The Indians inked two more players yesterday to official minor league contracts as 14th round pick outfielder Silento Sayles and 18th round pick infielder Paul Hendrix signed their contracts. With both on board the Indians have now "officially" signed six players from their 2013 Draft. The Indians have since signed two more players and more players will "officially" sign deals this weekend.
The Cleveland Indians have officially signed two more players from the 2013 Draft to minor league contracts. On Thursday they announced the signing of 14th round pick outfielder Silento Sayles and 18th round pick shortstop Paul Hendrix.
After the copious amount of draft coverage on the site over the last two weeks, it is time to get things back on track and back to normal. That means catching up on the Happenings in the minor leagues. In today’s only edition of Minor Happenings this week, Tony gets us caught up on a few things and talks about the strides lefty Shawn Morimando is making and the consistency that Cody Anderson is showing in Carolina. He also provides several comments from Ross Atkins on the significant delivery adjustment Trevor Bauer is making, how Lonnie Chisenhall looks in Columbus, talks of a position change for Chun Chen, and tons more.
Yesterday the Indians officially inked four players to contracts, and more are coming as if you have been paying attention to the signing updates here at IBI several more players will be officially signed in the next few days. Tony gives a few updates on some of the Indians' top 10 round picks plus some new news on some other players previously unmentioned in these signing updates.
The first batch of official 2013 Draft signings are now in the books as they have officially signed 8th round pick right-handed pitcher Trevor Frank, 20th round pick catcher Shane Rowland, 23rd round pick third baseman Grant Fink and 36th round pick second baseman Mike Giuffre.
The Indians completed the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday night with a group of 39 new faces. Tony takes a look back on the selections the Indians made from the 2nd through 40th rounds, looks at the strategy the Indians used, talks about some of the players that intrigue him the most, has some input by college coaches on the new draft setup, and more.
Another day, another update on the signing status of several of the Indians draft picks. In today's update Tony gives an update on Clint Frazier and has the day he will sign, discusses a few new players who are expected to sign, talks about some high leverage players that will decline to sign and go to or back to school, and more.
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.
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 Cleveland Indians have announced that they have acquired infielder John McDonald from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a Player To Be Named Later and/or cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster they have transferred right-handed pitcher Brett Myers from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
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...
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.
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!