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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

August 17, 2012   (3 comments)
Minor Happenings: Paulino making claim for #1 prospect
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the outstanding season to date from shortstop Dorssys Paulino and ponders if he should be the Indians #1 rated prospect. In addition to that he runs down a gauntlet of injuries in the system with updates on LeVon Washington, Clayton Cook, Hector Rondon and others, plus a look at Matt LaPorta’s fade, Giovanny Urshela’s improved power, Matt Lawson’s future, the overlooked but impressive debut of Anthony Santander, and lots more!
August 17, 2012   (0 comments)
Big ninth propels Auburn past Scrappers, 12-5
If you like offense, Eastwood Field was the place to be Thursday Night. At least for the first few innings it was, as the Scrappers and Doubledays engaged in an offensivedogfight in the first four frames. In the end, it was the Scrappers plane that was shot from the skies, as Auburn capitalized on walks and errors to win 12-5.
August 16, 2012   (3 comments)
Coach's Corner '12: Greg Hibbard
In today's Q&A coaches session, Tony sits down and talks with short season Single-A Mahoning Valley pitching coach Greg Hibbard about an assortment of pitchers on the current roster, discusses how they are doing, what adjustments they are making, how their development is coming along, and lots more. Hibbard also discusses how he works with all the new pitchers from the recent draft.
August 15, 2012   (0 comments)
Lucas delivers late in Scrappers 5-4 win
Just a night after Eastwood Field played host to the NYPL All-Star Game, it served as the battleground for a the Scrappers and Auburn Doubledays. The big crowd and large media presence were gone, but those that turned up to watch the teams continue their respective regular seasons saw a dandy, as they watched the Scrappers just edge the Doubledays in what was a nip-and-tuck 5-4 affair.
August 15, 2012   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Sturdevant could be a late call to bigs
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at Tyler Sturdevant's return to form, where he is at in his recovery from injury, and his Major League potential in the near future. He also looks at the progress being made by promising young lefty Luis Lugo in Arizona, why Giovanni Soto was shut down, provides lots of comments from Ross Atkins on the trade deadline decision-making process, plus updates and information on players like Matt Langwell, Chun Chen, Ronny Rodriguez, Jose Ramirez, Robbie Aviles, Claudio Bautista, and more.
August 15, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrappers players shine in NYPL All Star game
Niles, Ohio isn’t usually the place to be. But for one night, it was. At least it was for the elite of the New York-Penn League, as they gathered to take part in the New-York Penn League All-Star Game on what was a rainy August evening. Joining them were several thousand of their family members, closest friends, and biggest fans, as Eastwood Field played host to it’s first ever All-Star Game. Matt Miller recaps the game.
August 13, 2012   (1 comments)
Lee's striking pro debut makes him an All Star
The NY-Penn League All Star game gets underway tomorrow night right in our very own backyard at Mahoning Valley. Five Scrappers will get to enjoy the hometown festivities, and one of those is right-hander Jacob Lee who is off to a very good pro start putting up some very good numbers. Matt Miller had a chance to sit down with him recently and discuss his season to date.
August 12, 2012   (0 comments)
Big first inning does in Scrappers, 8-4
A first inning grand slam set the course Sunday, as the Auburn Doubledays used a five run first inning as a springboard on the way to an 8-4 win over the Scrappers.
August 12, 2012   (0 comments)
Valiero, Romero lead way in 9-2 rout
The Scrapper offense took a bite out of the Auburn Doubledays Saturday night, using a pair of three run innings to help secure a 9-2 victory.
August 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrappers rally to halt skid
Facing a 3-1 deficit heading into the late innings, it may have seemed like déjà vu for the Scrappers, who found themselves in the midst of a stretch where nothing seemed to be going to plan. But a late five run rally was the perfect remedy for their struggles, as they went on to defeat the Batavia Muckdogs 7-3 Friday night and end their six game losing streak.
August 10, 2012   (0 comments)
DeJesus is making a name for himself in 2012
The NY-Penn League All Star game is set to take place this coming Tuesday at Eastwood Field, the home of the Indians' short season Single-A Mahoning Valley affiliate. The starter for the American League in the game is none other than the Indians' and Scrappers' very own Luis DeJesus. The IPI's Matt Miller recently sat down with the talented righty about his season to date and his selection to the All Star team.
August 10, 2012   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: 8/3/2012-8/9/2012
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers went through a tough week and they're closing in on the All Star break. Site columnist Andrew Zajac recaps the week that was, hands out some monthly awards, and previews the 2012 NYPL All Star Game.
August 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrappers lose to Batavia in extras, run losing streak to six
Despite scoring almost as many runs as they had in their last four games combined, the Scrappers dropped their sixth straight game Thursday, losing in 11 to the Batavia Muckdogs in their first meeting of the year.
August 9, 2012   (3 comments)
Minor Happenings: Wolters' turnaround has been amazing
There are lots of good things happening in the Indians minor league system and this week Tony touches on the hot pitching of late from Jeanmar Gomez and the incredible turnaround by Tony Wolters, has all sorts of comments from the Indians Player Development staff on players at Mahoning Valley, provides injury updates on several players like Tyler Naquin and LeVon Washington, and lots of stuff on Cord Phelps, Paolo Espino, Todd Hankins, Jerrud Sabourin, Jacob Lee, Nelson Rodriguez and more!
August 8, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrappers drop fifth in a row
The Scrappers are mimicking their big-league affiliate in the wrong way. Though they haven’t yet matched that 11 game slide that the Indians had, they are currently in the middle of their own mini-slump, as the Williamsport Crosscutters dealt them their fifth straight loss, and sixth in their last seventh Wednesday.
August 8, 2012   (0 comments)
Five Scrappers named to NYPL All Star team
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the New York Penn League announced the 2012 NYPL All Star rosters today. The American League roster will feature five members of the Scrappers: second baseman Joe Wendle, infielder Joe Sever, right-handed pitcher Luis DeJesus, right-handed pitcher Jacob Lee, and catcher/first baseman Charlie Valerio.
August 8, 2012   (0 comments)
‘Cutters deal Scrappers fourth straight loss
After getting swept in Troy by the ValleyCats, the Scrappers hoped the home turf of Eastwood Field would provide some much needed momentum. It wasn’t friendly Tuesday, however. The Scrappers only gathered six hits in contest, losing their fourth straight game after dropping Tuesday’s opener with the Williamsport Crosscutters 6-2.
August 7, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrappers get swept by Tri-City
Despite a solid start from Jacob Lee, the Scrappers were left licking their wounds Monday afternoon, as they fell victim to a three game sweep at the hands of the Tri-City ValleyCats with a 5-1 loss. That start from Lee was, albeit short, almost flawless. He pitched four shutout innings, allowing only one hit and two walks while fanning five.
August 6, 2012   (0 comments)
Hernandez gives up four bombs in 8-1 loss
A quartet of home runs lifted the South Bend Silver Hawks over Roberto Hernandez and the Lake County Captains during an 8-1 loss on Sunday evening.
August 6, 2012   (0 comments)
ValleyCats edge Scrappers 5-4
The Scrappers dropped a tight-knit affair in Troy Sunday, losing 5-4 to the Tri-City ValleyCats.

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