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February 20, 2012   (4 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #45 Eric Haase
Up next in the 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 prospect countdown is a very promising catcher out of high school the Indians selected in the 7th round of last year's draft. Haase is very raw, but has a lot of potential and the athleticism and skills to climb up these rankings in seasons to come. Tony gives the 411 on where he is at with his development and where it could go.
February 19, 2012   (2 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #46 Hector Rondon
We are moving along into the middle 40s of the IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown, and today a former Top 10 prospect Hector Rondon slides in at #46. Two serious elbow injuries the past two years have stalled his career and his future is questionable, but when he is healthy the goods are certainly there to be a top pitching prospect. Tony looks at his stuff, his injury history, and outlook with the Tribe.
February 18, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #47 Alex Monsalve
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown rolls along with a Latin American catcher the Indians signed in July of 2008 to a then club record international signing bonus. Monsalve has since made his way up the Indians' system by moving up a level each year and has established himself as a legit Major League catching prospect. Tony gives the details on his potential and his big league future.
February 17, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #48 Will Roberts
The 2012 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with another pitcher from the 2011 Draft, this time a college righty that threw a perfect game for Virginia last season. Roberts is an advanced pitcher with a low ceiling, but Tony gives us the details on what that ceiling is and what kind of pitcher he could become for the Tribe.
February 16, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #49 Shawn Morimando
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with a young lefty the Indians selected in the 19th round of last year's draft out of high school. The Indians lured him away from college with a sizable bonus and really like his upside, and Tony provides all the details on what is liked about his potential and more.
February 15, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #50 Juan Diaz
We kick off the 2012 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown with shortstop Juan Diaz, an infielder that the Indians added to the 40-man roster this offseason. The Indians must have liked something to roster him, and Tony lays out all his strengths and weaknesses and what his future may hold with the Indians.
February 14, 2012   (2 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospect Countdown Preview
The 2012 Indians Top 50 Prospect Countdown is finally here. Before we get off and rolling with the countdown, here is a quick overview of the system outlining where things stand. The Indians system may not be as strong at the top in year's past, but is loaded with exciting, young prospects in the lower levels that should make the 2012 season one of the most fun season's to follow prospects in a long time.
January 24, 2012   (0 comments)
Five exciting prospects to watch in 2012

Editor's Note: This is the first posting from Jim Piascik here at the IPI. He will be writing about all things Cleveland this season with a special focus on Double-A Akron.
Despite the fact that the Cleveland Indians’ top 4 prospects are either no longer prospects (Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall) or with the Colorado Rockies (Alex White and Drew Pomeranz), there are still...
March 20, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #1 Lonnie Chisenhall
Lonnie Chisenhall – Third Baseman
Born: 10/04/1988 – Height: 6’1” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Chisenhall was selected by the Indians in the 1st round of the 2008 Draft out of Pitt Junior College. He signed quickly after the draft by agreeing to a $1.1 million bonus. He played his freshman season in 2007...
March 19, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #2 Jason Kipnis
Jason Kipnis – Second Baseman
Born: 04/03/1987 – Height: 5’10” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Kipnis was selected by the Indians in the 2nd round of the 2009 Draft out of Arizona State University. He won PAC-10 Player of the Year honors in 2008 and was a first team All-American. He originally enrolled...
March 18, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #3 Alex White
Alex White – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/29/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 195 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: White was selected by the Indians in the 1st round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of North Carolina. He signed right at the August deadline for $2.25 million. He was the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher...
March 17, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #4 Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 11/22/1988 – Height: 6’5” – Weight: 230 – Bats: Right – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Pomeranz was selected by the Indians in the 1st round of the 2010 Draft out of the University of Mississippi. It was the second time he was drafted as he was originally drafted out of high school in the...
March 16, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #5 Nick Weglarz
Nick Weglarz - Outfielder
Born: 12/16/1987 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 245 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Weglarz was selected by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 2005 Draft out of Lakeshore Catholic High School (Ontario, Canada). He has a long history playing for Team Canada, playing for them in October and November of...
March 15, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #6 Jason Knapp
Jason Knapp – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/31/1990 – Height: 6’5” – Weight: 235 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: Knapp was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 2008 Draft out of North Hunterdon High School (NJ). He was set to play college ball at the University of North Carolina, but he ended up signing with the...
March 14, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #7 LeVon Washington
LeVon Washington – Outfielder
Born: 07/26/1991 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 170 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Washington was selected by the Indians in the 2nd round of the 2010 Draft out of Chipola Junior College (FL). He was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, but after a...
March 13, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #8 Tony Wolters
Tony Wolters - Shortstop
Born: 06/09/1992 – Height: 5’10” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
History: The Indians selected Wolters in the 3rd round of the 2010 Draft out of Rancho Buena Vista High School (CA). In just 25 games his senior year in high school he hit .430 (34-for-97) with 27 runs scored, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 17 RBI...
March 12, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #9 Cord Phelps
Cord Phelps – Second Baseman
Born: 01/23/1987 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Switch – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Phelps was selected by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 2008 Draft out of Stanford University. His professional debut in 2008 was slowed by a sprained ankle he suffered prior to the College World Series....
March 11, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #10 Joe Gardner
Joe Gardner – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/18/1988 – Height: 6’5” – Weight: 225 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Gardner was selected by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of UC-Santa Barbara. He played summer ball in 2008 in Alaska for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers and went 6-0 with a 0.92...
March 10, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #11 T.J. House
T.J. House – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/29/1989 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 215 – Bats: Right – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: House was selected by the Indians in the 16th round of the 2008 Draft out of Picayune High School (MS). He was projected to go in the fop five rounds of the draft, but a commitment to Tulane University and...
March 9, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #12 Bryce Stowell
Bryce Stowell – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/23/1986 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Stowell was the Indians 22nd round pick in the 2008 Draft out of UC-Irvine. He was draft eligible because he was a redshirt sophomore and 21 years old, so he had the option of returning to college for another...

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