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Indians Prospect Insider

January 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #98 Mark Thompson
98. Mark Thompson - Shortstop
Born: 11/26/1984 Height: 5'9" Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200722Mahoning VyA-71250356092024256011.240.346.292.638200823Lake CountyA1214166398203546377719.236.321.334.655Career192666981582955706213730.237.330.318.648
History: Thompson was an 8th round pick in the 2007 Draft out of Lewis-Clark State...
January 12, 2009   (0 comments)
interrupt the start of the prospect ranking to announce that first baseman Michael Aubrey cleared waivers and has been outrighted by the Indians today to Triple-A Columbus. He has been invited to Major League camp as a non-roster player. Aubrey was designated for assignment on January 6th when Carl Pavano was added to the 40-man roster
January 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #99 Brad Hinkle
99. Brad Hinkle - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 10/13/1984 Height: 6'10" Weight: 220 Bats: Right Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSSVIPHERHRBBKBB/9K/9WHIP200823Mahoning VyA-11##196248.14519614562.610.41.22Career11##196248.14519614562.610.41.22
History: Hinkle is an undrafted free agent signing by the Indians after the 2007 Draft, and was signed out of Spring Arbor University (MI).
January 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians Top 100 Prospects: #100 Brian Juhl
100. Brian Juhl - Catcher
Born: 09/22/1985 Height: 6'0" Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBBAOBPSLGOPS200721Lake CountyA21681016201713201.235.372.309.681200822KinstonA+4112118295132119360.240.366.372.738 Career 6218928457142832561.238.368.349.717
History: Juhl was a 35th round pick in the 2007 Draft out of Stanford University. He did not sign...
January 11, 2009   (0 comments)
It is a new year, and with that hope springs eternal for Cleveland Indians fans that maybe this will be the year they can finally go all the way and win a World Series.
While things on the big league side for the Indians are starting to take shape and it looks like they will be a strong contender in the division and possible World Series contender, the farm system looks to be as strong as ever....
January 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is another rundown of the week that was in the Indians minor league system....pitchers and catchers report five weeks from today (wow)!
*** No official roster yet, but here are some of the unofficial names who will be in the Winter Development Program which starts up this week at Progressive Field: Matt LaPorta, Beau Mills, David Huff, Michael Brantley, Adam Miller, Wes Hodges, Frank Herrmann,...
January 9, 2009   (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains will host its seventh annual Hot Stove Dinner on Monday January 19 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Classic Park. The event will feature a silent auction, a buffet dinner and opportunity for fans to meet top prospects from the Cleveland Indians organization.
The event coincides with the Indians Winter Development Program, which brings the Indians top prospects to Cleveland...
January 8, 2009   (0 comments)
Boy do we have a busy show on tap tonight on Smoke Signals. Paul Cousineau and I get back to the grind after some time off for the holidays as we slide back to our normal Thursday night slot tonight. The show will be extended a half hour and run from 9:30-11:00pm. Call in number is 646-716-8012.
Since we were last on, the Indians have made some moves signing Carl Pavano and trading for infielder...
January 8, 2009   (0 comments)
Programming Note: Tony and Paul Cousineau will have all three of the players the Indians traded to the Cubs for Mark DeRosa on their show Smoke Signals tonight from 9:30-11:00pm. Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer, and John Gaub are all scheduled to appear on the show.
The Indians put their primary focus this offseason on significantly upgrading their bullpen (which they have done) and finding a good...
January 7, 2009   (0 comments)
Note: This Q&A was originally conducted in July 2006, and is the final of four Kline Q&As I wanted to post to this site. Another reminder, the Top 100 Indians Prospect countdown starts on this site with #100 and #99 this Sunday January 11th.
A special thanks to Chris Kline (pictured to the left) for chiming in again and giving a mid-season update on some of the prospects in the system....
January 6, 2009   (0 comments)
The Indians signed free agent right-handed starter Carl Pavano today to a one year deal for $1.5 million with the opportunity to earn up to $5.3 million more in incentives. To make room on theh 40-man roster, the Indians designated first baseman Michael Aubrey for assignment. The Indians now have ten days to trade, release or assign Aubrey to the minors (if he clears waivers).
An interesting...
January 6, 2009   (0 comments)
Note: This Q&A was originally conducted in April 2006, and part one posted yesterday. One more Q&A from Kline will post on Wednesday, and then we'll spend the rest of the week getting ready for the start of the Top 100 Indians Prospect countdown on the site which starts with #100 and #99 this Sunday January 11th.
Without further ado, onto the second half of the Q&A:
Q: What...
January 5, 2009   (0 comments)
Note: This Q&A was originally conducted in April 2006. As mentioned yesterday, over the next few days I will be posting two more Q&A's with Kline I conducted over the course of the 2006 season. The addition of these old articles is for reference only on the site, as well as a trip down memory lane. With the addition of these Q&A's with Kline, it will complete the addition of the relevant...
January 4, 2009   (0 comments)
Note: This Q&A was originally conducted in April 2005. Over the next few days I will be posting three more Q&A's with Kline I conducted over the course of the 2006 season. The addition of these old articles is for reference only on the site, as well as a trip down memory lane. With the addition of these Q&A's with Kline, it will complete the addition of the relevant "back catalogue" I have...
January 3, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is a quick rundown of the happenings in the week that was in the Indians farm system:
- By now, everyone should know that the Indians have acquired infielder Mark DeRosa from the Cubs for minor league pitchers Jeff Stevens, Chris Archer, and John Gaub. For more info on the deal and very detailed scouting reports of the players the Indians sent out, check out my writeup a few days ago when...
January 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Note: This article was originally posted in May 2007
When you talk baseball prospects and read about them, probably the most well known national writer/follower of the minor league baseball scene is John Sickels. He is most well known from his days with ESPN.com, when he wrote for them as a columnist on minor league baseball for almost ten years from 1996-2005.
His biggest project...
January 1, 2009   (0 comments)
From my family to yours, I wish everyone out there who reads this blog a very happy and safe new year. And for all the young minor leaguers in the Indians system, may you continue to live the dream and have nothing but success in 2009.

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