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Indians Prospect Insider

January 31, 2013   (5 comments)
2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #46 OF Bryson Myles
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with outfielder Bryson Myles. He is one of the most exciting players in the entire Indians’ organization with his upside, ability to consistently hit the ball, and his ability to steal bases, but he has also battled some nagging injuries in each of his first two seasons which has affected his performance. Tony breaks down his abilities, looks at where he can improve, and much more in this detailed scouting report.
January 31, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 30, 2013
It's been a special winter season for Indians outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, and it got even better on Wednesday after Carrera's team, Navegantes del Magallanes defeated Cardenales de Lara 11-9 in Game Seven of the Venezuelan Winter League Series. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps Carrera's performance and takes you Around the Farm.
January 30, 2013   (1 comments)
Vizquel and two other former Indians sign with new teams
Three former Indians players Omar Vizquel, Travis Hafner, and Ryan Garko all found new homes with a team for 2013, but none of them are returning to Cleveland. Vizquel will coach with the Angles, Hafner looks to be close to signing with the Yankees, and Garko has signed with the Rockies.
January 30, 2013   (17 comments)
The line-up-side at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians have re-built their entire offense into a versatile group of players that can hit from both sides of the plate. Over the years, these players have either put up a tremendous amount of offensive firepower, or have to ability to do just that. Do the Indians have an offense that could explode in 2013, or is the upside potential of this team a lot lower than the optimism that has surrounded them since the hiring of Terry Francona?
January 30, 2013   (3 comments)
2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #47 RHP Clayton Cook
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed starting pitcher Clayton Cook. Cook suffered an injury last season that resulted in an abrupt end to his season and had several setbacks in his return and finally ended up having surgery. Tony gives the details on how serious the injury was, how long he could be out, how his prospect value has changed, and what kind of pitcher he can still be in this detailed scouting report.
January 30, 2013   (1 comments)
MLB arbitration hearings loom for Indians, Aviles
The MLB arbitration hearings begin next Monday February 4th and continue through until the 20th. Most of the arbitration eligible players around the league have already signed a one year deal a few days ago, but the Indians still have one player that is unsigned: Mike Aviles.
January 30, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 29, 2013
Navegantes del Magallanes entered Tuesday's contest on the verge of elimination, but what did outfielder Ezequiel Carrera have to say about that? Plus, while we already know Rob Bryson will be competing in the upcoming Caribbean Series, it looks like a new, very popular Indians prospect will also be joining him. The IBI's Steve Orbanek provides all the details as he takes you Around the Farm.
January 29, 2013   (12 comments)
What's new in 2013: The starting lineup
The Indians have been busy this offseason making some significant changes to the lineup and pitching staff. But exactly how much have they improved? IBI newcomer Jake Dungan takes a look at the 2013 lineup and compares it to its 2012 counterpart in the first of a four part series that will break down and compare the 2012 and 2013 versions of the lineup, bench, starting rotation and bullpen.
January 29, 2013   (9 comments)
2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #48 CA Alex Lavisky
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with catcher Alex Lavisky. Lavisky continues to show good catching and leadership skills, but his questionable bat actually showed some improvement last season. Tony goes into detail on the improvement he showed with his swing, how his performance spiked in the second half of last season, all the value he provides as a good receiver, and much more in this detailed scouting report.
January 29, 2013   (1 comments)
Indians reach new five-year deal with Clear Channel
Today the Cleveland Indians have announced that they have a new five-year agreement with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cleveland for WTAM 1100 AM to remain the “Flagship Home of the Cleveland Indians” through 2017. The deal also includes WMMS 100.7 FM as they will become the “FM home of the Indians” with at least 144 simulcast broadcasts.
January 29, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: January 28, 2013
Around the Farm will say good bye for the offseason in the next few days, but will return in a few weeks once minor league spring games kick up in mid-March. Tony takes a look at the performance of Ezequiel Carrera whose team played in a very important Game 5 on Monday night in a best-of-seven series that was tied 2-2.
January 28, 2013   (17 comments)
IBI Power Poll: Best Indians' Shortstop of All-Time?
Welcome to this week's edition of the IBI Power Poll. The Poll will take a look at a relevant topic of the time, an all-time list, or just something that we're talking about here at the IBI home offices. There's nothing like a list to spur a debate, so join us in our lively banter with our weekly polls! Today's poll focuses on the best Indians' shortstop of all time...
January 28, 2013   (6 comments)
2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #49 RHP Bryce Stowell
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed reliever Bryce Stowell. He followed up a strange 2011 season with a lost season last year as he struggled with injuries once again. There is no doubt the stuff is still in there to be a high level prospect, but injuries every year and time is starting to creep up on him. Tony takes a look at this falling star and what has ailed him over his career, how his stuff has been affected, and what he may still offer as a pen prospect for the Indians going forward in this detailed scouting report.
January 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 27, 2012
Quincy Latimore...this is your life. Sunday's ATF isn't all that complicated, as the spotlight rests on the shoulders of newcomer Quincy Latimore. Latimore has been shredding in Australia, as he brought a ten-game hit streak and a seven-game runs-scored streak into his final regular season game with the Adelaide Bite. Would he continue the streak? Join Jim Pete, as he gives you the inside scoop on Quincy Latimore.
January 27, 2013   (4 comments)
2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #50 1B Chris McGuiness
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with first baseman Chris McGuiness. The Indians picked him up in the Rule 5 Draft this past December, and he has a decent chance to make the opening day roster as the designated hitter and left-handed power bat off the bench. Tony has all the details on the Tribe newcomer and talks about his hitting, power, defense, versatility, and much more in this detailed scouting report.
January 27, 2013   (27 comments)
Tribe Happenings: The role of the DH has changed
We are now two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Goodyear for the start of spring training. The offseason is wrapping up, and Tony takes a look into two issues facing the Indians as they prepare to open spring training: what they should do at DH and who should leadoff. He notes how the use of the DH has changed over the last few seasons, and how the Indians may be wise to consider another option at leadoff other than Brantley. Tony also discusses Carlos Santana's value, what spring invites reveal, and much more.
January 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Aroound the Farm: January 26, 2013
The Australian League is coming to a close, but Quincy Latimore continued his hot Winter League play with two more hits and another run, continuing two different streaks. Ezequiel Carrera matched Latimore's hits, as his team battles in the playoffs. Andrew Campbell completed the Tribe prospects night with a double of his own, as Brisbane battles for the third and final playoff spot in the Aussie League.
January 26, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 1/20/13-1/26/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
January 26, 2013   (8 comments)
The Yan Gomes and Lou Marson dynamic
With about three weeks left until spring training one of the more interesting battles to watch will be the backup catcher position. For the last three years that’s a role that has been held by Lou Marson, but after the November trade that brought Yan Gomes into the fold it’s clear that the Indians intend to create competition for the job this spring. Michael Goodman breaks down the pluses and minuses of both after the jump...
January 26, 2013   (6 comments)
2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #51 RHP Luis DeJesus
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Luis DeJesus. He does not have the pure stuff some elite prospects might have, but he has a lot of intangibles and has proven to be a performer early on in his career. Tony breaks down why talent evaluators believe he has potential as a starting pitcher, his pluses and minuses, and lots more in this detailed scouting report.

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