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January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Kelvin Diaz - Third Baseman/First Baseman
Age: 21 Height: 5'11" Weight: 184 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2006 DSL Indians.38258204437813196224294.476.5881.0642007 DSL Indians.31568 238407519284137298.426.513.939
Among diehard fans of the Indians' minor league teams, Diaz is something of a folk legend. Not to be confused with Kelvin N. Diaz who was...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Lurvin Basabe - Second Baseman
Age: 18 Height: 5'8" Weight: 179 Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2007 DSL Indians.28460 208385943124453019.412.346.758
Lurvin is the typical short Latin middle infielder. He doesn't show much pop at the plate but does show advanced plate discipline (45:30 BB/K ratio) and some speed that he needs to refine (19 SB in 33 attempts)....
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Abner Abreu - Shortstop/Third Baseman
Age: 18 Height: 6'3" Weight: 170 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2007 DSL Indians.303 56 228346913744118465.353.474.827
Abreu opened some eyes this year as a tall, rangy shortstop. He has the potential to hit for power as demonstrated by his performance in the Fall Instructional League (FIL) where he showed power...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Masahide Kobayashi - Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 33 Height: 6'0" Weight: 196 Bats: Right Throws: Right
WLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB9K9WHIP2007 Chiba Lotte Marines2 73.614902747.15319412352.296.69 1.38 Career (Japan)36342.7944510227580.1507180401704632.637.181.17
The 33-year old closer for the Japanese Major League Chiba Lotte Marines throws an assortment of pitches, and throws both a two-seam...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Mark Thompson - Shortstop
Age: 23 Height: 5'9" Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2007 GCL Indians.281 11 32391008480.298.250.548
Mark's defining tool currently is his glove. He has average arm strength, is an average major league runner, but has some adjustments to make as a hitter. For him to be a regular he has to excel in the field and he...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Kevin Rucker - Outfielder
Age: 18 Height: 6'1" Weight: 185 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2007 GCL Indians.281 11 32391008480.298.250.548
If there is one player from the 2007 draft that fits the role of sleeper it may be Kevin Rucker. The Indians 47th round draft pick and a player not listed among the top 120 players in the state of California by Baseball...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
T. J. McFarland - Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 18 Height: 6'3" Weight: 190 Bats: Left Throws: Left
The Indians made T.J. their 2007 4th round draft pick in great part due to his spurt at the end of his senior year in high school where he threw up to 94 MPH (normally sits at 91-92 MPH) with the makings of a good breaking ball....
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Joey Mahalic - Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 19 Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right
WLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB9K9WHIP2007 GCL Indians204.8674024.0281307212.627.861.48
This spring Joey had an average fastball (84-88 MPH) with good late movement that was good enough to make him the High School Player of the Year in Oregon. During the summer, before he signed, he pumped it...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Chris Jones - Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 19 Height: 6'2" Weight: 165 Bats: Left Throws: Left
WLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB9K9WHIP2007 GCL/Lake004.202207.2841576.258.751.81
Chris is a slender left-handed pitcher. His fastball at the time he was drafted was a tick below average (he threw in the low 90s in the instructional league) with good arm side tail. His out pitch is clearly his curve...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Jonathon Holt - Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 22 Height: 6'2" Weight: 210 Bats: Left Throws: Right
WLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB9K9WHIP2007 Mahoning Valley234.32164433.1361654271.087.361.20
The Indians selected Holt in the 5th round of the 2007 Draft from the University of Tampa where he was their closer. He was described in scouting reports as being durable with good fastball movement and...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Bo Greenwell - Outfielder
Age: 19 Height: 6'0" Weight: 185 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2007 GCL Indians.215 37 1441231500816245.298.250.548
Greenwell is a toolsy, high energy, leadoff type hitter, with good strike zone discipline and good hands. He has a passion for the game that, at least in part, must have come from his father. The Indians think...
January 1, 2008   (0 comments)
Matt Brown - Outfielder
Age: 23 Height: 6'1" Weight: 183 Bats: Left Throws: Right
Avg.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS 2007 Mahoning Valley.250 63 224225614303125416.325.339.665
The Indians 13th round pick in 2007, coming out of college last year his biggest challenge was developing better plate discipline. He is an intriguing outfielder who offers a great package of overall tools,...