Arizona Fall League
The Surprise Rafters are currently 4-7 and in last place (3 teams) of the AFL National Division - 2 games behind the first place Peoria Javelinas.
Player Updates (10/15 - 10/18): -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - Lofgren continues to really struggle in the AFL. Since the last update Lofgren has made two appearances; he worked 0.2 innings on 10/15 allowing 4 runs and...
With no Minor Happenings until next spring and the news these days almost non-existent, for the entire offseason I will be providing a "Weekend Rundown" every Saturday or Sunday that sort of covers all the news from the previous week. Here is the rundown for this week, which actually had a lot of news:
June 19 RHP Brian Grening added to roster
June 23 INF Jansey Infante transferred to Lake County
June 27 LHP Eric Burger added to the roster
June 27 INF Jason Rodriguez retires
June 28 RHP Matt Langwell added to roster
June 28 INF Walter Diaz promoted from GCL Indians
July 2 P Guido Fonseca transferred to GCL Indians
July 12 P Travis Turek transferred...
4-24 Chris Archer transferred to Mahoning Valley roster
4-24 John Gaub added to the roster from extended spring training
4-30 Chris Archer added to the roster from Mahoning Valley
4-30 Ryan Morris transferred to Mahoning Valley roster
5-3 Santo Frias transferred to Mahoning Valley Roster
5-3 Ryan Morris added to the roster from Mahoning Valley
5-7 Mike Pontius...
8/31 – C Brian Juhl activated
8/31 – C Carlos Santana sent to AA Akron
8/27 – OF Nick Weglarz activated (Olympics)
8/27 – C Brian Juhl inactive
8/23 – INF Jerad Head received from Double A Akron
8/23 – INF Jansy Infante put on DL
8/20 – INF Jansy Infante taken off of DL
8/20 – INF Jerad Head sent to AA...
Here are the final transactions for Double-A Akron in 2008:
April 10: OF Trevor Crowe placed on DL (back) (retro to 4/6)
April 10: OF Stephen Head received from extended spring training
April 15: RHP Bubbie Buzachero promoted to Class AAA Buffalo
April 15: RHP Scott Roehl received from Mahoning Valley
April 17: OF Stephen Head placed on disabled list (wrist) (retro...
4/14 A. Gonzalez Placed on Temporary Inactive List
4/14 D. Wallace Activated from Mahoning Valley
4/15 T. Mastny Recalled to Cleveland
4/16 B. Buzachero Promoted from Akron
4/18 A. Gonzalez Activated off Temporary Inactive List
4/18 D. Wallace Transferred to Mahoning Valley
4/22 B. Francisco Recalled to Cleveland
4/23 A. Miller Acitvated
Not 100% yet, but right-handed reliever Erik Stiller is likely to call in tonight for a 10-15 minute interview about what he is up to in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and what the experience is like out there. Also, Josh Kusnick (Michael Brantley's agent) will call in briefly as well with some thoughts on the AFL since he is out there right now.
In addition to that, Paul and I will get back...
This is an article from the end of last season, but thought some who missed it the first time around may be interested in it. Especially considering that Gimenez is up for roster protection. I'll be posting several more of these older articles in the coming weeks that were written before this blog began a year ago.
Indians do-everything prospect Chris Gimenez may be one of the nicest guys...
Arizona Fall League
The AFL is now moving into it's second week and you saw in our week one review yesterday how Indians prospects have been fairing so far. Let's just refresh your memory with their overall numbers for the Winter season.
Player Updates: -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - 2G, 0-1, 1.1IP, 4H, 7R/ER, 4BB, 0K, 47.25ERA
RHP Erik Stiller - 2G, NR, 3IP, 4H, 3R/ER, 0BB,...
Week one of the Arizona Fall League is in the books. We'll start with the least important stat, and tell you that the Surprise Rafters are sitting at 2-4 overall right now. I can think of few things less important than the Rafters final record this year though, so lets move on to the prospects. All stats below are through Monday's games.
Beau Mills - 1B
Mills has only seen action in...
Finally got around to putting this list together, and will be something I hope to keep updated from here on out. This listing will be housed in the reference section on the right panel:
* Note, this is from info I have received throughout the year from the Indians and their affiliates. Not all releases are made public or are mentioned, so if you see any omissions please let me know and I will...
Matt McBride's transition to the outfield in the Hawaii Winter League (HWL) is reportedly going well, which is not a suprise given his athleticism. No word yet on if this is a permanent thing or not and if this is just an experiment, but if McBride can play outfield it would help provide some versatility for him and give his ailing shoulder a much needed break from catching. Plus, with Carlos Santana,...
Arizona Fall League
Since the last update the Surprise Rafters have gone 2-2 to put their overall record at 2-3 for the season; in the early going they stand 1 game back of the Peoria Javelinas who top the AFL National Division with a 3-2 record.
Player Updates (10/8 - 10/11): -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - It's been a disastourous start to the AFL for Lofgren; a continuation of a very...
The site is moving from http://indianstopprospects.blogspot.com/ to http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/. This change should be transparent as the old blogspot address should still work or you will be re-directed without even noticing. I recommend those that frequent this site often update your bookmarks to the new address in the event the old one becomes invalid down the road.
Why the change?...
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!