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January 29, 2008   (0 comments)
As I alluded to a few months back, I had toyed with the idea of printing the top prospect listing I recently did. I had wanted a print copy to keep for myself, and some others had said they were interested as well. Anyway, now that the prospect piece is done, I am now seriously considering doing this while I have some free time the next few weeks, but because of the upfront cost involved I wanted to...
January 27, 2008   (0 comments)
Matt Whitney
Matt Whitney - First Baseman
Age: 24 Height: 6'4" Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right
AVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS2007 Lake/Kinston.2991285129515330032113531221.364.545.909Career.2584061521227393803632421734496.339.439.778
History: Whitney was taken in the first round of the 2002 Draft out of high school, and was a supplemental pick at the end of the first round the Indians...
January 23, 2008   (0 comments)
Just a quick update today on some of the news around the system. Not much is happening as players are getting ready to report to spring training in a little over a month. That said, several players have come up in the news the past few days.
As I mentioned here last week, right-hander Randy Newsom has started a new company which allows fans to invest in minor league baseball players at www.realsportsinvestments.com....
January 21, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Indians Top Prospects: Brian Barton
Brian Barton - Outfielder
Age: 25 Height: 6'3" Weight: 185 Bats: Right Throws: Right
AVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS2007 Akr/Buf.3051314766414521210664811721.402.420.822Career.316354127822640471123521215230480.416.473.889
History: The Indians signed Barton as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami, FL in August 2004. There were serious concerns about how serious...
January 19, 2008   (0 comments)
This is the final installment of the Indians 2008 Top 50+ Prospects series. This is a recap to expand a little on the articles and give some extra insight into the thinking on these pieces since I left opinion out of the actual scouting reports. I received several e-mail responses and many questions which I answered privately, but after thinking about it felt it best to share some of the common questions...
January 17, 2008   (0 comments)
Just a quick update on some things happening in the Tribe prospect world.
Baseball America yesterday released their Indians Top 10 list, and Chris Kline also did a chat talking about the list and some other prospects. If I was ever going to recommend someone other than myself for Indians prospect info, Chris is the guy. He knows the Tribe system up and down, and actually sees a lot of these...
January 15, 2008   (0 comments)
Former World Series Star to Headline Kinston Hot Stove
Ex-Indian Chad Ogea earns a spot in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
KINSTON – The Kinston Indians announced today that former Kinston and Cleveland Indian pitcher Chad Ogea (O-jay) will be inducted into the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame at the 2008 Kinston Indians Hot Stove banquet. The banquet will...
January 14, 2008   (0 comments)
I'm back from my short vacation and catching up on things, but wanted to throw up a quick update.
I am not sure or not if this has been reported on-line or in the papers, but the Winter Development Program roster has been released. It is as follows:
Three Week Players
1 Brown, Jordan
2 Choo, Shin-Soo
3 Constanza, Jose
4 Dixon, Kevin
5 Edell, Ryan...
January 10, 2008   (0 comments)
1. Adam Miller (RHP)
2. Jordan Brown (1B)
3. Wes Hodges (3B)
4. Jensen Lewis (RHP)
5. Chuck Lofgren (LHP)
6. Nick Weglarz (OF)
7. Aaron Laffey (LHP)
8. Josh Rodriguez (SS)
9. Tony Sipp (LHP)
10. Beau Mills (1B)
11. Ben Francisco (OF)
12. Trevor Crowe (OF)
13. Jared Goedert (2B/3B)
14. Scott Lewis (LHP)
15....
January 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #1-5
This is the final installment a nine piece installment ranking the Indians top prospects. All photos in this installment are courtesy of Carl Kline. To get in touch with Carl Kline for photo assistance, please e-mail me at tlastoria@theclevelandfan.com and I will forward his e-mail address to you.
One note, these height and weights are as of Feb/March 2007 as new height and weights are not...
January 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #6-10
This is part eight of a nine piece installment ranking the Indians top prospects. All photos in this installment are courtesy of Carl Kline. To get in touch with Carl Kline for photo assistance, please e-mail me at tlastoria@theclevelandfan.com and I will forward his e-mail address to you.
All ages as of 04/01/2008
10. Beau Mills - Third Baseman
Age: 21 Height: 6'3" Weight: 220...
January 9, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #11-15
This is part seven of a nine piece installment ranking the Indians top prospects. All photos in this installment are courtesy of Carl Kline. To get in touch with Carl Kline for photo assistance, please e-mail me at tlastoria@theclevelandfan.com and I will forward his e-mail address to you.
All ages as of 04/01/2008
15. Matt McBride - Catcher
Age: 22 Height: 6'2" Weight: 215 Bats:...
January 8, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #16-20
This is part six of a nine piece installment ranking the Indians top prospects. All photos in this installment are courtesy of Carl Kline. To get in touch with Carl Kline for photo assistance, please e-mail me at tlastoria@theclevelandfan.com and I will forward his e-mail address to you.
All ages as of 04/01/2008
20. David Huff - Left-handed Pitcher
Age: 23 Height: 6'2" Weight:...
January 5, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #21-30
This is part five of a nine piece installment ranking the Indians top prospects. Here is a listing of the previous four installments:
Intro & Prospects Who Just Missed
Top 2007 Draft & Dominican Summer League Prospects
Top Prospects #41-50
Top Prospects #31-40
All photos in this installment are courtesy of Carl Kline. To get in touch with Carl Kline for...
January 4, 2008   (0 comments)
Sarbaugh Promoted to Akron; Tremie to Kinston; Holbert Named at Lake County;
Former Indian Travis Fryman to Manage Mahoning Valley; Odor Returns to GCL
CLEVELAND, OH-- The Cleveland Indians & Director of Player Development ROSS ATKINS today announced the remaining staff assignments for the 2008 Player Development System. Today, Atkins appointed MIKE SARBAUGH Manager at Akron, CHRIS...
January 3, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #31-40
This is part four of a nine installment piece profiling the top prospects in the Indians farm system. Part three yesterday profiled the #41-50 ranked players in the Indians farm system.
All photos courtesy of Carl Kline except where noted below. To get in touch with Carl Kline for photo assistance, please e-mail me at tlastoria@theclevelandfan.com and I will forward his e-mail address to you.
January 3, 2008   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50+ Prospects: #41-50
This is part three of a nine piece installment ranking the Indians top prospects. Part one provided a listing of prospects who just missed this list, and part two profiled the 2007 Draft picks and Dominican Summer League players.
All photos in this installment, except Perdomo, are courtesy of Carl Kline. To get in touch with Carl Kline for photo assistance, please e-mail me at tlastoria@theclevelandfan.com...
January 2, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Indians Top 50: Adam Miller
Adam Miller - Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 23 Height: 6'4" Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right
WLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB9K9WHIP2007 Buffalo544.821911065.36835421682.899.371.36Career32243.6198880461431185281374552.678.881.23History: Miller was drafted out of high school (TX) in the 1st round of the 2003 Draft, and had a commitment to play for the University of Arizona before signing with...
January 2, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Indians Top 50: Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown - First Baseman
Age: 24 Height: 6'0" Weight: 205 Bats: Left Throws: Left
AVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS2007 Akron.333127483851613621176635611.421.484.906Career.307271103117131763102917111712217.385.472.858History: Before last season, Brown got a lot less pub than his former University of Arizona Wildcat teammate Trevor Crowe. While Crowe was drafted in the 1st round...
January 2, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Indians Top 50: Wes Hodges
Wes Hodges - Third Baseman
Age: 23 Height: 6'2" Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right
AVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBOBPSLGOPS2007 Kinston.28810439360113223157144900.367.473.840Career.28810439360113223157144900.367.473.840History: Hodges was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 Draft out of Georgia Tech, but did not play in 2006 with the Indians since he was still mending from a stress fracture...

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