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March 24, 2009   (0 comments)
2009 Indians Top 100 Prospect Wrapup
As a wrapup to the Indians Top 100 Prospect list, here are some answers to some popular questions from the listing. While I left the scouting reports more to fact and insight from scouts, players, and coaches, I left out my personal thoughts on each player for obvious reasons.
How strong is the system?
Compared to the other 29 clubs in baseball, the Indians farm system is now a Top...
March 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #1 Carlos Santana
1. Carlos Santana - Catcher
Born: 04/08/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200519GCL DodgersR32781423411141680.295.412.410.822200620OgdenR3713231405172730194.303.423.515.938 20Vero BeachA+54198165310231823430.268.345.384.729200721Great LakesA86292326520173640455.223.318.370.688200822Inland EmpA+9935088113344149669597.323.431.563.994...
March 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #2 Nick Weglarz
2. Nick Weglarz - Outfielder
Born: 12/16/1987 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 255 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200517BurlingtonR41147223411021317422.231.313.347.660200618GCL IndiansR12000000020.000.000.000.000200719Lake CountyA125439751212802382821291.276.395.497.892 19KinstonA+27110011120.143.250.571.821200820KinstonA+10637568102205104171789.272.396.432.828...
March 20, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #3 Matt LaPorta
3. Matt LaPorta - Outfielder/First Baseman
Born: 01/08/1985 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200722HelenaR727471024180.259.286.519.805 22West VirginiaA238818288010277220.318.392.7501.142200823HuntsvilleAA843025687232206645632.288.402.576.978 23AkronAA176061410284120.233.299.350.649 Career 1314778413633234105571052.285.382.577.957
March 19, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #4 Adam Miller
4. Adam Miller - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 11/26/1984 - Height: 6'4" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200318BurlingtonR044.961010032.2301829232.56.31.19200419Lake CountyA743.361919091.279347281062.710.41.17 19KinstonA+322.0888043.12910112462.59.60.95200520Mahoning VyA-005.0633010.21760463.45.11.97 20KinstonA+244.831212059.27632517452.66.81.56200621AkronAA1562.7526240153.2129479431572.59.21.11...
March 18, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #5 David Huff
5. David Huff - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/22/1984 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200621Mahoning VyA-015.874407.2950788.29.42.09200722KinstonA+422.721111059.25718415462.36.91.21200823AkronAA511.921110065.24414514621.98.50.88 23BuffaloAAA643.011616080.26827815811.79.01.03 Career 1582.7042410213.21786417511972.28.31.07
March 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #6 Kelvin De La Cruz
6. Kelvin De La Cruz - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/01/1988 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 187 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200516DSL IndiansR332.361312153.14914316392.76.61.22200617GCL IndiansR1210.9894019.23224213156.06.92.29200718GCL IndiansR300.5033018.07112201.010.00.50 Mahoning ValleyA-243.981212054.14124534535.68.81.38200819Lake CountyA841.691818095.27118234963.29.01.10...
March 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #7 Hector Rondon
7. Hector Rondon - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/26/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 180 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200517DSL IndiansR331.651512165.1601228551.17.61.04200618GCL IndiansR345.131111052.2623063320.55.51.23200719Lake CountyA7104.3727270136.01436613271131.87.51.25200820KinstonA+1163.6027270145.013016633421452.69.01.19Career24233.7480771399.039516633803451.97.81.22
March 14, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #8 Beau Mills
8. Beau Mills - First Baseman
Born: 08/15/1986 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200720Mahoning VyA-828552001370.179.303.250.553 20Lake CountyA44177324812153614380.271.333.435.768 20KinstonA+10407116015480.275.375.500.875200821KinstonA+125482781413432190541052.293.373.506.879 Career 18772712220554427132751582.282.361.479.840
March 13, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #9 Lonnie Chisenhall
9. Lonnie Chisenhall - Third Baseman
Born: 10/04/1988 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200819Mahoning VyA-68276388020354524327.290.355.438.793
History: Chisenhall was a 1st round pick in the 2008 Draft out of Pitt Junior College. Chisenhall signed quickly after the draft by agreeing to a $1.1 million bonus....
March 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #10 Wes Hodges
10. Wes Hodges - Third Baseman
Born: 09/14/1984 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 205 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200722KinstonA+10439360113223157144900.288.367.473.840200823AkronAA133504701462931897521053.290.354.466.820 Career 23789713025951633168961953.289.360.469.829
History: Hodges was a 2nd round pick by the Indians in the 2006 Draft...
March 11, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #11 Carlos Rivero
11. Carlos Rivero - Shortstop
Born: 05/20/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200517DSL IndiansR6623721616003112267.257.295.283.578200618GCL IndiansR3713417386022210200.284.338.373.711BurlingtonR166631430175110.212.264.303.567200719Lake CountyA1154365911426076247841.261.332.369.701200820KinstonA+1084114611627186436841.282.342.411.753Career3421284146343681181861102259.267.326.364.690
March 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #12 Michael Brantley
12. Michael Brantley - Outfielder
Born: 05/15/1987 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 195 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200518AZ BrewersR44173346031019221314.347.426.376.802 18HelenaR10348112003642.324.425.382.807200619West VirginiaA10836047108102042615124.300.402.339.741200720West VirginiaA562184173151232312218.335.413.440.853 20HuntsvilleAA58187284761021292517.251.353.294.647200821HuntsvilleAA10642080134172440502728.319.395.398.793...
March 9, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #13 Scott Lewis
13. Scott Lewis - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/26/1983 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 195 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200420Mahoning VyA-025.063305.15301131.722.01.13200521Mahoning VyA-014.6076015.213826243.413.81.21200622KinstonA+331.4827260115.284193281232.29.60.97200723AkronAA793.6827250134.21355513341212.38.11.26200824AkronAA622.331313073.1621929611.17.50.97...
March 7, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #14 John Meloan
14. John Meloan - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 07/11/1984 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 230 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200520OgdenR023.69166139.03016418544.212.51.23200621ColumbusA111.54120123.19547412.715.80.6921Vero BeachA+102.5043018.015524272.013.51.0621JacksonvilleAA101.6950010.23215234.219.40.75200722JacksonvilleAA522.183501945.12411318703.613.90.9322Las...
March 6, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #15 Abner Abreu
15. Abner Abreu - Third Baseman
Born: 10/24/1989 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 170 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200717DSL IndiansR56228346913744118465.303.353.474.828200818GCL IndiansR51199325016411379524.251.289.538.827 Career 107427661192911157827989.279.324.504.828
History: Abreu was signed as an undrafted free agent in October 2006...
March 5, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #16 Tony Sipp
16. Tony Sipp - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 07/12/1983 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200420Mahoning VyA-313.161010042.23315513742.715.61.08200521Lake CountyA412.221312069.04717519712.59.30.96 21KinstonA+222.66225247.13414423594.411.21.20200622AkronAA423.13294360.14421221803.111.91.09200723DNP----------------200824GCL...
March 3, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #17 Luis Valbuena
17. Luis Valbuena - Second Baseman
Born: 11/30/1985 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200317AguirreR50167263811412220253.228.323.359.682200418AguirreR612164478246234271511.361.444.5561.000200519EverettA-7428747751031251313714.261.333.443.776 19TacomaAAA34000000120.000.000.000.000200620WisconsinA893254593166338444421.286.371.400.771...
March 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #18 Chris Gimenez
18. Chris Gimenez - Catcher
Born: 12/27/1982 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200421Mahoning VyA-712604078233103830622.300.419.527.946200522Lake CountyA1123845490241136648904.234.354.404.758200623Lake CountyA913295584251114033726.255.364.438.802200724KinstonA+832695676141205450553.283.406.565.971 24AkronAA301132025606129311.221.285.434.719200825AkronAA55177466015162652330.339.487.5371.024200825BuffaloAAA5419523539131923602.272.354.374.728...
March 1, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #19 T.J. House
19. T.J. House - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 215 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200818DNP----------------
History: House was a 16th round pick in the 2008 Draft out of Picayune High School (MS). As a senior in high school last year, he went 7-2 with a 0.89 ERA and had 99 strikeouts and 25 walks. He also pitched...

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