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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
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Indians Prospect Insider

February 16, 2014   (27 comments)
IBI Power Poll: Is there an Impact Surprise in 2014?
Danny Salazar and Yan Gomes burst out for the Cleveland Indians in 2013, and really added the depth that the team needed to get to the next level. With both players joining the team on a regular basis in 2014, do the Indians have any minor league options that could provide the same burst of energy this season? Join Jim Pete, as he takes a look at potential break-out candidates this season.
 
February 16, 2014   (3 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #30 1B Nelson Rodriguez
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with first baseman Nelson Rodriguez. Things did not get off on the right foot at Lake County for Rodriguez last season, but he finished with a bang at Mahoning Valley. In this very detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes an in depth look at the growth potential Rodriguez has as a hitter and defender, what his strengths and weaknesses are, why he had success at Mahoning Valley, and so much more.
 
February 16, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB Storylines: Indians add Harang to the rotation competition
A slow day in the MLB was headlined by some Indians news. 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 a new member of the Tribe's fifth starter race, the Cubs adding a new infielder, and more.
 
February 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Indians sign Aaron Harang to minor league deal
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
 
February 15, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 2/9/14 - 2/15/14
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.
 
February 15, 2014   (2 comments)
Trend Spotting: Ryan Raburn, regression candidate
The Indians bench last year was constructed much differently than many of the past. It was a strength of the team with Ryan Raburn at the forefront of the Goon Squad as perhaps a goon’s goon of sorts. The IBIs Michael Hattery takes a deep look into the production of Raburn last year and provides data and analysis the suggests he is a regression candidate. But why and how much?
 
February 15, 2014   (5 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #31 OF Logan Vick
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with outfielder Logan Vick. Vick had a breakthrough season last year showing some tablesetting skills and led the Midwest League with a .413 on-base percentage. In this detailed scouting report, the IBIs Tony Lastoria explains just what kind of outfield prospect Vick is for the Indians, what the biggest concern is with him, what he really excels at, his Major League potential, and more.
 
February 15, 2014   (7 comments)
MLB Storylines: Teheran the latest to get an extension
With the prices in free agency sky rocketing every year, teams seem to be more open than ever to locking their own players up long term. 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 Julio Teheran's extension, the Mariners pursuit of pitching after the Hisashi Iwakuma injury, and more.
 
February 14, 2014   (22 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: A look at Brantley's extension
The Cleveland Indians formally announced the contract extension of Michael Brantley on Thursday. The move now ensures that Brantley will be in the fold for the next four years, but was the price too steep? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he analyzes the contract in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
 
February 14, 2014   (6 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #32 RHP Caleb Hamrick
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with right-handed pitcher Caleb Hamrick. Hamrick is the lesser hyped high school pitcher taken in the Top 10 rounds of the Indians draft in 2012, but to date he has performed the best. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the strength, power and ability that Hamrick has, his areas of improvement needed, his future outlook and much more.
 
February 14, 2014   (1 comments)
MLB Storylines: Trout appears headed for unrivaled contract
Today's baseball world is full of mega contracts, but we may see one in the near future that puts all the rest to shame. 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 Angels and Mike Trout possibly working on a contract extension, Suk-min Yoon picks his new team, and more.
 
February 13, 2014   (9 comments)
Brown wants to keep things simple this year
Early camp for minor leaguers kicks off on February 25th. One of those who will be attending is right-handed pitcher Mitch Brown who is coming off an inconsistent 2013 campaign and looking to put that behind him for good with the start of a new season. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him to see how he is doing as spring training nears and get his thoughts on what went wrong last year.
 
February 13, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #33 RHP Joseph Colon
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with right-handed pitcher Joseph Colon. Colon had an inconsistent first half of his season last year because of injuries, but the second half of the season he was very good thanks to a significant jump in his fastball velocity and overall consistency of his stuff. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria discusses the sudden change for him last season, his limitations which can hold him back, what really makes him so effective, his major league future and much more.
 
February 13, 2014   (24 comments)
Do the Indians need a left-handed starter?
The 1984 Detroit Tigers did something no other team in the history of baseball has ever done. Win a World Series without a left-handed starter. And we're not talking just the Fall Classic either, but an entire regular season without one. Fast forward 30 years, and the Indians head into the 2014 season without a southpaw in their rotation. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz wonders if the team should add a lefty into the mix.
 

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