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August 15, 2008   (0 comments)
With the Indians signing of fifth rounder RHP Zach Putnam yesterday, I thought I would take the time to provide some thoughts on him. I was able to get into contact with an amateur scout for an AL club this morning and this is what he had to say about him:
August 15, 2008   (0 comments)
Martin Deals in 2-1 Win
Barfield Goes 0-2 on the Night
AKRON, OH – Akron starter J.D. Martin was terrific in his fifth start of the season and the Aeros got on the board early to earn a 2-1 win over Connecticut before 4,703 fans at Canal Park Thursday night. The Aeros (73-53) salvaged the final game of this three-game set and avoided their longest losing streak of the season, while...
August 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Man, it is Christmas in August. Per a report in the Plain Dealer, it appears that 2nd rounder Trey Haley will also sign tomorrow.
August 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Wow, Indians have signed Bryce Stowell, T.J. House and now Zach Putnam. I guess they really did use some of that Byrd savings to sign these guys. I am not sure I understand why they would need to do that, but alas they have signed three top end prospects.
Also, C Wyatt Toregas went on the disbaled list with elbow inflammation and C Armando Camacaro was activated.
August 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Per a report at, 16th round pick pitcher T.J. House has signed with the Indians. He is enroute to Cleveland to take a physical, and once he checks out he is supposed to officially sign on Friday. He reportedly will sign for $1 million. This is a big signing by the Indians, and with all these high profile signings the last few days with Fedroff, Stowell and a few others rumored to be close...
August 14, 2008   (0 comments)
The Buffalo Bisons today announced that LHP Scott Lewis and INF/OF Jared Head have been promoted to the team. The Bisons also placed RHP Brian Slocum on the disabled list (retroactive to August 12) and INF Morgan Ensberg on the temporary inactive list (retroactive to August 12). C Armando Camacaro, who was on the team
August 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Santana Strums Along In Kinston
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Here is part two of two of my recap from my trip to...
August 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Aeros lose late, fall into 2nd place
Connecticut 3B David Maroul launched an 8th inning home run off Aeros starter Kevin Dixon to send the Aeros to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Defenders in front of 4,287 fans at Canal Park on Wednesday night. The loss dropped the Aeros into 2nd place in the Southern Division of the Eastern League for the first time since June 15th, but they still hold...
August 13, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: GCL Rundown
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
This is the first of what will be three editions of...
August 13, 2008   (0 comments)
More details on this on Thursday, but I'll be doing the first radio show this Thursday 8/14 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST. These are just test shows still, and I have nil radio experience, so please keep that in mind when listening for the first several episodes. The hope here is this provides yet another way for people to get some prospect information, and more importantly offers people a place to...
August 13, 2008   (0 comments)
From Atkins in a piece I will post sometime this week:
On Scott Lewis:
August 13, 2008   (0 comments)
Five Mahoning Valley Scrappers were named to the All Star team on Tuesday:
LHP Eric Berger, 1B Brick Simpson, 2B Isaias Velasquez, SS Lonnie Chisenhall, and C Robbie Alcombrack. The All Star game is August 19th at 7:15 PM at in Troy, NY.
Martinez Overmatches Aeros in 4-1 Win
August 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Real quick....RHP Paul Byrd has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash. The player to be named must be agreed upon on or before January 15, 2009.
Also, I have seen an unconfirmed report that the Indians have signed 22nd round pick UC Irvine's RHP pitcher Bryce Stowell to $725K bonus. Still awaiting confirmation on that, but if true, that is very good news.
August 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Weglarz Already Golden In Eyes Of Family
At 6'3" 250-pounds, outfielder Nick Weglarz is a fearsome presence at the plate for any opposing pitcher. Just 20 years of age, the scary thing is he is expected to get even bigger in the next few years as his body continues to mature and fill out.
But even while he is a hulking, menacing mass at the plate, outside the lines Weglarz is one of the kindest, gentlest young men in sports today....
August 12, 2008   (0 comments)
LHP Scott Lewis was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week today for the week ending August 10th. In two starts last week Lewis was unbelievable, and in 13.1 innings allowed just one unearned run.
K-Tribe power past Hillcats
Carlos Santana and John Drennen both homered powering the Kinston Indians to a comfortable 10-1 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Monday night in front of...
August 11, 2008   (0 comments)
A nice little treat today as site reader Norman Banks forwarded me his thoughts on what he saw in Aflac All-American High School game this past Saturday in Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium.
Banks has some background in scouting and was with a friend who is involved with scouting, and he gives us a firsthand report on some high school kids to lookout for that the Indians may select...
August 11, 2008   (0 comments)
Kinston Sweeps Salem
The Kinston Indians completed a four game sweep of Salem with a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe won their final 10 meetings against the Avalanche this season, winning the season series with a 16-4 record.
Kinston got all the runs they needed in the bottom of the third inning. Jared Goedert led off the inning with a single,...
August 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Miller is out throwing 120 feet now and will start to throw some games soon, but being so late in the season the Indians do not plan to ramp him up to pitch maybe the final week in Buffalo just to be shut down. He won't be a September callup in Cleveland and will instead go to Instructional League to start his comeback. Also will go to the Dominican Reublic or Venezuela this offseason and pitch a lot...
August 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Drennen Ties It in the ninth in Kinston 5-4 win
John Drennen hit a two-out game tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score at four, and Beau Mills drew a bases-loaded walk with two out in the 11th as the Kinston Indians beat the Salem Avalanche for the ninth straight time, winning 5-4 in 11 innings at Historic Grainger Stadium. The home run for Drennen was his second...
August 9, 2008   (0 comments)
Cawiezell Takes Country Road To Minors
For Lake County Captains right-hander Dallas Cawiezell, professional baseball has opened the doors for him to see much more of the world than the cornfields back in his home state of Iowa. Born in Davenport, IA, Cawiezell now resides in the small town of Long Grove, IA that according to the 2000 census has a population of 597.
Cawiezell refers to himself as a "country bumpkin" and prefers the...

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