Photo: Samford AthleticsIn the 12th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Steven Grant Sides out of Samford University (AL).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 215, Date of Birth: 06/22/1989
Note: Perfect Game has him as the best velocity in all of Alabama. He is a reliever who went 1-0 with 1 save in 25 1/3, gave up 12 hits, 5 ER, 13 BB and...
Photo: Angelina AthleticsIn the 11th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Luis DeJesus out of Angelina College (TX).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'2", Weight: 160, Date of Birth: 12/16/1991
Note: DeJesus hails from the same college that Josh Tomlin pitched.
Jeff Ellis: Luis Dejesus is a right handed pitcher out of Angelina College. He has only...
Photo: Cal Poly AthleticsIn the 10th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Jeffrey Johnson out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'0", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 02/09/1990
Cal Poly profile page
Linked to Indians pre-draft
Jeff Ellis: Jeffrey Johnson is this year’s ghost man. He...
Photo: St. Cloud State AthleticsIn the 9th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select third baseman Jordan Smith out of St. Cloud State (MN).
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 205, Date of Birth: 07/05/1990
St. Cloud player page
Jeff Ellis: Jordan Smith is a sophomore third baseman from Divison II St. Cloud State. He is a solid hitter who...
Photo: Area Code GamesIn the 8th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley out of Gilbert High School (AZ).
Bats: Right, Throws: Left, Height: 6'1", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 02/17/1993
Perfect Game: 259
Jeff Ellis: Stephen Tarpley is a left handed pitcher from the prep ranks in Arizona. He is maybe the best prep arm from...
Photo: PerfectGame.orgIn the 7th round the Indians select catcher Eric Haase out of Divine Child High School (MI).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 5'10", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 12/18/1992
Note: Haase is committed to attend Ohio State University. Perfect Game also lists him as being having the best power, speed, and defense in the state of Michigan.
Photo: SFA AthleticsIn the 6th round the Indians select outfielder Bryson Myles from Stephen F. Austin College (TX).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 5'11", Weight: 230, Date of Birth: 09/18/1989
Notes: From Baseball America's Jim Callis, "Draws Kirby Puckett comps for his 6', 235 lb build...put up big numbers after transferring including an NCAA Division I-leading 53 steals. Profiles...
Photo: U. of Virginia AthleticsWith their 5th round pick the Indians select right-handed pitcher William Roberts out of the University of Virginia.
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 205, Date of Birth: 08/17/1990
U. of Virginia profile page
Throws perfect game in March 2011
Jeff Ellis: William Roberts is a junior pitcher from the University...
Photo: James Madison AthleticsWith their 4th round pick the Indians select catcher Mark Lowery out of James Madison University.
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'0", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 07/21/1990
Quick take: Baseball America tweet from Jim Callis after pick said "Indians pick Jake Lowery is another guy with Qs about D but no one has reservations about the bat. At least big...
Photo: Merced JCWith their 3rd round pick the Indians select right-handed pitcher Jake Sisco out of the Merced Junior College (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 12/09/1991
Note: Sisco was the Central Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and 1st Team All-CVC (11-1, 1.66 ERA, 108 IP/124 K).
Baseball America: 176
Photo: PerfectGame.orgWith their 2nd round pick the Indians select right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard out of Searcy High School in Arkansas.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'4", Weight: 210, Date of Birth: 07/01/1992
Note: Howard is a Scott Boras client. Also, Baseball America's Jim Callis tweeted "First-round arm but high-priced so slipped here, inconsistent but has a 92-94 mph...
According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a source has told him that infielder Cord Phelps is on his way to Cleveland. No official roster move has been made, but an official announcement is expected sometime Wednesday morning. With a 12:05 p.m. game on Wednesday, the Indians will need to report the move first thing as he is expected to be available for the game.
Francisco Lindor (Photo: AP)Last night the Indians selected shortstop Francisco Lindor out of Montverde Academy High School in Florida with their first round pick. Here are some quotes from Indians Amateur Scouting Director Brad Grant as well as some thoughts from me.
On Francisco Lindor: “Francisco is a switch-hitter and very good from both sides of the plate. He...
This team can't just put it all together. Over the past six games, four losses, two wins, the club has scored 31 runs. The offense finally has started to find its feet and score some runs. But of course, the pitching has now gone south.
The Aeros managed to salvage each series they played by winning the finales. But they lost the other four games.
Beau Mills has sort of helped ignite...
The 2014 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!