July 16, 2014 (2 comments)
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part one of his rankings, where he breaks down those who fell just short in addition to #30 through #16.
July 15, 2014 (4 comments)
Though the major league teams are all on break for the All-Star game, that is not the case in the minors. Arthur Kinney recaps Monday's night's action throughout the system, including Alex Lavisky possibly snapping out of his recent funk and Jesus Aguilar's performance at the Triple-A home run derby. For all that and more, join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 14, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers had a long week full of ups and downs. They started the week tied for first with Indy. The Clippers dropped three to Pawtucket and the first two to Indy before winning four straight to end the week exactly how they began it – tied for first. Join Michael Rich as he recaps the strange week the Clippers had and looks ahead to what's to come.
July 14, 2014 (12 comments)
It was a big night for some of the top prospects in the system, with Francisco Lindor representing the organization in the Futures Game and Jesus Aguilar and Clint Frazier staying hot. As we head into the All-Star break, Arthur Kinney has you covered, recapping the performances of those top prospects and everyone else throughout the system. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 13, 2014 (0 comments)
The All-Star Break is a much-needed rest for all players, but it can be even more beneficial if a team ends the season’s first half with a win. On Sunday afternoon, the Columbus Clippers (53-46) did just that by beating the Indianapolis Indians (53-46) by a score of 9-5 to enter the break on a high.
July 13, 2014 (1 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. This week's edition includes a look at a pair of left-handers in the lower levels -- Ryan Merritt and Luis Lugo -- who are both performing quite well, though their ERAs kind of skew the story. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the truth behind Merritt and Lugo's respective ERAs in addition to the rest of the organization's pitchers as he takes you into The WAR Room.
July 13, 2014 (3 comments)
In the early part of the season, Clint Frazier's performance did not truly look the part of a high first round pick. It was still early for the center fielder, however, and the lack of results was not truly a big problem. Lately, however, Frazier has turned things around and started to put up some big numbers. Join Arthur Kinney as he outlines Frazier's recent tear and recaps the rest of the action from the minor leagues, taking you Around the Farm.
July 12, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers walked away with two wins after Saturday's doubleheader with the Indianapolis Indians. After taking the first game 4-3, Jordan Cooper made his triple-A debut and led Columbus to a 2-1 win in game two. Cooper went 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and three walks. The righty also fanned three in his outing. Cooper held a 4.37 ERA while in double-A Akron and sported a 6-1 record.
July 12, 2014 (0 comments)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Columbus Clippers (50-46) snapped a five game losing streak and ruined the 18th Anniversary celebration of Victory Field with a 5-4 win over the IL West leading Indianapolis Indians (53-43).
July 11, 2014 (3 comments)
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony Lastoria reviews the season that Low-A Lake County first baseman Nellie Rodriguez is having to date and the development process he has gone through with his coaches to bring more consistency to his bat. He also provides an absolute ton of comments from Ross Atkins on players up and down the system such as Giovanny Urshela, Ryan Merritt, Shawn Morimando, Clint Frazier, Eric Haase, Francisco Mejia, and many more.
July 11, 2014 (9 comments)
Well, LeBron James is still undecided. Or maybe he isn't. Who knows? But unlike James, one star in the Cleveland organization was ready to go Thursday night. Francisco Lindor may be having a slightly down season compared to his high standards, yet the shortstop still looks ready for a promotion sooner rather than later. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Lindor's night, recaps the rest of the action throughout the system, and takes you Around the Farm.
July 10, 2014 (0 comments)
In the first game of a double header, the Columbus Clippers were no-hit by the Indianapolis Indians through five innings before losing, 1-0. Columbus starter Danny Salazar pitched a gem of his own, giving up just two hits in six innings while striking out nine, but took the loss. Andy Oliver got his 11th save of the season after Nick Kingham's shutdown outing. The Clippers again lost in the second game late Thursday night.
July 10, 2014 (10 comments)
Most of Cleveland seemed to come to a standstill while awaiting LeBron James' announcement on Wednesday, an announcement we are all still waiting to bear witness to. But while there was mostly inaction regarding The Decision 2.0, the minor leagues provided plenty of action, including Erik Gonzalez showing more signs of life following a bit of an extended slump. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Gonzalez's season to date and the rest of the action throughout the organization as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 9, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers attempted a furious rally in the bottom of the ninth, but could only get one run on the board on their way to a 3-1 loss agains the Pawtucket Red Sox. Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI double, but it was not quite enough as the comeback faltered. Toru Murata took the loss after a quality start, but Steven Wright stole the show for Pawtucket with eight two-hit, no-run innings.
July 8, 2014 (2 comments)
In today’s early week edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria runs down all of the injuries throughout the Indians minor league system and provides updates on the status of the players and when they might be returning to the field. He also takes a look at the recent good pitching from High-A Carolina reliever Rob Nixon, provide tons of comments from the front office on several players at Triple-A Columbus who have recently been called up (Tyler Holt and Roberto Perez) or soon will be (Giovanny Urshela, Bryan Price, etc), and much more.
July 8, 2014 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers scored a run in the bottom of the 10th, but still lost, 5-3, after giving up three runs in the top of the first frame of extra innings to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Bryan Price took the loss after Tyler Cloyd pitched 6.1 solid innings to start the game off for Columbus. Carlos Moncrief led the offense with three hits and a 10th-inning home run.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
After giving up 11 hits and four one-run innings, the Columbus Clippers lost, 4-1, to the Pawtucket Red Sox Monday. The Clippers totaled eight hits behind a 2 of 4 outing from Elliot Johnson and six one-hit nights, but only managed one run on the night. Kyle Davies took the loss, but Tyler Sturdevant still managed to pitch a scoreless ninth while fanning two.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Clippers started the week in second place, but winning all five home games against Louisville, Toledo and Pawtucket has propelled them into a first place tie with Indianapolis, which will make the next couple of weeks very interesting for Clippers fans. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was and takes note of two Clippers named to the All Star team.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Losing a lead is never an easy pill to swallow, but when a team comes back from doing so they show signs of real togetherness. That good feeling was abound in Huntington Park on Sunday evening as the Columbus Clippers (49-41) rode a four-run fifth inning to a 5-4 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox (46-46).
July 6, 2014 (1 comments)
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. In this week's The WAR Room, Jim Piascik checks in on where Tyler Naquin and Joey Wendle stand now that it is official both could miss the rest of the season with injuries. Join Jim as he breaks down Naquin and Wendle's season and a lot more as he takes you into The WAR Room.