Here are the assignments for Indians players playing winter ball in the Caribbean Leagues:
VENEZUALAN WINTER LEAGUE (starts Oct. 14th)
RHP Randy Newsom (Caracas)
1B/OF Matt LaPorta (Caracas)
INF Asdrubal Cabrera (Lara)
OF Franklin Gutierrez, Franklin (Caracas)
RHP Edward Mujica (Caribes)
INF Niuman Romero (Caribes)
INF Karexon Sanchez (Caracas)
The Indians announced on Thursday that Paul Gillispie has been promoted to Assistant Director of Scouting for the club. Paul has been a member of the Indians organization for 2 years, most recently as Area Supervisor for Georgia and South Carolina prior to today’s promotion. In addition to Gillispie, the Indians also internally promoted the following individuals within the organization: Cesar Geronimo...
Michael Brantley and his agent Josh Kusnick will be on Smoke Signals tonight, a radio show hosted by myself and Paul Cousineau. The show starts at 9:30pm ET and will run for 60-90 minutes. Josh will answer questions from us as well as take calls from fans on anything they want to talk about, and Brantley will be on for an on-air interview. The phone number to call is 646-716-8012. As a reminder, for...
It was another interesting year in the Indians farm system in 2008. New prospects have come aboard due to the Casey Black and CC Sabathia deals while some former well regarded prospects have moved on to other organizations.
In recent years the Tribe’s minor league system has been considered one of the deepest in all of baseball but it has lacked the sizzle of some of the...
Arizona Fall League
The much anticipated AFL kicked off yesterday with Indians farm hands playing for Surprise Rafters. In their opening game the Rafters lost 10-3 at the hands of the Peoria Javelinas who were led by Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes allowing only 1 hit in 5 scoreless innings with 5BB and 7Ks.
3B Wes Hodges was batting 3rd in the Rafters order and finished the game 0-for-4...
Today is October 7th, and the Arizona Fall League (AFL) kicks off at 12:35 Arizona time. The Indians prospects will join those from the Orioles, Royals, Dodgers and Rangers to comprise the Surprise Rafters, one of six AFL teams. Before we get into who the Tribe sent to the AFL this year, a quick primer on who can and can't be assigned to the AFL:
Cleveland Indians pitcher Scott Lewis has been named the September recipient of the American League Rookie of the Month Award presented by Gillette.
Lewis made four starts in September and went 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 24.0 innings pitched. The 25-year-old left-hander permitted 20 hits with six walks and 15 strikeouts and held opposing hitters to a .222 batting average. In his Major League debut...
Just a quick update on right-hander Rob Bryson, but from a source close to the situation he is scheduled to have surgery this Wednesday October 8th. The surgery will be to repair a torn labrum, and is an in and out procedure where he will have the surgery and be out of the hospital in less than a day. Bryson most likely will miss all of the 2009 season where he will be at the new Goodyear complez rehabbing...
Okay, Josh Kusnick (Brantley's agent) will be on my radio show this Thursday at 9:30pm ET. The direct link to Thursday's show is below:
Josh will be on for a few segments and Paul and I will ask the obvious questions pertaining to the Indians trade for Brantley and other things, and the phone lines...
It's time for the second installment of our Winter League Roundup. The Winter season is still to get into full swing, but Indians prospects have been in action in Hawaii.
Hawaii Winter League
Indians prospects are playing for the North Shore Honu in Hawaii, who have gone 2-2 since the last update on Wednesday (2-4 overall), with one game ending in a 6-6 tie on October 1st after both...
Due a family funeral taking up a lot of my time both Friday and today, I will not be able to get into Michael Brantley very much until Monday or Tuesday when I hope to post a lengthy article. I am in the midst of burning up the phone lines and e-mails getting info on him, and hope to have a much deeper report on him by then.
That said, here are some quick random thoughts on Brantley:
More on this later, but here is the press release:
CLEVELAND, OH --- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired OF MICHAEL BRANTLEY from the Milwaukee Brewers. The acquisition of Brantley completes the July 7th deal between Cleveland and Milwaukee that sent LHP CC Sabathia to the Brewers for OF/INF MATT LaPORTA, LHP ZACH JACKSON & RHP ROB BRYSON.
Brantley, 21, spent...
Well, some this is not a good way to start the offseason:
Rob Bryson likely out all of next year with a torn labrum
Here is basically the important part of that article:
As for the rest of Bryson's year, he joined Cleveland's low Class A team, Lake County (Ohio). He pitched 121
Well, another minor league season has come and gone covering the Indians farm system, and with that it is time to put the wraps on the season with the third annual Minor League Tony Awards. While this is the final edition of Minor Happenings for this season, look for intermittent editions between now and the spring on TheClevelandFan.com to recap all the developments and news over the course of the...
And you thought the Baseball season was over? Well, not for a myriad of prospects throughout the game who will ply their trade in leagues in Hawaii, Arizona and Latin America over the coming months.
The participants are a combination of top prospects being tested against more advanced competition, minor leaguers with specific areas of their game to work on or looking to get more playing time...
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!