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March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #4 Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley - Outfielder
Born: 05/15/1987 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200518AZL BreR44173346031019221314.347.426.376.802200518HelenaA-10348112003642.324.425.382.807200619West VaA10836047108102042615124.300.402.339.741200720West VaA562184173151232312218.335.413.440.853200720HuntsvilleAA59187284761021292517.251.353.294.647200821HuntsvilleAA10642080134172440502728.319.395.398.793200922ColumbusAAA11645780122212637594846.267.350.361.711200922ClevelandAAA281121035400118194.313.358.348.706...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have acquired RHP OMAR AGUILAR from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for LHP CHUCK LOFGREN. Aguilar will report to minor league camp in Goodyear, AZ in the coming days.
Aguilar, 25, spent the 2009 season between Brevard County (A) and Huntsville (AA). He went a combined 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA and 14 saves in 41 relief appearances (55.1IP, 52H, 29ER,...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/16
Short update today, I will have longer updates the rest of the week.
Morris On The Mend
Left-handed pitcher Ryan Morris suffered a shoulder injury last July with High-A Kinston which shut him down for the remainder of the season. After an offseason of rehab and getting his shoulder back in shape to handle a regular pitching load in 2010, he is currently participating in spring training...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #5 Abner Abreu
Abner Abreu - Outfielder
Born: 10/24/1989 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 170 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200717DSL IndiansR56228346913744118465.303.353.474.827200818GCL IndiansR51199325016411379524.251.289.538.827200919Lake CountyA63246367516473011683.305.351.488.839 Totals 1706731021944515221083816612.288.334.498.832
History: Abreu...
March 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #6 Jason Knapp
Jason Knapp - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/31/1990 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 235 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200817GCL PhilsR312.617631.026911238.2283.511.01.23200918LakewoodA274.01171785.16338339111.2084.111.71.20200918Lake CoA005.404411.21070812.2386.49.61.61 Totals 583.802827128.09954459161.2164.111.31.23
History: Knapp was...
March 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/15
Al is in Goodyear this week with me to follow the Indians and the minor league teams. Today he provides some of his observations from the B game back at the Goodyear complex and then the big league game in Peoria on Sunday.
The Indians were split up on Sunday, with a 7-inning "B" game in Goodyear at one of the minor league fields in the morning in addition to the normal spring training game...
March 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/14
Miller's Future Still Unknown
Things today are much different for the Cleveland Indians and right-handed pitcher Adam Miller than they were at this time three years ago.
Going into the 2007 season Miller was the Indians number #1 prospect for the third straight year, and at the time he and another top pitching prospect in right-hander Fausto Carmona looked to be the two aces in the...
March 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Lofgren Offered Back To Indians
Former Indians left-handed pitcher Chuck Lofgren may not be a former Indian for long. Lofgren was taken in the Rule 5 Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers back in December, but today through a reliable source it was learned that the Brewers have offered him back to the Indians.
Before Lofgren can return to the Indians he must pass through waivers. It is very likely he will pass through waivers,...
March 13, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #7 Nick Weglarz
Nick Weglarz - Outfielder
Born: 12/16/1987 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 245 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200517BurlingtonR41147223411021317422.231.313.347.660200618GCL IndiansR12000000020. CountyA125439751212802382821291.276.395.497.892200719KinstonA+27110011120.143.250.571.821200820KinstonA+10637568102205104171789.272.396.432.828200921AkronAA1053396977172166575782.227.377.431.808...
March 12, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #8 Hector Rondon
Hector Rondon - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/26/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 180 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200517DSL IndR331.65151265.160122855.2301.17.61.04200618GCL IndR345.13111152.262306332.2860.55.51.25200719Lake CoA7104.372727136.0143661327113.2691.87.51.25200820KinstonA+1163.602727145.0130581242145.2392.69.01.19200921AkronAA752.75151372.0602231673.2272.09.11.06200921ColumbusAAA454.00121274.1833381364.2821.67.81.30...
March 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Well, I finally head out to Goodyear, Arizona today to go out and almost exclusively cover the Indians minor league system for the next week and a half. I say "almost" exclusively as I will be making more of an effort to check out major league camp and big league games mostly because of the strong presence of young players on the 40-man roster. In any case, over the course of the next week and a...
March 11, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #9 Carlos Carrasco
Carlos Carrasco - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/21/1987 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 215 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200417GCL PhilsR543.5611848.0531921534.2762.86.41.42200518LakewoodA177.04131362.27849112846.3024.16.71.70200518BataviaA-0313.504415.129238512.3923.07.22.25200518GCL PhilsR001.80225.031012.1761.83.60.80200619LakewoodA1262.262626159.110340665159.1823.79.01.06200720ClearwaterA+622.84121269.2492282253.1992.96.91.03200720ReadingAA644.86141370.1653894649.2475.96.31.58200821ReadingAA774.322019114.2109551345109.2543.58.61.35200821Lehigh...
March 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I take back to the cyberwaves tonight on a special edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30pm EST. The show this week was moved up from Thursday to Wednesday because yours truly will be in the air tomorrow night on his trek out to Goodyear, Arizona to cover the Indians in spring training.
Tonight we will look at the Indians outfield situation and how it sets up to start...
March 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Outfielder Jordan Brown underwent surgery on his right knee yesterday at the Cleveland Clinic, a procedure performed by Dr. Rick Parker. A medial meniscectomywas performed on Brown's right knee, an injury which occurred last Saturday morning during outfield drills in Goodyear, AZ. Brown will return to Goodyear on Monday to continue rehabilitation with a return to play estimate of between 4 and 8 weeks.
March 10, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #10 Alex White
Alex White - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/29/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 195 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
History: White was selected by the Indians in the 1st round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of North Carolina. He signed right at the deadline on August 17th for $2.25 million. He was the...
March 9, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians are now well into their second year of operations in their new state of the art Player Development Complex located in Goodyear, Arizona. But while they are enjoying the comforts of their new digs in Arizona these days, how are things these days at the facility and city they once called home in Winter Haven, FL during the spring for 16 years from 1993-2008?
Those who don't recall...
March 9, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #11 Kelvin De La Cruz
Kelvin De La Cruz - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/01/1988 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 187 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200517DSL IndiansR332.36131253.1491431639.2342.76.61.22200618GCL IndiansR1210.989419.2322421315.3606.17.02.34200719GCL IndiansR300.503318.0711220.1171.010.00.50200719Mahoning VyA-243.98121254.1412453453.2165.78.81.39200820AkronAA107.20115.044134.2225.47.21.40200820Lake...
March 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is the most comprehensive listing in regard to the Cleveland Indians 40-man payroll and contract status you will find on the web. Included below is the payroll and player control outlook for the next seven years, service time through 2009, and lots of contract information for every player. This payroll chart will be listed on the right hand side of the page under the "Affiliate Info" for the Cleveland...
March 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #12 T.J. House
T.J. House - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/29/1989 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 215 - Bats: Right - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200919Lake CountyA6113.152626134.112747849109.2503.37.31.31 Totals 6113.152626134.112747849109.2503.37.31.31
History: House was selected by the Indians in the 16th round of the 2008 Draft out of Picayune High School (MS)....
March 7, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1987.
"The Simpsons" cartoon airs for the first time. William Casey retires as Director of Central Intelligence. Ronald Reagan visits Berlin, and implores Soviet premier Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!" Guns N' Roses releases Appetite for Destruction, which sells over 28 million copies. Baby Jessica falls down a well in Texas, grabbing the attention of the nation for 58 straight...