"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.
Today is a special edition of Minor Happenings recapping...
Aeors pull away late
Akron overcame a pair of deficits and used a four-run explosion in the top of the seventh to take the lead for good, defeating Altoona 9-6 before 3,827 fans at Blair County Ballpark Wednesday night. The Aeros improved to a season-high 31 games over .500 at 84-53, while the Curve dropped to 60-77.
Altoona opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a pair of...
Akron Aeros skipper Mike Sarbaugh has been named Eastern League Manager of the Year, the league announced today. Sarbaugh, who was tabbed as the best managerial prospect in the league this season by Baseball America, has led Akron to a league-best 83-53 record while clinching the regular-season Southern Division title for the first time since 2006. The Aeros also became the first team in the 86-year...
As you can see, left-hander Nick Hagadone makes his High-A Kinston debut tonight. He should still will be on a 3 inning or 50 pitch count.
Columbus: Hector Rondon vs. Louisville @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Scott Barnes at Altoona @ 6:05 pm
Kinston: Nick Hagadone at Frederick @ 7:05 pm
Lake County: Kaimi Mead at Delmarva @ 7:05 pm
Mahoning Valley: Clayton Cook (Games 1) vs....
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In the first year as the Arizona League Indians at Goodyear Ballpark, the team finished with a 24-32 (.429) overall record. The AZL Indians offense finished with the 3rd best batting average in the league with .278 and piled up the 2nd most hits with 561. The pitching staff posted the 4th highest strikeouts in the league with 525 and tied for 2nd with three shutouts.
Newcomers Pino and Webb lead Clippers to victory
The Clippers evened the series by downing the Louisville Bats 9-2 score at Huntington Park Tuesday.
Yohan Pino, who was acquired by Cleveland in the Carl Pavano trade, started for Columbus and threw seven strong innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out eight batters. Frank Herrmann and another new Clipper, Juan Salas each...
There have been a lot of surprise performances this year in the Indians farm system. Arguably one of the more notable surprises is the emergence of Double-A Akron third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall as a legit frontline prospect in the Indians organization and one of the top prospects in all of the minor leagues.
Some may ask, how can Chisenhall be the biggest surprise when he was a Top 10 guy...
With rosters expanding from 25 to 40 today, according to agent Josh Kusnick the Indians have purchased the contract of Triple-A Columbus outfielder Michael Brantley and added him to the active roster. As noted earlier, Triple-A Columbus right-handed starter Carlos Carrasco will also be added today and make his major league debut against Detroit.
Brantley's callup now suggests that DH Travis...
strong>Columbus: Yohan Pino vs. Louisville @ 7:05 pm
Akron: Connor Graham at Altoona @ 6:35 pm
Kinston: Paolo Espino at Frederick @ 7:05 pm
Lake County: Nick Hagadone at Delmarva @ 7:05 pm
Mahoning Valley: Preston Guilmet at Williamsport @ 7:05 pm
AZL Indians: Season ove
Clippers fall short against Bats
Louisville held off the Clippers for a 7-5 win Monday night at Huntington Park. Mike Gosling took the hill for the Clippers and it was not the beginning he wanted. The leadoff hitter Luis Bolivar singled and the second batter of the game, Chris Heisey hit a pitch over the left field wall for a quick Bats lead 2-0.
The Bats added another run in the third...
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