The IPI has learned that the Indians have promoted rookie level Arizona shortstop Dorssys Paulino to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley. The move has not yet been made official by the Indians, he supposedly left Arizona yesterday and should join Mahoning Valley this week, likely in Batavia today or tomorrow.
The Carolina Mudcats were rained out, giving the system a short set of games. T.J. House saw a few of the cards tumble, as he got blitzed in only one inning of work. The Akron bullpen pitched well though, led by Preston Guilmet and Bryce Stowell. Columbus led the way on the night though, as David Huff pitched like a major leaguer, and his offense dominated once again. An intriguing shortstop prospect led the way for ATF? Who? Find out after the jump...
Just a night after the Scrappers emerged walk off winners in a fourteen inning half-marathon, the Scrappers delivered a decidedly lackluster outing, losing 8-4 to the Jamestown Jammers The fan of zany stats could have had a field day with this one. The Scrappers had five hits on the night, which is also the number of errors they committed.
The Lansing Lugnuts (29-25, 76-47) took an early 4-0 lead after the first inning and added to it while the pitching staff two-hit the Lake County Captains (30-25, 61-63) for a 10-0 win on Monday night. With the loss, Lake County snapped a three game winning streak.
Akron starter T.J. House pitched just one inning and Erie designated hitter Tony Plagman had two doubles and an RBI as the SeaWolves beat the Aeros, 5-2, on Monday night at Jerry Uht Park. House (7-4, 3.72) walked the bases loaded to begin the game as the SeaWolves piled on four in the first.
Everything went right for the Columbus Clippers (67-63) on Monday night as they trounced the Louisville Bats (50-81) by the final score of 10-1. With the victory, the Clippers pulled within 2.5 games of the International League Wild Card. Only the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the Pawtucket Red Sox sit above them.
The minor league season is winding down, and the first of those season's that will end is the rookie level Arizona League Indians season who wrap up play in a little over a week. Sean Mahon chimes in with his second to last notebook of the season with observations and information from scouts on players like Mitch Brown, Dorssys Paulino, Caleb Hamrick, and lots more.
Every once in awhile, there's a night that really has leveled off numbers, and that's what Sunday night was for ATF. Sure, there was the Lake County Captains, that are clicking on all cylinders right now, but passed that, the system is just playing well. Lee, Sever, Wendle, LRod, Myles, Sabourin, Ramirez, Aguilar, Chen and Neal are a few that make an appearance. Who's at the top? Find out...after the jump...
The Indians have failed to do much of anything recently, and Sunday's game was a microcosm of their futility. The bonus of the game was that it was over rather quickly, which about sums up how quickly the Indians went from a contender, to perhaps the worst team in baseball. Join Kevin Dean with his Second Thoughts on Sunday's ballgame...after the jump...
First baseman Jesus Aguilar had two RBI’s as the Akron Aeros defeated the Reading Phillies, 10-4, Sunday afternoon at Canal Park.
With the win, Akron took two of three games against the R-Phils, lowering the team’s magic number for clinching the Eastern League Western Division to 10.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans scored four runs, needing only one hit, over the final innings to beat the Carolina Mudcats 5-2 on Sunday night at TicketReturn.com Field. The win assured the Pelicans (33-23, 69-57) of the weekend series, and vaults them six games ahead of the Mudcats for the Southern division wildcard spot.
Join us this week from 700 EST to 730 EST as Jeff Ellis is joined by Cleveland Fan writer Andrew Clayman. They will look at just how badly the Indians off season moves backfired. Is there any hope of contention for next year? A game of should they should not when it comes to player options and Free Agents. Who in AAA do you want to see this year, and many other topics So tune in and enjoy.
On Saturday night, two top Indians' prospects are finding their groove after struggling starts to the 2012 season as the Indians beat the Royals 5-1. Dillon Howard led off with his second straight promising start in August, while Felix Sterling rolled out his fourth straight dominating outing in relief of Howard. The AZL Indians need a run to make it to the playoffs, but boy, that pitching is starting to look really good. Check out how good, after the jump...
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!