When you go mining for talent in Latin America, you are dipping into a realm where scouting is put to the ultimate test.
International scouting, particularly the scouting of Latin countries involves applying the longest projection any organization has to make on a potential signee. Since most of the major Latin American signings occur when the players are 16-years old, teams are lining up to...
Lake County was off on Sunday.
Louisville sweeps Clippers into All-Star break
Louisville completed a three-game sweep of Columbus 8-4 in the final game before the All-Star break.
Things looked good early for the Clippers as starter Kenny Ray retired the side in order in the first two innings. The Clippers produced back-to-back third inning doubles from Tony Graffanino and Jordan...
strong>Columbus: Ken Ray at Louisville @ 1:05 pm
Akron: Michael Tejera at Erie @ 1:05 pm
Kinston: Michael McGuire vs. Potomac @ 2:00 pm
Lake County: Off day
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet at Batavia @ 5:05 pm
AZL Indians: Mike Rayl vs. Padres @ 7:00 pm MS
Clippers fall just short
Louisville beat the Clippers 7-6 in ten innings to ensure a fourth series victory over Columbus this season. Clippers starter Zach Jackson couldn't keep the Bats off of the board, allowing single runs in the first two innings and Wes Bankston hit a two-run homer in the third. It was Bankston's second homer of the game. A Craig Tatum blast off Jackson in the fourth made...
Triple-A Columbus outfielder Jordan Brown extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the Clippers 5-4 loss in Louisville. Brown went 2-for-5 with a 2B and RBI and is 19-for-49 with 4 2B, HR, 7 RBI and 12 R during the run.
Right-hander Fausto Carmona made his second appearance this season with Columbus, going seven innings and giving up five runs on eight hits (2 BB, 2 K, 106/71 strikes).
strong>Columbus: Zach Jackson at Louisville @ 6:05 pm
Akron: Ryan Edell at Erie @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Jonathan Holt vs. Potomac @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: T.J. House at Hickory @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Brett Brach at Batavia @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Alexander Morales vs. Rangers @ 7:00 pm MS
Carmona and Clippers fall
The Clippers opened a three-game road series in disappointment with a 5-4 loss to Louisville. Fausto Carmona was on his game for the first couple innings, recording all six outs via the ground ball.
Matt Maloney allowed three hits, but no runs for two innings, before the Clippers touched him for a pair runs in the third. Jordan Brown and Andy Marte each had...
AKRON, OH – Aeros reliever Carlton Smith was added to the Eastern League All-Star team today, replacing teammate Vinnie Pestano who went on the disabled list with a right elbow strain. Smith will join first baseman Beau Mills, catcher Carlos Santana, left fielder Nick Weglarz, and pitcher Jeanmar Gomez on the Southern Division squad. The game will be played July 15th at WaterfrontPark in Trenton,...
INDIANS SIGN THEIR 2ND ROUND
PICK - OF JASON KIPNIS - FROM 2009 DRAFT
Kipnis Named 2009 Pac 10 Player of the Year
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians today announced they have signed their second round pick (63rd overall) from the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, OF JASON KIPNIS, out of Arizona State University.
The junior outfielder led the Sun Devils...
"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.
A little different format this week with Happenings...
Clippers shut out Indianapolis
Trevor Crowe and Wes Hodges each drove in three runs for the Clippers. Chuck Lofgren pitched seven innings, allowing two hits. Frank Herrmann and Masa Kobayashi completed the second shutout of the season for the Clippers. The Clippers sent at least six batters to the plate in each of the first four innings. Hodges collected his first RBI in the opening inning when...
strong>Columbus: Chuck Lofgren vs. Indianapolis @ 12:05 pm
Akron: Jeanmar Gomez vs. Reading @ 7:05 pm
Kinston: Eric Berger vs. Frederick @ 7:00 pm
Lake County: T.J. McFarland at Hickory @ 7:00 pm
Mahoning Valley: Kyle Smith vs. Auburn @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Jose Campos at Mariners @ 7:00 pm MS
It's been a long time coming for Jason Smit.
After spending the better part of the last three seasons at the Indians spring training complex for nine-plus months a year, Smit was put on the opening day roster for short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley when their season started about three weeks ago.
Such is the life for an international player who signs at 16-years of age.
Rondon nearly perfect as Clippers win
Hector Rondon was nearly perfect for six innings in a 2-1 Columbus victory over the Indianapolis. Rondon pitched six no hit innings, walking two and striking out eight. Michael Brantley hit a two-out single in the third and scored on a Trevor Crowe double. That was the only run of the game until Andy Marte singled home Graffanino in the seventh. Brantley...
Today, right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon was transferred from Akron, catcher Dwight Childs was transferred from Mahoning Valley, and right-handed pitchers Jack Cassel and Kirk Saarloos were placed on the disabled list (retroactive to 7/6).
The Childs move is emergency only as regular catcher Wyatt Toregas got hit pretty hard in the mask last night with a foul ball and was a little shaken up...
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