Robbie Alcombrack: Catcher
Age: 18 Height: 6’0” Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right
The Indians took Alcombrack out of high school in the 7th round of the 2006 Draft, and were able to convince him to sign and not enroll at Arizona State University. Alcombrack was one of the most sought after high school catching prospects, and was ranked #52 in Baseball America’s...
Jordan Brown: Outfielder
Age: 22 Height: 6’0” Weight: 205 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Brown gets a lot less pub than his former University of Arizona Wildcat teammate Trevor Crowe, but he put up one of the quietest, good seasons in the Indians system last year. While Crowe was drafted in the 1st round of the 2005 Draft, Brown was selected a few rounds later in the 4th round...
Cody Bunkelman: Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 21 Height: 6’3” Weight: 225 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Bunkelman was dominant in 24 games at Lake County last year where he went 1-2 with a 2.82 ERA, held batters to a .169 BAA and struckout 48 batters in 44.2 IP. He struggled with his first taste of advanced Single-A at Kinston going 3-1 with a 6.65 ERA and struckout 23 hitters in...
Wyatt Toregas: Catcher
Age: 23 Height: 5’11” Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right
After a disappointing 2005 season at Lake County where he hit .231/.302/.321 with 5 HRs and 42 RBIs, Toregas bounced back in 2006 and established himself as one of the Indians top catching prospects. In 2006, Toregas combined to hit .294/.366/.450 at Kinston and Akron in 309 at bats. Toregas...
Tony Sipp: Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 23 Height: 6’0” Weight: 190 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Stats & Stuff: The Indians gambled when they selected Sipp in the 45th round of the 2004 Draft. Coming out of Clemson, Sipp had only pitched in 22 career games and many felt he would be too costly to sign. But, the Indians found a diamond in the rough and after he impressed the Indians...
Brad Snyder: Outfielder
Age: 24 Height: 6’3” Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Stats & Stuff: The Indians drafted Snyder in the 1st round (31st overall) of the 2003 Draft out of Ball State University. Although they dipped slightly, his 2006 numbers were pretty much a carbon copy of his 2005 numbers. In 2005, Snyder hit a combined .279/.354/.495 with 22 HRs and 82...
Rafael Perez: Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 24 Height: 6’3” Weight: 185 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Stats & Stuff: Perez is a product of the Indians scouting efforts in the Latin American countries, as he signed as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2002. In his first season in the Indians system in 2003, Perez was named the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year after...
John Drennen: Outfielder
Age: 20 Height: 6’0” Weight: 190 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Stats & Stuff: The Indians snatched Drennen up with their supplemental pick in the 1st round of the 2005 Draft out of Rancho Bernardo High in San Diego, which has produced a ton of elite high school prospects of late. Knowing Drennen had a scholarship in hand to attend and play at UCLA,...
Asdrubal Cabrera: Shortstop
Age: 21 Height: 6’0” Weight: 170 Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Stats & Stuff: The Indians obtained Cabrera from the Seattle Mariners in a late-June trade last year in exchange for Eduardo Perez. In 2005, Cabrera hit a combined .295 at three stops in the Mariners organization. Last year, he hit a combined .249/.310/.349 with 4 HRs, 36 RBIs and...
Adam Miller: Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 22 Height: 6’4” Weight: 175 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Stats & Stuff: Miller was drafted out of high school in the 1st round of the 2003 Draft. After a very lackluster 2005 season, in 2006 Miller reaffirmed his status as the Indians #1 prospect. Miller finished the 2005 season with a 2-4 record and 4.86 ERA in 15 starts at Mahoning...
Trevor Crowe: Outfielder
Age: 23 Height: 6’0” Weight: 190 Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Stats & Stuff: After taking him with the 1st pick in the 2005 draft out of the University of Arizona, Crowe has been as advertised. After a somewhat disappointing debut in 2005 when he hit .251/.322/.331 at Lake County, Crowe started off with a bang in 2006. At Kinston last year, Crowe...
Chuck Lofgren: Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 20 Height: 6’3” Weight: 205 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Stats & Stuff: Lofgren is as legit as it gets. He was projected to go much higher in the 2004 Draft, but fell due to signability concerns, and the Indians eventually selected him in the 4th round. The Indians feel they found a gem. After going 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA at Lake County...
Brian Barton: Outfielder
Age: 24 Height: 6’3” Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Stats & Stuff: Barton is an undrafted free agent signed out of the University of Miami in August 2004. With the path he has taken and the strides he has made, he has the potential to become a remarkable success story considering he went undrafted. The Indians are still scratching their...
Scott Lewis: Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 23 Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Stats & Stuff: Once again, the Indians gambled on an injured player and drafted Lewis in the 3rd round of the 2004 Draft out of The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Lewis was a dominant pitcher, as his sophomore season in 2003 he went 9-1 with a 1.61 ERA and struck out 127...
* Bold denotes the player was signed by the Indians
Round Overall Player Position School
1 29 Lonnie Chisenhall SS Pitt (N.C.) CC
2 76 Trey Haley RHP Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, Texas
3 107 Cord Phelps 2B Stanford
4 141 David Roberts RHP Long Beach State
5 171 Zach Putnam RHP Michigan
6 201 Jeremie Tice 3B College of Charleston
7 231 Tim...
4/27/08: OF Brad Snyder promoted to Cleveland....LHP Jeremy Sowers optioned to Tripe-A Buffalo.
4/26/08: LHP JEREMY SOWERS promoted to Cleveland....OF BEN FRANCISCO optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
4/25/08: RHP CHRIS ARCHER placed on disabled list...Lake County received LHP JOHN GAUB from extended spring training.
4/24/08: LHP JASON STANFORD signed to minor league contract and...
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