Tony recently sat down with Carter Hawkins in the Indians Player Development Department and discussed how things look in the system as the quarter pole in the minor league season was recently passed. They discussed over 16 players with how they are doing and what strides they are making, namely Cord Phelps, Corey Kluber, Bryan Price, Jeremie Tice, Carlos Moncrief, Shawn Armstrong, Jeff Johnson, Grant Sides, Dorsyss Paulino and more.
The Carolina Mudcats (24-27) beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-27) on Thursday night, 7-5. After the Blue Rocks tied the game in the top of the eighth, 2-2, the Mudcats erupted for five runs in the bottom of the inning to take the game and the series from the Blue Rocks. The Mudcats were led by Jake Lowery who went 2-for-4 with three RBI’s.
This week in Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the continued resurgence of left-handed pitching prospect T.J. House and the surprising good play of late of first baseman Jerrud Sabourin. Also, comments from the Indians front office are provided on several infielders in the system, and he provides an update on several players like Ezequiel Carrera, Bryce Stowell, Steven Wright, Carlos Moncrief, Grant Sides and more.
The Carolina Mudcats rolled out an 0-6 record during the eighth week of Carolina League play, to fall seven games behind first place, and likely end their hopes for a first half title. With pitching that dropped off the deck, and an offense that hasn't been able to put it all together just yet, Edwin Rodriguez finds himself behind the eight ball early in the season. Jim Pete and Beck go Fishing for Mudcats..Yo, Cut it...
The Carolina Mudcats (23-27) took two in a row against the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-26) with a 5-3 win on Wednesday. Behind a strong pitching performance from Francisco Jimenez the Mudcats were able to keep the Blue Rocks bats at bay for the majority of the night.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system that are increasing their value and others that are dropping in value. In today's premium feature, Tony provides info on potential callups and prospect stock tips on 20 players including Matt LaPorta, Scott Barnes, Matt Lawson, T.J. McFarland, Rob Bryson, Adam Abraham, Jeremie Tice, Tyler Holt, Kyle Blair, Shawn Armstrong, Jerrud Sabourin, Luis DeJesus, Jordan Smith and more!
Here is the (heavily delayed) transaction rundown with a look back at a week that began with shuffling in the minor league rosters marked by the return to health of hot corner prospects Lonnie Chisenhall and Giovanny Urshela, and ended with Zach McAllister's return to Columbus to make room for Juan Diaz in Cleveland and Matt Lawson's return to competitive baseball from extended spring training.
The Carolina Mudcats (22-27) ended their six game losing streak in a big way as they defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-25) 11-3 on Tuesday night. Led by shortstop Tony Wolters and left fielder Jeremie Tice’s three RBI’s each, the offense was able to pound Blue Rock pitching to help propel the Mudcats to the win.
The Carolina Mudcats (22-27) losing streak continued Monday and has now reached six games after a 4-3 loss to the Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-25). A two out rally in the fourth by the Blue Rocks proved to be too much for the Mudcats to overcome. The Mudcats took an early 2-0 lead as they scored twice in the bottom of the second but were unable to hold on to it as the Blue Rocks quickly struck back in the top of the third scoring two of their own and then took the lead in the fourth for good.
The Carolina Mudcats (22-25) losing steak was pushed to a season high five games as they lost 8-3 to the Winston Salem-Dash (27-19), giving them the series sweep. The story of the game was the Mudcats inability to get hits with runners in scoring position
The Carolina Mudcats (22-23) returned home following a rough road trip, where the Mudcats lost both series and compiled a 2-4 record, to take on the Winston Salem-Dash (25-19). The Mudcats fell to the Dash 7-5. Mudcat starter Francisco Jimenez found it hard to retire the lead off hitters in innings as three straight lead off home runs...
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the hot hitting Kyle Bellows, lists lots of comments from the Indians front office on players such as Matt LaPorta, Scott Barnes and others at Triple-A that could help the team this year, talk about Austin Adams’ surgery and what it means for his future, and provide updates on several other players like Kevin Slowey, Roberto Perez, Clayton Cook, Cody Anderson and more.
The Frederick Keys plated seven runs over three innings, and defeated the Carolina Mudcats 7-2 in six-and-one-half innings on a soaking Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. The game was called with two on and no outs in the bottom of the seventh due to a steady downpour. Kyle Blair (1-1) was hit hard in relief for the Mudcats (22-23). Blair allowed seven runs on five hits, and walked a season-high five hitters in two-and-a-third innings.
The Carolina Mudcats just haven't been able to find any sort of consistency in the first quarter of the season, and are slowly creeping down in the standings. This week's edition of Fishing for Mudcats takes a look at who's stepping up, and who's not, as we speed towards to all-star break...
It is Wednesday, which means it is time to take stock on some of the players in the Indians’ minor league system that are increasing their value and others that are dropping in value. In today's premium feature, Tony provides prospect stock tips on 20 players, including David Huff, Matt LaPorta, Jared Goedert, Eric Berger, Bryan Price, Kyle Bellows, Nick Weglarz, Trey Haley, Will Roberts, Michael Goodnight, Bryson Myles, Zach MacPhee and 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!