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.
With Tony engrossed in coverage of the MLB draft, he called upon Jim Piascik to fill in on Tribe Happenings this week. Don't worry, it's only for one week. During this week's Happenings, Jim runs down why the selection of Frazier was the right one given the team's situation and what to make of yet another June swoon. He also takes a look at Carlos Carrasco rejoining the big league club as Zach McAllister hits the disabled list with a dreaded finger injury and much more.
Join Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek for tonight's episode of Cleveland Sports Insiders at 9:00 P.M. Tonight, they'll talk how the end is near for the Cleveland Indians, and many other Tribe topics of note. They'll also jump into some Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, and focus squarely on the rumor mill. There are rumors that the CSI duo will sing a little, dance a little, and possibly do both at the same time! Tune in at 9:00...
And then it was six. For the second straight game, the Indians' late rally was too little too late as the Tribe dropped their sixth in a row losing to Detroit 6-4. Cleveland also drops their 10th straight ballgame on the road away from Progressive Field. Neither the offense or Carlos Carrasco could get going, making it hard for the team to get a win. Join Jim Berdysz as he gives his Second Thoughts on Saturday's loss.
It could have been a better day for the Indians' organization. Two of the affiliates went into extra innings after leading in the ninth, but both teams ended up losing. There were several intriguing outings, including the organizations top pitching prospect, as well as a former #1 draft pick. Find out who and what they did, as well as all the rest today's top minor league performances. Join Jim Pete for Sunday's ATF.
With one day left and 30 picks to go, we are in for a mad sprint to the finish today in the MLB Draft. The IBI will once again be your destination for all the information you need on all of the picks the Cleveland Indians make as we post the picks minutes after they happen and put up draft profiles on each player later in the day. NOTE: The player draft capsules will not post to the front page, so to see them you will need to click on the "News" tab located to the upper left below the site header.
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!