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June 10, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Scout's take on the Indians draft
We continue on with our post-draft coverage here at the IBI with information on the new Indians draft picks from the very people who have been watching and reporting on them for months: the scouts. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has contacted over a dozen scouts in the game to provide comments on over a third of the picks the Indians made and provides them all in his latest article.
June 10, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.07
Here is episode number six this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI. In this week's show we go back on site to Low-A Lake County as host Hayden Grove sits down and interviews two of the Captains three All Stars in catcher Eric Haase and right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath on camera. He also recaps the recently completed Indians draft and gets us up to date on how some players from the 2013 Draft are doing.
June 10, 2014   (1 comments)
Smoke Signals S7E17: Draft recap and J.P. Feyereisen edition
Our new bi-weekly format of Smoke Signals continues tonight at 11:00pm ET. In tonight's show IBI draft guru Jeff Ellis joins Smoke Signals regular Tony Lastoria to recap the Indians 2014 Draft and provide thoughts and insight into what the Indians accomplished. Also, they will also have an on-air interview with 16th round pick and newly signed right-handed pitcher J.P. Feyereisen to talk about how the draft process went for him, his pro career getting started and much more.
June 10, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: June 10th signing update
Yesterday the IBI's Tony Lastoria provided signing updates on 19 of the Indians 42 draft picks from the 2014 MLB Draft. He has since been busy contacting people and today provides updates on 12 players, with four of them officially signed and four more who say they will sign. Four of the updates are on top 10 round picks and another four are on top 20 rounders.
June 10, 2014   (17 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #64: Cleveland 17, Texas 7
Drama has inherent value in sporting narratives, but the Cleveland Indians' 17-7 victory over the Texas Rangers suggests that drama can be passably foregone if one's favored club hits five home runs. With home run contributions from Michael Brantley, George Kottaras, and the highlight of the night, Lonnie Chisenhall, the IBI's John Grimm discusses both the former's excellent performance, and notes the struggles of T.J. House, struggles were dwarfed by the night's excellent run support.
June 10, 2014   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: June 9, 2014
Luis Lugo took another step forward in his development on Monday night with an outstanding outing for Low-A Lake County. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps that performance and also profiles the hot hitting Tyler Naquin at Double-A Akron. Those players and all of the other good and not so good performances are highlighted in Around the Farm...
June 10, 2014   (5 comments)
Storylines: Pirates to promote Polanco
History was made in Texas last night! 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 news that the Pirates are promoting their top prospect, Lonnie Chisenhall writing his name in the record books, the Rays pull the plug on their closer, and more.
June 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Lake County Captains top Dayton Dragons behind Haase, Lugo
The Lake County Captains took a 3-0 lead early against the Dayton Dragons and never looked back. Lake County won by a final of 5-2 after Eric Haase hit a three-run home run in the third inning. Luis Lugo got his fourth win of the season after pitching six innings with three hits, one run and striking out 10 Dragon batters.
June 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Caolina Mudcats squander hot bats, lose to Potomac, 5-4
The Carolina Mudcats took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning, but came out of it down 5-4. That was the final score as the Mudcats lost to the Potomac Nationals at home, falling to eight games below .500 for the season. Carolina outhit the Nationals 12-7, but couldn't find the scoring touch when it mattered. Shawn Morimando got the no decision after pitching 6.1 strong innings.
June 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Columbus Clippers fall short against Charlotte Knights, 4-2
The Columbus Clippers fell behind, 2-0, early on and never made it all the way back on their way to a 4-2 loss against the Charlotte Knights. Columbus was held to just three hits, while the Knights piled on nine against the Clippers' pitching staff. Columbus starter Tyler Cloyd pitched 5.1 innings and gave up five hits and three runs while striking out five Charlotte batters.
June 9, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks pounce for 10 runs against Binghamton
The Akron RubberDucks had the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but tacked on seven runs in two frames to ensure their victory. Akron bashed the Binghamton Mets for nine hits to score its 10 runs as the RubberDucks drew six walks. RubberDuck starter Duke von Schamann moved to 3-0 on the season after tossing seven frames with four hits and two runs.
June 9, 2014   (30 comments)
2014 Draft recap
Here is the IBI's 2014 MLB Draft page that has everything you need to know about each of the Indians' 42 selections in this year's draft. This page has all of the player information in one place with link outs to each player's draft page that has information, capsules, scouting reports, video, and so on.
June 9, 2014   (2 comments)
Clippers Notebook: Holt continues to impress in early going
The Indians Triple-A Columbus affiliate continued their up and down performance over the past week. The bullpen was strong for them and they continue to get good showings from Tyler Holt and others, though the starting pitching continues to be a problem for them. The IBI's Michael Rich recaps the week that was in his weekly notebook...
June 9, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: June 9th signing update
The 2013 MLB Draft is now in the rearview mirror which means the signing process has begun. Here is a first rundown of news on some things happening with Indians draft picks. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has already been calling, texting, and emailing scouts, advisors, agents and players for information on the signing status of several of the Indians picks. Here are some updates that he has dug up today on 19 of the Indians draft picks, including several players expected to sign in the next few days...
June 9, 2014   (3 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #63: Indians 3, Rangers 2
Baseball is a funny game sometimes. Less than a month ago, the Indians were in dead last in the division with a seemingly insurmountable 10.5-game deficit between them and the first-place Tigers. Now they sit alone in second place well within view of the Motor City Kitties' rearview mirror at only three games back. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps Sunday's slim 3-2 Tribe victory in Texas.
June 9, 2014   (14 comments)
Around the Farm: June 8, 2014
The Indians had some big hitting performances Around the Farm on Sunday, but the biggest one of them all came from High-A Carolina third baseman Yandy Diaz who racked up five hits. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about his night and return from injury along with all of the other good and bad performances from the night.
June 9, 2014   (10 comments)
Storylines: What do the Rays want for Price?
The Indians finally climb back over .500! 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 summer trade rumors, when Zach McAllister could return to the Tribe rotation, and more.
June 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall in back-and-forth affair, 8-7
In a back-and-forth game, the Carolina Mudcats dropped the rubber match of their weekend series with the Winston-Salem Dash losing 8-7 Sunday. Winston-Salem escaped with the win despite being outhit by the Mudcats 15 to 10.
June 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers beat Knights in thriller, 13-9
A consistent offensive effort gave the Columbus Clippers (31-32) a 13-9 victory on the road against the Charlotte Knights (21-43). The victory clinched at least a split of the series for the Clippers, with the two teams going at it once again on Monday and Tuesday.
June 8, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains fall to Dragons after brief rain delay, 4-2
The Lake County Captains (23-40) fell to the Dayton Dragons (32-29) Sunday afternoon by the score of 4-2. The game's first pitch was originally scheduled for 1:30 PM, but due to a prolonged rain delay, the game did not actually start until 2:04 PM. Paid attendance was 2,085.

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