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September 30, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from the Instructional League and Parallel League games on Tuesday September 28th. In the next update tomorrow only the Instructional League team will be shown as they were the only ones in action while the Parallel League team was off on Wednesday.
HittersPOSINNPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Washington, LevonCF-3311000001000Sub Cid, DelviCF-22000000000012....
September 29, 2010   (0 comments)
Video Recap: August & September 2010
Here is another batch of scouting videos I shot of several players throughout the Cleveland Indians minor league system that have been on my You Tube page but I have not posted on the IPI yet.
Players shot include: Jason Knapp (Lake County), Tyler Holt (Lake County), T.J. House (Kinston), Scott Barnes (Akron), Ramon Cespedes (Lake County), Preston Guilmet (Lake County), Juan Diaz (Kinston),...
September 29, 2010   (0 comments)
Okay, here is the first box score of Instructional League, albeit a short one. This is from the Parallel League, a new league that several of the organizations put together last year to give some addition time to higher level prospects in AA/A+ who need to make up innings or at bats for various reasons (i.e. injury). The Indians and Reds share one Parallel League team with the lineup usually split...
September 28, 2010   (0 comments)
Lavisky Happy To Be Playing For Hometown Indians
Photo credit: Tony Lastoria????We are now almost two weeks into the Fall Instructional League program the Cleveland Indians run every fall from mid-September to mid-October. New players to the system are getting acclimated to what spring training will be like this coming March as well as getting inundated with lots of instruction and drills.
Roughly 50 players are currently participating at...
September 27, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Lake County Captains Championship Tribute Video
Photo credit: Lianna Holub???As promised last week, here is a tribute video that I have put together with the big help of Michael Taylor. He took the raw video footage from the Game 5 win by the Captains last week for the championship and put it together along with lots of photos from myself and Lianna Holub, and put together a nice tribute video to the Captains championship. Make sure to choose the...
September 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Announce 2010 On-Base Award Winners
The Cleveland Indians on Sunday announced the year-end organizational winners of their Minor League On-Base Program “On-Base-Where Careers Take Off”, presented by Continental Airlines. The on-base program stresses pitch recognition and patience at the plate for all position players within the organization’s Player Development System.
Players are rewarded during the season with a cash...
September 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Kipnis Has Impressive Finish
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which 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.
Small update today with...
September 25, 2010   (0 comments)
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September 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers (AAA)
BATTERSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPSLGOPSCarlin, Luke20573025560.350.480.8001.280Carrera, Ezequiel31691114633.290.405.484.889Constanza, Jose366101003356.278.333.306.639Espino, Damaso8120001010., Jared357123025320.343.395.600.995Head, Jerad29111330211261.448.515.7591.274Hodges, Wes3261010310390.313.378.6251.003Kipnis, Jason18672112140.389.421.7781.199McBride,...
September 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Things are a lot different these days in baseball when it comes to the International market for players. No longer is Latin America a hot bed of reasonably priced talent, instead it has turned into an over-inflated market boiling over with shadiness.
With that in mind, several teams are starting to shift their approach with how they handle Latin America and the International market in general....
September 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Official Roster Moves & Columbus Affiliation Extended
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano and catcher Luke Carlin from Triple-A Columbus, bringing the active roster to thirty-one (31). Also Mike Sarbaugh, Manager of the Columbus Clippers, will be joining the coaching staff for the remainder of the season.
To make room for Pestano and Carlin on the 40-man roster,...
September 23, 2010   (0 comments)
After a one week hiatus, Paul Cousineau and I are both back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. For those wondering, the show did not air last week because Paul and I were unavailable due to other committments.
The baseball season is winding to a close, and rather than focus on the big league team which is struggling to finish on a good...
September 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Clip & Dirty: 9/21 - National Championship Edition
The Clippers faced-off against the PCL-winning Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday night for a chance to call themselves the Triple-A National Champions and they did not disappoint. Led by the scorching Jerad Head, the Clippers compiled 19 hits and scored 12 runs en route to an easy victory. The Clippers, whom have averaged 7.9 runs scored and 3.3 runs allowed throughout the postseason continued their run...
September 23, 2010   (1 comments)
Photo Gallery: Lake County Captains Are Champions
As promised, here is a photo gallery that I have put together celebrating the Low-A Lake County Captains game five win on Monday night for the Midwest League championship. All photos are courtesy of myself and Lianna Holub as noted:
Photo: Tony Lastoria
Photo: Tony Lastoria
Photo: Tony Lastoria
Photo: Lianna Holub
Photo: Tony Lastoria
Photo: Lianna Holub
September 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 21
Congratulations to the Columbus Clippers on winning the Triple-A National Championship last night. With the win, they are now the undisputed kings of Triple-A. In a season where so many of their top players got called up to Cleveland or were injured, the younger players promoted from Double-A Akron really stepped up. Also, big kudos to manager Mike Sarbaugh and his staff on an extraordinary job of...
September 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Pestano Called Up To Cleveland
Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano has been called up to Cleveland for the final week and a half of the season. He closed out the game last night for Columbus in their 12-6 win for the Triple-A Championship and got the news shortly after the game. In 57 combined appearances at Double-A Akron and Columbus he went 2-3 with a 1.81 ERA and 17 saves (59.2 IP, 47 H, 16 BB, 77 K). Since...
September 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Clippers win Triple-A National Championship
Following their Governors' Cup playoff modus operandi, the Clippers scored early and often Tuesday night, topping the Tacoma Rainiers, 12-6, in the Triple-A National Championship Game from Oklahoma City.
It marked the second straight win for the International League in the game, which features the IL champ against the Pacific Coast League's...
September 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Video: Lake County 2010 Midwest League Champs
Photo credit: Tony Lastoria/IPI
As promised, here is the raw video from last night. Below I have included the final out and onfield celebration, the post game trophy ceremony on the field, the clubhouse champagne showers, players speeches, and even mascot Skipper getting in on the action!
I also have lots of other highlights and video from the game and after it which I will be including...
September 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 20
Congratulations to the Lake County Captains on winning the 2010 Midwest League Championship! As noted in the recap last night (early this morning), I will be posting lots of video and photos from the game and postgame festivities later on today and tomorrow. With the help of Michael Taylor I am also putting together a professional quality tribute video for the Captains and their championship, so...
September 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Playoff Recap 9/20: Captains Are Champions
Captains Win Midwest League Title In Inaugural Season
Low-A Lake County finished off an incredible postseason run by winning the deciding Game Five of the Midwest League Championship series against Clinton by a final score of 3-1.
It was a well played game by both teams with very good defense, pitching and some timely hitting. In the end, the Captains had just a few more opportunities...