This is an incomplete roster as players are still being added, but here are most of the players who will be on the Mahoning Valley opening day roster tonight:
The Indians have officially announced the signing of 8 additional draft picks today. Tony has already reported on several of these guys in his "unofficial signing" updates. Top pick Alex White's UNC Tar Heels were eliminated from the College World Series yesterday (White did not pitch in the game), so look for the Indians to start negotiating with him in the near future as well. Below is the official...
"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.
Lots to talk about and share this week, which means...
Clippers drop finale
The Clippers finished a disappointing home stand with a 4-2 extra-innings loss to Rochester Thursday afternoon. Columbus managed just two wins in the home stand after dropping three of four against the Red Wings.
Each team scored early, with Rochester plating a run in the first and the Clippers taking the lead on an Andy Cannizaro two-run homer in the second....
Paul and I are back with another edition of Smoke Signals tonight from 9:30-10:30pm. We will talk about the disappointing sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, but because of the guests lined up most of the focus will be on wrapping up the 2009 Draft and talking some prospects.
The first guest, though still being confirmed, should be 2009 6th round pick 1B Ben Carlson at about 9:40pm....
Clippers fall 10-2
The Clippers fell back into a funk with a 10-2 loss to the Rochester Red Wings Wednesday night. Starting pitcher Jack Cassel allowed eight runs and eleven hits. He left with one out recorded in the fifth inning.
It was the top of the order that gave the Clippers the most trouble. The first three Rochester batters combined for nine hits and seven runs. The middle...
The Cleveland Indians today signed five more draft picks from the 2009 First Year Player Draft. Today the Indians signed 5th round pick RHP Austin Adams (Faulkner University), 8th round pick RHP Cory Burns (Arizona), 9th round pick RHP Preston Guilmet (Arizona), 16th round pick RHP Dale Dickeron (Nicholls St) and 27th round pick RHP Tyler Sturdevant (New Mexico State). This brings the total number...
Five-Run 4th Propels Aeros to Triumph
The Aeros scored all five of their runs and collected four of their five hits in the top of the fourth inning, snapping what had been a scoreless tie en route to a 5-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats before 5,514 fans at historic Merchantsauto.com Stadium Tuesday night. Akron improved to 41-21, matching their high-water mark of the season at...
When it comes to versatility in the pitching department, High-A Kinston right-hander Paolo Espino has it covered.
Espino, 22, has had a nice season to date pitching not only at three different levels, but in a starting and relief role as well. Whether it be as a spot starter, long reliever, middle reliever, or a regular in the rotation, he has done it all and performed well this year going...
Akron had a regularly scheduled off day on Monday.
Clippers fall to Rochester 4-2
The Clippers lost 4-2 in the opening game of a series against the Rochester Red Wings.
The Clippers had no problem getting the lead-off batter on base, doing it seven times in nine innings. However, Columbus hit into five double plays, including one that killed a ninth inning rally.
* bold denotes player signed with Indians
Round Player Position School
1 Alex White, RHP, North Carolina
2 Jason Kipnis, OF, Arizona State
3 Joe Gardner, RHP, UC Santa Barbara
4 Kyle Bellows, 3B, San Jose State
5 Austin Adams, RHP, Faulkner (AL)
6 Ben Carlson, 1B, Missouri State
7 Jordan Henry, OF, Mississippi
8 Corey Burns, RHP, Arizona
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