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May 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
LeVon Washington, CF, Lake County: 1-for-4, R, BB, K, SB (1):
No, Washington wasn't the best player in the organization on Friday night, but he certainly was the most anticipated. The highly...
May 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/6: Columbus continues offensive onslaught
Columbus bats continue to dominate International League
Columbus used a 17-hit assault to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 10-7 in International League play on Friday night.
The Clippers continued to hit the ball at an astonishing rate. The Clippers are currently hitting .295 as a team for the 2011 season, which is 25 points higher than the Durham Bulls, the second place team. They...
May 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Cannon provides firepower for Captains
Tyler Cannon (Photo: Lianna Holub)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
May 6, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have activated outfielder LeVon Washington from extended spring training and assigned him to Low-A Lake County. He was the Indians' 2nd round pick in last year's draft and was expected to open the season at Lake County, but some hip and leg injuries from the offseason and spring training sidelined him. He is expected to make his Captains debut tonight at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio...
May 6, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains
Regular Season Record:
15-13
Games this Past Week:
Friday, April 29 – South Bend, 5 @ Lake County, 3 (Loss: Cooper)
Saturday, April 30 – South Bend, 1 @ Lake County, 4 (Win: Reichenbach, Save: Ehlert)
Sunday, May 1 – Lake County @ Lansing (Win: Cook, Save: Sarianides)
Monday, May 2 – Lake County, 3 @ Lansing, 4 (Loss: Ehlert)
Tuesday, May...
May 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: Cinco de Mayo
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Tim Fedroff - LF, Akron: 3-5, 2B, RBI.
I hate to sound like a broken record, but it's worth repeating: Tim Fedroff is a consistent and reliable player. Ever since he's begun his professional...
May 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/5: Brach makes case for Kinston ace
Brach with Lake County (Lianna Holub)
Brach Brilliantly Downs Potomac
Kinston got another great pitching performance from Brett Brach and the bullpen, beating Potomac 3-1 Thursday night at Historic Grainger Stadium.
Brach was fantastic in the start for Kinston, giving up just two hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings. Brach gave up an infield hit to the first batter of the game and...
May 5, 2011   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: Who is this Burns guy?
Cory Burns (Photo: Lianna Holub)? My Minor Happenings column this week will be delayed until tomorrow (Friday) or Saturday. In the mean time I have selected a few recent questions received via e-mail or on my Twitter page (@TonyIPI) and answered them below. If you have a question on anything pertaining to the Cleveland Indians from the minors to the big leagues, feel free to contact me. I also pull...
May 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 4
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Mike Rayl - SP, Lake County: 7 IP, H, 0 ER/0 R, 0 BB, 11 K
One of the most impressive starts from a pitcher on any level of the Indians farm system this season. Rayl dominated hitters and pitched...
May 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/4: Rayl leads Captains' shut-out
A Night of Rayl-ity
For the second straight game, Lake County pitching combined to toss their second one-hitter. Mike Rayl looked like a king on the mound at Classic Park striking out a career high eleven over seven shutout innings.
Rayl with the assistance of Jordan Cooper who tossed two scoreless innings striking out one faced the minimum on Wednesday night. The only Hot Rod to...
May 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 5/3 (Ep. 2)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
May 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 3, 2011
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Michael Goodnight, SP, Lake County: 6.0, H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 10 K, W (2-2):
How about that for a stat line for Mr. Goodnight. For those not familiar with the name, Goodnight was chosen in the...
May 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/3: Michael Goodnight K's 10 for Captains
Goodnight Fans 10, Captains beat Lugnuts 2-1
Michael Goodnight was dazzling on Tuesday morning as the Captains defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 2-1. Goodnight struck out a career high ten batters in six innings and combined with the Dale Dickerson and Clayton Elhert to throw a one hitter.
The Lugnuts scored their only run in the bottom of the first inning against Goodnight. A leadoff...
May 3, 2011   (0 comments)
by Scott Sargeant, WFNY
In 2005, the Cleveland Indians
May 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Early Monday morning Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was arrested for DUI. According to sources, Choo was arrested in Sheffield Lake after leaving a bar in the Avon area. While not confirmed, a source close to the situation said that he had a blood alcohol level content of .20 at the time of arrest.
The Indians are aware of the situation and Choo is with the team on the west coast in Oakland...
May 3, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo Credit - Lianna Holub)
It was a week filled with double-headers for the Akron Aeros. The four game series with Bowie was played in twos, as the Aeros and Baysox played a pair of double headers due to the wet weather. Both ended in splits and after that, Akron hit the road for a seven game swing.
The weather in Binghamton was much nicer as the club got to play all three games at...
May 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: May 2
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Jordan Henry-CF, Akron: 5-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, E (1):
Henry is one of my favorite prospects in this organization. The 23-year-old has a lifetime OBP of .408, to go along with his lifetime...
May 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 5/2: The Columbus Train Keeps Rollin'
Ezequiel Carrera (Photo: Tony Lastoria)Clippers Win High-Scoring Showdown
Another game, another offensive explosion for the Clippers as they won 18-12 over the Charlotte Knights Monday.
Nine Clippers came to the plate in the first inning, as they put up four runs. Still, the Knights came back and led 9-6 in the top of the seventh. Then, a Luis Valbuena double, scoring Lonnie Chisenhall,...
May 2, 2011   (0 comments)
by Rick Grayshock, writer/editor/co-founder, WaitingForNextYear
I was somewhat surprised when the invitation came my way to contribute during Tony's recovery. While I frequent the site, and have appreciated Tony's work for some time, I don't consider myself any kind of expert on the minor leagues, or players developing.
I am a big fan of minor league baseball though. It started for...
May 2, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians traded 1B/OF Jordan Brown to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash on Monday. The 27-year old leaves the Indians organization where in seven minor league seasons (594 games) he hit .305/.369/.471 with 159 2B, 15 3B, 62 HR, and a 214-316 walk to strikeout ratio in 2266 at bats. He made his major league debut last August and in 26 games in 2010 with the Indians hit .230/.272/.310 with 7 2B and...

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