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IBI Scoreboard for April 23, 2014
MLB
KC 3
CLE 5 Box
Triple-A
GWI 3 Recap
COL 2 Box
Double-A
AKR 5 Recap
TRE 9 Box
High-A
CAR 3 Recap
WIL 4 Box
Low-A
LC 5 Recap
LAN 6 Box

Indians Prospect Insider

March 2, 2014   (7 comments)
Indians make trade with Dodgers for Justin Sellers
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. To allow room on the 40-man roster they have designated first baseman David Cooper for assignment.
 
March 2, 2014   (19 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The non-roster invite hitters
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The next batch of these running today are the non-roster invite hitters. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews each non-roster invite hitter.
 
March 2, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB Storylines: Lester hoping to stay in Boston
The Phoenix area had endured a 70-day spell with no rainfall, until Saturday's storms that cancelled some of the Cactus League action. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Red Sox and Jon Lester talking long-term extension, unfortunate news for one of the top prospects in baseball, and more.
 
March 1, 2014   (8 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #17 RHP Austin Adams
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with right-handed pitcher Austin Adams. Adams made a great return last season from shoulder surgery, so much so that he was back to 100% and throwing at his old velocity and even more much quicker than hoped. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at how his return from surgery has gone, what he needs to work on, his true Major League upside, and much more.
 
March 1, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 2/23/14 - 3/1/14
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 
March 1, 2014   (10 comments)
Trend Spotting: Spring optimism abounds
ogers Hornsby once said "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." In a special edition of Trend Spotting, the IBI's Michael Hattery brings in other IBI writers Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek to chat about the Indians rotation and their outlook for this season.
 
March 1, 2014   (2 comments)
MLB Storylines: Could Sano be headed for Tommy John?
The weekend is finally here and another winter storm is bearing down on much of the country. Spring Training is the taste of spring many of us need. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the the news Twins top prospect Miguel Sano may need Tommy John surgery, the Angels may cut or trade Joe Blanton, and much more.
 
February 28, 2014   (6 comments)
Indians shutout Reds 4-0 to win two straight
A two-run homer by Ryan Raburn was essentially all Cleveland would need Friday afternoon, as they blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0. Collecting just four hits on offense, pitching was the name of the game in the rubber match against Cincy at Goodyear Ballpark. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz recaps the action.
 
February 28, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #18 OF Anthony Santander
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with outfielder Anthony Santander. Santander is one of the most physically gifted players in the Indians system who had a bout with the injury bug last season, but is no doubt an exciting prospect with massive upside. In this detailed scouting report the IBI's Tony Lastoria gives the 411 on his upside, what happened to him last year, what he is working on, and so much more.
 
February 28, 2014   (11 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The non-roster invite pitchers
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The first batch of these running today are the non-roster invite pitchers. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews each non-roster invite pitcher.
 
February 28, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB Storylines: Could Cliff Lee be dealt this season?
Spring Training is now underway and the Indians got their first win of the pre-season. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the latest rumor that Cliff Lee could be dealt, Justin Masterson is talking extension, and more.
 
February 27, 2014   (20 comments)
Tribe returns favor with 12-3 blowout win over Cincinnati
If you are a key Indians prospect, you were probably hitting, walking, driving in runs, scoring runs or flashing leather in the field on Thursday as the Indians put a 12-3 shellacking on the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. Carlos Carrasco earned the win and deservedly so after two perfect innings of work in the third and fourth while the Indians bats came to life in a fury. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the action.
 
February 27, 2014   (5 comments)
Asdrubal Cabrera: At the corner of BABIP and plate discipline
In 2013, Asdrubal Cabrera hit the ball extremely well. This is not a popular opinion; however, in 2013, Cabrera’s line drive rate of 23.4% was a well-above league average clip. Some have attributed Cabrera's plate discipline issues as a major factor that weighed down his BABIP last season, but the IBI's John Grimm explains that there is no evidence suggesting that plate discipline and BABIP are correlated.
 
February 27, 2014   (10 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #19 OF Jordan Smith
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with outfielder Jordan Smith. Smith has been an exceptionally consistent performer with the bat over his first three years in the Indians system, but it is his growth defensively which has a lot of people talking. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria provides all the details on his growth as a defender and his ceiling there, his potential with the bat, what he is doing to improve his power, and so much more.
 

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