"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.
Lots to talk about and share this week, which means...
Clippers drop finale
The Clippers finished a disappointing home stand with a 4-2 extra-innings loss to Rochester Thursday afternoon. Columbus managed just two wins in the home stand after dropping three of four against the Red Wings.
Each team scored early, with Rochester plating a run in the first and the Clippers taking the lead on an Andy Cannizaro two-run homer in the second....
Paul and I are back with another edition of Smoke Signals tonight from 9:30-10:30pm. We will talk about the disappointing sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, but because of the guests lined up most of the focus will be on wrapping up the 2009 Draft and talking some prospects.
The first guest, though still being confirmed, should be 2009 6th round pick 1B Ben Carlson at about 9:40pm....
Clippers fall 10-2
The Clippers fell back into a funk with a 10-2 loss to the Rochester Red Wings Wednesday night. Starting pitcher Jack Cassel allowed eight runs and eleven hits. He left with one out recorded in the fifth inning.
It was the top of the order that gave the Clippers the most trouble. The first three Rochester batters combined for nine hits and seven runs. The middle...
The Cleveland Indians today signed five more draft picks from the 2009 First Year Player Draft. Today the Indians signed 5th round pick RHP Austin Adams (Faulkner University), 8th round pick RHP Cory Burns (Arizona), 9th round pick RHP Preston Guilmet (Arizona), 16th round pick RHP Dale Dickeron (Nicholls St) and 27th round pick RHP Tyler Sturdevant (New Mexico State). This brings the total number...
Five-Run 4th Propels Aeros to Triumph
The Aeros scored all five of their runs and collected four of their five hits in the top of the fourth inning, snapping what had been a scoreless tie en route to a 5-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats before 5,514 fans at historic Merchantsauto.com Stadium Tuesday night. Akron improved to 41-21, matching their high-water mark of the season at...
When it comes to versatility in the pitching department, High-A Kinston right-hander Paolo Espino has it covered.
Espino, 22, has had a nice season to date pitching not only at three different levels, but in a starting and relief role as well. Whether it be as a spot starter, long reliever, middle reliever, or a regular in the rotation, he has done it all and performed well this year going...
Akron had a regularly scheduled off day on Monday.
Clippers fall to Rochester 4-2
The Clippers lost 4-2 in the opening game of a series against the Rochester Red Wings.
The Clippers had no problem getting the lead-off batter on base, doing it seven times in nine innings. However, Columbus hit into five double plays, including one that killed a ninth inning rally.
* bold denotes player signed with Indians
Round Player Position School
1 Alex White, RHP, North Carolina
2 Jason Kipnis, OF, Arizona State
3 Joe Gardner, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
4 Kyle Bellows, 3B, San Jose State
5 Austin Adams, RHP, Faulkner (AL)
6 Ben Carlson, 1B, Missouri State
7 Jordan Henry, OF, Mississippi
8 Corey Burns, RHP, Arizona
The Indians today officially signed four of their top 14 picks from the 2009 First Year Player Draft, the club’s first official signings from this year’s draft. Today the Indians signed 6th round pick 1B Ben Carlson (Missouri State), 10th round pick RHP Brent Brach (Monmouth), 11th round pick LHP Kirk Wetmore (Bellevue CC) and 14th round pick INF Kyle Smith (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo).
In this week's edition of 3U3D, we take a look at the Tribe's last two 1st round draft picks, a pair of streaking Aeros, a defensive catcher showing he can stick a little, a struggling SS and a RP from the School Up North.
Alex White got the start for UNC against Arizona State on Sunday in the CWS, and the righthander did not disappoint. White went 9 innings, struck out 12,...
Clippers fall to Bats 7-5 in series finale
The Clippers couldn't maintain two leads and lost 7-5 Sunday to the Louisville Bats. The Clippers lost three of four to the Bats and are now two and a half games behind Louisville in the West Division.
Wyatt Toregas, in his first game back after a hand injury, had a two run homer in the third inning. Toregas brought home Andy Marte, who had...
by Andrew Clayman
Hello and welcome to the first edition of "Ghosts of Prospects Past"—the only IPI column that favors hindsight over foresight. Tapping into my irrational nostalgia for obscure roster moves and forgotten future stars, I’ll be helping to shed a little light on the current Indians by looking at where they’ve gone wrong—and right—in the past. After all, before any...
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!