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.
July 13, 2012 (2 comments)
It wasn't a great night for the Indians minor league affiliates, as every single team experienced a loss on Thursday. Despite the carnage in the standings, there were plenty of great performances up and down the system last night. There was Jordan Smith showing off some power and T.J. House bouncing back in Akron. But the top spot goes to someone who hasn't been seen by many, but will become a household name before too much longer. Find out who he is (and start learning his name) inside.
July 12, 2012 (0 comments)
Triple and Double A both played their all-star games on Wednesday Night, as several members of the Aeros and Clippers played, with mixed results. Aaron Siliga and Charlie Valerio continued their hot play at Mahoning Valley, while Jake Lowery is starting to rebound a bit in Lake County. The guy at the top of ATF isn't unfamiliar with his perch, but it's been awhile. He'll introduce himself...after the jump...
July 11, 2012 (12 comments)
In today's special edition of Around the Farm will take a look at some of this season’s exceptional players in all of the extended levels of the system, from Low A Lake County through Triple A Columbus. Some of your old favorites will definitely be making an appearance, from that Quad A guy from Columbus, to some 18-year old in Lake County? Who else makes the ATF's mid-season banquet? Join Jim Pete in his journey around the farm, after the jump...
July 10, 2012 (13 comments)
Matt Packer made his 2012 debut in Carolina a solid opening salvo to regain his status as a prospect by pitching three strong perfect innings. Joseph Colon continued his outstanding 2011 campaign with another quality start. Todd Hankins rolled out four hits and two stolen bases for Lake County. Tonight's ATF headliner is a former third-round pick who has really picked it up over the past month. Who? Find out...after the jump...
July 9, 2012 (5 comments)
Luke Carlin continued his hot play with a grand slam, helping the Clippers and David Huff to a much-needed win. ChunChen returned to play catcher, while Thomas Neal continued his scorching summer play. Tony Wolters upped his streak to 13 games, and Tyler Naquin won a game in the eleventh. At the top of ATF is a guy who got a surprise cup of coffee with the Tribe earlier this season, and blasted his way to eight RBI on Sunday night.
July 8, 2012 (3 comments)
Jacob Lee and Louis Head continue to dominate the New York/Penn League and are making a case to be considered elite relievers in the system. Steven Wright's knuckleball needs to start knuckling again. Jeremie Tice has hits now in 12 of his 13 total games. Tonight's ATF leader is a guy that many probably have never heard of, but he's been playing well of late, and makes his first headlining appearance under my watch...after the jump...
July 7, 2012 (3 comments)
In another trip "Around the Farm", Tony notes the big game Triple-A Columbus outfielder Tim Fedroff had last night as he was just a single short of hitting for the cycle, and also Low-A Lake County third baseman Leonardo Castillo arguably had his best game of the season with four hits. In addition to them, several others are noted including players like Chen, Canzler, Ramirez, Paulino and others who all hit homers last night.
July 6, 2012 (7 comments)
The Indians got the post-4th of July celebration cranked up with lots of good performances up and down their farm system on Thursday night. Tony chimes in on Around the Farm today to recap some of those good - and some bad - performances, and takes special note of the Double-A debut of Tyler Holt and the smoking hot Joe Wendle in Mahoning Valley.
July 5, 2012 (5 comments)
The Columbus Clippers and Lake County Captains each provided fireworks with no less than eight ballplayers on each team with multiple hits, and every player finding a way to get on base. Ryan Rohlinger celebrated his recent Triple A promotion with a grand slam, while Jose Ramirez had three more hits in Lake County. The star of the ATF show is an outfielder in Akron, who continues to climb back up the prospect charts. Find out who it is, after the jump...
July 4, 2012 (0 comments)
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYBODY! July third action saw Jorge Martinez continue his offensive onslaught in the Arizona League, while Matt LaPorta and Juan Romero each blasted another home run. Tyler Naquin ripped his first professional triple, and Elvis Araujo regained some balance. Enosil Tejeda continued to dominate as a closer, while a rather new addition to the Indians reliever corp continues to really make a name for himself. Join IPI on this Independence Day for our daily dose of Around the Farm...