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Indians Prospect Insider

March 23, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Indians Top 100 Prospects: Wrapup
Over the past two months on this site we counted down the Indians Top 50 Prospects from #50 to #1, with #1 being unveiled this past weekend (I am sure the suspense in regard to who was #1 was killing you).
Anyway, here is a quick recap of the Top 100 listing. Yes, I said Top 100. While the site countdown was the Top 50, my book actually ranked the Top 100 and included an additional 65+ reports....
March 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 3/22
Here are the box scores from Monday's inter-squad games at Goodyear between Columbus/Akron and Kinston/Lake County. Some quick notes from the box scores:
- RHP Danny Salazar had a good outing, going three shutout innings and throwing 10 first pitch strikes to the 13 batters he faced. He may not get a lot of strikeouts, but he fills up the zone with strikes.
- LHP T.J. House had a...
March 22, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians played their second spring game yesterday (Sunday) against the Reds. The results are below:
RHECincinnati6130Columbus5131
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Donald, JasonSS3301000000000 Sub Arnal, CristoSS22000000010002. Santana, CarlosDH54110000100003. Hodges, Wes1B44120000010004. Weglarz, NickLF42110000200005. Head, StephenRF44120001000016. Rodriguez, Josh2B43020001000007....
March 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is a current up-to-date listing showing the outlook for Indians Rule 5 Draft eligibles from 2010-2013. This listing does not include any recent International signings since July of 2009 (they will be added at a later date, but all won't be Rule 5 eligible until 2013). This listing will be housed in the "Indians Resource Center" along the right side for quick reference, and the 2010 listing will...
March 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/21
Opportunity Could Come Soon For Wright
Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright is in camp this spring battling for a job in the Triple-A Columbus bullpen to start the season. After a very good year last season pitching in the bullpen full time where he went 10-0 with a 2.48 ERA in 38 total appearances, mostly with Double-A Akron (36), he looks to be locked into one of the seven bullpen spots at...
March 21, 2010   (0 comments)
On Saturday, the Indians held inter-squad scrimmages at the Goodyear complex where Triple-A Columbus played Double-A Akron and High-A Kinston played Low-A Lake County. The results are listed below:
RHEAkron150Columbus160
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1.Constanza, JoseCF44010000000002. Weglarz, NickLF3200000012000 Sub Brown, MattLF11010000000003. Santana, CarlosCA3211001100000...
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Today the Indians reduced their spring training roster by three players.  Infielder Jason Donald and third baseman/first baseman Wes Hodges were optioned to Triple-A Columbus, and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was reassigned to minor league camp.  Big league camp currently has 46 players.
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores for the games on Friday March 19th for Columbus, Akron, Kinston and Lake County. Columbus and Akron were in Goodyear, while Kinston and Lake County played in Maryvale.
RHEMilwaukee4--Columbus4101
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Rodriguez, JoshSS/2B43110011020012. Castillo, AlexCA2212200000000 Sub Pickens, DougCA22020000000003. Drennen, JohnCF42121000000004....
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #1 Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana - Catcher
Born: 04/08/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200519GCL DodR32781423411141680.295.412.410.822200620Vero BeachA+54198165310231823430.268.345.384.729200620OgdenR3713231405172730194.303.423.515.938200721Great LakesA86292326520173640455.223.318.370.688200822Inland EmpA+9935088113344149669597.323.431.563.994200822KinstonA+2910534375161920243.352.452.5901.042200822AkronAA28310012020.125.125.500.625200923AkronAA13042891124302239790832.290.413.530.943...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Infielder Brian Bixler has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus today. He will report to camp in the next few days.
Also, this morning the Indians optioned right-handed pitfchers Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Rondon, catcher Carlos Santana, and outfielder Jordan Brown to Triple-A Columbus. Shortstop Carlos Rivero and outfielder Nick Weglarz have been optioned to Double-A Akron,...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/19
Burns’ Unique Delivery Provides Lots Of Deception
Everything is still a new experience for right-hander Cory Burns.
Last year after being taken by the Indians in the 8th round out of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Arizona, Burns did well in his first taste of pro ball by going out to short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley and putting up a good showing by finishing 3-2 with...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #2 Lonnie Chisenhall
Lonnie Chisenhall - Third Baseman
Born: 10/04/1988 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200819Mahoning VyA-68276388020354524327.290.355.438.793200920KinstonA+9938859107262187937802.276.346.492.838200920AkronAA24931317514137161.183.238.387.625 Totals 191757110204516271376812810.269.336.460.796
History: Chisenhall...
March 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #3 Nick Hagadone
Nick Hagadone - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 01/01/1986 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 230 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200721LowellA-011.85101024.11451833.1633.012.30.91200822GreenvilleA110.003310.0500612.1355.410.81.10200923GreenvilleA022.52101025.013701432.1495.011.51.08200923Lake CountyA012.455514.2840521.1633.213.30.92200923KinstonA+005.06225.153056.2508.810.61.96...
March 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/18
Putnam Has Big League Aspirations
The Indians are going to go through a lot of arms this year as they look to build a reliable big league rotation and bullpen by the end of the season. With that in mind, it will be a lot of trial and error all season long as they find out who sticks and who doesn’t.
One of those pitchers who hopes to stick is right-hander Zach Putnam. He was a non-roster...
March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have claimed infielder Anderson Hernandez off of outright waivers from the New York Mets. To allow room for Hernandez on the 40-man roster, infielder Brian Bixler was designated for assignment.
Hernandez, 27, spent all but one game last year with the New York Mets and Washington Nationals. He hit a combined .251 (92-366) in 123 games with 15 2B,...
March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/17
Smith A Man On A Mission
Indians right-handed reliever Carlton Smith had a nice year last season pitching in the bullpen at Double-A Akron where he went 6-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 37 appearances. He piggybacked his successful year with a trip to the Arizona Fall League (5.14 ERA, 12 G) and then to the Indians’ Winter Development Program this past January which was held in Cleveland and Goodyear....
March 17, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #4 Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley - Outfielder
Born: 05/15/1987 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200518AZL BreR44173346031019221314.347.426.376.802200518HelenaA-10348112003642.324.425.382.807200619West VaA10836047108102042615124.300.402.339.741200720West VaA562184173151232312218.335.413.440.853200720HuntsvilleAA59187284761021292517.251.353.294.647200821HuntsvilleAA10642080134172440502728.319.395.398.793200922ColumbusAAA11645780122212637594846.267.350.361.711200922ClevelandAAA281121035400118194.313.358.348.706...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have acquired RHP OMAR AGUILAR from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for LHP CHUCK LOFGREN. Aguilar will report to minor league camp in Goodyear, AZ in the coming days.
Aguilar, 25, spent the 2009 season between Brevard County (A) and Huntsville (AA). He went a combined 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA and 14 saves in 41 relief appearances (55.1IP, 52H, 29ER,...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/16
Short update today, I will have longer updates the rest of the week.
Morris On The Mend
Left-handed pitcher Ryan Morris suffered a shoulder injury last July with High-A Kinston which shut him down for the remainder of the season. After an offseason of rehab and getting his shoulder back in shape to handle a regular pitching load in 2010, he is currently participating in spring training...
March 16, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #5 Abner Abreu
Abner Abreu - Outfielder
Born: 10/24/1989 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 170 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200717DSL IndiansR56228346913744118465.303.353.474.827200818GCL IndiansR51199325016411379524.251.289.538.827200919Lake CountyA63246367516473011683.305.351.488.839 Totals 1706731021944515221083816612.288.334.498.832
History: Abreu...

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