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August 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/17: Scrappers keep pace in playoff race
Daniel Jimenez (Photo: Lianna Holub) Late surge lifts Scrappers over Lake Monsters
The Scrappers scored five runs over the final four innings to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Vermont Lake Monsters, 5-1.
Vermont scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning. Dusty Robinson walked and stole second, and when Alex Lavisky
August 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 16
Corey Kluber
(Photo: MiLB) 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.
Corey Kluber
August 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Francisco Lindor (Photo: AP) The 2011 Draft season is officially over with the August 15th signing deadline coming and going on Monday night.
Over the course of a little over two months the Indians signed 29 of their 50 draft picks. As for the other 21 players they drafted they no longer have the option to sign them as all of those players will either enroll to school as college freshman...
August 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/16: Kluber impresses in Clippers win
Corey Kluber (Photo: IPI) Kluber, Clippers shut down Paw Sox
Corey Kluber struck out a season high 11 batters and didn't allow a hit in his 6.2 innings to lead the Clippers to a 5-2 victory over the Patwucket Red Sox.
Kluber (7-8) also walked five and was pulled from the game in the seventh after throwing 113 pitches. Chen-Chang Lee retired the final batter of the seventh but allowed...
August 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
Paul and I will talk about the big homestand the Indians just had where they went 4-1 against the Tigers and Twins and gained some ground in the AL Central race. We will also discuss what is shaping up to be the biggest road trip...
August 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 15
Preston Guilmet
(Photo: MiLB) 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.
Preston Guilmet
August 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Francisco Lindor The Indians have announced that they have signed 1st round pick shortstop Francisco Lindor. The deal is for a reported $2.9 million.
The Clermont, Florida native hit.528 (28-53) during his senior season at Montverde (FL) Academy High School with 31 runs scored, 6HR, 13 RBI and 20 steals in 21 attempts. Fifteen (15) of his twenty-eight (28) hits went for extra bases. The switch-hitting...
August 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Shawn Armstrong The Indians have announced that they have signed 18th round pick right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong. He reportedly signed for $335K. He is a big pitcher with a mid-90s fastball and cutter mix.
To view all signings and the 2011 Draft recap click on the "Draft" tab at the top of the page, then "Draft History" and then "2011". Here is the direct link to it.
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August 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/15: Rayl dominates for Kinston
Mike Rayl (Photo: Lianna Holub) Kinston sets pitching highs in 2-0 win
The Kinston Indians used some of the season
August 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Howard
(Photo: Perfect Game) The Indians have officially announced the signing of 2nd round pick right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard. While he was committed to the University of Arkansas, it was widely expected since the end of June that he would sign with the Indians. His addition to the Indians farm system will put him up near the top of the class, if not the top, as far as pitchers...
August 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Peters The draft signing deadline is tonight at midnight.
What this means is all players from the 2011 Draft must be signed by 11:59:59 p.m. EST tonight or teams can no longer sign them and the players go right back into the draft pool next year or when they are qualified to enter again. The entire draft process would start all over again for them.
The only exception to the...
August 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
Riding an eight-game winning streak, the Clippers prepared for a week against the Louisville Bats, Indianapolis Indians and Rochester Red Wings. It was a mixed bag, ending with a washed out Sunday contest. Pitching was not a bright spot. The offense put together bookend...
August 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Packer 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.
Matt Packer-SP, Akron: W (6-11), 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K
Mr. Reliability when it comes to going deep into the games is Matt Packer. For the fourth time in the past six games he's...
August 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/14: Webb's sacrifice leads Akron to a win
Donnie Webb (Photo: Lianna Holub) Webb delivers Aeros win with sacrifice fly in ninth
Donnie Webb broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth inning with an RBI sacrifice fly as the Akron Aeros avoided a three-game series sweep at the hands of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats winning the finale 2-1 Sunday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Left-handed pitcher Matt Packer recorded the win...
August 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Hafner has had a nice season, but has he
really been that much better? (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
August 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 8/9 (Ep 15)
"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...
August 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/13: Fedroff's five RBI lead Clippers comeback
Tim Fedroff (Photo: IPI) Clippers come back to win
The Columbus Clippers came back from a 7-1 deficit on Saturday night to score 10 straight unanswered runs and stun Rochester with an 11-7 win.
After four innings the Clippers were down 7-1 because starter Mitch Talbot struggled to find any consistency. He ended up pitching just 2.0 innings and allowed six runs on six hits, one walk...
August 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Zack MacPhee
(Photo: ASU Athletics) The Indians have signed 13th round pick infielder Zack MacPhee. Baseball America's Jim Callis noted that he signed for $150K. There is no word where he may be assigned, but it seems very likely that he will get some games in at short season Single-A Mahoning Valley before the end of the season.
MacPhee, 21, was the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2010...
August 13, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Eight
Where We Stand in Week Eight:
Overall Record: 32-23 (4-3 this week) Second place, 1 game behind Auburn.
Week Eight Games:
6 vs. Auburn, W 5-3 (WP: R. Nixon; LP: N. Karns; SV: E. Tejeda)
7 @ Auburn, L 0-7 (WP: B. Dupra; LP: H. Guerrero)
8 @ Auburn, W 7-2 (WP: N. Striz; LP: T. Hill)
9 @ Tri-City, Postponed: Rain
10 @ Tri-City, L 3-4 (WP: R. Cole;...
August 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Shawn Morimando
(Photo: The Indians have signed 19th round pick left-handed pitcher Shawn Morimando. Sources early yesterday morning indicated that both sides were closing in on a deal. While the Indians have yet to announce anything from a signing standpoint, both Baseball America and Jonathan Mayo of have reported the signing as official and say it is for $350K.