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January 27, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #45 Bo Greenwell
Bo Greenwell - Outfielder
Born: 10/15/1988 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
History: Greenwell was taken by the Indians in the 6th round of the 2007 Draft out of Riverdale High School (FL). Had he not signed with the Indians he had a scholarship to play baseball for the University of Miami, FL. He was a very good football player...
January 26, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #46 Jared Goedert
Jared Goedert – Third Baseman
Born: 05/25/198 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: The Indians originally drafted Goedert out of high school in the 36th round of the 2003 Draft, but he chose to go to college and the Indians took him again when he was eligible in the 9th round of the 2006 Draft...
January 25, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #47 Jorge Martinez
Jorge Martinez – Shortstop
Born: 03/29/1993 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 170 – Bats: Switch – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Martinez was signed by the Indians as an undrafted minor league free agent in July of 2009 out of the Dominican Republic. He is a low profile signing from the Indians’ 2009 International class, but they...
January 24, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #48 Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown – First Baseman
Born: 12/18/1983 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Brown was selected by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2005 Draft out of the University of Arizona. He won the Carolina League MVP Award at High-A Kinston in 2006, and followed that up with the Eastern League MVP...
January 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Cabrera may be the first player to sign a
long term deal (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook….
Signed, sealed, and delivered
The Indians completed negotiations this week with the final four arbitration eligible players on their roster.
Back in December they inked right-handed relievers Jensen Lewis and Joe Smith to one year deals...
January 22, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #49 Roberto Perez
Roberto Perez - Catcher
Born: 12/23/1988 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: Perez was selected by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 Draft out of Lake City Community College (FL). He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round of the 2006 Draft. In the offseason he got a rare opportunity...
January 21, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #50 Juan Romero
Juan Romero – Third Baseman
Born: 06/16/1993 - Height: 6’1” - Weight: 175 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Romero was a free agent signing out of the Dominican Republic by the Indians in 2010. The Indians were pretty high on him when he signed, and aggressively pushed him to rookie-level Arizona without even sending him to the Dominican...
January 20, 2011   (0 comments)
IPI 2011 Top 50 Prospect Countdown: Preview
After back to back 90-plus loss seasons and a complete rebuilding project in place, these are some of the darkest days in the history of the Cleveland Indians franchise.
But hang in there Tribe fans, because there finally appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel and the organization may finally be on the upswing.
A lot of this has to do with some talent they have assembled...
January 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Pomeranz Is Ready To Kick Off His Career
Pomeranz has his sights set on the upcoming
2011 season (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training in about four weeks. With that comes the start of another baseball season.
For Cleveland Indians left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz, it is the beginning of a career.
Pomeranz, 22, was the Indians
January 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Morris is on the comeback trail
Morris hopes for another chance in 2011.
(Photo: Lianna Holub)
Cleveland Indians minor league left-handed pitching prospect Ryan Morris is on the comeback trail. He just got married on January 8th, celebrated his 23rd birthday on January 10th, and looks like he will go into spring training this March as healthy as he has been in almost two years.
Things at the moment for Morris...
January 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Sarbaugh is No. 1
Sarbaugh has had an incredible knack for
winning in the minors (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
January 15, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Organizational Overview - Pitchers
Knapp is one of the Tribe's best young
pitchers (Photo: Lianna Holub)
This is the final report ranking the Indians prospects at each position and an overall report on the position. I'll be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for prospects (50 IP, 130 AB, and played stateside). The age next to the players name is for next season using the July 1 cut-off date.
January 14, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Organizational Overview - Catchers and Outfielders
The Indians could use Weglarz's powerful bat in
their big league lineup (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Today we continue with the overview of the Indians organization by taking a look at the catchers and outfielders. As previously noted, I'll be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for prospects (50 IP, 130 AB, and played stateside). The age next to the players name is for next...
January 13, 2011   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have extended ten non-roster invitations to Major League camp. All of the invitations are from within the club's Player Development system and include some of their top prospects. Seven of the invites have been drafted by the club since 2008.
The invites are: Juan Apodaca (C), Lonnie Chisenhall (3B), Chad Huffman (OF/1B), Jason Kipnis (2B), Cord...

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