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Short Season Single-A
111 Eastwood Mall Boulevard
Niles, OH  44446
Phone: 330-505-0000

Manager: Ted Kubiak
Pitching Coach: Greg Hibbard
Hitting Coach: Phil Clark

July 9, 2013   (6 comments)
The 10 hottest hitters in the Indians farm system
Tony takes a look at 10 of the hottest hitters in the organization from Double-A Akron to rookie level Arizona – some names you know well and some you don’t. The players are not ranked, but are listed by level and include the likes of Tyler Holt, Jose Ramirez, Joey Wendle, Jeremy Lucas, Dorssys Paulino, Anthony Santander, Logan Vick, Nellie Rodriguez, Clint Frazier and Joel Mejia. He provides insight into what kind of prospect each player is, their upside, their strengths and weaknesses, and some statistical trends as well.
July 9, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers drop a hard fought contest to Spikes, 4-3
Trying to right the wayward ship that has been July, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers dropped a hard-fought contest Monday night, falling to the State College Spikes 4-3.
July 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers pitching collapses in 12-3 blowout loss
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers endured their fifth straight loss against the State College Spikes on a rain-soaked night in Happy Valley, 12-3.
July 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Williamsport drops Mahoning Valley 6-2 for sweep
NILES, OH- The Scrappers continued their losing ways on Saturday evening, as they fell to the Williamsport CrossCutters 6-2.
July 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Errors doom Scrappers in 6-3 loss to Crosscutters
A cavalcade of errors doomed the Scrappers, as they lost their second straight game of their three-game set with the Williamsport CrossCutters by a final score of 6-3.
July 5, 2013   (2 comments)
The Scrapperbook: 6/17/2013 to 7/4/2013
Overarching trends have come to define the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2013. A few include dominant pitching, below average performances at the plate, and walk-off losses. In his first Mahoning Valley Scrappers notebook of the season, the IBI's Hayden Grove takes a look at how things have gone to date for the Scrappers.
July 5, 2013   (7 comments)
Around The Farm: July 4, 2013
A very happy Fourth of July to you! We at IBI hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed a little time off. There was no time off in the minor leagues Thursday, as all of Cleveland's affiliates were in action. Some did a little worse than others (like a pair of four-hit outings in Columbus and Carolina), though there were plenty of good performances, including some impressive pitching and hitting in Lake County. To read all about Thursday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Poor defense spurs Scrappers to 11-6 loss
On a day meant for celebration, the 6,576 fans that filled Eastwood Field rooting for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers had very little to celebrate, watching their hometown team fall 11-6 to the Williamsport Crosscutters. The Scrappers could only muster two hits against Williamsport starting pitcher Julio Reyes, who was making his first start of the season.
July 4, 2013   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Wendle is blossoming into a star
A very Happy Fourth of July to all of the IBI readers! What better to celebrate our independence than good food, fireworks, and another edition of Minor Happenings! In today’s abbreviated version of the Happenings on the Indians farm (still over 2300 words), Tony takes a long look at the emerging star that is second baseman Joey Wendle and just how good of a prospect he really is for the Indians. He also provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins on Clint Frazier, Mitch Brown, Kieran Lovegrove, Juan Herrera, and many others.
July 4, 2013   (8 comments)
Around The Farm: July 3, 2013
Sometimes greatness can spoil people. Francisco Lindor could spend almost every night atop Around The Farm, though sometimes we can take his all-around excellence for granted. Lindor is one of the transcendent prospects in the game of baseball and is the kind of talent every team wants in its system. The shortstop was at it again Wednesday night, along with plenty of other players throughout the system. To read all about them, join Jim Piascik as he goes Around The Farm.
July 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers split twinbill with Jammers
Following a rain-soaked Tuesday night which saw the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Jamestown Jammers game postponed, the boys picked-up where they left-off in the second inning and the Scrappers prevailed 5-3. In the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader, which was only slated for seven innings due to the late start and a travel day following for both teams, the Scrappers dropped the rubber match of the three-game series against the Jammers, losing 7-3.
July 3, 2013   (13 comments)
Minor Happenings: Moncrief has put it all together
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the big month that outfielder Carlos Moncrief had and just what kind of prospect he is for the Indians. He also checks in on the progress that right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker is making this season, provides several comments from the front office on players in the upper levels like Bryan Price, Jose Ramirez, Jose Flores, Ronny Rodriguez, Enosil Tejeda and others, and offers up updates and insight into the development of Toru Murata, Shawn Morimando, Juan Romero, Anderson Polanco and more!
July 1, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers fall in walk-off fashion to Jamestown 1-0
Walk-off losses have become a trend for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers this season, and that trend continued on Monday night as the Scrappers fell 1-0 to the Jamestown Jammers; their second consecutive walk off loss.
July 1, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers fall late to Crosscutters, 4-3
How quickly things can change. A game that the Scrappers seemed to have control of through the first eight innings ended with a walk off base hit and error for the Williamsport Crosscutters and a 4-3 defeat for the Scrappers.
July 1, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 30, 2013
The Indians got a sensational performance on the mound on Sunday from Low-A right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker, and he has really strung together some good starts of late. Tony touches on him and many other players that were in action on Sunday from Akron to Arizona.
June 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers pounded by Crosscutters, 10-5
The Mahoning Valley Scrapper’s seesaw season continued on Friday night, losing to the Williamsport Crosscutters 10-5.
June 28, 2013   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Bautista could be another infield gem
In today’s third edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the encouraging performance of short season Single-A Mahoning Valley infielder Claudio Bautista and what kind of prospect he truly is for the Indians. He also provides a ton of quotes and insight from Ross Atkins on several players at Double-A Akron like Ronny Rodriguez, Carlos Moncrief, Austin Adams and others, talks about the changes Will Roberts is working on, the injury to Luigi Rodriguez, and more.
June 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Lugo is brilliant in Scrappers 2-0 win
On a pleasant night at Eastwood Field, the crowd of 3,587 was treated to a great night of pitching from both sides, ending in a 2-0 victory for Mahoning Valley. With the Scrappers pitching staff entering the game third in the league in ERA, and Spikes staff entering second in the league, respectively, a pitcher’s duel was not surprising.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers get spiked by the Spikes, 6-1
For the sixth time in ten games, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored two or less runs, falling to the State College Spikes 6-1. The Scrappers could only muster four hits, while the pitching limited damage as best as possible.
June 26, 2013   (1 comments)
Minor Happenings: Hamrick and others off to impressive start
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes a look at the emergence of two high profile pitching prospects in Mahoning Valley with Caleb Hamrick and Luis Lugo. He also provides several comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina, the strides that Ronny Rodriguez continues to make, the prospect standing of Jerrud Sabourin, the injury concerns of Matt LaPorta, the inconsistency that Luis DeJesus is working through, the big pro debut of Clint Frazier and more.

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