Paul and I hit the cyberwaves again tonight with another edition of Smoke Signals, with the guest this week right-hander Frank Herrmann. Herrmann has an interesting story, from going to school and getting a degree at Harvard, to signing as an undrafted free agent, to now being on the cusp of getting a big league opportunity. He is currently participating in the Indians Winter Development Program out...
Been heavily submerged in completing the 2009 Indians Top 100 Prospects & More book the last week, so I apologize for the lack of updates and for the slow response to some of you via e-mail. I will reply to everyone in the next day or so.
In any case, I wanted to make a quick mention that the book *should* be ready this weekend. I am hoping to send it to print on Saturday or at the latest on...
75. Nate Recknagel - Catcher/First Baseman
Born: 04/26/1986 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200822U of MichiganC58209567791236833305.368.465.7511.216200822GCL IndiansR14031000010.750.7501.0001.750
History: Recknagel was a 19th round pick in the 2008 Draft out of the University of Michigan.
76. Carlos Moncrief - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 11/03/1988 - Height: 6'1 - Weight: 210 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200819Chipola CollegeC213.12122317.176013166.758.31.15200819GCL IndiansR0013.509006.099110415.06.03.17
History: Moncrief was a 14th round pick in the 2008 Draft out of Chipola Junior College (FL).
78. Dallas Cawiezell - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/04/1985 - Height: 6'6" - Weight: 255 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200721Mahoning VyA-013.4680113.012505133.59.01.31200822Lake CountyA383.60400255.05222616518.104.22.168Career393.57480368.06427621622.214.171.124
History: Cawiezell was a 40th round pick in the 2007 Draft out of Valparaiso.
81. Garrison Campfield - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 05/29/1984 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200723Mahoning VyA-100.0060010.25003126.96.36.199200824Lake CountyA742.98440066.148226355188.8.131.52 Career 842.57500077.053226386184.108.40.206History: Campfield was a 12th round pick in the 2007 Draft out of Texas A&M...
83. Adam Abraham - First Baseman
Born: 03/27/1987 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200821U of MichiganC60233448214375420262.352.415.528.943200821GCL IndiansR4013121287052217291.214.314.382.696History: Abraham was a 13th round pick by the Indians in the 2008 Draft out of the University of Michigan. He is another two-way...
85. Marty Popham - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/04/1987 - Height: 6'6" - Weight: 235 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200820Union CollegeC1712.2718180123.098315321332.39.71.06200820GCL IndiansR110.78140123.015205252.09.80.87
History: Popham was a 20th round pick in the 2008 Draft out of Union College (KY). His 17 wins led the NAIA.
Taking a quick break from the prospect rankings (two players will post later today), here is a rundown of the week that was in the farm system for the Indians:
The Indians recently released outfielder Ryan Goleski. He finishes his six-year Indians career a .267 AVG, 102 HR, 425 RBI and an .800 OPS in 674 games. Most will recall he was taken in the 2006 Rule 5 Draft by the Oakland A's, but ended...
86. Jason Smit - Infielder
Born: 10/27/1989 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 165 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200717GCL IndiansR3511710256011510350.214.295.291.586200818GCL IndiansR2355101331188182.236.364.382.746 Career 5817220389122318532.221.318.320.638
History: Smit was signed as an undrafted International free agent in July 2006 at 16-years...
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!