July 25, 2014 (6 comments)
Corey Kluber's dominant outing at the major league level may be (rightfully) getting most of the attention today, but the organization's starter one level down also made some noise Thursday. Toru Murata may not be having the best year, but you could not tell Thursday as the right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Murata's big night, takes a look at Carlos Moncrief's plate discipline this season, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 25, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers took a 1-0 lead early, but gave up a pair in the third and three runs in the eighth on their way to a 5-1 loss against the Williamsport Crosscutters. Mahoning Valley was aided by two hits from Austin Fisher, but he found little help from the rest of the lineup. Juan Santana took the loss after giving up just two runs in five innings of work.
July 24, 2014 (5 comments)
In this week’s Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the emergence of Sean Brady who is another good lefty starting pitching prospect for the Indians in the lower levels of the minors. He also talks about the early impressions that catcher Francisco Mejia has left so far this season, the Dominican Summer League sensation Gabriel Mejia, provides a ton of quotes from the Indians front office on players like Ryan Merritt, Cody Anderson, Yandy Diaz, Tyler Holt and others, and also provides some insight and information on players like Gabriel Arias, Jordan Smith, Clint Frazier, Taylor Murphy, and more!
July 24, 2014 (18 comments)
Though the lower levels of the minors are more about development than raw results, it is always great to see a top prospect putting up strong numbers down in Lake County. Clint Frazier has pulled that off of late, surging in a big way in the second half of the season. He was at it again Wednesday, so Jim Piascik broke down his performance compared to another first round pick who went through Lake County recently, Francisco Lindor. Join Jim as he recaps Frazier's night and all the action from the minor league side as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers saw a 3-0 advantage evaporate as the State College Spikes picked up two runs in the sixth before dropping a three-spot in the eighth for a 5-3 win. None of the first three Mahoning Valley batters tallied a hit, nor did the Scrappers' designated hitter, D'vone McClure. Sean Brady tossed a quality start through five shutout innings before the pen gave up five runs.
July 22, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers picked up another win as they topped the State College Spikes, 3-1. Mahoning Valley had eight hits in the win, sparked by three hits from leadoff-man Greg Allen. Bradley Zimmer and Leo Castillo each had two hits to help the cause. Edward Estrella picked up the win while Luis Gomez got the hold and J.P. Feyereisen got the save.
July 22, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored three runs in the first and four in the fourth on their way to a 7-0 victory against the Aberdeen IronBirds. Mahoning Valley had 13 hits in the win , sparked by triples from Bradley Zimmer and Drake Roberts. Only two Scrappers were held hitless in the game while three pitchers combined for the shutout.
July 20, 2014 (0 comments)
The bats were swinging today here at the Eastwood field where the Mahoning Valley Scrappers played the Aberdeen Ironbirds. With amazing at bats today the Scrappers took home another win. As the Scrappers kept producing the hits needed they brought home another win against the Ironbirds with a score of 14-3.
July 20, 2014 (4 comments)
Though the season has not gone as planned for Jerrud Sabourin, you would not know it based off Saturday night. Sabourin pulled off a rare event in baseball, as Arthur Kinney recaps. In addition to Sabourin, Arthur writes about the season Alex Monsalve is putting together, Anthony Gallas big doubleheader, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 20, 2014 (0 comments)
Another great game by the Mahoning Valley Scrappers as they played the Aberdeen Ironbirds. The weather looked rocky at the start of the game but the rain held up until the very last inning letting the Scrappers play and win the game.
July 19, 2014 (4 comments)
The major league team got back into the swing of things Friday, returning from the All-Star break in grand style. But there was still action down on the farm, including Mahoning Valley's Leo Castillo making his case to get back up to Lake County. Join Arthur as he recaps the night, including Castillo's performance, Shawn Morimando's second outing in Akron, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 18, 2014 (0 comments)
Best way to celebrate a victory? With fireworks of course! The Mahoning Valley Scrappers took on the Connecticut Tigers with a well-played game ending with a win and fireworks display to just add to the excitement in the stands.
July 18, 2014 (0 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings, Jim Piascik fills in for Tony and take a look at High-A Carolina pitcher Adam Plutko's adjustment to the level after a stellar debut in Lake County. He also breaks down Clint Frazier's recent surge and how the 2013 first round pick has progressed this season. Finally, Jim talked to Double-A Akron RubberDucks pitching coach Jeff Harris about Cody Anderson and the adjustments he is making, Joe Colon and his approach to pitching, and much more.
July 18, 2014 (5 comments)
Major League Baseball decided to take Thursday off, but that was not the case in the minors. Every Cleveland affiliate was in action Thursday, filling the baseball gap in our lives very well. Jim Piascik recaps all the action, featuring this year's 10th round pick, Steven Patterson, reaching base seven (seven!) times, Danny Salazar's latest Columbus start, and much more. Join Jim as he takes you Around the Farm
July 17, 2014 (2 comments)
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part two of his rankings, where he breaks down #15 through #1.
July 17, 2014 (10 comments)
The organization had a few All-Stars in action Wednesday night, though none really had a stellar performance that stood out. The same could be said for Carolina third baseman Yandy Diaz, though the bigger picture is much more encouraging when it comes to the 22-year-old. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Diaz's debut season to date, updates you on a few rehabbing players in Arizona, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 16, 2014 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers outhit the Connecticut Tigers, 9-4, on their way to a 4-0 shutout victory Wednesday night. The Scrappers top three hitters each had multi-hit games, led by Greg Allen's 3 of 4 showing in the leadoff spot. T.J. House pitched a gem for Mahoning Valley, he went five innings and gave up just two hits and no walks while striking out four.
July 16, 2014 (2 comments)
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part one of his rankings, where he breaks down those who fell just short in addition to #30 through #16.
July 15, 2014 (4 comments)
Though the major league teams are all on break for the All-Star game, that is not the case in the minors. Arthur Kinney recaps Monday's night's action throughout the system, including Alex Lavisky possibly snapping out of his recent funk and Jesus Aguilar's performance at the Triple-A home run derby. For all that and more, join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 14, 2014 (12 comments)
It was a big night for some of the top prospects in the system, with Francisco Lindor representing the organization in the Futures Game and Jesus Aguilar and Clint Frazier staying hot. As we head into the All-Star break, Arthur Kinney has you covered, recapping the performances of those top prospects and everyone else throughout the system. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.