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June 17, 2011
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Indians Prospect Insider
Established: October 24th, 2007

My name is Tony Lastoria, I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and have lived here all 36+ years of my life.  Growing up I have always been a Cleveland sports fan, but I grew up with a passion for baseball since I was 5-years old.  Over the past 10+ years that passion for baseball has permeated the minor league baseball scene where with the numerous affiliates and future players of the Indians to follow, minor league baseball now rivals my love for Major League Baseball.

About six years ago (2003) I started to write about the Indians minor league system, which is where my main colum Minor Happenings came about. Minor Happenings is a weekly column posted here and on STOHD.com (SportsTime Ohio) that follows the news and developments in the Cleveland Indians minor league system. Through my reltationship with SportsTime Ohio, about four years ago (2006) I was able to expand that writing to go out and visit the affiliates to talk to players and various Indians personnel and use that information for other features. In addition to Minor Happenings I now also write many daily articles on the players, transactions, news, and many other things that occur over the course of the year.

I am very fortunate to be able to travel around to all the Indians minor league affiliates, talking with the players themselves as well as the various Indians coaches, managers, front office executives, and coordinators in the organization. I make several visits a year not only to the local affiliates in Lake County, Akron and Mahoning Valley, but also those that are a bit farther away such as Columbus, Kinston, and Arizona. I also talk to several executives and scouts for other organizations as well.

You'll get no better coverage of the Indians prospects in their farm system and the philosophies of the organization than right here. Everyday you can expect lots of analysis on prospects, scouting reports, interviews, news, inside information, and more. Thanks for reading!

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If you have any suggestions or feedback that you would like to share about the site, please feel free to contact me by using the "Contact Me" form on the front page. Also, if you are interested in contributing to this site in any way, feel free to e-mail me and let me know. I am always looking for help from people who would like to contribute, be it writing about a specific affiliate, designing this site, or just helping me with regular maintenance.

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