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February 15, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #31 Zach McAllister
Zach McAllister – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/08/1987 – Height: 6’5” Weight: 230 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: McAllister was selected by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2006 Draft out of Illinois Valley Central High School (IL). He was committed to attend the University of Nebraska, but was signed by...
February 14, 2011   (0 comments)
The "2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More" book is finally scheduled to go to press later today or early tomorrow. To be one of the first to get a copy, pre-order your copy today!
For those interested in purchasing the book it runs $20.95 (plus shipping) and is even bigger and better than last year's version. Your purchase will make a great contribution to keeping the IPI alive...
February 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow to get the 2011 baseball season officially underway.
With that in mind Paul Cousineau and I are back again for another season of Cleveland Indians baseball talk on the cyberwaves with the first edition of "Smoke Signals" for the 2011 season. We kick off the fun tonight from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
On the docket for tonight is a quick recap of the...
February 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Cabrera will likely be the opening day
second baseman. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
February 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Player Development:
Vice President, Player Development: Ross Atkins
Director, Latin Operations: Ramon Pena
Assistant, Player Development: Carter Hawkins
Advisor, Player Development: Johnny Goryl
Field Coordinator: Tom Wiedenbauer
Pitching Coordinator: Dave Miller
Hitting Coordinator: Bruce Fields
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Gary Thurman
February 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Please welcome Gregory Dew to the IPI. He is a new site columnist who will be providing commentary and other pieces specific to the Cleveland Indians this coming season. Welcome aboard, Greg.
“Wait till next year.” For Cleveland sports fans, this has become a much cursed rallying cry. For the Cleveland Indians, it has become an organizational strategy.
This strategy acknowledges...
February 11, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #32 Austin Adams
Austin Adams – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/19/1986 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: The Indians selected Adams in the 5th round of the 2009 Draft out of Faulkner University (AL). He was originally drafted as a shortstop in the 27th round of the 2008 Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, but...
February 10, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #33 Giovanni Soto
Giovanni Soto – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 05/18/1991 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 155 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Soto was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 21st round of the 2009 Draft out of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The Indians acquired him in a trade with the Tigers in July of 2009 for shortstop Jhonny Peralta....
February 9, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #34 Clayton Cook
Clayton Cook - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 07/23/1990 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Cook was selected by the Indians in the 9th round of the 2008 Draft out of Amarillo High School (TX). He had committed to playing at Oklahoma, but he signed with the Indians quickly and agreed to a signing...
February 8, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #35 Kyle Bellows
Kyle Bellows – Third Baseman
Born: 08/19/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Bellows was selected by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2009 Draft out of San Jose State. The summer after his freshman season at San Jose he played in the New England Collegiate League and was rated as...
February 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #36 Robbie Aviles
Robbie Aviles – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/17/1991 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 195 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
(Photo: LoHud.com)History: The Indians selected Aviles in the 7th round of the 2010 Draft out of Suffern High School (NY). The Indians signed him for $150,000 which was much lower than the bonus he was originally anticipated to command...
February 6, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have had discussions with
Tigers free agent pitcher Jeremy Bonderman
(Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
February 5, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #37 Jess Todd
Jess Todd – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 04/20/1986 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Todd was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2007 Draft out of the University of Arkansas. The Indians acquired him in July of 2009 from the Cardinals as the player to be named in...
February 4, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #38 Ezequiel Carrera
Ezequiel Carrera - Outfielder
Born: 06/11/1987 – Height: 5’10” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
History: Carrera was signed by the New York Mets as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in April of 2005. In December of 2008 he was traded by the Mets to the Seattle Mariners as part of a nine player deal that sent reliever J.J. Putz from the...
February 3, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #39 Vinnie Pestano
Vinnie Pestano – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/20/1985 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Pestano was selected by the Indians in the 20th round of the 2006 Draft out of Cal-State Fullerton. He was one of the top relief prospects in the country going into the 2006 Draft, but a serious elbow injury...
February 2, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #40 Tony Dischler
Tony Dischler - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/06/1989 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 198 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: Dischler was selected by the Indians in the 23rd round of the 2010 Draft out of Louisiana State University-Eunice Junior College. As a draft eligible sophomore he had a commitment to attend Louisiana-Lafayette next year, but chose...
February 1, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #41 Alexander Perez
Alexander Perez - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 07/24/1989 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 156 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Perez was signed by the Indians as an undrafted free agent in May of 2007 out of the Dominican Republic. After coming down with elbow tendonitis at the end of spring training last year, the Indians eventually...

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