In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes an in-depth look at some of the hot prospects in the organization. He provides some insight into the season that outfielder LeVon Washington has had and when and where he will be promoted, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on a very talented Carolina Mudcats roster, reviews the hot start by shortstop Francisco Lindor at Akron and his major league time clock, provides insight into outfielder Clint Frazier’s pro debut and how the Indians are handling him, and discusses infielder Joe Sever who is an emerging prospect in the system.
Wednesday night was a good night in the organization, and not just because the major league club won. See, Wednesday night was #WashTime, as the outfielder made his presence known in Arizona. In addition to #WashTime, the organization also had some Tyler Naquin, a little Eric Haase, and much more. To read all about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
The Lake County Captains (16-15, 39-59) used four RBI by first baseman Joe Sever to take game one from the South Bend Silver Hawks (18-14, 62-39) by a final score of 7-5. Lake County snapped a four-game losing streak against the Silver Hawks.
In this week’s edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued strong performance of Double-A Akron lefty Matt Packer and his major league future, provides some comments from Ross Atkins on some players at rookie level Arizona, and some news and insights into players such as Carlos Moncrief, Jose Ramirez, Bryson Myles, Nellie Rodriguez, Matt LaPorta, LeVon Washington and more.
Last week bore witness to another handful of losses for the Lake County Captains as they dropped four of six games at home. The bullpen continues to be problematic for the team and the offense, though productive, continues to lack timing when it comes to big hits. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the events that took place in Lake County last week.
Professional baseball presents a constant course of inevitable challenges, but Nick Hamilton has overcome adversity since his toddler years. He has overcome a serious hearing issue as a child and is a prospect in the organization that he grew up with and loved, and the same organization his father is the play-by-play announcer for on the radio. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with him and shares his story...
Quad Cities (16-13) scored four times in the sixth inning and defeated the Captains (15-15) by a final of 7-4. Roberto Pena and Brian Blasik walked to begin the sixth and Jordan Scott, who had five RBI’s, singled them both home.
The Lake County Captains (14-14, 36-58) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits (15-12, 53-43) on Saturday night.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels (19-8, 59-36) used two home runs by right fielder Adam Brett Walker and a complete game from southpaw Brett Lee to defeat the Lake County Captains (13-14, 36-59) 4-1 on Friday night in front of 5,557 fans at Classic Park.
The Cleveland organization got homer-happy Thursday night, as Lake County led the way with four home runs on their own. None of those shots could overshadow what happened with Carolina, however, as the team hit their first walk-off home run of the season. To find out walked off for the Mudcats and everything else you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
The Lake County Captains accumulated four home runs at Classic Park on Thursday night but fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 9-7. Right-hander Luis DeJesus (3-9, 6.18) received the start for the Captains to counter Cedar Rapids’ righty Josue Montanez (3-2, 5.35).
Well not that Colon, obviously. While Tony is off having fun on vacation, Jim Piascik fills in, analyzing High-A Carolina right-hander Joseph Colon's return from injury and his development, admires and breaks down the progress Double-A outfielder Carlos Moncrief has made in 2013, checks in with Aeros manager Edwin Rodriguez on how a dozen of his players are doing and what changes they are making, and provides insight and information on the likes of Alex Monsalve, Bryson Myles, Dorssys Paulino, Nellie Rodriguez, D'Vone McClure, and more!
Nellie Rodriguez struggled at Lake County early in the season, making it was clear that the organization pushed the first baseman too quickly. After he was moved down to Mahoning Valley, Rodriguez looked better and started to produce, not that anyone could have seen Wednesday night coming. Rodriguez turned in a career performance, and to read all about it and the rest of the action from the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
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!