Michael Goodnight – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 06/10/1989 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 215 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: The Indians selected Goodnight in the 13th round of the 2010 Draft out of the University of Houston. As a draft eligible sophomore, after picking him last year the Indians watched him pitch summer...
The Indians need Carmona to anchor the staff
while they rebuild and as they move back into
contention (Photo: AP).
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook...
Carmona, Sizemore are not on trade block
A report from a Baltimore news outlet on Tuesday made mention that the Indians and Washington Nationals have discussed a deal that would send right-handed...
T.J. McFarland – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 06/08/1989 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 190 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: McFarland was a 4th round pick of the Indians in the 2007 Draft out of Amos Alonso Stagg High School (IL). He hurt his elbow as a high school junior but avoided Tommy John surgery, and when he complained...
Cole Cook – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 10/18/1988 – Height: 6’6” – Weight: 215 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: The Indians selected Cook in the 5th round of the 2010 Draft out of Pepperdine University. As a draft eligible sophomore, the Indians signed him for $299,000. He was originally drafted out of high school...
Bo Greenwell - Outfielder
Born: 10/15/1988 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
History: Greenwell was taken by the Indians in the 6th round of the 2007 Draft out of Riverdale High School (FL). Had he not signed with the Indians he had a scholarship to play baseball for the University of Miami, FL. He was a very good football player...
Jared Goedert – Third Baseman
Born: 05/25/198 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: The Indians originally drafted Goedert out of high school in the 36th round of the 2003 Draft, but he chose to go to college and the Indians took him again when he was eligible in the 9th round of the 2006 Draft...
Jorge Martinez – Shortstop
Born: 03/29/1993 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 170 – Bats: Switch – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Martinez was signed by the Indians as an undrafted minor league free agent in July of 2009 out of the Dominican Republic. He is a low profile signing from the Indians’ 2009 International class, but they...
Jordan Brown – First Baseman
Born: 12/18/1983 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Brown was selected by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2005 Draft out of the University of Arizona. He won the Carolina League MVP Award at High-A Kinston in 2006, and followed that up with the Eastern League MVP...
Cabrera may be the first player to sign a
long term deal (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook….
Signed, sealed, and delivered
The Indians completed negotiations this week with the final four arbitration eligible players on their roster.
Back in December they inked right-handed relievers Jensen Lewis and Joe Smith to one year deals...
Roberto Perez - Catcher
Born: 12/23/1988 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: Perez was selected by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 Draft out of Lake City Community College (FL). He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round of the 2006 Draft. In the offseason he got a rare opportunity...
Juan Romero – Third Baseman
Born: 06/16/1993 - Height: 6’1” - Weight: 175 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Romero was a free agent signing out of the Dominican Republic by the Indians in 2010. The Indians were pretty high on him when he signed, and aggressively pushed him to rookie-level Arizona without even sending him to the Dominican...
After back to back 90-plus loss seasons and a complete rebuilding project in place, these are some of the darkest days in the history of the Cleveland Indians franchise.
But hang in there Tribe fans, because there finally appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel and the organization may finally be on the upswing.
A lot of this has to do with some talent they have assembled...
Pomeranz has his sights set on the upcoming
2011 season (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training in about four weeks. With that comes the start of another baseball season.
For Cleveland Indians left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz, it is the beginning of a career.
Pomeranz, 22, was the Indians
Morris hopes for another chance in 2011.
(Photo: Lianna Holub)
Cleveland Indians minor league left-handed pitching prospect Ryan Morris is on the comeback trail. He just got married on January 8th, celebrated his 23rd birthday on January 10th, and looks like he will go into spring training this March as healthy as he has been in almost two years.
Things at the moment for Morris...
Knapp is one of the Tribe's best young
pitchers (Photo: Lianna Holub)
This is the final report ranking the Indians prospects at each position and an overall report on the position. I'll be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for prospects (50 IP, 130 AB, and played stateside). The age next to the players name is for next season using the July 1 cut-off date.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!