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Indians Prospect Insider

January 30, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #62 Vinnie Pestano
62. Vinnie Pestano - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/20/1985 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 205 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200722Mahoning VyA-113.57210622.217957272.810.71.06200823Lake CountyA111.552901529.0255113234.07.11.31 23KinstonA+124.00250927.02312111273.79.01.26 Career 342.977503078.26526731773.68.91.23
History: Pestano was a 20th...
January 29, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #63 Jonathan Holt
63. Jonathan Holt - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/10/1986 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200721Mahoning VyA-234.32164433.1361654271.17.31.20200822Lake CountyA463.20416176.0802777680.88.11.14Career693.5457105109.1116431211950.97.81.16
History: Holt was a 5th round pick in the 2007 Draft out of the University...
January 29, 2009   (0 comments)
A real quick update to those who have purchased the 2009 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More book, my first shipment should arrive sometime today or tomorrow. I will try and get some orders out right away tomorrow if I receive it before noon on Friday, and if not will get all prepaid orders out ASAP on Saturday or Monday at the latest.
My first shipment amazingly is all accounted...
January 29, 2009   (0 comments)
It is Smoke Signals time again tonight....and all I have to say is thank goodness the equipment trucks are leaving Progressive Field tomorrow and that spring training is just around the corner! Not only do we need some hope that the snow up here in Northeast Ohio will go away, but we need something new to talk about this offseason.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheClevelandFan/2009/01/30/Smoke-Signals
January 29, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #64 Paolo Espino
64. Paolo Espino - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 01/10/1987 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200720Lake CountyA453.6633130108.1954420311162.69.61.16200821Lake CountyA203.16190137.03513412483.211.71.30 KinstonA+028.4976029.23928511203.36.11.69 Career 674.3759191175.01698529541842.89.51.28
History: Espino was...
January 28, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #65 Bo Greenwell
65. Bo Greenwell - Outfielder
Born: 10/15/1988 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 185 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200718GCL IndiansR371441231500816245.215.298.250.548200819GCL IndiansR4616018428321423174.263.359.388.747Career83204307313322239419.240.330.322.652
History: Greenwell was taken in the 6th round of the 2007 Draft out of Riverdale...
January 28, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #66 Matt Meyer
66. Matt Meyer - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 01/17/1985 - Height: 6'4" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200621Mahoning VyA-221.98190227.1236015314.910.21.39200721Lake CountyA000.50110018.012115202.510.00.94KinstonA+344.32320350.05024432585.810.41.642008KinstonA+424.23420155.14826229614.79.91.39Career983.4010406150.2133577811704.910.21.42
January 27, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #67 Kevin Rucker
67. Kevin Rucker - Outfielder
Born: 09/14/1989 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 185 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200717GCL IndiansR1132391008480.281.361.313.674200818GCL IndiansR391051922402916445.210.314.305.619Career5013722315021720525.226.325.307.632
History: Rucker was a 47th round pick in the 2007 Draft out of a Pioneer Valley High...
January 27, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #68 Michael Finocchi
68. Michael Finocchi - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 04/28/1985 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 195 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200520BurlingtonR023.14180128.2321005221.66.91.29200621Lake CountyA413.44190036.24214114243.45.91.5321KinstonA+122.72200136.13511025236.25.71.65200722KinstonA+322.84300357.05618026364.15.71.4422AkronAA214.67150217.116915162.68.31.212008KinstonA+116.52220029.03621919155.94.71.90Career1193.6412407205.02178311941364.16.01.52
January 26, 2009   (0 comments)
Finally, the 2009 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More book is here. I feel like I have been updating everyone on this for the better part of a year, but it finally is here. Sometime today (Monday) I will be sendind the book to be published and should have the books in hand by the end of the week to ship out to anyone interested.
And, with that said, I am ready to start taking official...
January 25, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #69 Santo Frias
69. Santo Frias - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/08/1987 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 189 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200618DSL IndiansR441.301111055.1378318442.97.20.99200719GCL IndiansR231.8899048.0361018471.58.80.9219Lake CountyA004.322108.1740585.48.61.44200820Lake CountyA116.9455023.12618812204.67.71.63Career782.6727260135.01064012431192.97.91.10
January 25, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #70 Todd Martin
70. Todd Martin - First Baseman
Born: 06/25/1983 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 230 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200623GaryIND514320000160.143.250.143.393200623GCL IndiansR11234520023100.217.308.304.612200724Mahoning VyA-5419727718184023400.360.423.533.956200825GCL IndiansR515160001020.400.438.400.838 25Lake CountyA103641230391130.333.342.6671.009...
January 24, 2009   (0 comments)
Weekend Update: In Defense Of Hodges
Taking a break from the prospect countdown for a moment, here is a quick rundown of the happenings from the past week:
Here is an excerpt from a recent Brendan Harris interview in Baseball Prospectus, and when reading this think about some of the recent "piling on" this offseason in regard to Indians third base prospect Wes Hodges' defense.
David Laurila: Depending on who you talk to,...
January 23, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #71 John Drennen
71. John Drennen - Outfielder
Born: 08/26/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 185 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200518BurlingtonR5116824407182918376.238.325.435.760200619Lake CountyA67240337712363031526.321.409.471.88019KinstonA+311131527620812212.239.328.327.655200720KinstonA+131496721262521377531046.254.336.391.727200821KinstonA+1174607110827133946735.235.313.317.630Career39714772153787793018316028725.256.339.381.720
January 23, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #72 Kyle Landis
72. Kyle Landis - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 05/30/1986 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 185 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200721Mahoning VyA-100.33200627.1171110373.312.20.99200822Lake CountyA211.97381659.14713520733.011.11.1322KinstonA+0210.6470011.016132694.97.42.00Career332.496511297.280278361193.311.01.19
History: Landis was an 18th round...
January 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #73 Roman Pena
73. Roman Pena - Outfielder
Born: 09/02/1986 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200619GCL IndiansR43151274712152322486.311.408.503.91119Lake CountyA135461510232191.278.316.407.723200720Lake CountyA12345558109206770601382.240.342.356.698200821Lake CountyA1134267011726211663310414.275.328.423.75121KinstonA+165410830268180.148.266.315.581Career30811401712966292716812532723.260.341.401.742
January 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Paul and I hit the cyberwaves again tonight with another edition of Smoke Signals, with the guest this week right-hander Frank Herrmann. Herrmann has an interesting story, from going to school and getting a degree at Harvard, to signing as an undrafted free agent, to now being on the cusp of getting a big league opportunity. He is currently participating in the Indians Winter Development Program out...
January 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Been heavily submerged in completing the 2009 Indians Top 100 Prospects & More book the last week, so I apologize for the lack of updates and for the slow response to some of you via e-mail. I will reply to everyone in the next day or so.
In any case, I wanted to make a quick mention that the book *should* be ready this weekend. I am hoping to send it to print on Saturday or at the latest on...
January 22, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #74 Karexon Sanchez

74. Karexon Sanchez - Infielder
Born: 08/22/1987 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 175 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200618DSL IndiansR70233475992635434822.253.384.386.770200719GCL IndiansR48176294870321164210.273.338.364.70219Mahoning VyA-11332112209892.333.488.5151.003200820Lake CountyA1164147110222512603811812.246.323.411.734Career2458561492204092112510521746.257.351.398.749
January 21, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #75 Nate Recknagel
75. Nate Recknagel - Catcher/First Baseman
Born: 04/26/1986 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200822U of MichiganC58209567791236833305.368.465.7511.216200822GCL IndiansR14031000010.750.7501.0001.750
History: Recknagel was a 19th round pick in the 2008 Draft out of the University of Michigan.
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