There are days when this job is fun, and there are days when you just want to call it a night. Tonight, unfortunately, it was the latter, as the only two Indians' affiliates that were playing combined for eight total hits, and were both shut-out. There really was no joy in Mudville tonight, but there was one multi-hit performance, and an interesting start of note for a potential high upside lefty. Join Jim Pete for Monday Night's ATF.
You really have to love the nights when all of the affiliates lose. Tonight was such a night, but one player really stood out as a potential break-out candidate if he can continue to play at the high level that he's been performing at over the past month. Join Jim Pete as he takes a look at Lonnie Chisenhall, Jordan Smith, Chris Perez and even Daisuke Matsuzaka in the Sunday edition of ATF.
It was business as usual down on the farm for the Indians on Saturday night. Cord Phelps remained hot, Lonnie Chisenhall is making it very difficult for the Indians to keep him in Columbus, and more. The IBI's Michal Hattery chimes in with his thoughts on the action in the minors.
Several hitters remained hot on Friday night in the Indians system as Ronny Rodriguez, Joey Wendle, and others all had big nights, and there were several good pitching performances from the likes of Trevor Bauer, T.J. House and others. Take a visit "Around the Farm" with Arthur in is Friday night recap of the happenings in the system.
Despite being on the road, the Columbus Clippers and Akron Aeros got caught in the rain much like the rest of Northeast Ohio, seeing their games cancelled. The Carolina Mudcats and Lake County Captains were in action, though they did not provide much in the way of highlights. Despite the light night, one Carolina pitcher continued his recent push of success and up the prospect ladder. To find out who he is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
As we near mid-June, we can begin to look back at some horrible early-season performances and what players have brought their stats up to a respectable level. Some of it will be simple regression, but sometimes there is something more, maybe a tweak to a batting stance or changing where you stand on the rubber. Two shortstops both made adjustments earlier in the season and are enjoying much better results in June. A coincidence? Maybe. But most importantly, things look good now. To find out who these players are and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
In today's "War and Peace" edition of Around the Farm, the IBI's Arthur Kinney chimes in on several good and bad performances on the night from around the Indians farm system. Diasuke Matsuzaka made his return to the mound but it was cut short because of injury, Lonnie Chisenhall continues to rake, Ronny Rod continues to hit in Akron, and more.
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 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.
All of the Indians' minor league affiliates were in action on Friday night, and there was plenty of action to recap. Carlos Moncrief continued to show off some of his impressive tools while Quincy Latimore had arguably his best performance as a member of the Akron Aeros. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps those performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
On a night where all the attention is on the MLB draft and new addition to the Cleveland organization Clint Frazier, there was still plenty of action throughout the minor leagues. Not all was good -- Carlos Carrasco was scratched from his start -- but some, like Akron finishing a sweep, was. The focus from Thursday is on an IBI favorite, however, who simply catches our collective attention. To find out who he is and all you need to know from Thursday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
Baseball is a game of adjustments. The pitcher decides to throw a curveball after the batter hit his last fastball for a home run; a batter moves up in the box expecting an off-speed pitch; a shortstop moves toward second base because the batter has a knack for hitting the ball right back up the middle; any of these little shifts can change the outcome of a game. Sometimes players make big adjustments and it seems to lead to a breakthrough. To find out who might have made such a breakthrough and all you need to know about Wednesday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
There were plenty of top performances to recap Tuesday night in the Indians organization as both Akron and Columbus earned victories. Ezequiel Carrera went an impressive 4-for-5 at the plate while Lonnie Chisenhall continued to dominate and rake at the Triple-A level. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps their performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
There were a lot of interesting back-stories in Monday's minor league games. Would Lonnie Chisenhall continue his hitting streak, which was currently sitting at 12 games? Could Shawn Morimando continue his scoreless innings streak after winning the Carolina Pitcher of the Week award? Would Tyler Naquin continue his multi-hit game streak alive? Join Jim Pete for Monday's ATF to find out the answer to those questions, and much, much more.
There's nothing like covering Around the Farm on a night in which every part of the Indians' organization finds a way to lose. Never fear ATF readers, your friendly neighborhood minor league artiste is here to meet your affiliate needs. Today's ATF covers Tyler Naquin, Dorssys Paulino, Francisco Lindor, Jordan Smith and Enosil Tejeda. Huh? Who's this Tejeda character? Join Jim Pete with a look at Tejeda, and all of Sunday's best...and worst.
The first day of June brought several interesting performances by Cleveland Indians prospects. Lonnie Chisenhall doesn't appear to be all that enthused about being back in the minors, and is trying to do something about it. Cord Phelps is another player that tasted the big leagues in 2013, but seems to be going in another direction. Join Jim Pete for Saturday's ATF to find out about Chis, Phelps, and a whole lot more.
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