J.D. Martin reportedly is healthy and maybe on the verge of a bounce back season next year. According to minor league coordinator Dave Hudgens, in the recently completed Fall Instructional League, “Martin looked really good. He especially looked good in his last outing and was throwing all his pitches well.”
Martin is currently playing in the Nicaraguan Winter League...
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November 7, 2007
Bisons’ Ben Francisco Named to Topps’ Triple-A All-Star Team
Outfielder Hit .318 for the Bisons in 2007
Minor League Baseball announced that Buffalo Bisons’ outfielder Ben Francisco has been named to the Topps’ Triple-A All-Star Team. After each season, the best performances in each Minor League Baseball classification are...
Just a couple random notes this morning:
First, the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster and make reserve lists at Buffalo, Akron, etc for protection from the Rule 5 Draft is November 20th. If you are not familiar with the Rule 5 Draft and what it is, a good, brief description can be found here. The Rule 5 Draft will take place at the end of the Winter Meetings on December 6th.
Just an update on how some of the Indians minor leaguers are doing in fall/winter leagues so far:
All stats through 11/05/2007
Arizona Fall League (AFL)
Michael Finocchi (RHP): 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 games, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0.95 ERA
David Huff (LHP): 1-1, 7.50 ERA, 5 games, 12 IP, 14 H, 3 BB, 10 K, 1.42 WHIP
Adam Miller (RHP): 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 3 games, 10 IP, 10...
A couple quick notes:
First, some may have been wondering why Trevor Crowe is no longer playing in the Arizona Fall League and why Brad Snyder replaced him on the roster. Well, per an e-mail I got over the weekend from the Indians, it looks like Crowe was sent home in Tucson with a non-baseball medical condition. He may or may not return to fall ball.
Also, the roster deadline is November...
Here is a listing of players in the Indians farm system who are minor league free agents:
Pitchers (11): Bobby Brownlie (RHP), Jake Dittler (RHP), Mike Koplove (RHP), Cliff Politte (RHP), Jeff Harris (RHP), Jim Ed Warden (RHP), Scott Elarton (RHP), Eric Dubose (LHP), Mariano Gomez (LHP), Rich Rundles (LHP), Jason Stanford (LHP)
Catchers (3): Mike Rose, Armando Camacaro, Yamid Haad
Here is the official info from the Indians on who is Rule 5 eligible for the December 6, 2007 Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings:
Barton, Brian D
Bunkelman, Cody R
Burton, TJ J
Butia, Mike W
Buzachero, Bubbie D
Camacaro, Armando J
Cevette, Dan E
Constanza, Jose G
Cooper, Jason M
Cumberbatch, Cirilo E
De La Cruz, Christopher...
The 2013 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!