In the 13th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Jeremy Johnson - Washington St.
5'11" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (2:23 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Jeremy Johnson is a right handed junior at Washington State University. He is a redshirt junior after sitting out 2008 with an injury. He has worked primarily out of the pen for the Cougars. He had a good junior year and was named to the college...
In the 12th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joseph Colon - Huertas Junior college 6'2" 200 lbs. 6'0" 167lbs
UPDATE (2:08 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Joseph Colon was undrafted last year as a third baseman out of Puerto Rico. Baseball America rated him the 9th best prospect in Puerto Rico. He switched to the mound and it turned out he had a low 90
In the 11th round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Kirk Wetmore - Bellevue (WA) CC
6'2" 205 lbs
UPDATE (2:09 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
Wetmore 2009 stats
6'2" 205' from Bellevue (WA) CC. He originally was at the University of Washington where he pitched sparingly in 2008:
In the 10th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Brett Brach - Monmouth University
6'3" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (1:45 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
He was rated the 15th player in the state of New Jersey by Baseball America with only the top 5 making BA's top 200 prospect list.
Brett Brach bio
Brett Brach 2009 stats
Commentary: He had a start on a big stage at the NCAA...
In the 9th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Preston Guilmet - Arizona
6'2" 200 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:09 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
UPDATE (1:52 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Preston Guilmet is a right handed senior from Arizona. The Indians seem to be loving the state of Arizona as 1/3 of their picks are from there. Last year Guilmet was a 2nd round...
In the eighth round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Cory Burns - Arizona
6'1" 195 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:07 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
UPDATE (1:17 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Cory Burns is a right handed senior from Arizona. He was ranked 37th in the state of Arizona. He changed his approach to pitching this season. Until this year had had been over...
The Cleveland Indians seventh round pick: CF Jordan Henry - University of Mississippi
6'3" 175 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:05 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Henry was the 131st ranked prospect by Baseball America
Jordan Henry bio
Jordan Henry stats
From Ole Miss website:
In the 5th round, the Cleveland Indians select RHP Austin Adams - Faulkner University
5'11" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (1:26 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
He is a college senior at Faulkner and so has no levarage in negotiations and won't be able to demand a large bonus.
Local paper article on Adams: Threw up to 98 mph in workouts for teams!
Commentary: He is obviously an arm-strength...
In the fourth round, the Cleveland Indians select SS/3B Kyle Bellows - San Jose State
6'3" 210 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:01 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Bellows 2009 stats: .389 239 AB 16 2B 10 HR 15 BB 25 K 5 SB 7 E
SJSU website article
UPDATE (12:39 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
In the 4th round the Indians drafted Kyle Bellows 3B from San Jose St....
FIRST DAY SUMMARY
General consensus among the 'experts' is that the Indians did well in the first round with White, solid in the second round with Kipnis. No word on what those experts think of Gardner in the 3rd round but it is not a bad pick, may turn out really good AND, as we learned last year, there is still a lot of silver and a little gold to be mined on the next two days of the draft...
Indians Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Grant had the following to say about 1st round RHP Alex White, 2nd round OF/2B Jason Kipnis, and 3rd round RHP Joe Gardner:
On Alex White: “He has a plus fastball up to 96 MPH with heavy life. He features two different secondary pitches, a split which is a late swing-and-miss type pitch and a slider that is a swing-and–miss type pitch as well. He...
Yes, there were games on Tuesday night even though the MLB Draft took place!
Clippers outlast Braves in 11 innings
Columbus and Gwinnett went back and forth in the series finale and a passed ball in the eleventh inning was the difference in a Clippers 6-5 victory.
Jo Jo Reyes took the mound for the Braves in a rehab start, but left after four pitches. Reyes re-aggrivated his...
With the 94th overall selection in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joe Gardner - UC Santa Barbra
6'5" 220 lbs.
UPDATE (11:54 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
Commentary: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder at this point. In the 3rd round you are looking for projectability and signability. Pitchers still...
With the 63rd overall selection in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians select: OF/2B Jason Kipnis - Arizona State
6'0" 180 lbs.
UPDATE (11:15 PM EST): Official Release
The Cleveland Indians selected OF JASON KIPNIS with their 2nd round pick (63rd overall) in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The junior outfielder is currently batting .385 (85-221)...
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!