Photo: Colquitt HSIn the 32nd round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Cole Pitts out of Colquitt County Senior High School (GA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'5", Weight: 215, Date of Birth: 09/03/1992
Note: Pitts signed to go to school with Georgia Tech. He is raw and according to reports has no idea how to spin a ball. That's easy to fix, and he has...
Photo: Gamecocks AthleticsIn the 31st round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Michael Roth out of the University of South Carolina.
Bats: Left, Throws: Left, Height: 6'1", Weight: 190, Date of Birth: 02/15/1990
Note: Roth was 12-3 with a 1.10 ERA this year for the Gamecocks. He made 17 appearances, 16 of them starts. In 114 2/3 innings he gave up 89 hits, 14 ER...
Jake Lowery (Photo: JMU Athletics)
Another crazy Day 2 of the draft has come and gone. The Indians made 29 picks in what was an eight hour marathon yesterday.
Like last year, the Indians are really being aggressive this year going after a lot of prep players as they drafted ten high school players in the first 30 picks (same as last year). While they have selected 20 college players,...
Cord Phelps (Photo: Tony Lastoria)The organization has answered the call of the fans, as Cord Phelps was promoted to Cleveland. Can Phelps answer the distress call coming from the Indians' offense?
The once magical Indians lineup has taken a turn for the worst in recent weeks, and while the skid has been almost top to bottom (with the exceptions of Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Brantley), there...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system.
With the frenzy of yesterday's draft, I almost forgot that there were ballgames to be played. Here's a quick look at yesterday's top performers, who are about to get pushed by a solid group of draftees.
Ronny Rodriguez (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains Tame Rattlers 9-0
Ronny Rodriguez drove in a career high three RBI in Lake County’s 9-0 win over Wisconsin on Tuesday night. Rodriguez went 3-for-4, with a triple and a homerun, finishing a double shy of the cycle.
The Captains took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Rodriguez hit his third homerun of the season, a solo shot to leftfield.
Photo: Genesee AthleticsIn the 30th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select shortstop John Polonius out of Genesee Community College (NY).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 160, Date of Birth: 01/13/1991
Note: Polonius hit .370 with five triples and 15 doubles for Genesee, and has signed with West Virginia. He is currently playing for the Edenton Steamers in the Coastal...
Photo: PerfectGame.orgIn the 29th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Jared Ruxer out of Lawrence Central High School (IN).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 190, Date of Birth: 07/29/1992
Note: Ruxer has a fastball that sits from 89-91, and tops out at 93. He has a decent curve and change.
Jeff Ellis: Jared Ruxer is prep right hander...
Photo: PerfectGame.orgIn the 28th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select left-handed pitcher Tyler Nurdin out of Temple College.
Bats: Right, Throws: Left, Height: 6'3", Weight: 200, Date of Birth: 06/09/1992
Note: Nurdin went 5-4 with a 2.15 ERA in 12 games. In 67 IP, he gave up 16 ER, 62 hits and 10 walks, while striking out 50.
Jeff Ellis: Tyler Nurdin is a lefty from...
Photo: EvanFrazar.comIn the 27th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select shortstop Evan Frazar out of Galveston College (TX).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1, Weight: 195, Date of Birth: 03/17/1991
Note: Frazar was dismissed from Ole Miss due to a violation of team rules. This years he hit .353 with six homers, 12 2B, 2 3B and 29 RBI. He scored 44 runs and stole 32 bases...
Photo: Placer HeraldIn the 26th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select outfielder Austin Diemer out of Rocklin High School (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 180, Date of Birth: 04/28/1993
Note: Diemer was hitting .415, with 18 RBI and 25 steals prior to the playoffs this year. He's believed to have plus power as well.
Jeff Ellis: The Indians are on...
Photo: PerfectGame.orgIn the 25th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select third baseman Kevin Kramer out of Turlock High School (CA).
Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 195, Date of Birth: 10/03/1993
Note: Some scouts have Kramer with fifth round potential, and he's committed to UCLA, so he could be a hard sign for the Tribe especially because he supposedly wants first...
Photo: Area Code GamesIn the 24th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select third baseman Taylor Sparks out of St. John Bosco High School (CA).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'3", Weight: 205, Date of Birth: 04/03/1993
Baseball America: 131
Perfect Game: 298
Jeff Ellis: Taylor Sparks is a name prep player from California. He was listed as high as...
Photo: Highland AthleticsIn the 23rd round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Cody Allen out of High Point University (FL).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 210, Date of Birth: 11/20/1988
Note: The Indians drafted Allen in the 16th round last year but did not sign him. He went 4-6 with a 3.12 ERA in 13 games. In 83 2/3 IP, he struck out 89 and...
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