July 18, 2012 (4 comments)
Another draft has come and gone with the conclusion of the signing period this past Friday. In total the Indians signed 26 of their 40 draft picks, including all of their top 16 picks and 22 of their first 24 picks. Tony sat down and talked to Indians Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Grant yesterday and discussed at length the draft and where the Indians go from here in planning for next year.
July 17, 2012 (0 comments)
The deadline has passed and we know who the Indians have signed and who got away. With that in mind, it is time to look at who of the 26 players drafted and signed have the best tools and the best storylines to get an idea of what things to specifically look for when watching these players as they come up through the minors. IPI draft guru Jeff Ellis breaks it all down in his latest...
July 13, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians have officially announced the signing of 11th rounf pick Logan Vick out of Baylor University. He has been signed to a reported $125K bonus.
July 13, 2012 (6 comments)
Today is the MLB Draft signing deadline (5:00pm ET). The Indians have now signed all of their top ten round picks and have 25 of their 40 picks in the fold. It is sort of an anticlimactic day since all of the big signings have been made and there is very little the Indians can do to add much, but they still have the means to add another player or two or three today. Tony chimes in with his last signing update of the year, and a non-premium piece to boot.
July 12, 2012 (8 comments)
(UPDATED at 11:05 PM ET) Some big news has come out today with regard to a few high profile 2012 Draft picks by the Indians. Are the Indians close to signing D'Vone McClure and Caleb Hamrick? Or are they going to go to college? Tony has the details on the decision both of them have made, plus an update on the signing decisions from a few other players taken later in the draft.
July 10, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians have announced today that they have officially signed 24th round pick right-handed pitcher Walker White and 36th round pick right-handed pitcher Benny Suarez.
July 9, 2012 (0 comments)
The 2012 Draft signing deadline is but about 100 hours away this Friday at 5:00 PM ET. The Indians have officially signed 20 of their 40 draft picks, and two others have agreed to terms. Tony takes a look at the remaining unsigned 18 draft picks and catches us all up and reviews where the Indians are in the signing process with each player.
July 7, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians signed another player yesterday, which puts them up to 22 players that have been signed or agreed to terms (only 20 have "officially" signed). Tony gives the 411 on the new signing as well as an update on another player that is expected to soon sign, some stuff on their unsigned high profile picks, and more.
July 2, 2012 (6 comments)
We are now 11 days away from the July 13th signing deadline, and as expected some signings are starting to trickle in. Yesterday the Indians officially signed 15th round pick Nelson Rodriguez, a player that I noted had agreed to terms a week ago in this report. In today's update I give an update on a player flying into Arizona to sign his contract, talk about the demands of 4th round pick D'Vone McClure and how signable he is, and where the Indians may go if they are unable to sign him.
June 29, 2012 (2 comments)
The 2012 Draft signing deadline is two weeks away from today on July 13th....that is Friday the 13th for the superstitious folks out there. Will Friday the 13th bring bad or good luck to the Indians with more signings? We will see, but in the meantime Tony has several more signing updates on players and where they stand in the negotiation process with firsthand updates on Nelson Rodriguez, Joshua Pigg, Joshua Lester, and Anthony Hawkins. One of those players has already agreed to sign.
June 28, 2012 (6 comments)
The signing deadline is two weeks from tomorrow, and right now we are in sort of a dead period with the signings as most of the early signs are in the books and now teams and players are just kind of holding out in the negotiations until the deadline gets closer. Tony gives an update on where he feels things will go with the Indians' remaining unsigned top ten round picks and also has a few updates on where a few other players are in the signing process.
June 26, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians are on the verge of announcing at least one signing in the next few days. Tony has the details on another high profile 2012 Draft pick that is set to sign with the Indians and gives some updates on a few other players that look likely to sign before the July 13th deadline.
June 25, 2012 (9 comments)
The July 13th signing deadline for players picked in the 2012 Draft is fast approaching as it is two and a half weeks away. The Indians have already signed 18 of their 40 draft picks, but more are coming. In today's update Tony gives the details on where things are at with 8th round pick Caleb Hamrick and 26th round pick Justin Garza, two high profile pitchers in their 2012 draft class. He talked to Hamrick last night and a representative of Garza over the weekend and shares some interesting details on their signing status...
June 21, 2012 (0 comments)
The Indians still have several unsigned 2012 Draft picks, and while the bulk of them have already signed, there are still probably five to seven players that will still sign before the July 13th deadline. Tony gives a quick update on what the Indians can do with top picks McClure and Hamrick as well as news on one player that signed today and two others that are expected to soon officially sign on the dotted line.
June 19, 2012 (9 comments)
The Indians have inked two more high profile players from their 2012 Draft in the past 24 hours, and Tony has the details on those signings. He also takes a look and breaks down much the Indians have left to spend in their bonus pool, has some info on whether or not they can make a run at some late round picks that are tough sings, and gives updates on the signing status of some other players.
June 17, 2012 (12 comments)
Major League Baseball created a new rules system for the 2012 major league draft that many are still trying to figure out. The Cleveland Indians went into the draft with a play. IPI's draft guru Jeff Ellis focuses his thoughts not only on the Indians top ten draft, but also on the rest of the best...and worst. Which team does Jeff think had the best draft in 2012? Check it out, after the jump...
June 15, 2012 (0 comments)
On Friday afternoon the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed first round pick outfielder Tyler Naquin and second round pick right-handed pitcher Mitchell Brown to minor league contracts.
June 15, 2012 (2 comments)
The Indians continue to be busy on the post-draft front as they have agreed to terms with two more players, one of which signed his contract yesterday and another that is expected to sign his today. Tony provides updates on those two players and also a few other players from the draft.
June 14, 2012 (2 comments)
On Tuesday the Indians officially released that they inked nine players from their 2012 Draft. Tony provides updates on several of the other unsigned picks and who may be the next group of players signed. He has information from at least five other players that they will soon sign (or may have already signed), and he also updates an error reported from another news outlet on a player that is still very much in the mix for the Indians to sign.
June 13, 2012 (0 comments)
Right-handed pitcher Jacob Lee, the Indians 9th round pick in this year's draft, is one of the newest members of their farm system. The draft was an emotional high for him, especially after such a big low last season when he was not drafted. Tony talked to Lee a couple of days ago and welcomes him to the Indians' family.