August 3, 2012 (3 comments)
The Indians continue to fade, none of their affiliates won last night, and one of them was nearly on the wrong end of a perfect game. Baseball wasn't kind to Northeast Ohio last night, but there are always bright spots to be found. Whether it's an outfielder in Columbus doing everything he can to be called up, a starter in Akron continuing his resurgence or a reliever in Carolina dominating after an injury, there's always something to hang your hat on. Join Jim Piascik as he takes your Around The Farm.
August 2, 2012 (6 comments)
Jose Ramirez had a perfect night at the plate, and Francisco Lindor had another three-hit ball game. Mike Rayl showcased a solid outing, and Jacob Lee looked solid in another outing. Tonight's top of the heat belongs to another starter that seems to find his way here on occasion, even though he's not even close to the top talent with regards to starters. Tonight, there was no one better. Find out who, after the jump...
August 1, 2012 (0 comments)
Bryson Myles followed up Monday Night's three-hit ballgame with another. Matt LaPorta hit his first home run since July third. Roberto Hernandez didn't pitch all that well, but Giovanni Soto and Danny Salazar did. At the top of the heap was a former major leaguer, who just can't seem to find his way back to the bigs. Find out who, after the jump...
July 31, 2012 (0 comments)
Danny Jimenez threw out five innings of no-hit baseball tonight, a night in which two of the Tribe affiliates had the night off. Tyler Naquin rolled out a three-hit performance, which is made even more impressive by the fact that the Scrappers only had four total hits, and no walks. The top spot sees a three-hit game from a player that has struggled a bit with injury this season, but is really trying to return to 2011 form.
July 30, 2012 (6 comments)
The Indians had a lost weekend in Minneapolis, but their minor league teams continue to plug away with some good and some not-so-good performances. In Columbus both Tim Fedroff and Ezequiel Carrera have been on fire, but the one player in the system who may be playing the most consistent ball over the past month and a half is Mahoning Valley's Joey Wendle. Find out about him and more after the jump...
July 28, 2012 (0 comments)
Night after night, two particular Columbus outfield prospects continue to hit and hit. Their recent streak would have to come to an end sometime, right? What about Friday? Take a look for yourself after the jump.
July 27, 2012 (3 comments)
He's baaaaaaack! The man we all grew to love (and sometimes hate) made his return to stateside ball last night at Lake County. I figured he was a shoe-in for the top slot, no matter what a recent draft pick (or anyone else) did, but that was before the massive offensive explosion in Columbus, led by a certain outfielder. As always, click the link to find out who he is as Jim Piascik takes you Around The Farm.
July 26, 2012 (4 comments)
Tim Fedroff continued his International League onslaught with a big doubleheader in which he had a hit in ever at-bat but one. Cord Phelps joined him with another hot night, Bryan Price had his best night of the season out of the pen, and Rob Bryson joined him with HIS best night out of the pen on the season. No beating around the bush though, ZEKE continues to hold fort at the top of ATF...
July 25, 2012 (3 comments)
Zeke Carrera is just killing it in Columbus, and like last year, may be the best player there right now. Juan Diaz is playing his best baseball of the season, and perhaps even of his entire career. Preston Guilmet is the iceman, and clearly doesn't let implosions effect him longer than about a minute. At the top of the heap is a guy that's used to leading the "pack." I know, mystic...so find out who it is...after the jump...
July 24, 2012 (2 comments)
Tim Fedroff continues to make a play to make it to the big leagues. He's done everything except steal Johnny Damon's jersey and 5 o'clock shadow. Matt Pagnozzi blasted two home runs on the night, showing off a bit of that family pedigree. The headliner continues to show up skills that should get him at least to Triple A. Find out who, after the jump...
July 23, 2012 (6 comments)
2012 fourth round draft pick, D'vone McClure belted his first professional home run in a three-hit performance in only his second professional ball game. Felix Sterling continued one of the strangest up-and-down seasons of recent memory. The top spot of ATF goes to a guy that spent a whole lot of time this season in the top three. Find out who...after the jump...
July 22, 2012 (9 comments)
Ezequiel Carrera is hitting .317 over his last 44 games, and Tim Fedroff is hitting .384 over his last 20 games. Both are making a play for a potential bench role this year, should an injury force the Indians hand. Chris Seddon and Jake Sisco continue to pitch well, while Mahoning Valley hits like garbage. The top slot goes to perhaps my favorite player in 2012. Find out who that is, after the jump...
July 21, 2012 (2 comments)
Jacob Lee has been mightily impressive in the early going of his professional career, but on Friday, he might have just had his most impressive start to date. Also, Jesus Aguilar impresses once again, but this time he does it without showing off that home run power. All this and more after the jump.
July 20, 2012 (3 comments)
On the same night that Bruce Wayne rose as the Dark Knight, the Indians had plenty of players rising in their system. Members of the Sabour-tooth fan club were given reason to cheer, as were those who root for Jared Goedert. The top spot from Thursday night belongs to the ultimate rising story, a pitcher returning from injury to dominate again. As always, click on the link to join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
July 19, 2012 (8 comments)
Tyler Cannon is a name that not many people have been paying attention to in the Indians system, but he's quietly becoming a factor in the system, both offensively and defensively. The Lake County offensive crew seems to be back on track and loaded for bear, led by some pesky infielder named Lindor. At the top of the charts on Wednesday night is one of my favorite players in the system...if only the Indians would feel the same way...
July 18, 2012 (3 comments)
Jared Goedert continues to do everything offensively you could want from a minor leaguer, and plays multiple positions. Cody Allen continues to dominate at a high level...well...at every level. T.J. House continued his comeback story in grand fashion this season. The top spot of ATF goes to a kid who has completely forgot about the month of April, when several questioned whether or not he was even a legit prospect. Check out just WHO that is, after the jump...
July 17, 2012 (7 comments)
Todd Hankins had a first for ATF tonight. He's the first guy to get into the top three without playing in the field, and without getting an at bat. Chris Seddon got into the top three tonight by pitching a perfect game through six innings before giving up his first hit. The top guy got in for just dominating over the past couple of months in Akron...and without ever being thought of as a top prospect. Find out who that is, after the jump...
July 16, 2012 (3 comments)
While I'd love to throw up some mystery opener to my birthday edition of ATF, why would I even bother. Sure, some kid went 4-for-4 in Lake County, with his seventh dinger. Sure, some kid hit his 12th homer in Carolina, and a grand slam to boot. But the story of the night was Giovanni Soto, who pitched his first career no-hitter for Akron. It doesn't get any batter than that. Of course, who were those other two cats? Find out, after the jump...
July 15, 2012 (6 comments)
Can Joseph Colon lay claim to being the best starter in the Indians minor league organization? With Jordan Smith showcasing new power and the same ole' reliable stick, is he becoming a top ten sorta prospect? Is Jorge Martinez about to burst upon the scene as an offensive superstar? Did the guy who went toe-to-toe with Dylan Bundy last night, and won, get the top spot at ATF? Tune in, after the jump, to find out.
July 14, 2012 (3 comments)
Strong pitching was on display at the upper levels of the Tribe's minor league system Friday. Jeanmar Gomez made his third start for the Columbus Clippers. When we last saw him with the Cleveland Indians, he seemed to show a lack of confidence, but was that the case on Friday? Read on to see.