...
June 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus tops Louisville 2-1 in extras
The Clippers beat Louisville 2-1 in ten innings on Friday at Huntington Park.
Jack Cassel and Homer Bailey put on a pitching clinic for the 10,751 fans in attendance. Neither factored in the decision, but the third largest crowd this season witnessed the first extra inning game in Huntington Park history. Niuman Romero scored from second on an error...
June 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Akron and Kinston were postponed due to rain.
Clippers baffled in opener
The Columbus Clippers offense was stagnant in a 6-1 loss to the Louisville Bats on Thursday. Bats starting pitcher Ramon Ramirez entered the game with a winless record and a season ERA over five. Against the Clippers however, Ramirez was much better. He pitched six innings, striking out three while only allowing...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
Just a reminder since it was pushed down the page because of the draft picks today, but Paul and I will be back with another edition of Smoke Signals tonight from 9:30-10:30pm EST. The show will be completely on the draft, and we will have 3rd round pick RHP Joe Gardner on at about 9:40pm EST and 18th round pick Dwight Childs on at about 10:00pm EST.
The call in number is 646-716-8012 and our...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is a quick breakdown of the draft:
Breakdown Of The 50 Players Taken:
- Right-handed pitchers (23), Left-handed pitchers (8), Position players (19)
College Players Drafted (41):
- Right-handed pitchers (19), Left-handed pitchers (6), Position players (16)
High School Players Drafted (9):
- Right-handed pitchers (4), Left-handed pitchers (2), Position...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
More details to follow on players as they come in.
41st Round: C Maxwell Muncy, Keller High School (TX), 6'0" 190lbs, DOB 08/25/1990
Max Muncy is signed to play collegiate baseball at Baylor University. His signability in the draft was a main concern for many major league clubs. He played high school baseball at Keller High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Max was selected as the...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
31st Round: 3B Raynor Campbell, Baylor University, 5'10" 175 lbs
Campbell's player page at Baylor
32nd Round: LHP Matthew Packer, University of Virginia, 6'0" 200 lbs
Packer's player page at Virginia
33rd Round: 3B Chris Kersten, Louisiana Tech University, 6'4" 225 lbs
Kersten's player page at Louisiana Tech
WAC Player of the Week
34th Round:...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
Okay, before we get underway with the third and final day of the draft today I wanted to give a couple of updates.
First off, the Indians will have two rehab starts in the system tonight with RHP Jake Westbrook getting his second rehab start in Double-A Akron. He is expected to go four innings or an unspecified pitch count at the moment. Whichever comes first. After the outing, he is expected...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
It has been a busy past 24+ hours for the Indians, as they have added 30 new players into their Indians family and still have to add 20 more today with rounds 31-50. With all the new players picked, for most their time as an Indian will be short as more than half will not sign by the August 15th signing date and enter the draft again next year looking to improve their slot.
For information...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
One day to go and a lot of information to follow
First, we are all looking for more info on the players who the Indians have drafted so far and will draft tomorrow (last 20 rounds start at 11:30 am). Check back on these players as, for the next few days and maybe weeks, their blog postings will be updated with information including, hopefully, interviews and, for those playing on summer league...
June 11, 2009   (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers had a scheduled day off today.
Aeros rout Fisher Cats
The Aeros dominated New Hampshire throughout the night Wednesday, romping to a 12-0 win in front of 4,110 fans at Canal Park. Nick Weglarz tied a franchise-record by smacking a pair of triples en route to a season-high five RBI, and it was Akron
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 30th round, the Cleveland Indians select: INF Bryson Smith - Young Harris College (GA), 6'2" 190 lbs, DOB 12/17/1988.
UPDATE (7:07 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Bryson Smith is an infielder out of Young Harris Community College. He is committed to go to Florida next year. He is one of the more intriguing players the Indians drafted late today. He didn