July 18, 2012 (13 comments)
The AZL Indians finally reached .500 last night in a 7-4 victory over the Dodgers. The IPI's Sean Mahon was there again to take in the game and observed Dillon Howard's struggles on the mound, the rehab outings of Trey Haley and Danny Jimenez, and lots of other good pitching and some clutch hitting. He has tons of info with pitch velocities for all the pitchers and has firsthand observations from himself and scouts on how several rookie Indians looked.
July 17, 2012 (0 comments)
Minnesota native Mitch Brown was on the bump for his first professional start on Monday night with his two sisters in attendance, and the Indians won 6-3 over the Reds. Brown showed sharp stuff last night displaying his entire four pitch repertoire...
July 15, 2012 (1 comments)
The AZL Indians seem to be loaded with offense, but the focus in week three seemed to be on the starting pitching. 2012 Fifth round pick Dylan Baker made his pro debut, and 2011 second round pick Dillon Haward continued his progression through the system. Kieran Lovegrove and Mitch Brown were also readying themselves for potential moves as well. Join IPI's Sean Mahon with an exclusive look at the rookie league!
July 15, 2012 (0 comments)
Calhoun, GA native and this year’s 7th round pick Joshua McAdams really made his mother’s drive from Georgia to Arizona a worthwhile one yesterday night. The AZL Indians would win courtesy a walk off knock from McAdams in the 11th inning after a three run comeback to tie it in the 9th inning.
July 13, 2012 (0 comments)
It was a chaotic nine inning game of baseball last night as the AZL Indians pitching was bruised and battered for 17 runs off 21 hits to accommodate 5 errors in the field in a 17-15 loss to the D-Backs. The Indians 2012 5th round pick Dylan Baker started the game and looked to have some nerves on the mound in his professional debut.
July 12, 2012 (0 comments)
It is about time. The defense and pitching finally meshed last night as lefty Luis Lugo threw the game of the year for the AZL Indians to date and helped lead his team to a 3-1 win over the AZL Royals. Lugo went five innings giving up just two hits and one walk.
July 10, 2012 (0 comments)
Defensive woes, a lack of hitting and a tendency to give up moon shots triggered the AZL Indians’ troubles on Monday night as they were trounced by the AZL Dodgers, 13-3. Bladimir Franco and Tyler Ogle of the Dodgers made a home run derby of their own hitting mountainous home runs in the desert off of Jeffrey Cleto.
July 9, 2012 (0 comments)
The AZL Indians capitalized on two of the Diamondbacks’ four errors in the 8th inning to salvage their sixth victory of the season, setting them only two games under .500 and in second place in the AZL Central standings.
July 1, 2012 (4 comments)
Week two of the Arizona League rookie season saw the AZL Indians' offense really take off, led by Jorge Martinez and Dorssys Paulino. There's some talented offense in Arizona that will be interesting to watch going forward. The pitching staff is "led" by Dillon Howard, who is looking to showcase the arm that the Indians picked up with the #2 pick in 2011. Is he a stud, or a dud? Check out his year to date...after the jump...
June 30, 2012 (0 comments)
The AZL Indians offense looked poised early as they had three hits in the first inning which included a Jorge Martinez RBI double. However, more early pitching woes that allowed runs to score in each of the first four innings ended up being too much for the young Tribe.
June 29, 2012 (0 comments)
The AZL Indians scored in five of their eight innings last night as the offense was in full swing in a 14-8 victory. Dorssys Paulino crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 1st to put the Tribe on the board early and gave them a lead they would not lose.
June 27, 2012 (0 comments)
The AZL Indians pitching and defense struggled again last night as the team dropped another game, 7-3 to the AZL Athletics. Left-hander Matt Packer started the game on his rehab assignment and pitched a scoreless inning, and should be back up in Akron in no time.
June 26, 2012 (0 comments)
The AZL Indians (1-4) lost a tough one last night to the AZL Cubs with a final score of 6-4. After leading the game through the first six frames, the wheels came off in the 7th as Tribe pitcher Alexis Paredes struggled. Sean Mahon recaps the games and has all sorts of tidbits from scouts in attendance on some of the players.
June 25, 2012 (0 comments)
The AZL Indians (1-3) dropped their third game of the season as they were outslugged on Sunday night, 12-9 to the AZL Athletics. Despite an early three spot put on the board courtesy of a bases loaded clearing triple by Eric Haase, the Tribe pitching struggled.
June 24, 2012 (0 comments)
It was a slugfest in Goodyear on Saturday night. Any hitting shortages seen in the season’s first two contests were forgiven after the AZL Indians mashed 19 hits, yielding 13 runs as the Tribe trumped the AZL Brewers. Ryan Battaglia, who really struggled in his previous 10 AB’s that included 6 strikeouts, bounced back in a positive fashion as he went 2-4 with 3 RBIs including a double a triple
June 24, 2012 (3 comments)
The Arizona League Indians began their season in earnest this week with some interesting debuts headlined by last season's second round pick, Dillon Howard. This team has some major prospects, and IPI's Sean Mahon will give Tribe fans an exclusive, on-site look at some of the most talented players in the system. Join Sean for unique take in our season debut of the Arizona League Indians notebook...
June 22, 2012 (0 comments)
The Arizona League Indians fell to the Arizona League Angels in extras last night with a final of 3-2. The Indians battled the Angels in their second game of the season, but despite seemingly frequent opportunities in the late going, the young guns could not capitalize on their opportunities. Sean has the recap of the game as well as lots of comments from scouts...
June 21, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians' rookie level Arizona Indians affiliate got their season started last night, but lost to the Reds by a score of 11-6. The IPI's very own Sean Mahon was there to take in the action, and will be at all of the AZL Indians' games the next two months to document what happened in the game and provide quotes from players and coaches.
February 21, 2012 (9 comments)
Much has obviously been made of the impact Fielder will make in Detroit... so how will Cleveland handle it? What are his weaknesses? Can he be pitched around? How has he done against the Indians historically? The questions are circulating and some of the advanced numbers shed light on how the Indians will have to handle Fielder in 2012 and beyond.
February 1, 2012 (1 comments)
Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Bieber have more in common than you may think...
Well, both were ‘discovered’ by YouTube and became instant viral icons. If you have been M.I.A. of late, you can see the showcase and the encore of the Cespedes scouting satire here. Bieber was signed by musician Usher while Cespedes is rumored to ink with one of six potential MLB clubs. Though...