After a day off from game action on Thursday the Indians' minor leaguers were back in action with five games on Friday and Tony recaps all the action from each game. Highlights from the games include big offensive performances from Thomas Neal, Karexon Sanchez, Cord Phelps, and Kyle Bellows, and on the pitching front Eric Berger, Steven Wright, Michael Rayl and Robbie Aviles pitched well.
Indians outfielder LeVon Washington did not have a very good season last year, but several things may have contributed to that. Tony talked to Washington this past week and he feels he is healthy and ready to go this year....and Tony believes it after some things he saw first hand. Tony also provides the first batch of releases from minor league camp.
Indians right-handed pitcher Steven Wright has been in the organization for some time. He picked up a knuckleball over a season a go and pitched with it all last season. Now he is working to make it a more consistent offering and take the next step with getting hitters out on a regular basis in the upper levels of the minors. Tony talked with him in Goodyear to get an update on where he is at with the new pitch.
Here is an update with all of the game action from Indians' minor league camp on Wednesday. Highlights from this day in camp came from LeVon Washington, Jeremie Tice, and Elvis Araujo, and Tony also provides some commentary on each of the 80-90 guys that played and where they may open the 2012 season.
Tony is back home from his week-plus trip to Arizona to specifically watch the Indians' minor leaguers play every day. He shares his final notebook from camp with thoughts on Scott Barnes, the health of Alexander Perez and Matt Packer, the bright futures of three shortstops Ronny Rodriguez, Francisco Lindor, and Dorsyss Paulino....and more!
The Indians' minor league affiliates were in action on Tuesday against the Dodgers. Once again close to 100 players were in action between the four games and Tony recaps it all. Highlights of the day were hard throwing right-hander Xavier De Los Santos and outfielder Thomas Neal, and even newcomer Ralph Stoneburner saw some action. (Note: Today's report does not require a subscription to view it.)
After being rained out on Sunday the Indians' minor leaguers were back in action on Monday. Here is a recap of all five games involving over 100 players from Monday, led by huge days from Ronny Rodriguez and Jake Lowery who both had two homer games.
It was another busy day at Indians minor league camp yesterday, and Tony shares all his notes in his latest notebook. Today he provides updates on the health of Austin Adams, Tyler Sturdevant, and Bo Greenwell, talks about the rising status of Cody Allen, Bryce Stowell looking strong, and lots more.
The Indians do not have much power in their system, but one player that has a powerful bat that could make some noise this year is catcher Jake Lowery. He has looked good so far in minor league spring training, and should land at either Carolina or Lake County to open the 2012 season.
With over 150 players in minor league camp, there is always something interesting to note and report on. Today, Tony touches on shortstop and third base and how they may be the deepest positions in the organization, plus he also gives injury updates on Jordan Henry, Geoff Davenport and Antwonie Hubbard, talks about Juan Romero's power, Adam Abraham's growing value, and more!
The Indians celebrated St. Patty's Day yesterday with two short intrasquad games. Several players that played may be on the roster bubble as the first round of spring cuts appear to be looming. Tony recaps all the action from yesterday, with the standouts being Francisco Lindor, Jake Lowery, Adam Abraham, and Ryan Battaglia.
Indians' minor leaguers played in their first games of the spring against another organization on Friday. Tony has all the stats for the players that participated in all four games, with big days coming from Jeremie Tice, Dorsyss Paulino, and Leonardo Castillo.
There are lots of new faces in Indians’ minor league camp this year, one of which is right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong. Tony talked to him briefly this week and looks at his potential role this year and what he needs to work on to become a more complete pitcher.
Tony chimes in with another notebook with some updates on several players in minor league camp for the Indians. He talks about LeVon Washington's big start yesterday, provides an update on how long Austin Adams may be out, recaps Steven Wright's day, likes what he sees in Chin-Lung Hu, gives a sleeper alert about an unknown prospect, and more!
Indians outfield prospect Bryson Myles is already a well known prospect that is in the Indians Top 20 prospect ranking this year. Even with the good standing he is not the type that rests on his laurels, and he wants to continue to strive and do what it takes to increase his value to the Indians even more.
Tony chimes in with his first notebook from minor league camp this spring. In today's notebook he provides updates on where Jason Knapp and Hector Rondon are in their rehabs, Jorge Martinez and Tyler Cannon's new position, Dillon Howard's first bullpen session, the Francisco Lindor-Tony Wolters keystone combo, other position changes and more.
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