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March 25, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #7 Luigi Rodriguez
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown rolls along with #7 outfielder Luigi Rodriguez. As one of the fastest and most athletic players in the system, Rodriguez has exciting potential as a top of the order hitter. He is raw and inexperienced, but the abilities are there in all phases of the game. Tony looks at where he is in his development and where he can go as a prospect.
March 25, 2012   (9 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Patience is wearing thin with Ubaldo
Tony chimes in with his weekly Indians notebook to get everyone up to speed on the happenings with the big league team. He talks about Jimenez's rough spring, updates his leaderboard for several position battles, looks at the van den Hurk waiver pickup, reviews some roster moves and lots more!
March 24, 2012   (4 comments)
Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 23rd
After a day off from game action on Thursday the Indians' minor leaguers were back in action with five games on Friday and Tony recaps all the action from each game. Highlights from the games include big offensive performances from Thomas Neal, Karexon Sanchez, Cord Phelps, and Kyle Bellows, and on the pitching front Eric Berger, Steven Wright, Michael Rayl and Robbie Aviles pitched well.
March 24, 2012   (3 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #8 Austin Adams
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with #8 right-handed pitcher Austin Adams. Last season Adams blazed his way up the prospect rankings, literally, as he touched 100 MPH with his fastball and the potential to be a solid a middle of the rotation starter or at worst a good bullpen arm in the big leagues. Tony talks about his future and more.
March 24, 2012   (4 comments)
Washington ready to rebound
Indians outfielder LeVon Washington did not have a very good season last year, but several things may have contributed to that. Tony talked to Washington this past week and he feels he is healthy and ready to go this year....and Tony believes it after some things he saw first hand. Tony also provides the first batch of releases from minor league camp.
March 23, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #9 Ronny Rodriguez
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with #9 shortstop Ronny Rodriguez. In his professional debut last season Rodriguez showed a lot of raw ability both as a defender and hitter, and if his plate discipline ever comes around Tony believes he has the potential to become a special player.
March 23, 2012   (1 comments)
Wright looking to take the next step with his knuckleball
Indians right-handed pitcher Steven Wright has been in the organization for some time. He picked up a knuckleball over a season a go and pitched with it all last season. Now he is working to make it a more consistent offering and take the next step with getting hitters out on a regular basis in the upper levels of the minors. Tony talked with him in Goodyear to get an update on where he is at with the new pitch.
March 22, 2012   (0 comments)
Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 21st
Here is an update with all of the game action from Indians' minor league camp on Wednesday. Highlights from this day in camp came from LeVon Washington, Jeremie Tice, and Elvis Araujo, and Tony also provides some commentary on each of the 80-90 guys that played and where they may open the 2012 season.
March 22, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #10 Scott Barnes
We break into the Top 10 in the 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown with #10 left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes. He was really on a roll last season until a knee injury prematurely ended his season. He is healthy once again, is on the 40-man roster, and is a Major League starting pitching option for the Indians. Tony looks at what he needs to do to get that big league opportunity this year.
March 22, 2012   (4 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: March 21st
Tony is back home from his week-plus trip to Arizona to specifically watch the Indians' minor leaguers play every day. He shares his final notebook from camp with thoughts on Scott Barnes, the health of Alexander Perez and Matt Packer, the bright futures of three shortstops Ronny Rodriguez, Francisco Lindor, and Dorsyss Paulino....and more!
March 22, 2012   (7 comments)
BABIP: How it works and what it means for the Indians
BABIP....what is it and how does it work? Most of all, can we use it to gain any insight into how some Indians players will perform this season? Many people do not understand this stat (or want to understand it), but Jeff Ellis explains what it is and why it is important in his latest article from his explaining stats series.
March 21, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #11 Elvis Araujo
Elvis has entered the building as left-handed pitcher Elvis Araujo comes in at #11 in the 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown. After a promising pro debut in 2008 and then missing all of the 2009 and 2010 with an elbow injury, he came back last season and showed why the Indians were so high on him after back in 2008. Tony looks at his potential and what kind of pitching prospect he is.
March 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 20th
The Indians' minor league affiliates were in action on Tuesday against the Dodgers. Once again close to 100 players were in action between the four games and Tony recaps it all. Highlights of the day were hard throwing right-hander Xavier De Los Santos and outfielder Thomas Neal, and even newcomer Ralph Stoneburner saw some action. (Note: Today's report does not require a subscription to view it.)
March 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 19th
After being rained out on Sunday the Indians' minor leaguers were back in action on Monday. Here is a recap of all five games involving over 100 players from Monday, led by huge days from Ronny Rodriguez and Jake Lowery who both had two homer games.
March 20, 2012   (2 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: March 19th
It was another busy day at Indians minor league camp yesterday, and Tony shares all his notes in his latest notebook. Today he provides updates on the health of Austin Adams, Tyler Sturdevant, and Bo Greenwell, talks about the rising status of Cody Allen, Bryce Stowell looking strong, and lots more.
March 20, 2012   (0 comments)
Lowery is excited for his first full season
The Indians do not have much power in their system, but one player that has a powerful bat that could make some noise this year is catcher Jake Lowery. He has looked good so far in minor league spring training, and should land at either Carolina or Lake County to open the 2012 season.
March 20, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #12 Felix Sterling
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with #12 right-handed pitcher Felix Sterling. He is as raw as they come, but there is no denying the tools and potential with him. He has prospect helium where with a good season of development this year he could find his way into the Top 10 next year. Tony breaks down his talent and where he needs to improve.
March 19, 2012   (0 comments)
2012 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #13 Zach McAllister
The 2012 IPI Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with #13 right-handed pitcher Zach McAllister. He had a nice bounce back season last year and made his Major League debut, and he is now an immediate big league starting pitching option for the Indians this season. Tony looks at what changed for him last year and where he could maybe still improve.
March 19, 2012   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: March 18th
With over 150 players in minor league camp, there is always something interesting to note and report on. Today, Tony touches on shortstop and third base and how they may be the deepest positions in the organization, plus he also gives injury updates on Jordan Henry, Geoff Davenport and Antwonie Hubbard, talks about Juan Romero's power, Adam Abraham's growing value, and more!
March 19, 2012   (2 comments)
Lots of competition for left field
With about two weeks to go in Indians' spring training, the competition for left field is still wide open with many possible options for the Indians to consider. Andy takes a look at all of the players battling to win time as the regular left field and who may be the one to emerge as the main left fielder.

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