A very Happy Fourth of July to all of the IBI readers! What better to celebrate our independence than good food, fireworks, and another edition of Minor Happenings! In today’s abbreviated version of the Happenings on the Indians farm (still over 2300 words), Tony takes a long look at the emerging star that is second baseman Joey Wendle and just how good of a prospect he really is for the Indians. He also provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins on Clint Frazier, Mitch Brown, Kieran Lovegrove, Juan Herrera, and many others.
The Cleveland Indians announced today that the club has reinstated outfielder Michael Bourn from Major League Baseball's 3-day Paternity List and optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Bourn on the 25-man roster.
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the big month that outfielder Carlos Moncrief had and just what kind of prospect he is for the Indians. He also checks in on the progress that right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker is making this season, provides several comments from the front office on players in the upper levels like Bryan Price, Jose Ramirez, Jose Flores, Ronny Rodriguez, Enosil Tejeda and others, and offers up updates and insight into the development of Toru Murata, Shawn Morimando, Juan Romero, Anderson Polanco and more!
Last week Tony posted the first part of the IBI Stock Watch with a look at the players at Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron that are either raising or lowering their prospect value halfway through the 2013 season. Today, he takes a look at some of those showings at the High-A Carolina level, players like Joey Wendle, Francisco Lindor, Tyler Naquin, Jerrud Sabourin, Shawn Morimando, Bryson Myles, Bo Greenwell, and many others.
The Indians got a sensational performance on the mound on Sunday from Low-A right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker, and he has really strung together some good starts of late. Tony touches on him and many other players that were in action on Sunday from Akron to Arizona.
The Cleveland Indians announced today that the club has placed outfielder Michael Bourn on Major League Baseball's three-day Paternity List and recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take Bourn's place on the 25-man roster.
For most players, the end of their playing career means the end of the line for their baseball career. But for some, they move into coaching, be it at the high school, college or even the professional level. One such person is Tony Mansolino who is in his third year of coaching with the Cleveland Indians and his first as hitting coach at Low-A Lake County. Tony recently sat down with him to talk about his transition into coaching and helping young Indians hitters.
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez and called him up from Triple-A Columbus to Cleveland. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell was optioned to Columbus.
Between Games 1 and 2 of Friday's traditional doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, the Indians announced that the club has recalled right-handed reliever Matt Langwell from Triple-A Columbus and will be in uniform for Game 2. To make room on Cleveland's 25-man roster, the Indians optioned right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer to Columbus.
In today’s third edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the encouraging performance of short season Single-A Mahoning Valley infielder Claudio Bautista and what kind of prospect he truly is for the Indians. He also provides a ton of quotes and insight from Ross Atkins on several players at Double-A Akron like Ronny Rodriguez, Carlos Moncrief, Austin Adams and others, talks about the changes Will Roberts is working on, the injury to Luigi Rodriguez, and more.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus and optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone to Columbus. Also, right-handed pitcher has been recalled as the 26th player for the doubleheader and will be sent to Columbus after tonight.
All of the Indians affiliates were in action on Thursday night, including Columbus who had a doubleheader. There were several good and not so good performances on the night, but the one that really stood out was the start that left-hander Luis Lugo had for Mahoning Valley. Eric Haase and others also continue to make strides...
The Indians have activated right-handed closer Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher T.J. House to Columbus. House did not appear in a game since being called up on Monday.
The Indians had a busy night on the farm as everyone was in action, although Columbus was suspended after three innings because of rain. Wonderkid Clint Frazier was back in the lineup on Wednesday after his multi-hit debut on Tuesday, and Joey Wendle continues to hit well at Carolina. Tony shares thoughts on both of them and more in ATF....
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!