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June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/25: Rayl dominates in Captains win
Mike Rayl (Photo: Lianna Holub)Rayl Rolls Over TinCaps 9-3
Mike Rayl was nearly untouchable on Saturday night at Parkview Field as Lake County defeated Fort Wayne 9-3. Rayl (5-2) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, striking out eight for his fifth win of the season.
The Captains took jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Carlos Moncrief doubled to right field...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Howard, Indians 2nd Rd pickThis year's draft made a lot of Indians fans really jump on the idea of drafting high priced high school arms, like the Indians did when they drafted second rounder Dillon Howard.
I was very interested to see if this is really the best way to find Cy Young type pitchers, so I decided to take the last decade from 2000-2010 and come up with a way to find out...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week One
The first week of the New York-Penn League is in the book and it's time for the Scrapperbook to get underway!
Where We Stand in Week One:
Overall Record: 5-3, Third place, 1 game behind Auburn.
Week One Games:
17 vs. Jamestown, L 3-9 (WP: J. Hodges; LP: J. Colon)
18 vs. Jamestown, W 4-3 (WP: H. Guerrero; LP: J. Urena; SV: K. Petter)
19 vs. Jamestown, W...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 24
Lonnie Chisenhall
(photo: Columbus
Clippers)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.
What a HUGE night for Tribe prospects. It's not often writing this piece takes an hour-and-a-half, but today, it did. The funny thing is, I...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/24: Lowery homers twice in Scrappers win
Jake Lowery (Photo: Lianna Holub)Bats Come Alive in Win Over Doubledays
Mahoning Valley hit three home runs and shut out Auburn through eight innings in a 9-3 win over the Doubledays.
Jake Lowery hit his first two home runs of the season and Aaron Siliga added his second as part of a 12-hit attack against Auburn
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians are making several moves today with some good and bad news. The good news is some pitchers like right-handers C.C. Lee and Tyler Sturdevant are being promoted. Lee is moving up to Triple-A Columbus and Sturdevant is moving up to Double-A Akron. Other promotions may be coming as well. The bad news is that some guys may be reassigned in the system to make room for these promotions, and...
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Z-Mac continues to impress
Zach McAllister (Photo: MiLB)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 23
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.
Jeanmar Gomez - SP, Columbus: (W, 7-2) 8 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 K. Another not overly impressive start from Gomez, but a solid, quality outing nevertheless. In his last ten starts, he's 6-2 with a 2.23...
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 11
Leading Off: The Captains snapped their 10-game losing streak on June 19th versus West Michigan. They needed extra innings to do it, but the streak is over. Hopefully, the team can build on those losses and use the momentum of the extra inning win to propel themselves in the second half of the season.
Record: 28-41 (Last Place in the Eastern Division)
Game Results:
June 17th...
June 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/23: Gomez keeps rolling for Columbus
Jeanmar Gomez (Photo: IPI)Clippers shutout Hens, 6-0
The Columbus Clippers shut out the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday night 6-0 at Fifth Third Field. Columbus starter Jeanmar Gomez silenced the Mud Hens offensively throwing eight shutout innings while allowing five hits, four walks and had five strikeouts.
The Clippers got on the board with two runs in the first inning with a Jason Kipnis...
June 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Jeff JohnsonThe Indians have signed 10th round pick right-handed pitcher Jeff Johnson. He will likely be assigned to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley in the coming days. The Indians have also signed undrafted free agent right-handed pitcher Matt Curtis out of Central Missouri. He went 11-0 with a 3.19 ERA in 79 innings this year and has been assigned to Goodyear where he will likely play with...
June 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 22
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.
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B, Columbus: 4-6, 2 R, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, K. Welcome back, Lonnie! He was just activated off the disabled list and came out with a bang, coming a double short of the cycle. Before...
June 23, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: Going streaking up through the quad...
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
Streaking...not in the Will Ferrell sense, but in the we almost took the first half crown with a mad fury of wins sense...but we'll get to that in a second...
First and foremost, the K-Tribe Chronicle has taken a bit of a break, thanks to the month-long process of streamlining IPI with Tony, as well as a 72-hour jag known as the major league...
June 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 6/21 (Ep 8)
"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 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/22: Chisenhall's return sparks Columbus
Lonnie Chisenhall (Photo: IPI)Chisenhall, Columbus pounds Toledo, 13-7
The Columbus Clippers (50-23) maneuvered past the Toledo Mud Hens (30-44) in the longest nine inning game of the year.
Columbus starter Corey Kluber had difficulty finding the strike zone early in the game. Kluber began the game by walking the first three hitters he faced. Ryan Strieby took advantage of the bases...
June 22, 2011   (0 comments)
R-Rod looking like a hot rod prospect
Ronny Rodriguez (Photo: Lianna Holub)If you like to be in the know on what players are on the up-and-up in the Indians minor league system and who is ready to breakout as a prospect, then be sure to keep a very close eye on Low-A Lake County shortstop Ronny Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 19, is one of the Indians top middle infield prospects in the lower levels of their system. He signed as a free agent...
June 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 21, 2011
Zach McAllister
(photo: Clippers)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.
Zach McAllister: SP, Columbus: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R/1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, W (8-2):
McAllister continued his onslaught on International League hitting yesterday...
June 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/21: McAllister helps Columbus sneak by
Zach McAllister (Photo: IPI)Columbus sneaks past Toledo 4-3
The Clippers won for the 13th time in the last 14 games with a 4-3 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night.
It would be the Mud Hens getting on the board first in the top of the third. Brandon Inge, the Detroit Tigers third baseman who was on a rehab stint with Toledo, blasted a two-out solo home run into the left field bleachers...
June 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Luis DeJesusThe Indians have signed 11th round pick right-handed pitcher Luis DeJesus. Also the Indians have signed undrafted free agent right-handed pitcher Josh McKeon out of Upper Iowa University. Both players should be assigned to an affiliate in the coming days.
According to a report from the West Central Tribune in Minnesota, 9th round pick third baseman Jordan Smith signed with the...
June 21, 2011   (0 comments)
As many can see, the Indians Prospect Insider got a bit of a face lift over the weekend. This was long overdue to clean the site up and make it looking more current, but to also get the site up to date so other features can potentially be added in the near future. Many thanks to my new partner in crime Jim Pete for the help in this endeavor as he did more of the legwork on getting things right.