The Indians have been looking for a stopper as of late, and on Tuesday they found exactly just that in right-hander Corey Kluber. Kluber pitched brilliantly to lead the Indians to a 5-2 win, which also happened to stop an eight-game losing streak. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she provides all the play-by-play from what ended up being a critical Indians win.
We have a few different post-draft articles coming to the IBI over the next few days. In addition to the signing updates, we will also have our detailed site recap of the draft as well as a post-draft Q&A with John Mirabelli. In part one of our site recap today, we let the scouts do the talking as they provide many comments on the players the Indians selected and provide some insight into the signability of a few of those player. In total, 13 players are reviewed by scouts outside of the organization.
With nine wins over the past two weeks, the Akron Aeros have almost climbed back over .500 for the first time since May 10. The recent hot streak moved the Aeros to only four games back of first place. The team has been a lot of fun to watch and is filled with players to keep an eye on. To read about who these players are, which toolsy outfielder was out of his mind over the past week, and everything else you need to know about the team, join Jim Piascik and go Launching off with the Aeros.
Tony checked in yesterday with his first signing update with news, notes and firsthand information on 14 of the Indians 39 draft picks. Today, he continues his signing updates with more news on Clint Frazier, some additional players that have agreed to terms on deals, a few players who have decided not to sign (one who is a pretty big name), and more.
The Indians got a little bit of what they had been looking for on Monday as Scott Kazmir pitched well and Carlos Santana delivered a key, three-RBI base hit. However, the strong pitching and clutch hit were not nearly enough as a three-run seventh inning by the Texas Rangers doomed the Tribe and brought their losing streak to eight games. Join the IBI's Kevin Dean as he offers his Second Thoughts on the latest Indians loss.
The Crushers managed another .500 week after dropping their first two games in Traverse City. From the sixth through the eighth they recorded a season high win streak of three, counting their final game in Traverse City and their first two in Washington. They are now 9-12, still in last place in the East Division. Kyle Ferrara details that week that was for the Crushers...
Only one affiliate played on Monday night, with the rest of the Indians' minor league teams either off or postponed due to rain. There was still plenty of interesting developments. A home run streak continued for a guy that came into the season with questionable home run power. A 2012 ATF regular re-emerged on Monday as well. Join Jim Pete for a short-version of ATF...
It seems that Trevor Bauer has found a fit with the Cleveland Indians organization. Bauer has things he is working on before he can make the major leagues his permanent home, but between his intelligence and passion for the game there’s no doubt that is where he belongs. Bauer and pitching coordinator Ruben Niebla talk about his season to date.
The 2013 MLB Draft is now in the rearview mirror – my how quickly it comes and then it goes. With that in mind, here is a first rundown of news on some things happening with Indians draft picks. Tony has already been calling, texting, and emailing scouts, advisors, agents and players for information on the signing status of several of the Indians picks. Here are some updates that he has dug up today on 14 of the Indians draft picks, including several players expected to sign in the next few days...
The losses continue to mount for the Cleveland Indians as the team went 0-6 this past week and is now in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. Virtually nothing went right for the Indians, and the team is now 30-32 and 5 1/2 games behind the Detroit Tigers. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he regretfully revisits this past week in the latest edition of the weekly IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
Here is the IBI's 2013 MLB Draft page that has everything you need to know about each of the Indians' 40 selections in this year's draft. This page has all of the player information in one place with link outs to each player's draft page that has information, capsules, scouting reports, video, and so on.
Make it seven. The Indians fell to their division rival the Detroit Tigers on Sunday 4-1, and the Motor City Kitties completed the three game sweep of the Tribe. Making his Major League debut, Tigers left-hander Jose Alvarez limited Cleveland to just one run over six innings of work for his first big league victory. Jim Berdysz has the gory details...errr...second thoughts on another Tribe loss....
The Cleveland Indians had four affiliates playing on Sunday afternoon. One of those affiliates had 17 hits. The other three affiliates combined only had 15 hits total. Join Jim Pete with his Sunday edition of ATF as he takes a look at a "prospect" who has all but signed his promotion back to Cleveland, another "prospect" who is trying to make himself noticeable, and the rest of Sunday's action.
Manager David Wallace needs a big bucket, as his fishin' boat is starting to take on water...and a lot of it. The Mudcats could only muster up a 1-6 record with only two weeks left in the first half of the season. The Muddies are firmly in the Mud, with the worst record in the Carolina League. Luckily, lefty Shawn Morimando showcased some southpaw hope for the future. Join Jim Pete as he helps bail out Wallace and the Muddies with his weekly report.
Jose Alvarez struck out seven batters in his major league debut and the Cleveland offense mustered just one run as the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 4-1. The Indians have now lost 7 games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They trail the Tigers by five and a half games in the American League Central and are two games below .500.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!