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IBI Digest: 6/8/13 - 6/15/13

Recapping the week on Indians Baseball Insider

IBI Digest: 6/8/13 - 6/15/13
IBI Digest
June 15, 2013
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Cleveland welcomed 39 new players into the organization, culminating in a lightning round session Saturday that kept everyone involved busy.

Not everyone will sign, but in order to learn all the new names and faces, check out our draft page. All you need to know as you dive into the new draft class.

Here are all of the pieces that went up on IBI over the past week:

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2013 MLB Draft: June 10th signing update: Tony Lastoria brings you an update on the 2013 draft class, including a look at the timetable for signing Clint Frazier, whether Kyle Crockett could end up going back to school, and much more.

2013 MLB Draft: June 11th signing update: Tony Lastoria brings you an update on the 2013 draft class, including Clint Frazier coming to Cleveland for a visit, a top pick officially agreeing to terms, and much more.

2013 MLB Draft: Scout's take on the Indians draft: Tony Lastoria lets the scouts do the talking on Cleveland's draft, having them weigh in on Kyle Crockett's fast-moving potential, Casey Shane being a great sixth round pick, and much more.

2013 MLB Draft: June 12th signing update: Tony Lastoria brings you an update on the 2013 draft class, including an updated timetable on Clint Frazier, a few lower picks essentially committing, and much more.

2013 MLB Draft: Day 2 and 3 thoughts: Tony Lastoria gives his assorted thoughts on the draft, including an evaluation of its ceiling, a focus on the left-handed pitching, and much more.

2013 MLB Draft: June 13th signing update: Tony Lastoria brings you an update on the 2013 draft class, including a way underslot deal with a high pick, some updates on high picks, and much more.

Minor Happenings: Morimando proving to be a quick learner: In his weekly feature, Minor Happenings, Tony Lastoria writes about Shawn Morimando rapidly climbing the ranks, talks to Vice President of Player Development Ross Atkins, and much more.

2013 MLB Draft: June 14th signing update: Tony Lastoria brings you an update on the 2013 draft class, including two top-10 picks signing, signing bonus figures for some other signings, and much more.

Regular Content


2013 MLB Draft: Day 3 picks and info: Tony Lastoria and company kept a running blog of Cleveland's draft picks as they came in throughout the day.


Around The Farm: June 8, 2013: Jim Pete goes Around The Farm, recapping Saturday in the minor leagues, including Trevor Bauer's best performance of the year, Tyler Naquin flashing one of the best bats in the system, and more.

Second Thoughts Game #61: Tigers 6, Indians 4: Jim Berdysz gives his Second Thoughts on Saturday's loss, including the losing break continuing, the team falling below .500, and more.

Cleveland Sports Insiders 2.7: THE INDIANS ARE LOSING!!!: Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek are back on the cyberwaves with Cleveland Sports Insiders, talking about the team being under .500 with some melodrama, the draft and Cleveland's drafting philosophy, and more.

Tribe Happenings: Going big at the MLB draft: Filling in for Tony, Jim Piascik brings you the weekly notebook, Tribe Happenings, writing about how drafting Clint Frazier was a necessary risk, Carlos Carrasco's return to the major leagues, and much more.

Indians drop seventh in a row: Nathan Kemp recaps Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers, including Jose Alvarez shutting down the offense, Justin Masterson struggling to keep runners off base, and more.

Fishing for Mudcats: Morimando emerges: In his weekly Carolina notebook, Fishing for Mudcats, Jim Pete writes about the emergence of Shawn Morimando, the hitting struggling all week, and much more.


Around The Farm: June 9, 2013: Jim Pete goes Around The Farm, recapping Sunday in the minor leagues, including Lonnie Chisenhall making the case that he should be back in the major leagues, Chun-Hsiu Chen finding his power stroke, and more.

Second Thoughts Game #62: Tigers 4, Indians 1: Jim Berdysz gives his Second Thoughts on Sunday's loss, including wondering when the losing will end, getting beat by a rookie, and more.

2013 Draft recap: Tony Lastoria brings you the recap of Cleveland's 2013 draft class, including links to each of their scouting reports and pages on IBI.

Notes from the Wigwam: Losses mount: In his weekly Cleveland notebook, Notes from the Wigwam, Steve Orbanek Nick Hagadone's strong performances, Nick Swisher trying to do too much, and much more.

Bauer still strives for consistency: Adrienne Robbins profiles Columbus Clippers right-hander Trevor Bauer, who is looking to gain some consistency mechanically during his time in Triple-A.


Rangers extend Indians losing streak to 8: Stephanie Metzger recaps Monday's game against the Texas Rangers, including the bullpen continuing to be a factory of sadness, Scott Kazmir pitching decently, and more.

Around The Farm: June 10, 2013: Jim Pete goes Around The Farm, recapping Monday in the minor leagues, including Tim Fedroff rebounding in May and June, Chun-Hsiu Chen binging on more power, and more.

The Crushers Notebook: 6/4/13 to 6/10/13: In his weekly Lake Erie notebook, Kyle Ferrara writes about Max Casper taking advantage of his opportunities, Emmanuel Quiles leading the offense, and much more.

Second Thoughts Game #63: Rangers 6, Indians 3: Kevin Dean gives his Second Thoughts on Monday's loss, including Scott Kazmir missing by a matter of inches, the lack of left-handed relief, and more.

Launching off with the Aeros: 6/4/13 - 6/10/13: In his weekly Akron notebook, Launching off with the Aeros, Jim Piascik writes about Carlos Moncrief showing off his all-around game, Giovanny Urshela's developing power, and much more.

Indians stop streak, win 5-2: Stephanie Metzger recaps Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, including the end of the eight-game losing streak, a stellar outing from Corey Kluber, and more.


Around The Farm: June 11, 2013: Arthur Kinney goes Around The Farm, recapping Tuesday in the minor leagues, including Daisuke Matsuzaka getting injured again, Lonnie Chisenhall continuing to tear up Triple-A, and more.

Second Thoughts Game #64: Indians 5, Rangers 2: Jake Dungan gives his Second Thoughts on Tuesday's win, including the losing streak finally being over, Corey Kluber's continued success, and more.

On-Deck with the Captains: 6/5/13 - 6/11/13: In her weekly Lake County notebook, On-Deck with the Captains, Stephanie Metzger writes about a winless week for the team, Josh Martin trying to work his way into consideration as a starter, and much more.

Cleveland takes series with second-straight 5-2 win: Stephanie Metzger recaps Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers, including Ubaldo Jimenez doing just enough, home runs from Mike Aviles and Jason Kipnis, and more.


Around The Farm: June 12, 2013: Jim Piascik goes Around The Farm, recapping Wednesday in the minor leagues, including Ronny Rodriguez and Dorssys Paulino showing improvements in June, more hits from Carlos Moncrief, and more.

Second Thoughts Game #65: Indians 5, Rangers 2: Michael Goodman gives his Second Thoughts on Wednesday's win, including Ubaldo Jimenez not melting under pressure, Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis having great offensive games, and more.

Sailing with the Clippers: 6/6/13 - 6/12/13: In his weekly Columbus notebook, Sailing with the Clippers, Ethan Day writes about Lonnie Chisenhall's sizzling week, Chun-Hsiu Chen leading the team with home runs, and much more.


Around The Farm: June 13, 2013: Jim Piascik goes Around The Farm, recapping Thursday in the minor leagues, including Shawn Morimando's strong outing, Yhoxian Medina pacing Lake County, and more.

Call to the Bullpen 1.9: Jake Dungan and Hayden Grove return to the cyberwaves with Call to the Bullpen, talking about salvaging the road trip, the starting pitching compared to preseason expectations, and more.

Second Thoughts: The sweet life of Zach and Corey: Andrew Clayman gives his day off Second Thoughts on the emergence of Zach McAllister and Corey Kluber and what it means for the team.

Orbiting Cleveland: The pleasant surprise of Corey Kluber: In his weekly column, Orbiting Cleveland, Steve Orbanek writes about Corey Kluber continuing to establish himself as a rotation fixture, looks at how he has achieved that success, and much more.

Cooper is a man of many roles on the Akron pitching staff: Stephanie Metzger profiles Akron Aeros right-hander Jordan Cooper, who is working on maintaining a routine as he bounces between starting and relieving.


Indians kickoff homestand with 2-1 walkoff win: Nathan Kemp recaps Friday's game against the Washington Nationals, including a walk-off win, a pitcher's duel between Justin Masterson and Gio Gonzalez, and more.

Around The Farm: June 14, 2013: Arthur Kinney goes Around The Farm, recapping Friday in the minor leagues, including Cord Phelps showing some power, Jose Ramirez hitting well, and more.

Second Thoughts Game #66: Nationals 1, Indians 2: Jake Dungan gives his Second Thoughts on Friday's win, including another gem for Justin Masterson, the team finding success after coming home, and more.

Trend Spotting: Black holes and expectations at third base: In his weekly column, Trend Spotting, Michael Hattery takes a look at the black hole that has developed at third base and whether Lonnie Chisenhall is the answer.

Friends of the Feather

Indians have right man at the helm in Francona: Richard Justice of writes about Terry Francona and how he handled his first extended losing streak with Cleveland.

Indians expect more out of right-hander Carrasco: Jordan Bastian of looks at newly recalled starter Carlos Carrasco and how the coaching staff thinks it's time for him to perform at the major league level.

Brantley seeks advice from former big leaguer dad: Jordan Bastian of profiles Michael and Mickey Brantley and how the father-son relationship between past and present major leaguers is strong.

Facts Regarding the Season's Longest Plate Appearance: Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs breaks down the longest plate appearance of the season so far, including GIFs of all 15 pitches Vinnie Pestano threw to Jeff Baker Wednesday night.

If you want to follow Jim on Twitter, he’s @JimPiascik. If you want to e-mail him, you can do so at If you want to read his Master's thesis on college athletes and Twitter, you can do so here.

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