Zach McAllister – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/08/1987 – Height: 6’5” Weight: 230 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: McAllister was selected by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2006 Draft out of Illinois Valley Central High School (IL). He was committed to attend the University of Nebraska, but was signed by...
The "2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More" book is finally scheduled to go to press later today or early tomorrow. To be one of the first to get a copy, pre-order your copy today!
For those interested in purchasing the book it runs $20.95 (plus shipping) and is even bigger and better than last year's version. Your purchase will make a great contribution to keeping the IPI alive...
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow to get the 2011 baseball season officially underway.
With that in mind Paul Cousineau and I are back again for another season of Cleveland Indians baseball talk on the cyberwaves with the first edition of "Smoke Signals" for the 2011 season. We kick off the fun tonight from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
On the docket for tonight is a quick recap of the...
Vice President, Player Development: Ross Atkins
Director, Latin Operations: Ramon Pena
Assistant, Player Development: Carter Hawkins
Advisor, Player Development: Johnny Goryl
Field Coordinator: Tom Wiedenbauer
Pitching Coordinator: Dave Miller
Hitting Coordinator: Bruce Fields
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Gary Thurman
Please welcome Gregory Dew to the IPI. He is a new site columnist who will be providing commentary and other pieces specific to the Cleveland Indians this coming season. Welcome aboard, Greg.
“Wait till next year.” For Cleveland sports fans, this has become a much cursed rallying cry. For the Cleveland Indians, it has become an organizational strategy.
This strategy acknowledges...
Austin Adams – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/19/1986 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: The Indians selected Adams in the 5th round of the 2009 Draft out of Faulkner University (AL). He was originally drafted as a shortstop in the 27th round of the 2008 Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, but...
Giovanni Soto – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 05/18/1991 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 155 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Soto was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 21st round of the 2009 Draft out of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The Indians acquired him in a trade with the Tigers in July of 2009 for shortstop Jhonny Peralta....
Clayton Cook - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 07/23/1990 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Cook was selected by the Indians in the 9th round of the 2008 Draft out of Amarillo High School (TX). He had committed to playing at Oklahoma, but he signed with the Indians quickly and agreed to a signing...
Kyle Bellows – Third Baseman
Born: 08/19/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Bellows was selected by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2009 Draft out of San Jose State. The summer after his freshman season at San Jose he played in the New England Collegiate League and was rated as...
Robbie Aviles – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/17/1991 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 195 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
(Photo: LoHud.com)History: The Indians selected Aviles in the 7th round of the 2010 Draft out of Suffern High School (NY). The Indians signed him for $150,000 which was much lower than the bonus he was originally anticipated to command...
Jess Todd – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 04/20/1986 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Todd was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2007 Draft out of the University of Arkansas. The Indians acquired him in July of 2009 from the Cardinals as the player to be named in...
Ezequiel Carrera - Outfielder
Born: 06/11/1987 – Height: 5’10” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
History: Carrera was signed by the New York Mets as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in April of 2005. In December of 2008 he was traded by the Mets to the Seattle Mariners as part of a nine player deal that sent reliever J.J. Putz from the...
Vinnie Pestano – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/20/1985 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Pestano was selected by the Indians in the 20th round of the 2006 Draft out of Cal-State Fullerton. He was one of the top relief prospects in the country going into the 2006 Draft, but a serious elbow injury...
Tony Dischler - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/06/1989 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 198 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: Dischler was selected by the Indians in the 23rd round of the 2010 Draft out of Louisiana State University-Eunice Junior College. As a draft eligible sophomore he had a commitment to attend Louisiana-Lafayette next year, but chose...
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!