Another draft has come and gone. After a three day marathon of picks, the Indians have 50 potential new players that they have added to the organization. Now the work gets started with signing them.
Here is the rundown with everything you need to know about each of the Indians 50 selections in the 2011 Draft. To see information, capsules, scouting reports, video, and so on for each player,...
New feature today with the Dominican Summer League (DSL) report. Jason Eddy will be doing a weekly report on the two rookie level teams for the Indians in the DSL and Arizona League this year.
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Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Chun Chen - C, Akron: 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, K. Chen is proving to many that his bat is nearly ready for a call-up, but his K rate is still a little alarming. He has 13 walks in comparison to 54 strike outs....
Photo: Tony LastoriaDe La Cruz Leads Aeros To Win Over Rock Cats
The Akron Aeros brought 10 men to the plate in the top of the seventh inning and scored seven times as they went on to win game two of a three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats 10-0 Wednesday at New Britain Stadium.
Left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz recorded the win for the Aeros tossing six scoreless innings,...
Photo: Topeka Capital JournalIn the 50th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select catcher Tyler Baker out of Shawnee Heights High School (KS).
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 5'9", Weight: 165, Date of Birth: 03/08/1993
Note: Baker is listed as a catcher, but was the state pitcher of the year in his division in Kansas. He led his Shawnee Heights team to an undefeated state title.
Photo: St. Cloud AthleticsIn the 49th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select outfielder Brian Hansen out of St. Cloud St. University (MN).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 195, Date of Birth: 11/16/1989
Note: Hanson hit .318 with 50 R, 14 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 40 RBI, 11 BB, 13 SB and 17 K. He has a very strong arm and good speed and NSIC Gold Glove winner this year.
Photo: Keystone AthleticsIn the 48th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Blaine O'Brien out of Keystone College (MA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'7", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 10/16/1989
Note: O'Brien was originally supposed to go to Georgia, but ended up at Middle Georgia instead. He was also supposed to go to Maryland after that, but ended up...
Photo: Area Code GamesIn the 47th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select outfielder Cory Embree out of Moberly High School (MO).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'0", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 07/12/1992
Note: Embree is 6'3", 218 lbs and had a ridiculous season. He hit .683 with 11 HR, six of which went over 410 feet.
Jeff Ellis: The Indians continue their assault...
Photo: Adelphi AthleticsIn the 46th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Robert Nixon out of Adelphi University (NY).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 225, Date of Birth: 11/01/1988
Note: Nixon went 11-2 with a 1.43 ERA in 14 appearances. In 113 1/3 innings, he gave up 82 H, 18 ER, 23 BB and 104 K's.
Photo: MaxPrepsIn the 45th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select outfielder Will Jamison out of Evangelical Christian School (TN).
Bats: Left, Throws: Left, Height: 6'1", Weight: 175, Date of Birth: 12/18/1991
Jeff Ellis: With the picks in the 40
Photo: uncreditedIn the 44th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Adam Griffin out of Forsyth Country Day High School (NC).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 190, Date of Birth: 07/17/1992
Note: Griffin is a signee with the University of North Carolina, and has a fastball that tops 94 on the gun.
Jeff Ellis: Adam Griffin is a prep righty...
Photo: Arkansas AthleticsIn the 43rd round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Geoffrey Davenport out of the University of Arkansas.
Bats: Left, Throws: Left, Height: 6'1", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 03/14/1990
Note: Davenport is a lefty who went 3-1 with a 4.95 in six appearances. In 20 IP he gave up 18 H, 11 ER and 7 BB while striking out 22. He injured his arm...
Photo: Ducks AthleticsIn the 41st round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select shortstop Casey "KC" Serna out of the University of Oregon.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'0", Weight: 185, Date of Birth: 10/15/1989
Note: Serna really struggled this year with a .232 avg, 34 R, 2 HR and 22 RBI. Last season, hit .348 with five homers and 37 RBI & 14 SB.
Jeff Ellis: Serna...
Photo: Cleveland.comIn the 41st round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select outfielder Brian Ruiz out of Lincoln West High School (OH).
Bats: Right, Weight: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 09/11/1992
Note: Ruiz is a hometown pick as he goes to high school in Cleveland. He is from the Dominican, and played this season using a wooden bat given to him by now-fellow Tribehand...
Photo: St. Puis HSIn the 40th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select shortstop Matt Eureste out of St. Puis X High School (TX).
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 175, Date of Birth: 07/29/1993
Note: Eureste is a "polished middle infielder with speed and good overall baseball skills. Blue-collared type player. Plays the game hard. Great hands and footwork on the defensive...
Photo: Virginia AthleticsIn the 39th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select outfielder John Barr out of the University of Virginia.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'2", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 06/17/1988
Notes: Barr has a .293 average, with 46 runs and 33 RBI in 59 games.
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Jeff Ellis: John Barr is our 3rd player...
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