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March 24, 2009   (0 comments)
This morning the Indians optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and C Wyatt Toregas to Triple-A Columbus and reassigned RHP Greg Aquino, INF Michael Aubrey, OF Michael Brantley, OF Matt LaPorta, and RHP Kirk Saarloos to minor league camp. Currently there are 37 players in Major League camp.
Also, with Sowers being optioned out, it is a two-dog race for the 5th starter spot now between Scott Lewis and Aaron...
March 24, 2009   (0 comments)
2009 Indians Top 100 Prospect Wrapup
As a wrapup to the Indians Top 100 Prospect list, here are some answers to some popular questions from the listing. While I left the scouting reports more to fact and insight from scouts, players, and coaches, I left out my personal thoughts on each player for obvious reasons.
How strong is the system?
Compared to the other 29 clubs in baseball, the Indians farm system is now a Top...
March 23, 2009   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from the minor league spring games on Monday March 23rd against the Milwaukee Brewers affiliates. Again, as a note, "FPS" under the pitching stats stands for "first pitch strikes". Also, some stats are missing like the runs scored in the Columbus game and the velocities in the Mahoning game....these were not entered during the game.
March 23, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is the final weekend rundown of the offseason. Starting this Thursday, the daily coverage of the Indians minor league affiliates will kick into gear, and my weekly
March 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from the minor league spring games on Sunday March 22nd against the Los Angeles Dodgers affiliates. FYI, some have asked what "FPS" means under the pitching stats. This stands for "first pitch strikes".
RHEDodgers1 1Columbus490
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1.Constanza, JoseCF2201000000000 Sub Camacaro, ArmandoDH11000000000002....
March 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #1 Carlos Santana
1. Carlos Santana - Catcher
Born: 04/08/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200519GCL DodgersR32781423411141680.295.412.410.822200620OgdenR3713231405172730194.303.423.515.938 20Vero BeachA+54198165310231823430.268.345.384.729200721Great LakesA86292326520173640455.223.318.370.688200822Inland EmpA+9935088113344149669597.323.431.563.994...
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!