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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.
August 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/12: Cooper, Captains grind out win
Jordan Cooper (Photo: IPI) Captains Chase Loons 4-3
Chase Burnette doubled home Ronny Rodriguez and Brian Heere in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Lake County Captains a 4-3 win over the Great Lakes Loons on Friday night. The Captains went 4-10 against Great Lakes this season and 1-5 at Classic Park.
The Captains jumped out to a two run lead in the bottom of the first...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Espino makes his case for a promotion
Paolo Espino (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.
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Shin-Soo Choo The Indians have activated outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list today. He had been on the disabled list since June 25th after suffering a fractured left thumb after being hit by a pitch the night before in San Francisco. He underwent surgery on the thumb on June 28th in Cleveland by Dr. Thomas Graham.
Choo made a three game rehab assignment at Low-A Lake County...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 18
18-26 (Overall Record: 46-67)
Game Results:
August 5th - Lake County @ Great Lakes (Win: Reichenbach, Save: Sarianides)
August 6th - Dayton @ Lake County (Loss: Wetmore)
August 7th - Dayton @ Lake County (Loss: Cooper)
August 8th - Dayton @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
August 9th - Dayton @ Lake County (Rained Out)
August 10th -...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 11
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.
Jesus Aguilar - 1B, Kinston: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K. Aguilar has been in quite a slump since joining Kinston, and as I've previously mentioned, his strike out rate hasn't been the issue. A...
August 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/11: Drennen's big day fuels Akron win
John Drennen (Photo: Lianna Holub) Aeros down Sea Dogs in rubber match
The Akron Aeros scored 13 runs on just nine hits as they won the rubber match of a three-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs 13-5 Thursday at Hadlock Field.
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland recorded the win for Akron pitching 5.1 innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on 11 hits, walking four and striking...
August 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Mills is back on the radar
Beau Mills (Photo: IPI) One of the best stories of the season in the Indians’ minor league system has been the renaissance of Triple-A Columbus first baseman Beau Mills.
Mills, who turns 25-years old next week, is hitting .294 with 14 HR, 56 RBI and a .870 OPS in 77 combined games between Double-A Akron and Columbus. After a promotion in late July he is enjoying his first exposure to Triple-A...
August 11, 2011   (0 comments)
Eric Haase (Photo: Perfect Game) The Indians have agreed to terms with 7th round pick catcher Eric Haase, and his signing is expected to become official anytime between now and next Monday August 16th. The Indians have not officially announced the signing, probably because they may have to wait a few days before MLB approves the signing to be released publicly due to his expected well overslot bonus.