Going to try and post these often....these are from the Indians:
COLUMBUS CLIPPERS (AAA)
Yesterday: Game 1 – Columbus dropped the first half of the twin bill, 4-3, to Syracuse…The Clippers took a 2-0 lead with a 2B TONY GRAFFANINO 2-run single in the fifth but gave up four unearned runs in the bottom half…Columbus got to within one as RF ROB MACKOWIAK drove in a run with a grounder...
Today the Indians officially released the signing of their 13th round selection from the 2009 First Year Player Draft, RHP Jeremy Johnson out of Washington State University. The Indians have now now signed 18 of their 50 selections and 13 of their top 16 choices.
I don't know if many fans know this, but you can vote for your favorite Triple-A players to be a part of the 2009 Triple-A All Star Game on July 15th in Portland, OR this year. You can vote up to 25 times for your favorite players in the International League and Pacific Coast League, and voting ends at at 11:59 pm on June 26th. Here is the link to vote:
strong>Columbus: Jack Cassel at Syracuse @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Off Day
Kinston: All-Star break
Lake County: All-Star break
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet vs. State College @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Alexander Morales vs. AZL Padres @ 7:00 pm MD
It is once again time for another Diamonds in Single A. I missed putting out an article last week because I was a little worn down after all the draft coverage, but now I am fully charged and ready for another look into the lower levels of the Cleveland Indians minor leagues.
For this week’s article I thought to continue a trend of players who are likely to be called up to AA. So far three...
I hope all the dad's out there had a Happy Father's Day yesterday.
Aeros Complete Sweep, Blank Portland 4-0
Akron capped off a highly successful road trip with their ninth shutout of the season, blanking the Sea Dogs 4-0 and allowing just two hits in front of 6,518 fans at Hadlock Field Sunday afternoon. The Aeros improved to a season-high 24 games over .500 at 46-22 and won six out...
Gregorio Rosario (7-day DL)
As the Indians sign their 2009 Draft picks I'll be posting the official releases as the team issues them. That said, until then, I will have word on some signings in advance. These are listed as "unofficial" as the team has not yet released the info, but these players have signed. I will update this as I learn of more players in the coming days:
UPDATE (06/21/2009 9:04 PM EST):
Columbus: Kirk Saarloos at Syracuse @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Game 1 Hector Rondon at Portland @ 4:05 pm, Game 2 Josh Tomlin
Kinston: Eric Berger at Lynchburg @ 6:05 pm
Lake County: Game 1 Alexander Perez at Lakewood @ 1:05 pm, Game 2 T.J. McFarland
Mahoning Valley: Clayton Cook vs. Jamestown @ 7:00 pm
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
This is part two of a large Happenings this week. Yesterday's...
Akron was rained out on Friday night and Mahoning Valley kicked off their season.
Syracuse homer beats Clippers
The Clippers came up short against the Syracuse Chiefs Friday night.
Seth Bynum's solo homer in the eighth inning lifted the Chiefs to victory at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Kenny Ray got out of the blocks poorly, allowing four runs through the first two innings,...
This is an incomplete roster as players are still being added, but here are most of the players who will be on the Mahoning Valley opening day roster tonight:
The Indians have officially announced the signing of 8 additional draft picks today. Tony has already reported on several of these guys in his "unofficial signing" updates. Top pick Alex White's UNC Tar Heels were eliminated from the College World Series yesterday (White did not pitch in the game), so look for the Indians to start negotiating with him in the near future as well. Below is the official...
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!