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July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 16
14-18 (Overall Record: 42-59)
Game Results:
July 22nd - Quad Cities @ Lake County (Loss: Rayl)
July 23rd - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
July 24th - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Win: Sterling)
July 25th - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Win: Cook, Save: Ehlert)
July 26th - Off
July 27th - Bowling Green @ Lake County (Win:...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/29: Rodriguez, Captains win 5th straight
Ronnie Rodriguez (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains win 5th straight, 9-7 over BG
Moises Montero’s two out, two run double down the line in left lifted Lake County ahead of Bowling Green 7-5, as the Captains went on to win their fifth straight game by the final of 9-7.
Cody Rogers kicked this ballgame off with a solo homerun giving the Hot Rods a 1-0 in the top of the first.
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Wolters impresses in The Valley
Tony Wolters (Photo: IPI)"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.
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Roy Halladay (Photo: AP)This is a reminder that tonight is the exclusive free contest to (IPI) readers. The freeroll with will have $100 in cash prizes with the top 4 getting paid. It is totally free to sign up. I also have a team so you get to square up against me and other IPI readers. What's not to like?
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 7/26 (Ep 13)
"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...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
The AZL/DSL Rookie Report
Arizona League Indians Report
Record: 15-14, Tied for 1st Place in the AZL Central
Last Six Games: (3-3)
Team Hitting: .279, 7th out of 13 teams
Team Pitching: 3.93, 2nd out of 13 teams
Game Recaps
Wed., July 20 - L Braves 4-5 (Rafael Homblert 0-3)
Jake Sisco got the start and had his longest outing of the season throwing 4 innings. He gave up 4...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 28
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.
Tyler Holt - CF, Kinston: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, BB. Though his average may not reflect it, Holt has put together a solid season with Kinston. In Holt's past ten games, he's been even better, hitting...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/28: McBride homers Aeros to win
Matt McBride (Photo: Lianna Holub)McBride helps Aeros snap four-game skid
Matt McBride hit two solo home runs as the Akron Aeros scored one run in each of the first five innings and ended a season-high four-game losing streak winning game one of a four-game series against the Erie SeaWolves 7-4 Thursday at Canal Park.
Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams earned the win for Akron tossing...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Scouting Reports for Abreu, Smith
Here are the 2011 scouting reports for the two players the Indians traded away in the deal for Kosuke Fukudome on Thursday. These are from my 2011 Indians prospect handbook and were written before the season.
22. Abner Abreu – Outfielder
Born: 10/24/1989 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 170 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
Abner AbreuHistory: Abreu was signed by the Indians...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kosuke Fukudome (Photo: AP)The Indians on Thursday made what is expected to be their first salvo in the frenzy leading up to the July 31st trade deadline when they acquired outfielder Kosuke Fukudome from the Cubs for minor league prospects outfielder Abner Abreu and right-handed pitcher Carlton Smith. Here are some random thoughts on the deal:
- A lot of people are underwhelmed with the deal,...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kosuke FukodomeThe Indians today have acquired outfielder Kosuke Fukodome from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for High-A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreu and Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Carlton Smith.
Fukodome, 34, is a veteran outfielder the Cubs signed out of Japan and who debuted stateside in 2008. This year he is hitting .273 with 3 HR, 13 RBI and a .742 OPS in 87 games. He is a...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Aguilar promoted to Kinston
Jesus AguilarThe Indians today promoted Low-A Lake County first baseman Jesus Aguilar to High-A Kinston. In 95 games for Lake County this year he hit .292 with 19 HR, 69 RBI, and a .915 OPS. He has made significant strides this year both at the plate and defensively at first base, and the promotion to a much tougher league should serve as a nice barometer to see where he is as a prospect. He still...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez (Photo: AP)The July 31st deadline is three days away.
The Indians are rumored to be in on several mid-level outfield bats such as Ryan Ludwick of the Padres, Coco Crisp of the Athletics, and even Jeff Francoeur of the Royals.
In an interesting scheduling quirk, the Indians and Royals square off all weekend which means Indians GM Chris Antonetti and Royals GM Dayton Moore...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 27
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.
Carlos Moncrief - RF, Lake County: 2-4, R, 3B, 2 RBI. Moncrief is making quite a name for himself of late. His average may not wow you, but he's done nothing but produce for the Captains lately. In...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/27: Wetmore guides Captains to win
Kirk Wetmore (Photo: IPI)Captains flatten Hot Rods 9-4
Lake County used a total team effort on Wednesday night defeating Bowling Green 9-4 for their third straight win. Kirk Wetmore (2-0) tossed six scoreless, hitless innings for his second win of the season striking out three. Everyone in the lineup also reached base for the Captains.
Brian Heere roped a double down the right field...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
An impressive new "Latin Trifecta" in Lake County
Jesus Aguilar (Photo: IPI)A few years back the Indians had a “Latin Trifecta” in right-handed pitchers Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Rondon as well as left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz. All three pitched well in the lower levels, have been three of the Indians best pitching prospects the past few years, and all three are currently on the 40-man roster.
But things have not materialized as...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: "Uh, everything's under control. Situation's normal..."
(Photo: Kinston Indians)From the Reservation:
So, now apparently the team is an offensive juggernaut. After a season in which they've struggled hitting air, they come out as a team and hit over .300. To make matters even more confusing, their starting rotation was over 8.00. Yeah...right is left, and left is right...
Which is absolutely normal for this team.
There's no rhyme-nor-reason...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 26 (The Perfect Game Edition)
Justin Germano
(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.
Justin Germano: SP, Columbus Clippers: W (1-2)***Perfect Game***9 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K:
The Justin Germano story in 2011 is a...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Abreu named Player of the Week...again
Abner AbreuHigh-A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreu did it again as he was once again named the Carolina Player of the Week for the period from July 18th to July 24th. It is his second Player of the Week honor for the month of July, his second in three weeks. For the week he hit .522/.560/1.087 (12-for-23) in six games and had 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, and 7 K. He had at least one extra base...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/26: Germano, Clippers enjoy perfect night
Justin Germano (Photo: AP)Germano is perfect in Syracuse
Columbus came into tonight's game really struggling offensively, scoring one run in their last 18 innings of play. A fast start offensively was badly needed for Clippers and they got it in the top of the first inning. Tim Fedroff led off the game with a double down the right field. After a Jason Donald pop out and a Luis Valbuena groundout...