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April 21, 2012   (3 comments)
MLB Draft: Indians possible targets and more
IPI draft guru Jeff Ellis gets us up to speed on Major League Baseball's First Year Player Draft which kicks up on June 4th. He provides some of he significant injuries in college and high school, who may go #1 overall, and who the Indians may target with their first pick. The draft is only about six weeks away!
March 6, 2012   (3 comments)
MLB Draft Primer: An early look at the 2012 draft
As crazy as it sounds, but the 2012 MLB Draft is less than three months away. Before we know it 50 new players will be drafted by the Indians and have an opportunity to join the Indians' family. The IPI's Jeff Ellis takes an opening look at the top talents expected to go in the early part of the draft and potentially be selected by the Indians in the first round.
June 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Another draft has come and gone. After a three day marathon of picks, the Indians have 50 potential new players that they have added to the organization. Now the work gets started with signing them.
Here is the rundown with everything you need to know about each of the Indians 50 selections in the 2011 Draft. To see information, capsules, scouting reports, video, and so on for each player,...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 20th Round Pick: LHP Dillon Peters
Photo: Indy.comIn the 20th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters out of Cathedral High School (IN).
Bats: Left, Throws: Left, Height: 5'11", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 08/31/1992
Note: Peters was named the 2010/2011 Gatorade Indians Baseball Player of the Year, and currently has his team in the state semi's at 27-2. He pitched a 2-hit shutout...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: Rivals.comIn the 19th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Shawn Morimando out of Ocean Lakes High School (VA).
Bats: Left, Throws: Left, Height: 5'11", Weight: 170, Date of Birth: 11/20/1992
Jeff Ellis: Shawn Morimando is a left-handed prep pitcher from Virginia. He was a first team all region player. He is another kid who is pretty athletic for the...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: East Carolina AthleticsIn the 18th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong out of East Carolina University.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'2", Weight: 210, Date of Birth: 09/11/1990
Notable links:
East Carolina profile page
Jeff Ellis: Shawn Armstrong is a big pitcher on who has the best stuff on a very good East...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: Clemson AthleticsIn the 17th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Kevin Brady out of Clemson University.
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 09/07/1990
Note: Brady was the ace for Clemson before a forearm injury forced him to miss over two months of baseball. He was dominant prior to the injury, with a K/BB ratio of...
June 7, 2011   (7 comments)
Photo: McLennan AthleticsIn the 16th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Ryan Merritt out of McLennan Community College (TX).
Bats: Left, Throws: Left, Height: 6'0", Weight: 165, Date of Birth: 02/21/1992
Notable links:
McLennan CC profile page
Jeff Ellis: In a shocking turn (insert sarcasm) the Indians take a Juco player, this time it’s...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: Georgia AthleticsIn the 15th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select second baseman Todd Hankins out of Seminole State College (FL).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 5'9", Weight: 175, Date of Birth: 11/18/1990
Note: Hankins has transferred two times as he played his freshman year at the University of Georgia but has since transferred to Seminole State College and Jacksonville...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 14th Round Pick: RHP Cody Anderson
Photo: FRC AthleticsIn the 14th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson out of Feather River College (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight" 220, Date of Birth: 09/14/1990
Note: Anderson is a closer, and has signed a letter of intent to play for TCU next season as a junior. He pitched in 46 innings, giving up 11 ER (2.15 ERA). He...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 13th Round Pick: 2B Zack MacPhee
Photo: ASU AthleticsIn the 13th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select second baseman Zach MacPhee out of Arizona State University.
Bats: Switch, Throws: Right, Height: 5'9", Weight: 175, Date of Birth: 02/13/1990
Note: MacPhee was the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2010 after hitting .389 with 9 homers, 64 RBI, 67 runs, eight doubles and 20 SB (slash line of .389/.486/.664). He just...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: Samford AthleticsIn the 12th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Steven Grant Sides out of Samford University (AL).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 215, Date of Birth: 06/22/1989
Note: Perfect Game has him as the best velocity in all of Alabama. He is a reliever who went 1-0 with 1 save in 25 1/3, gave up 12 hits, 5 ER, 13 BB and...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: Angelina AthleticsIn the 11th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Luis DeJesus out of Angelina College (TX).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'2", Weight: 160, Date of Birth: 12/16/1991
Note: DeJesus hails from the same college that Josh Tomlin pitched.
Jeff Ellis: Luis Dejesus is a right handed pitcher out of Angelina College. He has only...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: Cal Poly AthleticsIn the 10th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Jeffrey Johnson out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'0", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 02/09/1990
Notable links:
Cal Poly profile page
Linked to Indians pre-draft
Jeff Ellis: Jeffrey Johnson is this year’s ghost man. He...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Photo: St. Cloud State AthleticsIn the 9th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select third baseman Jordan Smith out of St. Cloud State (MN).
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 205, Date of Birth: 07/05/1990
Notable links:
St. Cloud player page
Jeff Ellis: Jordan Smith is a sophomore third baseman from Divison II St. Cloud State. He is a solid hitter who...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 8th Round Pick: LHP Stephen Tarpley
Photo: Area Code GamesIn the 8th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley out of Gilbert High School (AZ).
Bats: Right, Throws: Left, Height: 6'1", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 02/17/1993
Ranks:
Perfect Game: 259
Jeff Ellis: Stephen Tarpley is a left handed pitcher from the prep ranks in Arizona. He is maybe the best prep arm from...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 6th Round Pick: OF Bryson Myles
Photo: SFA AthleticsIn the 6th round the Indians select outfielder Bryson Myles from Stephen F. Austin College (TX).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 5'11", Weight: 230, Date of Birth: 09/18/1989
Notes: From Baseball America's Jim Callis, "Draws Kirby Puckett comps for his 6', 235 lb build...put up big numbers after transferring including an NCAA Division I-leading 53 steals. Profiles...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 5th Round Pick: RHP Will Roberts
Photo: U. of Virginia AthleticsWith their 5th round pick the Indians select right-handed pitcher William Roberts out of the University of Virginia.
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 205, Date of Birth: 08/17/1990
Notable links:
U. of Virginia profile page
Throws perfect game in March 2011
Jeff Ellis: William Roberts is a junior pitcher from the University...
June 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians 4th Round Pick: C Jake Lowery
Photo: James Madison AthleticsWith their 4th round pick the Indians select catcher Mark Lowery out of James Madison University.
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'0", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 07/21/1990
Quick take: Baseball America tweet from Jim Callis after pick said "Indians pick Jake Lowery is another guy with Qs about D but no one has reservations about the bat. At least big...
June 7, 2011   (2 comments)
2011 Indians 3rd Round Pick: RHP Jake Sisco
Photo: Merced JCWith their 3rd round pick the Indians select right-handed pitcher Jake Sisco out of the Merced Junior College (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 12/09/1991
Note: Sisco was the Central Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and 1st Team All-CVC (11-1, 1.66 ERA, 108 IP/124 K).
Ranks:
Baseball America: 176
Perfect...

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