The Indians big league club is plugging right along with a six-game win streak, but the organizational affiliates ran into a buzz saw on Saturday, as all lost except for Akron, who won on a walk-off single. The stars of Saturday night's ATF are perhaps the two players with the best raw tools in the entire system. They are raw tools, but when everything clicks, these two kids can be special. Join Jim Pete with the latest edition of ATF.
The Cleveland Indians can be really, really good and really, really bad, seemingly at the drop of a hat. With a pitching staff that has more questions than the riddler, and an offense that scores in bunches, or not at all, can this team put together enough to be a contender? Jim Pete takes a look at this enigmatic team from the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, and what it may take to take the next step.
The Indians lower level affiliates have begun to produce some interesting position players over the past couple of season, but there aren't many as intriguing as Lake County's LeVon Washington. He has an abundance of talent, but has had a tough time staying on the field, as injury issues have sideline him over the past three seasons. After a 5-for-5 outing on Saturday, the centerfielder was at it again on Monday Night. Find out what he did in today's ATF...
It was a rough night for starters on the farm, but for two totally different reasons. In Columbus, the Clippers' starter, Daisuke Matsuzaka flirted with perfection through three innings before an injury took him out of the game. The Mudcats starter, Jacob Lee, got lit up like a pinball machine. Tune into today's ATF to find out which Indians players deserve to sit at the top of the prospect food train.
The Indians have issued tryouts to the staff of Indians Baseball Insider, looking for the next starter to fill in a spot in the Tribe rotation. Yeah, it's nearly that bad, as Corey Kluber enters the fray for the Indians as the eighth starter to pitch for the Tribe in 2013. It's April 24th. Is there any hope at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario? Can the Indians overcome this major weakness to do any damage?
Austin Adams made his second appearance since an injury and surgery kept him out of the entire 2012 season. Bryce Stowell continued his resurgence in Akron's bullpen, but is it too little, too late? Matt Langwell continued to dominate in his waltz through the Indians system, and Preston Guilmet followed suit. Join Jim Pete as he tours the Indians minor league system in IBI's nightly staple, Around the Farm.
The Indians minor league starting pitching had a banner night, with starters in Akron and Lake County pitching extremely well. T.J. House continued do dominate in Akron, and Jake Sisco and Dylan Baker both had outstanding nights in a doubleheader for Lake County. Which of the three were headliners in Sunday's games, and who else made the nightly ATF call here at IBI? Join Jim Pete, to find out the daily minor league scramble...
Cleveland Sports Insiders is back on the cyberwaves for our second season talking Cleveland sports. The show is once again hosted by IBI editors Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek, and will discuss all the of the happenings regarding the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers...and everything in between. Join us for our second full season on our new night and time...Sundays at 9:00!
The Mudcats certainly have seen the best of times...and the worst of times early in the 2013 season. They started off the year hitting the baseball at a league leading clip. Unfortunately, they followed that up by hitting only .230, with one homer in the second week of the season, and dropped six of seven games. Join Jim Pete, as he goes fishing with your 2013 Mudcats...
The hope for Ubaldo Jimenez to have a solid season has left the Corner of Carnegie after the enigmatic righty walked five, threw 59 pitches and gave up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings on Tuesday night. What will the Indians do now that their spring training project has regressed to perhaps his worst start since joining Cleveland? Is it time to cut their ties and move on, or can Jimenez give the Indians any value going forward?
It's not often a Triple A team gets to watch two Indians' starters in one night, but that's exactly what happened on Monday Night when Scott Kazmir and Carlos Carrasco both took the mound for the Columbus Clippers. How did they do? Well, they both made an appearance in ATF. Join Jim Pete as he takes a look at both starters, as well as the rest of the minor league action in Monday Night's ATF.
It wasn't a good Sunday afternoon for Indians' baseball, as the every team in the organization took a loss. Jerrud "Sabour-tooth" Sabourin had two more hits to add to his league leading .467 average. Joe Wendle had two hits as well, upping two hit streaks while he was at it. Join Jim Pete with the Sunday night edition of ATF to find out which prospect was the April 14th headliner.
The Mudcats got off to an explosive start, with the offense and pitching really playing well in the opening week of the season. With first round picks Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin leading the way, what do the Carolina Mudcats have to offer in 2013? Hopefully the opening week is a good indicator. Go Fishing for Mudcats with Jim Pete...
The Cleveland Indians have struggled over the past several games during the first two weeks of the season, which has led many of the teams supporters to begin to call it quits on a season that's just underway. This team is just too good, regardless of their pitching questions, not to win more than it loses. Jim Pete pulls in the gang plank for now, here on his son's birthday edition of Corner of Carnegie and Ontario...
The Indians system was showing off a bit of their offense on Monday, as several Indians prospects showed off their skills with multiple hits. Today's ATF will say hello to the two top non-pitching prospects in the system, as well as the two last #1 picks. The pitching played a part on Monday as well, although the prospects aren't as prominent. Jim Pete takes you around the farm.
It's good to be back in the saddle here at ATF, as we take a look at Sunday's performances from accross the system. The Akron Aeros got a massive boost offensively by the top of their order, who absolutely hit the cover off the ball. The Mudcats swept the Dash in High A action and Joey Wendle brought out his whipping stick to help carry his team. Join Jim Pete as he takes you around the Indians organization.
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!