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October 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Kipnis, White Win Minor League Awards
Yesterday the Cleveland Indians announced the recipients of the organization’s 2010 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year awards. Second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the 2010 winner of the Lou Boudreau Award as the top minor league position player in the Indians Player Development System. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Alex White was selected as the Bob Feller Award winner for 2010...
October 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: October 21
Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Thursday October 21st:
Jason Kipnis - 3B, Peoria Javelinas: 0-for-4. A forgettable game for Kipnis, and now the 4th time in 7 AFL games he has failed to get a hit. He played his second game at third base and made a throwing error, though again this is strictly just to give him at bats...
October 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians, Yankees Complete Wood Deal
The Cleveland Indians announced today that they have completed their July 31 trade with the New York Yankees for right-handed pitcher Kerry Wood by acquiring right-handed pitcher Andrew Shive and infielder Matt Cusick.
At the time of the trade the Indians received $1.5 million in cash with the possibility to acquire extra money or two fringe prospects depending on how Wood pitched in New...
October 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Miller Continues His Comeback
Photo credit: Ken CarrCleveland Indians right-handed pitcher Adam Miller just put the finishing touches on a successful seven months of tedious rehab on his right middle finger out in Goodyear, Arizona. He is as healthy as he has been in a long time, and once again will embark on another quest this spring to finally achieve his dream of pitching in the big leagues.
This will be Miller
October 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: October 20
Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Wednesday October 20th:
Cord Phelps - 3B, Peoria Javelinas: 2-for-4, R, RBI, 2 BB, K, SB. Phelps played an errorless third base fielding all five groundballs hit his way, and even started a 5-4-3 double play in the ninth inning. He also displayed his on-base skills getting on base...
October 20, 2010   (0 comments)
I’m finally settled in back home from my visit last week to Arizona for the Fall Instructional League and Arizona Fall League (AFL). I posted my notebook for the Instructional League this past Friday, but here is my notebook on the AFL to get you caught up to date on what the nine Indians players on the Peoria Javelinas team will be doing out in the AFL:
- If you ever have a chance to...
October 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: October 19
Here is a quick recap of how the players in the Cleveland Indians' system did in fall/winter league action on Tuesday October 19th:
Cord Phelps - 3B, Peoria Javelinas: 2-for-5, R, 3B, K. Phelps got in his first game action at third base and made a fielding error in his first game. He hit from the leadoff spot in the lineup.Jason Kipnis - 2B, Peoria Javelinas: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI. Nothing spectacular...
October 19, 2010   (0 comments)
The AFL Update: Week 1
The Arizona Fall League is a week old, and it's been a mixed bag for the Indians prospects so far in Peoria. The team they are playing for, the Peoria Javelinas, sits at the top of the National Division with a 3-2 record. There are few things in baseball less important than teams' records in the Arizona Fall League however, so let's get right into how the Indians prospects have been performing so...
October 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: October 18
I'll be posting quick daily updates of the Indians' minor league players who are playing in offseason leagues for the rest of the winter league season (well, five to six times a week). Here are the players who were in action yesterday Monday October 18th:
Cord Phelps - DH, Peoria Javelinas: 1-for-4, BB, 2 K, SB. Welcome home Mr. Phelps. After coming home over the weekend from the Pan-Am Games...
October 18, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Indians Minor League Free Agents
Minor league free agency opened on Saturday October 16th, and with that here is an unofficial listing of the Indians 2010 minor league free agents. I mention it as being “unofficial” because I have not yet received verification of the Indians’ six-year minor league free agent listing, but this listing I have provided should be accurate.
Of note, while right-handed pitchers Adam Miller...
October 18, 2010   (2 comments)
Offensive Player of the Year
Bobby Bradley
Joe Wendle
Dorssys Paulino
Pitcher of the Year
Ryan Merritt
Danny Salazar
Corey Kluber
Comeback Player of the Year
Anthony Gallas
Chen-Chang Lee
Thomas Neal
Biggest Breakthrough
Erik Gonzalez
October 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Photo credit: Ken CarrSome notes from my Tribe notebook...
Fryman In Charge
Indians fans may know that since former All-Star big league third baseman Travis Fryman retired he signed on to be the manager of the Indians short-season Single-A affiliate in Mahoning Valley. While he has been in that role since 2008, his role with the Indians is much deeper than that and continues to evolve...
October 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Andrew Means, an Avon native, was an 11th round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2008 draft out of Indiana University. He was also the star wide receiver for the Hoosiers.
It was possible that he could have had a career in the NFL had he not chose to play baseball. But, this dual-sport star decided that he wanted to continue with his baseball career.
“I chose to play baseball...
October 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Washington, Wolters Making Adjustments
Instructional League has come and gone, and with that so has the first real experience as a professional baseball player for Indians outfielder LeVon Washington and shortstop Tony Wolters.
Washington, who turned 19 in July, was the Indians 2nd round pick in the 2010 Draft while Wolters, who turned 18 in June, was their 3rd round pick. Both players did not sign until the August 16th signing...
October 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is the box score from the Parallel League game that was played on Thursday October 14th. It turns out that this was their final game as the game scheduled for Friday October 15th was canceled. I wrapped up the Instructional League coverage with my notes column on Friday, and I will be wrapping up my coverage of the Arizona Fall League with a notes column on Monday or Tuesday.
October 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Instructional League Notebook
I’ve been out in Goodyear, Arizona the past three days for the Fall Instructional League which wrapped up on Wednesday and the Arizona Fall League which started up on Tuesday.
Compared to previous years, the Instructional League is much more interesting this year due to the presence of so many young players with upside that I have never seen. Here are some thoughts, observations, and...
October 15, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is the box score from the Instructional League game that was played on Wednesday October 13th. The Parallel League team was off on Wednesday. Due to a last minute cancellation of the Instructional League game on Thursday, this is actually the final Instructional League box score.
The Parallel League team is still in action, so I should have a box score from Thursday October 14th's game...
October 14, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Tony Awards: All-Tony Team
Photo credit: Lianna HolubWe wrap up the 2010 Tony Awards today with the announcement of the All-Tony teams for 2010.
These are the first and second teams as I see them in the Cleveland Indians organization based on their performance this past year. Note, this is not a top prospect listing by position, but a listing based on performance only from the past season. Players acquired in the recent...
October 14, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from the Instructional League and Parallel League games that were played on Tuesday October 12th. The Parallel League team was off on Wednesday October 13th, but the Instructional League team was in action so I will have a box score for them tomorrow.
Instructional League wraps up with the final game at 9:00AM PST today, so the final box will post on Saturday. The Parallel...
October 13, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Tony Awards: Biggest Disappointment
We are down to the final year end Cleveland Indians minor league player award. To quickly recap, here are the award winners so far:
Offensive Player of the Year: Jason Kipnis
Pitcher of the Year: Joe Gardner
Reliever of the Year: Cory Burns
Defensive Player of the Year: Roberto Perez
Comeback Player of the Year: Jared Goedert
Rookie of the Year: Felix Sterling