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601 South Wood Blvd.
Goodyear, AZ 853338
Phone: 623-302-5678

Manager: Anthony Medrano
Pitching Coach: Mark Allen
Hitting Coach: Junior Betances

September 5, 2012   (6 comments)
Nick Hamilton: Grown up dreams
Born and raised an Indians fan in Avon Lake, OH, Nick Hamilton now has one of the most unique perspectives of the Indians. Not only is he a diehard fan of the team and was drafted by the team he loves, but his father is the Voice of the Indians. Sean Mahon recently sat down with Hamilton out in Arizona and talked about his love of the Indians, his perseverance overcoming obstacles on and off the diamond, and his dreams.
September 3, 2012   (4 comments)
On the Lighter Side: Getting to know your 2012 AZL Indians
The Arizona League is a different brand of baseball; there are no TV cameras catching scene by scene baseball, neither a peanut nor crackerjack man, no beer vendors and rarely even a grand stand of seats. The weather is hot, dry and some games are so quiet, you can hear yourself think. Fans rarely get a chance to catch the personalities of the players there since they are so far removed from "coverage", but Sean Mahon recently talked to a bunch of the players for a light Q&A to get to know them better.
August 30, 2012   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Urshela brings the power
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony looks at the very strong season that High-A Carolina third baseman Giovanny Urshela has had and the jump he has made as a prospect. He also touches on the season that Carolina right-handed pitcher Jordan Cooper has had and what it may mean for his future, provides lots of comments from Ross Atkins on some of their rising young Latin American stars, and provides injury updates and more on players like Lars Anderson, Adam Abraham, Carlos Moncrief, Tyler Naquin, and others.t
August 29, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians fall in season finale, 8-1
The AZL Indians ended their season with a thud as they played an uninspired game against the visiting Brewers and lost 8-1. The Indians got on the board in the first inning as shortstop Jairo Kelly drew a one out walk and then stole second for his third steal of the season. He later scored on a one our single to left by catcher Nelson Rodriguez.
August 29, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Tribe pounds Mariners, 13-7
The AZL Indians have lost several of their top players to promotions the past week, but that did not look to be the case last night as they pounded the AZL Mariners 13-7 last night. They scored 11 combined runs in the sixth through eighth innings to come back and stun the Mariners.
August 27, 2012   (0 comments)
Arizona Rookie League Notebook: 8/19/12 - 8/25/12
The rookie level Arizona League Indians wrap up their season this week, and what a fun year it has been to watch the young Indians with so much young talent, arguably the most the Indians have had at the rookie level in well over a decade. Sean Mahon chimes in with another notebook and has updates and scouting notes on the performances of several players such as Dillon Howard, Caleb Hamrick, Jorge Martine, Claudio Bautista, Felix Sterling and more.
August 27, 2012   (0 comments)
Big fourth inning propels AZL Indians to win
The AZL Indians beat the AZL Reds on Sunday night by a score of 8-6, thanks to a key five-run fourth inning that paved the way to victory. Right-hander Dylan Baker got the start for the Indians and was shaky in the early going allowing three first inning runs on three hits, a walk, wild pitch, passed ball and error.
August 26, 2012   (0 comments)
Indians pitching dominates in Arizona
The usually offensive minded AZL Indians won a rare pitching battle, riding the arms of Hector Rondon, Luis Lugo and Thomas White to a 2-1 victory.
August 25, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians fall 11-4 to Brewers
Despite an early lead, the AZL Indians could not avoid the big inning, and fell 11-4 to the AZL Brewers Friday.
August 24, 2012   (2 comments)
Brown, Lovegrove Look Great As AZL Indians Split Doubleheader
The AZL Indians split a doubleheader with the AZL Dodgers last night, winning the first game 4-2 and dropping the second 3-1. Pitching was the name of the game for the Indians, as the starters were both high draft picks for the Tribe in the 2012 draft (2nd round pick Mitch Brown and 3rd round pick Kieran Lovegrove).
August 23, 2012   (4 comments)
Minor Happenings: Salazar is showing big league stuff
This week in Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the conservative approach used by the Indians with Danny Salazar and why he has been impressive this season, the strides at the plate made by shortstop Ronny Rodriguez and why he has solidified himself as a top prospect, provide quotes from the front office on players at the rookie level Arizona level, and lots of insight and info on other players like T.J. McFarland, Preston Guilmet, Bo Greenwell, Jake Lowery, Aaron Siliga, Hector Rondon and many more.
August 22, 2012   (4 comments)
IPI Hot List: 2012 Week 20
Tony chimes in with a new edition of the IPI Hot List, a piece that will become a weekly staple next season and ranks the top 20 performances in the Indians' system from the past seven days. In no way does it rank or list players based on value; it is simply a snapshot of the top 20 performances from the past week without any discrimination regarding whether a player is a prospect or not. In this week's list Tony provides insight and updates on players like Cord Phelps, Danny Salazar, Dorssys Paulino, Mitch Brown, Mason Radeke, Rob Nixon, Ronny Rodriguez, David Huff, Anthony Santander, and lots of others.
August 22, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians win thriller in 11 innings
The AZL Indians officially began their post-Dorssys Paulino phase with a win on Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting AZL Dodgers by a final score of 7-6 in 11 innings. Paulino was called up to Mahoning Valley on Tuesday, but his former teammates put forth a strong effort to get the win.
August 21, 2012   (5 comments)
Paulino promoted to Mahoning Valley
The IPI has learned that the Indians have promoted rookie level Arizona shortstop Dorssys Paulino to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley. The move has not yet been made official by the Indians, he supposedly left Arizona yesterday and should join Mahoning Valley this week, likely in Batavia today or tomorrow.
August 20, 2012   (0 comments)
Arizona Rookie League Notebook: 8/13/12 - 8/20/12
The minor league season is winding down, and the first of those season's that will end is the rookie level Arizona League Indians season who wrap up play in a little over a week. Sean Mahon chimes in with his second to last notebook of the season with observations and information from scouts on players like Mitch Brown, Dorssys Paulino, Caleb Hamrick, and lots more.
August 19, 2012   (0 comments)
Howard and Sterling dominate AZL Royals
On Saturday night, two top Indians' prospects are finding their groove after struggling starts to the 2012 season as the Indians beat the Royals 5-1. Dillon Howard led off with his second straight promising start in August, while Felix Sterling rolled out his fourth straight dominating outing in relief of Howard. The AZL Indians need a run to make it to the playoffs, but boy, that pitching is starting to look really good. Check out how good, after the jump...
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)
AZL Indians pull away late in 8-4 win
The AZL Indians stayed hot with the bats on Thursday night resulting in an 8-4 win over the visiting AZL Brewers. Young right-hander Kieran Lovegrove got the start for the Indians and he bobbed and weaved around trouble all night allowing six hits and two walks in four innings, but only yielding two runs, one of which was earned.
August 16, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians dominate in 8-1 win over the Royals
The AZL Indians had a dominating 8-1 win over the visiting AZL Royals on Wednesday night. The offense was clicking with 15 hits, the pitching was great allowing one run on three hits, and the defense was sound not having any miscues.
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.

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