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Triple-A
NOR 6
COL 5
Double-A
BOW 12
AKR 4
Low-A
BEL 8
LC 9
Short-A
SC 2
MV 3

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Double-A
300 South Main Street
Akron, OH, 44308
Phone: 330-253-5151

Manager: Dave Wallace
Pitching Coach: Jeff Harris
Hitting Coach: Rouglas Odor 

July 1, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Smith's confidence is showing
The RubberDucks (48-35) split two series this past week with both the Erie SeaWolves and the Harrisburg Senators. Akron sits a half-game back from the Richmond Flying Squirrels (48-34) for first place in the EL Western. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook....
June 30, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks win 9-1 behind home runs from Smith, Gonzalez
It may have taken 73 games to get it, but Akron’s Jordan Smith made his first Double-A homer a big one. Smith belted a two-out, three run homer to right field in the bottom of the first inning Monday night, helping the RubberDucks build a commanding early lead in a 9-1 victory over the Erie SeaWolves in the opener of a four-game series at Jerry Uht Park.
June 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Adam Abraham drives in six, RubberDucks win 11-2
Adam Abraham homered and doubled twice to drive in a game-high six runs batted in, leading the Akron RubberDucks (47-35) to an 8-2 victory Sunday afternoon over the Harrisburg Senators (32-48). The win split the series between the two teams.
June 29, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: McAllister dominating in Columbus
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, including how well Zach McAllister is pitching in Columbus and what it means. Also inside today's edition of The WAR Room is a look at three Akron relievers who are making some real noise, a breakdown of the disconnect between a few Mudcats starters' ERA and FIP, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he takes you into The WAR Room.
June 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Harper's 3 HR too much for Ducks in 10-4 route
The RubberDucks allowed a season-high 19 hits to the Senators, including three home runs by Bryce Harper that led Harrisburg to its second win over the RubberDucks this weekend, 10-4. Jordan Smith and Ollie Linton highlighted the RubberDucks night. The Akron outfielders were responsible for all four of the team’s runs and had five of the RubberDucks 12 hits.
June 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Colon is finding his rhythm, improving his stock
Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Joseph Colon is enjoying his best season yet as a pro and as a result has seen his prospect status rise. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with the talented sinkerballer to talk about his season and what his main focus is on the mound.
June 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Ducks rally falls short as Harper, Senators secure win
Harrisburg Senators starter John Simms stole the show in his Double-A debut, earning the win in the Sens 4-3 victory over the Akron RubberDucks on Friday evening at Canal Park. Simms (1-0) threw seven innings for Harrisburg, allowed four hits, one earned run and walked one batter.
June 27, 2014   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Rodriguez finding confidence in approach
In today’s edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the resurgence of High-A Carolina outfielder Luis Rodriguez and what has helped him turn his season around. He also talks about Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Joseph Colon’s improvements and rise in ranks, provides lots of quotes from Low-A Lake County pitching coach Rigo Beltran on several of his pitchers, plus provides insight and news on players such as Francisco Lindor, Yandy Diaz, Ben Heller and more.
June 27, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: June 26, 2014
It is easy to get caught up in recent events and become prisoners of the moment. Really, it just seems like human nature to overvalue the most recent thing to happen. Each year, it happens to a certain number of players: those with hot Aprils seem to have figured something out and those with cold ones seem to have taken a step back. By and large, however, these early season performances go back to normal, which is exactly what is happening with Ronny Rodriguez. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Rodriguez's season, Bobby Bradley's debut to date, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
June 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Ronny Rodriguez perfect at the plate in RubberDucks' 6-4 win
The Akron RubberDucks tallied three runs between the seventh and eighth innings Thursday to take a 6-4 victory against the Harrisburg Senators. Ronny Rodriguez went 4 for 4 to lead the way while Tony Wolters added two RBIs. Jordan Cooper, Giovanni Soto and Shawn Armstrong got the win, hold and save, respectively.
June 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Seven Down: Indians prospects who have hurt their stock
Earlier this week we posted the seven Indians prospects who have improved their stock the most, but just like there are two sides to every coin and a yin to a yang, that means there have been some prospects who have hurt their prospect value this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at those seven players who have struggled and uses insight and information gained from Indians personnel, scouts and his own observations to explain their struggles and what they need to do to get back on track.
June 26, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: June 25, 2014
One bounce of the ball can be all it takes to change everything. Top prospect Francisco Lindor experienced this firsthand Wednesday as a routine double play grounder took a bad hop, bouncing up and hitting him in the face. Lindor seems to have avoided being struck in the eye, a potentially positive development, though he is still getting checked out. Join Jim Piascik as takes you Around the Farm, reporting from Canal Park and bringing you the rest of the action on a busy night in the system.
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: Lavisky's adjustments are paying off
The RubberDucks (45-33) went 4-2 on their road trip last week, sweeping the Reading Fightin Phils and dropping two out of three games to the Harrisburg Senators. They split a two-game series with the Erie SeaWolves due to a postponed game on Tuesday night. The IBI's Spencer Davies recaps the week that was for Akron in his latest notebook....
June 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks lose to SeaWolves, 4-2
The Erie SeaWolves left Akron with a series tie at one a piece with a 4-2 victory at Canal Park. In the third inning, Francisco Lindor took a bad hop off of his face and was taken out of the game. Jordan Smith had his second three-hit game of the season with three singles for the RubberDucks.
June 25, 2014   (3 comments)
Coaches Corner '14: Akron hitting coach Rouglas Odor
In today's Coach's Corner, Jim Piascik brings you his recent Q&A with Double-A Akron RubberDucks hitting coach Rouglas Odor. In their talk, Odor discussed Tyler Naquin's recent hot streak and the adjustments that made it happen, what work Francisco Lindor still has to do at the plate to become a finished product, Bryson Myles' recent surgery, his timeline for recovery, and what was working well for him pre-injury, what Jordan Smith needs to do to turn his season around, and much more.
June 24, 2014   (7 comments)
Seven Up: Indians prospects who have improved their stock
As we are at the unofficial halfway point of the minor league season with the Single-A second half underway, short season ball having started and the Double-A and Triple-A All Star games looming, now is a good time to focus in on the Indians prospects who have really improved their stock to the industry not just with their performance but more importantly their development this season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has talked to lots of Indians personnel and scouts from other teams and in those conversations came up with seven players who have really jumped up in value this season.
June 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks top Erie SeaWolves after lengthy delay
As the RubberDucks emerged from their clubhouse at nearly 6:30 p.m., ready to take on the SeaWolves in the first game of a three-game set at Canal Park, the green-splattered radar foreshadowed a long evening ahead. Nearly six hours later, that forecast was correct, as Akron reliever Shawn Armstrong tossed the final pitch at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday to secure a 7-1 victory for the home team.
June 22, 2014   (0 comments)
Senators prevail over Ducks in series finale, 7-5
Harrisburg’s Matt Skole hit a two-run double during a three-run seventh-inning rally Sunday, as the Senator’s came from behind to beat the Akron RubberDucks, 7-5, in the finale of a three-game series at Metro Bank Park.
June 22, 2014   (1 comments)
The WAR Room: Aguilar, Ramirez stay hot in Columbus
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 particular Jesus Aguilar and Jose Ramirez pushing to make it back to the majors. Though limited roster spots in Cleveland (and injury in the case of Ramirez) may keep the pair in Triple-A, neither is being held back by their performance. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down the hitters throughout the system and takes you into The WAR Room.
June 22, 2014   (7 comments)
Around The Farm:  June 21, 2014
When it comes to prospects, sometimes the divide between one who makes it and one who does not just comes down to health. Roberto Perez and LeVon Washington are both examples of this, as they are both in the midst of big years after injury-riddled 2013 seasons. Now that both are healthy, Perez and Washington are raking, as they did Saturday. Join Arthur Kinney as he writes about Perez and his future, Washington and his potential rise, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.

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