Today we continue the IPI’s year-end awards with the announcement of the Offensive Player of the Year. This award goes to the position player in the Indians organization that had the best year offensively and like with all the awards so far is 100% based on performance and not on prospect standing. This is the final “Tony Award” to be handed out, but this weekend the "All-Tony" team will be posted as Tony lists the best players this season position-by-position in a “1st team” and “2nd team” format.
To celebrate the conclusion of another baseball season, we here at Indians Prospect Insider have decided to give out our picks for the major awards in Major League Baseball. Today we tab the winner of the NL MVP, a wide-open race between Ryan Braun, Buster Posey, Andrew McCutchen, and others.
The Venezuelan Winter League debuted last night, marking the beginning of the winter ball seasons. There are plenty of Indians prospects playing in this league and the others that will start up soon and Around The Farm is back to keep you up to date. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down last night's action in Arizona and Venezuela.
The Arizona Fall League started up on Tuesday, the Dominican Winter League starts up tonight, and several other offseason fall and winter leagues start up in the coming weeks. Here is a listing of players that are currently set to play in all of the offseason fall and winter leagues as well as an update on the coverage coming from the IPI over the next three months with all the action this fall and winter.
The Instructional League and Parallel League were both in action again on Wednesday. Tyler Naquin, Claudio Bautista and Anthony Gallas all recorded hits for their teams while Jordan Cooper continued his string of impressive performances. Steve Orbanek provides all the statistics from both games and recaps yesterday's Arizona Fall League action after the jump.
Today we continue the IPI’s year-end awards with the announcement of the Pitcher of the Year. This award goes to the starting pitcher in the Indians organization that had the best year from a performance perspective, not necessarily from a prospect standing. Later this week the Offensive Player of the Year and All-Tony Team will be announced.
To celebrate the conclusion of another baseball season, we here at Indians Prospect Insider have decided to give out our picks for the major awards in Major League Baseball. Today we tab the winner of the AL MVP. Will the Triple Crown be enough for Miguel Cabrera to hold off Mike Trout? There's only one way to find out...
The Parallel League was once again in action Tuesday. LeVon Washington showed signs that he may be coming out of his slump while Jerrud Sabourin also collected a big hit. Plus, the Arizona Fall League kicked off yesterday as well, and three Indians players were in action. Steve Orbanek recaps all the action and provides all the statistics after the jump.
The city of Cleveland is used to being a second, third or fourth tier option for free agents and top tier coaches and managers. Terry Francona may not have changed that mentality, but he certainly proved that there are more things to choosing a team than location. Will Francona bring a new culture to Cleveland Indians baseball, or will Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro override the momentum?
Today we continue the IPI’s year-end awards with the announcement of the Comeback Player of the Year. This award goes to the player who came back from a rough 2011 season – be it due to injury or performance – and any other obstacles to put up a very good 2012 season and reestablished and/or solidified himself as a prospect for the Indians. In the coming days the Pitcher of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and All-Tony Team will be announced.
Paolo Espino recently capped off his sixth season in the Indians' farm system with a brilliant performance in the Eastern League Championship Series. Yet despite his success, Espino looks to be on the verge of minor league free agency. If he is indeed a free agent then there is no guarantee he'll be back with the club. IPI's Steve Orbanek takes a look back at Espino's career in this week's edition of Then & Now.
Both the Instructional League and Parallel League were in action on Monday. Erik Gonzalez, Claudio Bautista and Kieran Lovegrove all performed well for the Instructional League squad while Kyle Bellows and Jeff Johnson had nice performances in the Parallel League. IPI's Steve Orbanek provides all the statistics from the action after the jump.
Today we continue the IPI postseason awards with the announcement of the Relief Pitcher of the Year. The starting pitchers often get most of the focus, so this award gives an opportunity to showcase and recognize some of the top relief pitching performances over the course of the 2012 season. In the coming days the Comeback Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and All-Tony Team will be announced.
The Arizona Fall League is starting up today and eight Indians minor leaguers will be participating this year. These players may not all be top prospects in the organization, but they are highly thought of by the organization. With Tony headed out to Arizona to report all the AFL happenings first-hand, join Jim Piascik as he previews each of the Tribe's players in the AFL.
To celebrate the conclusion of another baseball season, we here at Indians Prospect Insider have decided to give out our picks for the major awards in Major League Baseball. Today we tab the winner of the NL Cy Young Award, a tight battle with plenty of worthy choices. In the coming days, IPI will be rolling out our picks for AL/NL MVP, Most Valuable Indian, and Least Valuable Indian.
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight for a special half hour edition from 11:00pm – 11:30pm EST. In tonight's special show, Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete discuss the hiring of Terry Francona as the Indians' new manager. They will look at how quickly the Indians moved through their process to find a new manager, what Francona brings to the table, if anything different can be expected with Francona in charge, what the future holds for Sandy Alomar Jr, and much more.
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!