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IBI Scoreboard for July 24, 2014
Triple-A
COL 8
LOU 1
Double-A
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WIS 7
LC 4
Short-A
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Indians Prospect Insider

June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 17th round, the Cleveland Indians select: CF Casey Frawley - Stetson University, 5"10" 170 lbs.
UPDATE (5:06 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Casey Frawley was drafted by the Indians as a CF. In college he played SS/2B for Stetson college. He has good bat speed and a line drive stroke. Solid defender both in the OF and IF, where he has displayed a good arm and quick feet. He seems like the...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 16th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joseph Dickerson - Nicholls St..
6"2" 215 lbs.
UPDATE (3:00PM): Jeff Ellis
Joseph Dickerson is a RHP pitcher from Nicholls St. University. He was rated the 30th best prospect in the state of Louisiana by Baseball America. He has been the closer for the Colonel’s the past 2 years. Another pen arm in this draft for the Tribe....
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 15th round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Michael Rayl - Palm Beach CC.
6"3" 185 lbs.
UPDATED (2:41PM): Jeff Ellis
Michael Rayl is a left handed pitcher out of Palm Beach CC. He is rated 30th by BA in the state of Florida. One of the top Juco arms in the state of Florida and is currently set to attend Florida in the fall. One of his bigger issues has been a dip in velocity...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 14th round, the Cleveland Indians select: SS Kyle Smith - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 6'1" 185lbs
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:10 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Kyle Smith video
Kyle Smith bio
Kyle Smith stats
Cal Poly draft article
Updated (2:52 PM) : Jeff Ellis
Kyle Smith has been the starting SS for Cal Poly since he was a true freshman. He has shown solid...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 13th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Jeremy Johnson - Washington St.
5'11" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (2:23 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Jeremy Johnson is a right handed junior at Washington State University. He is a redshirt junior after sitting out 2008 with an injury. He has worked primarily out of the pen for the Cougars. He had a good junior year and was named to the college...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 12th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joseph Colon - Huertas Junior college 6'2" 200 lbs. 6'0" 167lbs
UPDATE (2:08 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Joseph Colon was undrafted last year as a third baseman out of Puerto Rico. Baseball America rated him the 9th best prospect in Puerto Rico. He switched to the mound and it turned out he had a low 90
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 11th round, the Cleveland Indians select: LHP Kirk Wetmore - Bellevue (WA) CC
6'2" 205 lbs
UPDATE (2:09 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
Wetmore bio
Wetmore 2009 stats
6'2" 205' from Bellevue (WA) CC. He originally was at the University of Washington where he pitched sparingly in 2008:
http://www.thebaseballcube.com/Players/W/Kirk-Wetmore.shtml
But transferred...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 10th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Brett Brach - Monmouth University
6'3" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (1:45 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
He was rated the 15th player in the state of New Jersey by Baseball America with only the top 5 making BA's top 200 prospect list.
Brett Brach bio
Brett Brach 2009 stats
Commentary: He had a start on a big stage at the NCAA...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 9th round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Preston Guilmet - Arizona
6'2" 200 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:09 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Arizona article
UPDATE (1:52 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Preston Guilmet is a right handed senior from Arizona. The Indians seem to be loving the state of Arizona as 1/3 of their picks are from there. Last year Guilmet was a 2nd round...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the eighth round, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Cory Burns - Arizona
6'1" 195 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:07 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Arizona article
UPDATE (1:17 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
Cory Burns is a right handed senior from Arizona. He was ranked 37th in the state of Arizona. He changed his approach to pitching this season. Until this year had had been over...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians seventh round pick: CF Jordan Henry - University of Mississippi
6'3" 175 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:05 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Henry was the 131st ranked prospect by Baseball America
Jordan Henry bio
Jordan Henry stats
From Ole Miss website:
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 6th round, the Cleveland Indians select: 1B Ben Carlson - Missouri State University
6'3" 230 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:03 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
198th ranked prospect in BA
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the 5th round, the Cleveland Indians select RHP Austin Adams - Faulkner University
5'11" 185 lbs.
UPDATE (1:26 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
He is a college senior at Faulkner and so has no levarage in negotiations and won't be able to demand a large bonus.
Local paper article on Adams: Threw up to 98 mph in workouts for teams!
Commentary: He is obviously an arm-strength...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
In the fourth round, the Cleveland Indians select SS/3B Kyle Bellows - San Jose State
6'3" 210 lbs.
UPDATE (06/11/2009 10:01 AM EST): Dennis Nosco
Bellows 2009 stats: .389 239 AB 16 2B 10 HR 15 BB 25 K 5 SB 7 E
SJSU website article
Bellows bio
UPDATE (12:39 PM EST): Jeff Ellis
In the 4th round the Indians drafted Kyle Bellows 3B from San Jose St....
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
FIRST DAY SUMMARY
General consensus among the 'experts' is that the Indians did well in the first round with White, solid in the second round with Kipnis. No word on what those experts think of Gardner in the 3rd round but it is not a bad pick, may turn out really good AND, as we learned last year, there is still a lot of silver and a little gold to be mined on the next two days of the draft...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Director's Cuts
Indians Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Grant had the following to say about 1st round RHP Alex White, 2nd round OF/2B Jason Kipnis, and 3rd round RHP Joe Gardner:
On Alex White: “He has a plus fastball up to 96 MPH with heavy life. He features two different secondary pitches, a split which is a late swing-and-miss type pitch and a slider that is a swing-and–miss type pitch as well. He...
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Here are some videos of the new Indians prospects in action.
RHP Alex White:
OF/2B Jason Kipnis:
RHP Joe Gardner:
June 10, 2009   (0 comments)
Yes, there were games on Tuesday night even though the MLB Draft took place!
Clippers outlast Braves in 11 innings
Columbus and Gwinnett went back and forth in the series finale and a passed ball in the eleventh inning was the difference in a Clippers 6-5 victory.
Jo Jo Reyes took the mound for the Braves in a rehab start, but left after four pitches. Reyes re-aggrivated his...
June 9, 2009   (0 comments)
With the 94th overall selection in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians select: RHP Joe Gardner - UC Santa Barbra
6'5" 220 lbs.
UPDATE (11:54 PM EST): Dennis Nosco
MiLB.com website
Player Bio
2009 stats
Commentary: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder at this point. In the 3rd round you are looking for projectability and signability. Pitchers still...
June 9, 2009   (0 comments)
With the 63rd overall selection in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians select: OF/2B Jason Kipnis - Arizona State
6'0" 180 lbs.
UPDATE (11:15 PM EST): Official Release
The Cleveland Indians selected OF JASON KIPNIS with their 2nd round pick (63rd overall) in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The junior outfielder is currently batting .385 (85-221)...

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