The AZL Indians pitching and defense struggled again last night as the team dropped another game, 7-3 to the AZL Athletics. Left-hander Matt Packer started the game on his rehab assignment and pitched a scoreless inning, and should be back up in Akron in no time.
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the continued good performance of lefty T.J. McFarland and what his value may be going forward, shares tons of comments from the Indians front office on players up and down their minor league system, gives an update on the status of Jason Knapp, and provides all kinds of updates on other players like Kevin Slowey, Jeremie Tice, Russ Canzler, Loek Van Mil, Carlos Moncrief, Steven Wright, Anthony Gallas, Francisco Lindor, Ryan Merritt, Dorsyss Paulino and more.
The AZL Indians (1-4) lost a tough one last night to the AZL Cubs with a final score of 6-4. After leading the game through the first six frames, the wheels came off in the 7th as Tribe pitcher Alexis Paredes struggled. Sean Mahon recaps the games and has all sorts of tidbits from scouts in attendance on some of the players.
The AZL Indians (1-3) dropped their third game of the season as they were outslugged on Sunday night, 12-9 to the AZL Athletics. Despite an early three spot put on the board courtesy of a bases loaded clearing triple by Eric Haase, the Tribe pitching struggled.
It was a slugfest in Goodyear on Saturday night. Any hitting shortages seen in the season’s first two contests were forgiven after the AZL Indians mashed 19 hits, yielding 13 runs as the Tribe trumped the AZL Brewers. Ryan Battaglia, who really struggled in his previous 10 AB’s that included 6 strikeouts, bounced back in a positive fashion as he went 2-4 with 3 RBIs including a double a triple
The Arizona League Indians began their season in earnest this week with some interesting debuts headlined by last season's second round pick, Dillon Howard. This team has some major prospects, and IPI's Sean Mahon will give Tribe fans an exclusive, on-site look at some of the most talented players in the system. Join Sean for unique take in our season debut of the Arizona League Indians notebook...
The Indians made lots of moves up and down the system from rookie level Arizona to the big league team in Cleveland, and Arthur Kinney is here to recap it all in his latest rundown of the transactions here at the IPI.
The Arizona League Indians fell to the Arizona League Angels in extras last night with a final of 3-2. The Indians battled the Angels in their second game of the season, but despite seemingly frequent opportunities in the late going, the young guns could not capitalize on their opportunities. Sean has the recap of the game as well as lots of comments from scouts...
As expected, the Indians made made several roster moves today throughout their minor league system. With the start of the second half for the full season Single-A teams and the start of short season leagues, this is usually a time where there is a lot of movement. Tony recaps the flurry of roster moves....after the jump...
The Indians' rookie level Arizona Indians affiliate got their season started last night, but lost to the Reds by a score of 11-6. The IPI's very own Sean Mahon was there to take in the action, and will be at all of the AZL Indians' games the next two months to document what happened in the game and provide quotes from players and coaches.
Bo Greenwell had a tough 2011 where he suffered a severe finger and knee injury which cost him most of last season and has already cost him the first two months of this season. He is in Arizona working his way back and hopes to return to game action soon, and Tony has the update on how his progress is going.
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.
In today’s Minor Happenings, Tony get us all up to speed on a flurry of comments from Ross Atkins on players at the Double-A and Triple-A level, and also talk about Francisco Lindor’s impressive play and development, the value of lefty Francisco Jimenez, the slow return to form of Cord Phelps, what Matt LaPorta’s dominance in Triple-A means, the future of Nick Weglarz with the Indians and in baseball, the emergence of young Latin prospect Luis Lugo and lots more!
The Radar Report is a premium site feature which posts two to three times a month and provides radar readings for the fastball and secondary offerings for several Indians prospects. This week's report includes information on Cody Anderson, Joseph Colon, Cole Cook, Kyle Landis, Kyle Petter, Mason Radeke, Grant Sides, and Giovanni Soto.
The 2014 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!