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June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: PerfectGame.orgWith their 2nd round pick the Indians select right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard out of Searcy High School in Arkansas.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 210, Date of Birth: 07/01/1992
Note: Howard is a Scott Boras client. Also, Baseball America's Jim Callis tweeted "First-round arm but high-priced so slipped here, inconsistent but has a 92-94 mph...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a source has told him that infielder Cord Phelps is on his way to Cleveland. No official roster move has been made, but an official announcement is expected sometime Wednesday morning. With a 12:05 p.m. game on Wednesday, the Indians will need to report the move first thing as he is expected to be available for the game.
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June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Francisco Lindor (Photo: AP)Last night the Indians selected shortstop Francisco Lindor out of Montverde Academy High School in Florida with their first round pick. Here are some quotes from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant as well as some thoughts from me.
Director’s Cuts
On Francisco Lindor: “Francisco is a switch-hitter and very good from both sides of the plate. He...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
This team can't just put it all together. Over the past six games, four losses, two wins, the club has scored 31 runs. The offense finally has started to find its feet and score some runs. But of course, the pitching has now gone south.
The Aeros managed to salvage each series they played by winning the finales. But they lost the other four games.
Beau Mills has sort of helped ignite...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 6, 2011
Roberto Perez
Kinston Indians)Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Roberto Perez: C, Kinston Indians: 3-3, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB:
Perez is definitely not known for his offensive prowess, but the defensive-minded...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/6: Indians cut to the Chase in win
Chase Burnette (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Kinston Beats up Blue Rocks 11-1
The K-Tribe offense exploded for 11 runs on 16 hits beating the Blue Rocks Monday night in Wilmington, Delaware. The series opening win got Kinston one game closer to first place, now just 3 1/2 Myrtle Beach with 14 games to play in the first half. Kinston blasted seven doubles and a total of nine extra base hits on the night,...
June 6, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 1st Round Pick: SS Francisco Lindor
With their first round pick the Cleveland Indians select high school shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Keith Law: 13th
Baseball America: 7th
Perfect Game: 7th
Jeff Ellis: Lindor was the guy I had the Indians in on my first mock draft. A lot of teams love him and he was in the conversation as high as #2. He has the ability to be a gold glove SS, and should be...
June 6, 2011   (0 comments)
UPDATE 748 p.m. EST:
The Cleveland Indians select shortstop Francisco Lindor with the 8th pick in the first round of the 2011 Draft.
This will be the final update for this blog as going forward all updates will be in separate posts for each pick and then a recap each day.
UPDATE 7:46 p.m. EST
Looks like the Diamondbacks are going to take Archie Bradley at #7, so with...
June 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
After a rough weekend at the hands of the Texas Rangers and now two bad weeks of play, there is certainly a lot to be angry about and to discuss. The Indians offense has fell off a cliff and is still in a freefall with no signs picking...
June 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Matt Barnes (Photo: AP)It is draft day, so here we go with the final mock before the Indians make their pick tonight.
This final mock draft was actually written on Sunday, so things can easily change as we get closer to the draft tonight. In the last three hours before the draft last year the Indians were supposedly locked to take five different pitchers and were not going anywhere near Drew...
June 6, 2011   (0 comments)
N. Weglarz
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Nick Weglarz
June 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/5: McFarland leads Akron to victory
T.J. McFarland (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Aeros win series finale behind solid outing from McFarland
The Akron Aeros salvaged the finale of a three-game series with the Binghamton Mets winning 6-3 Sunday at Canal Park.
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland earned the win for the Aeros tossing six innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits, walking two and striking out four. Righty Cory...
June 5, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have activated outfielder Nick Weglarz from extended spring training and assigned him to Double-A Akron. He has been recovering from a knee injury which occurred in the middle of spring training and had been playing in games in extended spring training. With his assignment to Akron, the Indians promoted outfielder Donnie Webb to Triple-A Columbus, though Weglarz is expected to quickly...
June 5, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians need help with the offense. Could
Nick Johnson provide some help? (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Johnson activated in Akron
The Indians on Friday activated first baseman Nick Johnson from extended spring training in Arizona and assigned him to Double-A Akron. It is his first stop in his rehab program to prove his surgically...
June 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/4: Kinston Cook's up another win
Clayton Cook (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Four Home Run Game Gives Kinston an 8-1 Win
Kinston blasted four homers to beat Winston-Salem 8-1 Saturday night at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem. The home run total set a season high and came against the league's best home run hitting team. It was the most round trippers Kinston has hit in a game since they put up six against Myrtle Beach on April 25th,...
June 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Could the Indians land Bubba Starling?
(Photo: AP)
We recently conducted a mock draft of the 2011 MLB Draft via the site message boards. Each of the 33 picks in the first round were randomly distributed to five people and the mock draft was conducted over the past week.
Thanks to Andrew Zajac, Jellis, Geronimo, Rocky5, and HomeAwayFromHome (Homer) on the boards for contributing....
June 4, 2011   (0 comments)
The Midwest League announced their mid-season All Star teams today and the Lake County Captains have six representatives on the Eastern Division squad. Pitchers Mike Rayl, Mike Goodnight and Clayton Ehlert will be joined by outfielder Anthony Gallas, catcher Alex Monsalve, and infielder Argenis Martinez at the All Star game on June 21 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, IA which is the home of the...
June 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 5/31 (Ep 6)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
June 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Nick JohnsonAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
For those keeping count, this is my first ATF since the first night of the season back on Thursday April 7th. I
June 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/3: Aguilar, Captains muscle up for win
Jesus Aguilar (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains Walk Off with 8-7 Win
Lake County in walk off fashion defeated Clinton 8-7 on Friday night in front of a season high 9999 fans. Alex Monsalve drove in LeVon Washington in the bottom of the ninth, for the Captains first walk off win of the season.
The Captains took a 1-0, in the first inning, when Anthony Gallas drove in his 21st run of season...