49. Austin Adams - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/19/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 185 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
After having about 24 hours to digest the trade where the Indians On Monday sent 22-year old third base prospect Jesus Brito to the Pirates for 27-year old infielder Brian Bixler, I feel the deal makes a little more sense today than it did yesterday. A little.
Bixler is not much to get excited about as he strikes out way too much and has had a very questionable showing at the big league level...
The 2009 season was a bitter pill for Indians fans to swallow.
After a spending spree in the offseason not really seen since the days when Progressive Field was packed and sold out every night in the 1990s, the Indians appeared poised to make another run at the postseason going into last season. But when the season started and the balls started flying the bats were swinging, things quickly...
The Indians today announced they have acquired infielder Brian Bixler from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for third baseman Jesus Brito.
The acquisition of Bixler, 27, seemingly fills the Indians lust for a utility infielder this offseason, and his right-handed bat should be a good complement to the switch-hitting Asdrubal Cabrera at shortstop and left-handed hitting Luis Valbuena at...
As an appetizer for the upcoming IPI 2010 Top 50 Indians Prospect listing, here is a report of a player that is not in the Top 50, but will be in the upcoming book. This scouting report as well as roughly an additional 100-150 more will only be available in the book, though some will be posted on the site throughout the year.
Tomorrow I will have a detailed preview of the upcoming list, and...
The 2010 IPI Top 50 Indians Prospect countdown commences tomorrow with a preview piece, but before all of that starts I wanted to make one final note before all the attention turns to the rankings and upcoming book.
I am looking for anyone who may be interested in providing content to the site, be it through articles, photos, web design, graphic assistance, or anything else. I am always open...
Time for the third installment of the IPI Inbox, and also to clear out the mailbox before the prospect countdown kicks up this coming Monday. As a reminder, while the countdown commences on the site over the next two months, feel free to comment or ask a question about the players or the rankings themselves by using the contact form at the top of this page. After every group of ten prospects I will...
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent catcher Mike Redmond to a major league contract. The deal is for one year at a reported $850,000.
The signing of Redmond slides catcher Wyatt Toregas to Triple-A Columbus to start the season where he will now be the caddy for uber prospect catcher Carlos Santana. Redmond will backup catcher Lou Marson in Cleveland to start...
It's been a quiet offseason for the Indians since they named Manny Acta as the new skipper, so we took the opportunity to take a little break from the weekly on-line radio show "Smoke Signals" that Paul Cousineau and I host every Thursday night. However, it is about time to dust off the show and start our coverage of the 2010 season for the Cleveland Indians.
Things are set to kick off again...
The Indians today invited seven players from their player development system to Major League camp: Frank Herrmann (RHP), Yohan Pino (RHP), Alex White (RHP), Damaso Espino (C), Lonnie Chisenhall (3B), Beau Mills (1B), Niuman Romero (INF).
Most of these players that are added are first round picks who have the clause in their contract they are to attend big league camp, while the others are...
Cliff Lee has had an interesting career to say the least. Dealt to the Indians as part of the Bartolo Colon blockbuster in June of 2002, Lee had a roller-coaster career in Cleveland.
After a great 2005 and a solid 2006, Lee fell off a cliff in 2007 and was sent to AAA. He went from posting an ERA over 6 and a stint in the minors in 2007 to winning the AL Cy Young in 2008, possibly the most...
Okay, time for a quick site update today touching on a bunch of different things:
First off, I will be starting my countdown of the Indians Top 50 Prospects for 2010 either this coming Sunday or Monday. Once started, a new player will be revealed everyday until we reach #1 in early March.
Last year I counted down from the Top 100, but will not be doing that this year...
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed infielder Mark Grudzielanek to a free agent minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
Grudzielanek is now the leader in the clubhouse for the Indians utility gig opening, though he is hardly a sure thing since he only managed to play in 11 games last season in the Minnesota Twins minor...
Indians left-handed pitching prospect Eric Berger could be going places.
Being a part of a military family, the 23-year old Berger has already been all over the world. His father Mitch Berger is a squadron commander currently stationed in Germany, and he has been out to visit his father in other places in the past like Korea, Alaska, Kansas and many others.
One place Berger has never...
The Cleveland Indians today announced the participants and event details for their 2010 Press Tour. The annual caravan will consist of three buses in 2010 to visit 11 cities over three dates Tuesday, January 26 thru Thursday, January 28.
Each bus, named on behalf of Indians greats Larry Doby, Lou Boudreau, and Mel Harder, will visit various cities respectively featuring Tribe players, Manager...
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!