FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2007
INDIANS INVITE THREE (3) TO MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING CAMP
CLEVELAND, OH --- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP RICK BAUER, RHP JEFF HARRIS & CA YAMID HAAD to free agent minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League spring training camp.
Bauer, 30, split the 2007 season between...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2007
INDIANS PROMOTE BRAD GRANT TO DIRECTOR OF AMATEUR SCOUTING
Assistant GM John Mirabelli to Assume Expanded Role in Player Procurement
CLEVELAND, OH --- The Cleveland Indians & Executive Vice President and General Manager MARK SHAPIRO today announced the promotion of BRAD GRANT to Director of Amateur Scouting.
Per a report by Yahoo, the Minnesota Twins signed former Indians farmhand Mariano Gomez (LHP) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.
Gomez was a once promising left-handed pitcher in the system who had trouble overcoming a partially torn tendon on the middle finger of his pitching hand in 2003 which sidetracked him and he was never the same after that. At 6'6" and 190 pounds,...
On Wednesday, the Indians lost three minor league free agents that were signed by the Washington Nationals:
Jason Stanford (LHP)
Bobby Brownlie (RHP)
Jim Ed Warden (RHP)
Stanford could use a change of scenery, and really had no spot for him in Buffalo with the likes of Chuck Lofgren and Scott Lewis moving up to Buffalo this year into the starting staff and joining holdovers...
INDIANS ANNOUNCE 2007 MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER & PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
ASDRUBAL CABRERA combined to hit .303 in 2007
AARON LAFFEY was 17-6 w/a 3.34 ERA
CLEVELAND, OH—The Cleveland Indians today announced the recipients of the organization’s 2007 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year awards.
INF ASDRUBAL CABRERA has been named the 2007 winner of the Lou Boudreau...
Here is an update how various prospects in the system are doing in the winter leagues:
Dominican Winter League:
Argenis Tavarez (C, Gigantes del Cibao): .000 AVG (0-1), .000 OPS
Chris De La Cruz (IF, Aguilas Cibaenas): .259 AVG (7-27), 2 2B , 2 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, .609 OPS
Andy Marte (IF, Azucareros del Este): .262 AVG (17-65), 6 2B, 11 RBI, 10 BB, 17 K, .722 OPS
Now that the Indians have decided on who they would add to the 40-man roster to protect from the Rule 5 Draft, I just wanted to break down quickly why they added who they did and what players they left unprotected who are now in danger of being selected.
The fact they protected Adam Miller, Reid Santos, Scott Lewis, Tony Sipp and Wyatt Toregas is not much of a surprise to me. I even nailed...
Right-handed relief prospect Jeff Stevens continues to make his name noticed, and is primed for a potential bullpen role in Cleveland sometime in 2008 if he continues to pitch as well as he has in 2007 and this offseason. Team USA just won the World Cup, and Stevens was a big contributor in the bullpen throwing six shutout innings and only giving up three hits while striking out five.
Baseball America just released their Arizona Fall League Top 20 Prospect ranking for the recently concluded Arizona Fall League (AFL) season in 2007. The Indians had two players make the list: right-hander Adam Miller (#5) and left-hander David Huff (#20). Here is what Baseball America had to say about the two pitchers in the rankings piece:
5. Adam Miller, rhp, Surprise (Indians): After battling...
This is the beginning of an Indians minor league FAQ I am putting together. This FAQ will be updated a lot this offseason as I add more things like team records as well as many other things I come across that will be added. This will also be linked in the Minor League Reference section.
1. Player salaries
Major League Baseball handles all Minor League Baseball player contracts. In addition...
There was some cause for serious concern this afternoon in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) when Indians top prospect Adam Miller had to leave his start in the first inning due to an undisclosed injury. Early reports mentioned he had left the game with an apparent hand injury, and many fans feared the worst.
The Indians organization and fans can catch their breath as it turns out he had to leave...
I am in the process of completely a detailed FAQ for the site. Included in this FAQ will be items like what minor league players make, roster limits, team and league websites, stadium info, team records for each affiliate and more. This should be completed soon, and will be linked under the Minor League Reference section.
Today I added the player development staff as well as the coaching staff...
Here is another update on how some of the Indians minor leaguers are doing in fall/winter leagues. Play in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) wraps up this week on November 15th, and play in the Hawaii Winter League (HWL) wraps up on November 18th. Both leagues have a short playoff, so play will extend a little after that for the teams that make the playoffs.
All stats through 11/12/2007
Baseball Prospectus just released their Indians Top 11 Prospect list over the weekend. For more detail on these rankings, you will need to have a subscription to Baseball Prospectus. However, here is the listing (which is free):
1. Adam Miller, RHP
2. Wes Hodges, 3B
3. Beau Mills, 1B
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!