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)...
With the 15th pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Alex White - UNC
6'3" 190 lbs.
UPDATE (9:37 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
Here are a few links that might be beneficial:
2009 CWS Bracket; see White pitch Sunday
College Baseball Blog article (with video)
Real Baseball Intelligence Scouting Report
UPDATE (9:36 PM...
Okay, we are all set for the start of the First Year Player Draft in baseball which commences tonight at 6:00pm.
Just a reminder, we'll be all over the Indians first three picks tonight. We will have a post for each player taken tonight and continually update that post with analysis from people here as well as provide nuggets of information found elsewhere with links to the information. Dennis...
The South Atlantic League has announced their mid season All-Star teams and the Lake County Captains have two representatives on the Northern Division Team. Right-handed pitcher Alexander Perez and and second baseman Karexon Sanchez have been chosen to represent the Captains at the All Star game in Charleston, WV on June 23.
Since the draft is this Tuesday, I thought it would be appropriate to look back on one of last year’s draft class for my column this week, so let’s take a look at Cord Phelps.
Cord Phelps was the Indians 3rd round pick last year out of Stanford. He is primarily a second basemen, which is where he has played exclusively since he was drafted. At the time he was viewed by some as an over...
Akron and Kinston had scheduled off days on Monday.
Clippers drop 5-4 decision to Gwinnett
The Clippers fell to the Gwinnett Braves for the first time in the team's brief history in suburban Atlanta by a 5-4 score.
Matt LaPorta drove in Michael Brantley in the first give Columbus an early 1-0 lead. Zack Jackson took the mound, having given up two earned runs or less in every...
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!