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June 17, 2011   (0 comments)
This is the beginnings of a Prospect Webring where all the top prospect sites for each team are linked together. The chart below lists the best prospect sites for each team that I was able to find, though it should be noted with is not a final listing as changes will continually be made as I find better sites for some of the teams. This listing will be kept in the "Webring" link just below the site...
June 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Jake LoweryThe Indians announced today that 3rd round pick right-handed pitcher Jake Sisco and 4th round pick catcher Jake Lowery have signed. Lowery has been assigned to short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley, but no word on where Sisco will go though he likely will go to rookie-level Arizona to start out to build himself back up.
Also the Indians have signed undrafted free agent right-handed...
June 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Pomeranz's days numbered in Kinston
Drew Pomeranz (Photo: MiLB.com)"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.
June 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 16
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.
Jason Kipnis - 2B, Columbus: 3-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K. Man, has Kipnis been on fire of late! In his past ten games, he's hitting .400 (16-40), with 2 2B, 3 3B, and 3 HR. He's also scored 12 runs...
June 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/16: Kipnis continues to carry Columbus
Jason Kipnis (photo: Tony Lastoria)Kipnis blast helps lead Columbus to blow-out victory over Buffalo
When Jason Kipnis gets hot, minor league pitchers go to die. Jason Kipnis continued his torrid spring, going 3-4 with two runs, a double, a homer and two RBI.
Zach McAllister got the start, and was well on his way to another outstanding outing when a rain delay ended his night after...
June 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Barnes is having breakout year
Scott Barnes (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.
June 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 15
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.
Joe Gardner - SP, Akron: 8 IP, 6 H, BB, 3 K. (W, 4-5) Gardner finally bounced back from two straight ugly outings where he pitched a combined 7.2 innings, allowing 15 hits, 8 ER/13 R, walking 5 and...
June 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Mason RadekeNo official announcements on signings yet since the initial three, but as I mentioned yesterday there have been some additional signings. Today I have five more to report as "unofficially" the Indians have inked 15th round pick infielder Todd Hankins, 35th round pick right-handed pitcher Mason Radeke, 42nd round pick shortstop KC Serna, 46th round pick right-handed pitcher Robert Nixon,...
June 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/15: Gardner dominates in Akron win
Joe Gardner (Photo: Lianna Holub)Gardner, Aeros down Fisher Cats
Right-hander Joe Gardner tossed eight scoreless innings to help the Akron Aeros win game two of a three-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3-0 Wednesday at Canal Park.
Gardner got the win for the Aeros scattering six hits, walking one and striking out three. Righty Cory Burns shut the door in the top of...
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Mills enjoying some early success
Beau Mills (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.
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Now is not the time to panic for the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe should not give in to temptation and trade any of the organization
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 14, 2011
J.D. Reichenbach
(photo: Lake County)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.
J.D. Reichenbach: RP/SP, Kinston: 5 2/3, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K:
There's absolutely no way that the Indians' management thought this would happen. Reichenbach...
June 15, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/14: Kipnis triples Columbus to 8th straight
Jason Kipnis (Photo: Lianna Holub)Clippers complete 4-game sweep of Buffalo
It was quite the night for Jason Kipnis and Chad Huffman as their extra base hits paced the Clippers to 7-3 victory over Buffalo which led to a four game sweep of the Bisons and increasing the Columbus' winning streak to eight.
Clippers rigthhander Scott Barnes was dealing early, striking out five through his...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Father's Day is this coming Sunday, and there is still time to order the 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More book and receive it before then. Even if you are not a father, the book makes a great companion to learn about all the players in the Cleveland Indians farm system.
The book runs $20.95 (plus shipping/handling) runs 228 pages in length and is in 6x9 format and includes...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Right-handed pitcher Jason Knapp had shoulder surgery and is done for the season. Director of Player Development Ross Atkins had this so say today in a prepared statement: "As we have conveyed the past several months, we were monitoring Jason's progress and workload to ensure that he would be fully healthy and able to pitch without being limited upon his return to the mound. After increasing his...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
After dropping a pair in a three game set with New Britain, the road swing continued to Harrisburg where the Aeros shocked the front-running Eastern League leaders with a series sweep. It didn't pull them out of the basement, but in one set they inched closer to .500 and put themselves within five games of the leaders, who now hold just a three game lead over Bowie.
We've been waiting for...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Zack MacPhee9th round pick third baseman Jordan Smith is hitting .308 (4-for-13) with a double and two stolen bases in his first four games playing in the Cape Cod League. It will probably be a few weeks before he is signed (if he is signed).
Now that Arizona State has been eliminated from the college baseball postseason, expect 13th rounder second baseman Zach Macphee to sign soon. With Arizona...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 13, 2011
T.J. House
(photo: Kinston Indians)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.
T.J. House: SP, Kinston: 7 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K, W (4-6):
House was absolutely unhittable tonight. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, before...
June 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/13: Huff, Valbuena lead Clippers
Dave Huff (Photo: Lianna Holub)Huff, Columbus top Herd 8-2
The Clippers remained hot with an 8-2 win over Buffalo.
Lefty David Huff struck out 10 Bisons without a walk over seven innings, allowing one run on four hits. After allowing a solo home run with one out in the second inning he retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced.
Shortstop Luis Valbuena provided all the necessary...
June 13, 2011   (0 comments)
After losing four straight games, the Clippers played a tremendous week of baseball, going 6-1 and outscoring their opponents (Louisville Bats, Rochester Red Wings and Buffalo Bisons), 38-20. The team as a whole pitched good, not great, but aside from the first of the seven games, the offense would not need much help, getting back to its potent ways.
Game-by-game results
Monday (lost,...

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