June 26, 2012 (2 comments)
Luis DeJesus brought the business end of a eight strikeouts at Mahoning Valley. Alex Monsalve may turn out to be one of the most important prospects in the entire system with his clear, high learning curve. Russ Canzler has actually burst into flames, and Jeremie Tice had two more RBI's. Who topped ATF? How about a home-run hitting, right-handed bat...at least for one night.
June 25, 2012 (0 comments)
Chun Chen rolled out four more hits on Sunday, with three of them doubles, driving in three batters. But he wasn't at the top of the ATF heap. Joseph Colon again looked like an ace, rebounding from a horrid start, but he wasn't at the top of the ATF heat. The top guy at ATF may just be the best lefty in the system, and perhaps even end up the next call-up if he were to play his cards right. Join Jim Pete as he sherpa's you to the top of ATF.
June 24, 2012 (5 comments)
LaPorta must have really missed his time with one of the top spots here at ATF, because as sure as I'm an Indians fan, here's LaPorta again. Ronnie Rodriguez is really starting to turn a corner, and once he does, he may see Akron. Tonight's top spot at ATF goes to a guy that has seemingly lost his home-run power, or has he. Join Jim Pete as he uses Saturday Night's ATF to search for the elusive Chun Chen HR...
June 23, 2012 (6 comments)
The man they call "Big Red" is back to performing at a level that was once expected of him. Nick Weglarz is healthy and his play has skyrocketed as a result, and with his tear over the last month (the best in the league) he may be back on the big league radar. Tony takes a look at Weglarz along with Luigi Rodriguez's big night to start his second half, Steven Wright's consistency, and lots more...
June 22, 2012 (5 comments)
The second half of the High-A season officially got underway last night as Carolina was back in action, and with that it also meant big Jesus Aguilar was back at the plate ready to strike fear into opposing pitchers. Tony recaps the night that was in the Indians farm system from Triple-A Columbus down through rookie level Arizona and touches on Aguilar's big night, the emergence of Luis Lugo, and more.
June 21, 2012 (7 comments)
T.J. House had a big start on Wednesday, rebounding from his worst outing of the season. Tim Fedroff went 4-for-4, reminding Tribe brass that there is certainly a fourth outfielder in the system that just continues to perform. Some kid named Matt LaPorta is back and hitting...big surprise. The top slot of ATF goes to some kid with a strang last name? Join Jim for the Naquin-edition of ATF...after the jump...
June 20, 2012 (5 comments)
Juan Romero hit his third homer in his first two ball games with Mahoning Valley, announcing his presence with authority. Corey Kluber continued to rise up the rankings with another dominating performance for the Clippers. Nick Weglarz is up to .251 on the season, and Bryan Price grabbed his fourth save. Won't you come cycling with tonight's top player on ATF? Find out who got out their bike for the Clippers...after the jump...
June 19, 2012 (4 comments)
Matt LaPorta belted his 15th homer for the Clippers, while Ezequiel Carrera added one of his own. T.J. McFarland pitched well again for the Clippers, while Brett Brach did the same for the Aeros. Thomas Neal continued to show something at the top of the order, and Preston Guilmet continued to show something at the back-end of the bullpen. Tonight's ATF star hails from a new land, a land called Mahoning Valley. He belted two homers on the night. Find out who, after the jump...
June 18, 2012 (4 comments)
Cord Phelps is continuing his streaky nature, on the good side over the past few games. Nick Weglarz rocked another multi-base hit today, continuing a resurgence that began when the Indians took him off the 40-man roster. Steven Wright, Jesus Aguilar, Giovanny Urshella, Carlos Moncrief and a host of Indians minor league ballplayers had big days, but the top of the heap goes to a kid who went 5-for-5 on the day, sparing a ten-run inning for his team. Join Jim Pete for a Father's Day ATF...
June 17, 2012 (5 comments)
Lake County exploded, with big games from all the names you would expect, but led by one that surprises on a seemingly nightly basis. Nick Weglarz continues to revert to prospect form, with another huge night in the Aeros doubleheader. Tonight's top of the heap in ATF, however, belongs to a couple of guys in Columbus. One who should have been here a long time ago, and another who just got here. Join Jim Pete in this father's day edition of ATF...
June 16, 2012 (0 comments)
While the system got beat-down last night with four losses, a bunch of under-the-radar guys took center stage. Tyler Cannon continued his resurgence as a catcher in Carolina. Jordan Smith may be the least mentioned prospect in Lake County, but there's reason to believe he's be the first in Carolina. Today's headliner is a Cleveland native that just won't go away, and shouldn't. Check out Friday's Around the Farm, after the jump...
June 15, 2012 (0 comments)
Triple-A Columbus right-handed starting pitcher Corey Kluber had another very good outing yesterday, High-A Carolina outfielder Bo Greenwell returned to active duty, and the Akron lineup just continues to find ways to win games even without the presence of a big prospect. Tony touches on all of that and more in today's "Around the Farm".
June 14, 2012 (2 comments)
Thomas Neal is a talented ballplayer who has gotten lost in the shuffle with the Indians organization, but a move to the top of the order in Akron may change that. Anthony Gallas continues to be a classic overachiever with the Mudcats, just like he was with the Captains last season. Wednesday's ATF headline grabber is a former fourth round pick that's spent most of his career getting bombed. Check out how he may be getting the last laugh, after the jump...
June 13, 2012 (0 comments)
Jason Donald continued tbe the big, right-handed bat in Columbus, while Trevor Crowe rejoined him with the Clippers after a season of injury. Bryson Myles blasted a home run for his first solid game since an injury put him on the sideline for the better part of a month. Today's top spot goes to a surprise regular here at ATF. Find out exactly who that is, after the jump...
June 12, 2012 (1 comments)
Jack Hannahan returned on Monday night for a short rehab assignment before returning to the Tribe later this week. Andy LaRoche showed some of his former major league stock, with his second homer in his past five games. Grant Sides continues to look like an elite arm, albeit in Low A Lake County. The top of ATF tonight belongs to a guy that does it all for any pitching staff he's ever on, and tonight, was perfect doing it.
June 11, 2012 (4 comments)
Russ Canzler had the game-winner for the Columbus Clippers. Nick Weglarz had his fourth straight game with a extra-base hit. Tyler Sturdevant didn't give up a run in his third appearance since returning to Carolina from the DL. Francisco Lindor rolled out three more hits to continue to climb out of a three-week slump. Tonight's top spot goes to an emerging third baseman in the system mostly known for defense, but has been showcasing a big-time bat to go with it. Jim Pete closes out the weekend with Around the Farm...after the jump...
June 10, 2012 (5 comments)
Nick Weglarz hit a game-winning home run on Saturday night for a home run in back-to-back nights. T.J. House dominate once again for Akron, making an early case for advancement. The top spot of ATF goes to a guy that's already played well with the Indians this year, but can't find a permanent spot on the active roster. Join Jim Pete for the weekend edition of IPI's Around the Farm.
June 9, 2012 (0 comments)
Last night was a good night all around in the Cleveland Indians organization as every single team won from the big league team in Cleveland to the Low-A team in Lake County. There were some nice performances offensively last night, but as usual, Mr. Goedert had another good game and just continues to produce big numbers this season.
June 8, 2012 (0 comments)
Tyler Cannon showed offensive promise last season, but struggled to start the season in 2012. Ronny Rodriguez did the same. Both found their inner grooves on Thursday night. Juan Diaz hit a blast that continued his hit streak since returning from Cleveland. The top ATF performer showcased the right-stuff, well, the Wright stuff anyways.
June 7, 2012 (3 comments)
Tony Wolters keeps raking, and Jerrud Sabourin keeps hitting. There was a Nick Weglarz sighting, and Jose De La Torre may be a name to start paying attention to. Wednesday Night's ATF headline grabber may just be the best pure defensive catcher in the system. While he generally doesn't hit much, he proved there's a bit of offensive in there, which is icing on the cake. Who is it? Find out after the jump.