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Indians Prospect Insider

March 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Chisenhall Making a Good Impression
Chisenhall is no doubt the future at third,
but not right now. (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
March 13, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #8 Tony Wolters
Tony Wolters - Shortstop
Born: 06/09/1992 – Height: 5’10” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
History: The Indians selected Wolters in the 3rd round of the 2010 Draft out of Rancho Buena Vista High School (CA). In just 25 games his senior year in high school he hit .430 (34-for-97) with 27 runs scored, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 17 RBI...
March 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/11
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Aviles is on schedule
With the start of minor league spring training, it is always interesting to find out how some of the players coming off major surgeries are doing in their rehabs. One of those players is right-handed pitcher Robbie Aviles.
Aviles, 18, was drafted by the Indians in the 7th round of last year’s draft and signed with them for $150,000. He...
March 12, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #9 Cord Phelps
Cord Phelps – Second Baseman
Born: 01/23/1987 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Switch – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Phelps was selected by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 2008 Draft out of Stanford University. His professional debut in 2008 was slowed by a sprained ankle he suffered prior to the College World Series....
March 11, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #10 Joe Gardner
Joe Gardner – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/18/1988 – Height: 6’5” – Weight: 225 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Gardner was selected by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of UC-Santa Barbara. He played summer ball in 2008 in Alaska for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers and went 6-0 with a 0.92...
March 10, 2011   (0 comments)
I am finally heading out to Goodyear, Arizona tonight, well, assuming I miss yet another storm moving into the NE Ohio area tongiht. Provided I get out of the area without incident I will be exclusively covering the Indians minor league system for about the next two weeks. In addition to that I will be doing much more big league stuff because of how young the roster is and the presence of so many...
March 10, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #11 T.J. House
T.J. House – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/29/1989 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 215 – Bats: Right – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: House was selected by the Indians in the 16th round of the 2008 Draft out of Picayune High School (MS). He was projected to go in the fop five rounds of the draft, but a commitment to Tulane University and...
March 9, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #12 Bryce Stowell
Bryce Stowell – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/23/1986 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Stowell was the Indians 22nd round pick in the 2008 Draft out of UC-Irvine. He was draft eligible because he was a redshirt sophomore and 21 years old, so he had the option of returning to college for another...
March 8, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #13 Nick Hagadone
Nick Hagadone - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 01/01/1986 – Height: 6’5” – Weight: 230 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Hagadone was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round of the 2007 Draft out of the University of Washington. He signed with the Red Sox for $575,000. The Indians acquired him as part of a three player package...
March 7, 2011   (0 comments)
This coming weekend we spring our clocks forward (already?), another sign that spring is near and baseball will soon be back in Cleveland.
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST. Tonight we will discuss some of the happenings from the past week with the Aaron Lafey trade,...
March 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #14 Kyle Blair
Kyle Blair - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/27/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 230 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: The Indians selected Blair in the 4th round of the 2010 Draft out of the University of San Diego. As a college junior the Indians were able to pry him away from college for a well overslot bonus of $580,000. The bonus was much less...
March 6, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians are hopeful Durbin provides some
stability to the bullpen (Photo: AP)
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Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
March 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: AP)Isn’t the old axiom good pitching beats good hitting?
Just a question considering the Cleveland Indians recently traded pitcher Aaron Laffey for hitter Matt Lawson.
Sure Laffey is not considered a “good” pitcher by any means. And what kind of player is Lawson? Most experts will say he is a fringe prospect at best; organizational filler.
So, shouldn’t average...
March 5, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #15 Hector Rondon
Hector Rondon – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/26/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 180 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Rondon was signed by the Indians as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela in August of 2004. In July of 2007 at Low-A Lake County he threw six innings of no-hit ball and combined with two other pitchers...
March 4, 2011   (0 comments)
You may have noticed a new ad on the site on the right hand side of the page, TiqIQ. If you have not had a chance to check them out, I encourage you do so as they offer a unique service which pools together available tickets from many sites including eBay, StubHub, Tickets Now, Ticket Network, etc.
Here is a quick rundown on what TiqIQ offers:
1. Aggregated Listings: They aggregate...
March 4, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #16 Felix Sterling
Felix Sterling - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 03/15/1993 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: The Indians signed Sterling as an undrafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in the spring of 2010. He finished 8th in the rookie level Arizona Summer League in ERA (3.16), 10th in strikeouts (57), and 8th in WHIP (1.17).
March 3, 2011   (0 comments)
The 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More book is on its way to Goodyear, Arizona to be sold in the team shop at the stadium. Show your support for the book and site by picking up a copy of it there during spring training!
I can also confirm that the book will once again be in the team shops at Kinston and Lake County. I am currently working out details to have it in Akron again,...
March 3, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #17 Alex Lavisky
Alex Lavisky – Catcher
Born: 01/13/1991 – Height: 6’1” – Weight: 205 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: The Indians selected Lavisky in the 8th round of the 2010 Draft out of St. Edward High School (OH). At St. Ed’s he hit .450 (36-80) with nine doubles, 13 home runs and 40 RBIs while scoring 33 runs for the OHSAA...
March 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Trade Laffey to Mariners for Lawson
Matt Lawson
(Photo: MiLB)The Cleveland Indians made a trade on Wednesday evening sending left-handed pitcher Aaron Laffey to the Seattle Mariners for minor league infielder Matt Lawson.
Lawson, 25, split the 2010 season between AA Frisco (Texas) and AA West Tennessee (Seattle) batting a combined .293 (134-458) with 75 runs scored, 26 doubles, 7 triples, 9 HR and 56 RBI (.372 OBP, .439...
March 2, 2011   (0 comments)
As we continue on with the 2011 IPI Top 50 Indians Prospect countdown, here is something a little different. This is a Top 31 listing of the Indians prospects courtesy of the fans on this site where 20 die-hard message board posters put together their Top 30 and they were all averaged together to come up with one "gallery" listing.
Thanks to devoted site reader Mike B. - AKA the MadThinker...

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