Chris Seddon has been a force on the mound for the Columbus Clippers over the past two months, and is looking like he could be a big league option at some point this season. With rosters set to expand in about five weeks, Seddon's versatile left-handed arm could put him in the mix for a callup to the big league team in September if he finishes the season strong.
After their season-high six-game winning streak came to an end last night, the Clippers started a new one Thursday night. Columbus rolled past Toledo, 16-2, following a split double header last night in which the Clippers lost game one before tallying an 11-10 walk-off win in game two.
Every winter, Tony Lastoria produces the preeminent Indians prospect rankings each winter. With the season in full swing, and our massive website being Tony's major focus, Jim Pete has modified the top 22, taking into account performance, the draft, and several other criteria over the course of the first 2/3rds of the season. You must have a subscription to view #2-7, #9-#14 and #16-#22, but the players residing at #1, #8 and #15 are free! Here's a look at #1 (and more), after the jump....
The streak is over, but the Clippers were able to salvage one of the two games they played against the Toledo Mud Hens Wednesday night. Columbus won game two of the double header, 11-10, after their six-game winning streak ended in game one following a 5-3 defeat.
A lot of people think that being a minor league player or coach is a glamorous lifestyle, but that is far from the truth. The reality is that for those with families it requires a strong commitment from all parties involved while they deal with all of the travel, time apart, ever-changing living arrangements, and low pay. Tony recently sat down and talked to the the wives of Lake County coaches Dave Wallace and Jeff Harris to get their side of the minor league lifestyle.
Huntington Park is known around the International League as a field that favors hitters. On Tuesday night against the Toledo Mud Hens, though, the Clippers needed only to walk to get a win. Columbus (55-49) began its nine-game homestand with a 7-4 victory against Toledo on Tuesday at Huntington Park.
The Clippers have back-to-back National Championships to defend, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Clip-Show is saving their best for the second half. The Clippers won six of the seven games they played in the week, and closed things out with a four-game win streak. Can the Clippers defend their title? Only time will tell, but if the past week is any indication, they could be well on their way. Join Andrew Holleran as he goes Sailing with the Clippers...
The Columbus Clippers won their fifth game in a row, and their seventh in their last eight games, as they swept the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in a shootout, 14-9. Jeanmar Gomez hung around long enough to get the win, but it wasn't pretty, as he gave up eight runs in 5 1/3 innings, on nine hits and a walk.
It was a quick, dramatic and well-pitched contest on Saturday night as the Columbus Clippers (52-49) defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (55-46) by a final score of 4-3. Matt Pagnozzi provided the heroics, with a ninth inning homer to give the Clippers the victory.
LEHIGH VALLEY – The Columbus Clippers (51-49) continued with their winning ways on Friday night as they defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (55-45) by a final score of 6-2. It is the Clippers’ fourth win in the last five games.
Behind one of their best offensive performances of the season Thursday, the Clippers won the final game of their series against Louisville 13-12, but even with the strong output at the plate, the victory did not come easily.
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the no-hitter by lefty Giovanni Soto and the development he has made this year as a prospect, the strides Jordan Smith has made both offensively and defensively, he runs through another infirmary report with several updates on some of the walking wounded in the system, talks with the Indians front office about players at several different levels in the system, and tons more.
On a night when Huntington Park was celebrating Columbus’ bicentennial, the Clippers (49-49) were dealt a heartbreaking loss to the Louisville Bats (37-62) on Wednesday by a final score of 4-2. Donning light blue uniforms bearing the number “200,” the Clippers were frustrated throughout the night by dominant Bats pitching and a controversial call by the umpires in a critical situation.
Huntington Park was nearly empty, but the noise made in the stands after Jared Goedert drove in the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night was as loud as any heard at a Clippers’ home game this season. Columbus rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Louisville, 5-4, on a walk-off RBI single up the middle by Goedert, climbing above the .500 mark and winning its second-straight game against the Bats.
Chris Seddon came within nine outs of recording the second perfect game in team history Monday night, and behind the valiant effort by the Columbus left hander, the Clippers opened up their home stand with a win against the Louisville Bats. While Seddon wasn't perfect, he was certainly good enough to pace Columbus to victory, as the Clippers (48-48) beat Louisville, 8-2.
A new feature being tested out on the IPI today, one that ranks the top 20 performances in the Indians' entire farm system from the past week. Tony gives some thoughts and insight on those performances, a list that includes the likes of Giovanni Soto, Luigi Rodriguez, Jordan Smith, Jeanmar Gomez, Jake Sisco, Matt Packer, Steven Wright, Bo Greenwell and lots more.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!