There is one final box score to share from Instructional League as there was a Parallel League game last Friday October 16th which I have not posted yet (until now). Here is the box score from that game, and later on today I will also be posting final stats from the Instructional League (thanks to the Upper Box Woodchuck).
October 16, 2009
October 20, 2009 (0 comments)
The Arizona Fall League began play last Tuesday, and several intriguing Indians prospects took the field for the Peoria Saguaros. Nick Weglarz, Matt McBride, Carlos Rivero, Josh Rodriguez, Connor Graham, Josh Judy, Zach Putnam and Carlton Smith are all on the Saguaros roster for the 2009 AFL campaign along with some top prospects from the Atlanta, Cincinnati, San Diego and Houston farm systems....
October 20, 2009 (0 comments)
If you didn't know any better, you would think the Indians never signed their third round draft pick this year, he was banished to another planet, or had joined the Witness Protection Program.
That's what it felt like this year with regard to right-hander Joe Gardner, who after being taken in the 3rd round of the 2009 Draft out of UC-Santa Barbara and signing quickly he was never heard from...
October 19, 2009 (0 comments)
It felt like Christmas in October seeing 2009 1st rounder Alex White on the mound and pitching for the Indians. It may have been a buzzer beater at the signing deadline in mid-August, but he is now 100% the property of the Indians and has since been working out in various places looking to gain some ground that was lost because he signed so late.
White has gotten a crash course in his short...
October 18, 2009 (0 comments)
Here are the final box scores from the 2009 Instructional League. The boxes below cover the Instructional League games from Wednesday October 14th and Thursday October 15th, and Parallel League games from Tuesday October 13th and Thursday October 15th. Now that all the box scores have been posted, I may provide a comprehensive final stat listing later in the week if the Woodchuck provides it (hint).
October 17, 2009 (0 comments)
I'm back from Arizona (unfortunately) and have one final notebook to talk about all the things I saw my last day in camp at the Indians Player Development Complex in Goodyear, AZ. Oh the joy of getting on a plane at 11am in Phoenix where it was 90 degrees, sunny, and nothing but blue skies only to step off the plane four hours later in Cleveland to temperatures barely in the 40s, rain and grey skies....
October 16, 2009 (0 comments)
ere are the assignments for Indians players in the winter and fall leagues:
Cristo Arnal INF Caracas
Jordan Brown INF/OF Caracas
Carlos Rivero INF Caracas
Hector Rondon RHP Caracas
Karexon Sanchez INF Caracas
Niuman Romero INF Caribes de Oriente
Steven Wright RHP Caribes de Oriente
Luis Valbuena INF Cardenales de Lara
October 15, 2009 (0 comments)
Not only am I out in Arizona to cover the Instructional League and the happenings at the Indians new complex in Goodyear, but I am also out here to get a taste of the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and see what our young future Indians' hopefuls are up to in such a high level league. With the exception of shortstop Carlos Rivero, I had a chance to speak with all the Indians participants in the AFL on Tuesday...
October 14, 2009 (0 comments)
The Indians today announced that first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta underwent a pair of procedures yesterday in Vail, Colorado to his left hip and left great (big) toe. The arthroscopic hip surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon, who performed a debridement of a bony impingement in the joint. The left toe procedure was performed by Dr. Thomas Clanton, who stabilized the loose joint.