May 31, 2012 (7 comments)
There's a Colon in the Indians' cupboard once again, only this one isn't a bloated, 40-year-old, fat guy. Adam Abraham continues his role as the biggest over-achiever in the system. Tonight though, the top of ATF goes to a guy who's no stranger to it, and could be his last appearance here for a bit. Jim Pete brings you the candlelight vigil edition of Around the Farm, if you can handle the speculation, that is.
May 30, 2012 (1 comments)
T.J. House is dominant nearly every time he toes the rubber this season. The Indians are trying out Jeremie Tice in left field because his bat is just too good. Tony Wolters celebrated his Indians' minor league player of the week award with his best performance of the season. The top slot of ATF goes to a power-hitter that nearly hit for the cycle, without the homer? Jim Pete brings a top-heavy lineup to IPI's ATF...
May 29, 2012 (0 comments)
Jerrud Sabourin continues his multi-hit barrage in Lake County. Zach McAllister returns to the minors and still showcased that major league talent. Kyle Bellows' bat has woken up in Akron, while Felix Sterling's arm has gone to sleep. The top slot in the ATF is a 'welcome back' not to a resurgent starter in Akron, who revitalized his career with the most difficult pitch to master. Jim Pete gives you the Memorial Day dose of Around the Farm...after the jump...
May 28, 2012 (0 comments)
Cord Phelps belted his fifth homer of the season, and Jerrud Sabourin continued his multi-hit barrage. The top of Sunday's ATF belongs to a ten-year veteran of the minor leagues, who has spent some time in the minors. Check out the pre-Memorial Day festivities with IPI's Around the farm...
May 27, 2012 (2 comments)
Jared Goedert is proving to be some sort of minor league freak while Jeremie Tice continues to absolutely destroy the ball in the Carolina League and Tony Wolters has nearly completely his 2012 May resurgence. While all three shined brightly, and with Matt LaPorta knocking on ATF's door again, a catcher climbed atop Saturday's ATF mountain, and may be a hidden gem afterall. Jim Pete returns for his ATF stretch with Saturday's edition...
May 26, 2012 (7 comments)
Jared Goedert is on one heck of a run this season and has quickly put him squarely back on the Major League radar. Even though he is learning a new position he has hit as good as he ever has in his career, and Tony talks about his hot start to date in today's Around the Farm. In addition to Goedert, an update on Thomas Neal and over 20 other players are also provided.
May 25, 2012 (5 comments)
Carolina was off on Thursday night, but the Indians' other three full season affiliates were all in action. Giovanni Soto had his best outing of the season, Kyle Bellows continues to swing a hot bat, and former Tribe #1 prospect Adam Miller squared off against his former organization. Tony touches on those three players and a bunch more in the IPI's daily morning staple "Around the Farm".
May 24, 2012 (2 comments)
Danny Salazar may be one of the best pitchers in the system that nobody knows about. Tony Wolters may only be hitting .211, but may be proving more this season than last. At the top of the ATF pile from Wednesday night is a kid that's been here a few times already this year. It almost seems like "Home." Jim Pete brings you another thought-provoking Around the Farm...
May 23, 2012 (0 comments)
Lake County was off, and Columbus, Akron and Carolina all got beat up pretty good. That said, this system has a slew of solid prospects, and as always, they performed well. At the top of ATF is a guy that is a bit of a sleeper at this point, but could still prove valuable as a right-handed bat. Jim takes a look at a player that's turned into a deep sleeper after a couple of years as a top prospect in another organization.
May 22, 2012 (2 comments)
With speculation running amok with regards to Matt LaPorta, the beat goes on for the rest of the Indians' system here at ATF. In today's daily fix, Tony Wolters is slowly but surely creeping out of the offensive dungeon found in the Carolina League. Matt LaPorta is busy getting beaned multiple times, while Loek Van Mil has been rumored to have gained four inches and four MPH on his fastball. Our top spot on ATF goes to an apparent power-hitting third baseman, who's just lately found it. Check out who, after the jump...
May 21, 2012 (4 comments)
David Huff continues working towards getting healthy, and had another outstanding start for Columbus. T.J. McFarland is doing everything he can to be the best starting pitcher in the organization (again). While those two lefties were busy doing everything they could to take the top spot in ATF, another lefty stole their thunder, and may just be ready for the big leagues. Jim Pete brings another edition of IPI, after the jump...
May 20, 2012 (0 comments)
Joseph Colon continues to build a name for himself at Lake County by taking a no-no into the sixth inning. Akron's offense just exploded tonight, with five hitters tallying three hits. One of those players is a guy that is slowly but surely starting to become a possible name for one of those corner infield positions in the near future. Find out who he is in today's ATF, after the jump...
May 19, 2012 (13 comments)
After scoring a combined two runs between three affiliates on Thursday night, the Indians affiliates exploded for 44 combined runs between their four games on Friday night. The story offensively this season continues to be Matt LaPorta, Jared Goedert, and Jeremie Tice, but other players are entering into that mix. Tony touches on all the notable performances from the Friday night action in the Indians system.
May 18, 2012 (4 comments)
Runs were at a premium on Thursday for the Indians' minor league affiliates as Columbus, Carolina and Lake County combined for two runs on the day (Akron was off). Even still, Mr. Lindor had yet another multi-hit game and Matt LaPorta had two hits in what may have been his swan song with Columbus (more on that inside). And there were some darn good pitching performances, the best of which came from Shawn Armstrong, who is one of the hottest relievers in the system.
May 17, 2012 (3 comments)
Sometimes things change, and sometimes they don't. The Indians system is ripe with young talent, and they just keep showing off that talent in big ways. Back in tonight's ATF is one Jared Goedert, who is hitting about .900 this season. Luigi Rodriguez continues to fill the Lake County box score with big numbers as well. Tonight's top slot goes to the best prospect in the system, and I can't wait to see where this kid is rated in the national rankings going forward. Who are we talking about? I know, another great ATF mystery right?
May 16, 2012 (1 comments)
Lindor continues to rake in Lake County, and T.J. McFarland is returning back to the fold as a top prospect. The top star for ATF on Tuesday night is perhaps the best player in the system right now. Jim Pete returns with another edition of IPI's original Around the Farm.
May 15, 2012 (5 comments)
"When it rains, it pours." While this phrase certainly describes the Carolina Mudcats and their fourth rainout in just over a month, it better describes Monday Night's top player. Joseph Colon got his third straight win and his third straight quality start. Luigi Rodriguez begged, borrowed and stole his way on base. But today's top player continued to play above superlatives and hyperbole. The next big thing for the Cleveland Indians is exactly who you think it is, and I have a feeling he's just getting warmed up.
May 14, 2012 (4 comments)
Tim Fedroff is an absolute beast of an outfielder in Double A Akron, and just owns the pitching there. Francisco Jimenez is a starter in Carolina that you likely haven't heard of, and while there's a good reason for that, it may be time to pay attention to this kid. Tonight's top slot in ATF goes to a guy that has definitely NOT left the building. Yes folks, this kid may just be the Tribe's best lefty starter in the entire system. Jim Pete give a very special Mother's Day edition of ATF, where the words are aplenty, and so are the prospects.
May 13, 2012 (7 comments)
Ben Copeland introduced the International League to the long ball, while Thomas Neal continued his recent uptick in production. Tonight's top slot in ATF is a former tenth round draft pick who came into 2012 with a brand new mature attitude. Don't worry folks, he's still creating havoc. Jim Pete returns to ATF for Saturday Night's minor league performances.
May 12, 2012 (0 comments)
It was a quiet night in the Indians farm system. Sure, all four teams were in action, but the results from the night were not very good as three of the four teams lost and there were few standout hitting and pitching performances. One standout hitting performance came from Carlos Moncrief, and Tony discusses him and several others in the IPI morning staple "Around the Farm".