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August 24, 2009   (0 comments)
Columbus: Ryan Edell at Indianapolis @7:05 pm
Akron: Eric Berger at Erie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Chris Jones vs. Frederick @ 7:05 pm
Lake County: Trey Haley (Game 1) at Lakewood @ 5:05 pm, T.J. McFarland (Game 2)
Mahoning Valley: Brett Brach at Auburn @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Off day
August 24, 2009   (0 comments)
Results Take Backseat To Development For Haley
When asked about what he thinks about his numbers and season so far, 19-year old right-handed pitcher Trey Haley didn
August 24, 2009   (0 comments)
Clippers outlast Indy 2-1 in 12 innings
The Clippers snapped a six-game losing skid with a 2-1 win in 12 innings at Indianapolis. The Clippers scored first in the third inning when Niuman Romero singled and scored on Wes Hodges' base hit.
Hector Rondon authored five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits heading into the sixth frame. The Indians finally got to the Venezuelan righty...
August 23, 2009   (0 comments)
Ghosts of Prospects Past: David Bell
During the same week that Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez, and half the jerseys in the Indians Team Shop were being sold off at discounted prices, at least one piece of the Tribe’s past was formally welcomed back into the fold. Of course, the announcement that David Bell would be coming back to manage the Indians’ Arizona Fall League team elicited about as much response as the announcement of Winston...
August 23, 2009   (0 comments)
Aeros Not Hit In Loss
Thad Weber went the distance and delivered Erie's first no-hitter as a member of the Eastern League, baffling Akron in a 16-0 blowout before 3,917 fans at Jerry Uht Park Saturday night. It was the second time the Aeros had been no-hit in franchise history, with the only other occasion coming April 23rd, 2002 against Altoona. The SeaWolves, who had not thrown a no-hitter...
August 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: White In The Fold
"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 out in Wilmington, DE at the moment to see Indians...
August 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Toledo dumps Clippers 4-1
Toledo dropped the Clippers 4-1 Friday night at Huntington Park. Nate Bump, the starting pitcher for the Mud Hens pitched 7 2/3 innings and picked up the win allowing only one unearned run against the Clippers. Columbus starter Carlos Carrasco pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs dropping to 4-1 since joining the Clippers.
The Mud Hens wasted...
August 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is an updated depth chart of the Indians system from the big league team all the way down to the rookie level Dominican Summer League team. New contributor Jason Eddy will be doing the exhaustive work of updating this listing often and keeping track of the whereabouts of all the players in this listing. As it updates, we will bump it up to the top of the page, and a link to this depth chart is...
August 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Akron was rained out on Thursday.
Toledo dominates Columbus
Toledo again used the homer to beat the Clippers 10-1 at Huntington Park in front of a record-setting crowd.
Scott Lewis took the mound for the first time in Triple-A this season, trying to work his way back to full health, but got through only two innings. Toledo touched him up for four runs in the second, three of...
August 20, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Scott Lewis vs. Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Connor Graham vs. Bowie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Bryan Price vs. Myrtle Beach @ 7:05 pm
Lake County: T.J. House at Delmarva @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet at Hudson Valley @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Kirk Wetmore vs. Mariners @ 7:00 pm MS
August 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Young Goes From Suspect To Prospect
If you want an example of one of the biggest prospect surprises of the year, look no further than at left-handed starter Russell Young.
As a 28th round pick by the Indians in the 2008 Draft out of Dartmouth, Young seemed better off using that Ivy League education for a well-paying job right out of college than the pursuit of an illustrious baseball career. But where he is at right now is an...
August 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Mud Hens nip Clippers
The Columbus Clippers returned home with a 7-6 loss to the Toledo Mud Hens Wednesday night.
Lou Marson hit his first home run as a Clipper and added a RBI double in the loss. Ryan Edell pitched four and a third innings for the Clippers. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits, walked three and struck out four.
Dontrelle Willis made his first rehab start...
August 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Two quick notes:
- Outfielder/first baseman Matt LaPorta has been called up by the Indians today. The move came as a result of outfielder Trevor Crowe going on the disabled list with a right internal oblique strain.
- High-A Kinston right-handed pitcher Alexander Perez is set to return to the rotation after a three week shutdown. He will make a start for Kinston on Saturday in Wilmington,...
August 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Knapp Settles In With Indians
It has been three weeks since the Indians traded ace left-hander and reigning American League CY Young award winner Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies for four young prospects. While Indians fans are still a bit unsettled by the deal, all of the players the Indians received in return from the Phillies for Lee have now had a chance to settle into their new organization.
One of those payers...
August 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Lake County and Mahoning Valley had scheduled off days on Tuesday night.
Hens beat Clippers 8-7
Toledo rallied to beat the Clippers 8-7, taking both games of the series in the Glass City.
Columbus started the scoring in the third with a long ball from Josh Barfield. Barfield drove a three-run bomb out to left field for a 3-0 lead, but it didn't last long. Hector Rondon, who had...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
A few quick notes today:
- First off, I will be on "Minor League Magazine" tonight for a segment on STO's weekly minor league wrapup show. The show airs at 6pm tonight, though is re-aired several times throughout the week. I am actually going down for the taping at 12:45pm today. I'll be on for a segment, which usually goes 6-8 minutes and we'll likely talk about some of my travels, the White...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
No, that is not a misprint. Indians top left-handed pitching prospect Kelvin De La Cruz is back in action tonight for the AZL Indians.
Columbus: Hector Rondon at Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Eric Berger vs. Bowie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Russell Young vs. Myrtle Beach @ 7:05 pm (GM 1), Bryce Stowell (GM 2)
Lake County: Off day
Mahoning Valley: All star break
AZL Indians:...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
More on this soon, but 2009 1st round pick Alex White has signed.
EDIT: 12:18 AM: Baseball America is reporting White signed for $2.25M.
This is a deal that came down to the final hour, but still something was expected to get done regardless. This was typical agent-team-player drama carried out until the last possible moment for the player to get the last dollar or the team to hold...
August 18, 2009   (0 comments)
Toledo homers past Columbus 8-4
The Toledo Mud Hens clobbered their way to an 8-4 victory over the Clippers Monday night. Columbus flexed their muscles in the second against Hens starter Ruddy Lugo when Stephen Head hit his third homer in his last four games for a brief 1-0 lead. Mike Hessman had his say in the fourth with a Herculean blast off Chuck Lofgren to tie the game. Toledo snatched...
August 17, 2009   (0 comments)
strong>Columbus: Chuck Lofgren vs. at Toledo @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Off day
Kinston: Off day
Lake County: Nick Hagadone vs. Rome @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: All Star Break
AZL Indians: Alexander Morales vs. Angels @ 7:00 pm MS