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July 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Just an FYI, I was on SportsTalkCleveland's radio show "The Leadoff" hosted by TJ Zuppe this morning. We talked prospects for about 20 minutes. Here is a link to listen to or download the interview:
The interview goes for about 20 minutes, and we touched on most of the players near the major league level like Brantley,...
July 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Herrmann Shows Progress In Bullpen Role
"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.
I'm in the middle of a four affiliates in nine days...
July 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers beat Syracuse
The Clippers returned from the All-Star break with a 7-2 win over the Syracuse Chiefs. Fausto Carmona pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He struck out seven without allowing a walk.
Tony Graffanino started the scoring in the first inning with a two-run homer. Andy Marte launched his 12th home run of the season to give Columbus a 3-0 lead...
July 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Been hammered with e-mails asking why catcher Wyatt Toregas and third baseman Andy Marte were absent from the Triple-A All Star game last night. Toregas was out the last few games before the break because of a concusion he suffered while catching and was held out of the All Star break to help ensure he is 100% for the second half. While it was not publicly announced, it was known going into the game...
July 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Finally Healthy, McGuire Shows His Talent
Players taken in the late rounds of the First Year Player Draft generally fall into three categories: 1.) a late round flyer on a high-priced high school talent all but certain to go to college, 2.) a player selected and signed as organizational depth, or 3.) a player who has some recent injury concerns which resulted in a freefall in the draft.
The latter applies to High-A Kinston right-handed...
July 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus and Akron were off due to their All-Star breaks.
Keys only allow four hits in win over K-Tribe
Frederick LHP Rick Zagone and RHP Eddie Gamboa combined to set the side down in order in every inning except the fifth and the ninth, as the Keys defeated the Kinston Indians Wednesday night, 5-1.After tossing four perfect innings, the K-Tribe got to Zagone in the fifth. Kinston 1B...
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
I've often been asked by the diehards whatever happened to right-hander Gregorio Rosario, the pitcher the Indians acquired from the Seattle Mariners for Jason Davis in 2007. Rosario was just 18 years old when he was acquired and was picked off the Mariners Dominican Summer League team, so there was some intrigue with him due to his long projection and why the Indians would even be interested in him...
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
Just a quick note that our radio show "Smoke Signals" is off for the All-Star break this week. We had some things going on to where we could not air it on Thursday this week and were going to air it tonight, but with nothing really new to talk about and me in Mahoning Valley tonight we decided to cancel it and pick it up again next week. I leave for a near two week trip to Kinston and Myrtle Beach...
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
I got an e-mail this morning from Jay over at LGT asking if Lonnie Chisenhall's consecutive errorless streak was still alive. In all honesty, I was not aware of the errorless streak though was aware he is still in the midst of a 14-game hitting streak. So, my curiosity was more than piqued.
After researching it Chisenhall in fact is in the midst of a 27-game errorless streak at High-A Kinston....
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
olumbus: Off day
Akron: Off day
Kinston: Alexander Perez at Frederick @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: Chris Jones vs. Ashville @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Kyle Smith vs. Staten Island @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Off da
July 15, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus and Akron were off for the All Star break.
Chisenhall Homers, Kinston Falls 7-5
Lonnie Chisenhall provided the early pop in the top of the first inning for his second homer in as many days, but Frederick would comeback to win a see-saw affair 7-5 to even up the series at one apiece.
Chisenhall (2-for-5) extended his season long hitting streak to 14 games with his team-leading...
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
The Eastern League All Star Game will be carried live on the Akron Aeros’ flagship station, Fox Sports 1350 AM. The broadcast begins at 6:35 p.m. with the pre-game show, and first pitch for the game is slated for 7:05 p.m. Trenton Thunder broadcasters Steve Rudenstein and Jared Smith will call the action from Waterfront Park in Trenton. Fans out of radio range can listen online at
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers right-handed pitcher Marty Popham was named the New York Penn League's Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Auburn last week. Popham pitched a career high seven innings, gave up no hits, while striking out a career high nine batters and walking one. On the season, Popham is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA, and has pitched 23 innings, surrendering 13...
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: All-Star Break
Akron: All-Star Break
Kinston: Eric Berger at Frederick @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: Trey Haley vs. Ashville @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Marty Popham vs. Staten Island @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Joseph Colon at Rangers @ 7:00 pm MS
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Ghosts of Prospects Past: Ray Fosse
For all the Indians
July 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus is off for the All Star break and Mahoning Valley had a scheduled off day.
Aeros Falter Again, Lose 7-5
The Erie SeaWolves took three of four games from the Aeros in the final series before the All-Star Break. Monday’s 7-5 loss was a season-high 5th straight loss for Akron. The Aeros head to the break with a 56-35 record.
The Aeros got right to work and put two runs...
July 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Cid Is A True Diamond In The Rough
When you go mining for talent in Latin America, you are dipping into a realm where scouting is put to the ultimate test.
International scouting, particularly the scouting of Latin countries involves applying the longest projection any organization has to make on a potential signee. Since most of the major Latin American signings occur when the players are 16-years old, teams are lining up to...
July 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Lake County was off on Sunday.
Louisville sweeps Clippers into All-Star break
Louisville completed a three-game sweep of Columbus 8-4 in the final game before the All-Star break.
Things looked good early for the Clippers as starter Kenny Ray retired the side in order in the first two innings. The Clippers produced back-to-back third inning doubles from Tony Graffanino and Jordan...
July 12, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Ken Ray at Louisville @ 1:05 pm
Akron: Michael Tejera at Erie @ 1:05 pm
Kinston: Michael McGuire vs. Potomac @ 2:00 pm
Lake County: Off day
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet at Batavia @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Mike Rayl vs. Padres @ 7:00 pm MS
July 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers fall just short
Louisville beat the Clippers 7-6 in ten innings to ensure a fourth series victory over Columbus this season. Clippers starter Zach Jackson couldn't keep the Bats off of the board, allowing single runs in the first two innings and Wes Bankston hit a two-run homer in the third. It was Bankston's second homer of the game. A Craig Tatum blast off Jackson in the fourth made...