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July 12, 2012   (0 comments)
Elvis has entered the building...
Low-A Lake County left-handed pitcher Elvis Araujo jumped onto the prospect scene last season with a great year after missing the two previous seasons recovering from elbow surgery. This season has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for him, but Stephanie Metzger talked to him yesterday and he feels good and is just working to get better.
July 12, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians pitching and defense bedazzle Royals
It is about time. The defense and pitching finally meshed last night as lefty Luis Lugo threw the game of the year for the AZL Indians to date and helped lead his team to a 3-1 win over the AZL Royals. Lugo went five innings giving up just two hits and one walk.
July 12, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 11, 2012
Triple and Double A both played their all-star games on Wednesday Night, as several members of the Aeros and Clippers played, with mixed results. Aaron Siliga and Charlie Valerio continued their hot play at Mahoning Valley, while Jake Lowery is starting to rebound a bit in Lake County. The guy at the top of ATF isn't unfamiliar with his perch, but it's been awhile. He'll introduce himself...after the jump...
July 12, 2012   (0 comments)
Have a heart for Hagadone
Indians left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone suffered a self inflicted hand injury last Friday, and may be lost for the season. The Indians were not happy about it as they placed him on the minor league disqualified list which keeps him from getting paid, and now the Players Union may step in and file a grievance. With everything that is going on, Adam McGavin chimes in and says that while Hagadone has opened himself up to being labeled a hothead, trying hard is easier to forgive.
July 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Scrappers lose 13 inning marathon in Lowell 5-4
Despite holding a pair of one run leads late, the Scrappers lost a 13 inning thriller to the Lowell Spinners 5-4. Luis Dejesus got the start for the Scrappers. He has been nothing short of spectacular this season, entering play on Wednesday carrying the second lowest ERA in the New York-Penn League at 0.82 in 22 innings of work.
July 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains fall in slugfest, 11-8
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (10-9, 54-34) used a five run fifth inning to tie the ballgame and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to defeat the Lake County Captains (9-10, 40-48) 11-8 on Wednesday night.
July 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Fishing for Mudcats: "How to generate momentum..."
The Carolina Mudcats stormed the second half in the Carolina League to open up the season, but lost their momentum during the Fourth of July festivities. With Jesus Aguilar heading to the Future's game, and Jeremie Tice and Tyler Holt getting promoted, the Muddies struggled to maintain their high-second-half-level of play. Grab the ole' fishin' pole with Jim's weekly Mudcat's Notebook...
July 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Hardworking Lindor looks to finish the season strong
Low-A Lake County shortstop and unanimous #1 Indians prospect Francisco Lindor has had a very good first full professional season to date. He's lived up to all of the accolades bestowed upon him coming out the draft, and has impressed everyone from the fans to the Indians organization with his play this year. With two months left in the season, he wants to finish strong, continue to get better, and not let up.
July 11, 2012   (6 comments)
Ranking the Cleveland Indians’ Roster at the All-Star Break
As we hit the All-Star break, the 44-41 Indians have used 35 different players on their active roster. Obviously, some were better than others, but who was the best? Who was the worst? How high does Lou Marson's hot streak have him? How much has Ubaldo Jimenez improved his stock? As always, Jim Piascik gives his opinion as he sifts through all 35 players and ranks them from worst to first.
July 11, 2012   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: The Supersized, All-Star edition
In today's special edition of Around the Farm will take a look at some of this season’s exceptional players in all of the extended levels of the system, from Low A Lake County through Triple A Columbus. Some of your old favorites will definitely be making an appearance, from that Quad A guy from Columbus, to some 18-year old in Lake County? Who else makes the ATF's mid-season banquet? Join Jim Pete in his journey around the farm, after the jump...
July 10, 2012   (3 comments)
Scouting the AZL '12: The Pitchers
With the All Star break here for the big league team in Cleveland as well as Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron, Tony felt this would be a good time to take a look at some of the new Latin faces down at rookie level Arizona. In part one of this two-part piece, he looks at the Latin pitching talent there and gives all kinds of scouting information on all of them and provides the information on who are the better prospects with more upside.
July 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Launching Off With The Aeros: 7/3/12 - 7/9/12
Your Akron Aeros continued to fade a bit as we hit the All-Star Break, but they're still the class of the Eastern League with plenty of great players to watch and cheer for. As always, join Jim Piascik for Launching Off With The Aeros to get the scoop on the highs and lows from the past week. Plus, this week's edition includes plenty of quotes from one of the newest Aeros, Jeremie Tice.
July 10, 2012   (9 comments)
2012 Cleveland Indians: First half awards
Tonight the 83rd edition of the midsummer classic, MLB's All Star game, takes center stage. With the first half of the season for the Cleveland Indians now in the books, Adam takes a look at some of the performances from the first half and names his MVP, breakout player, comeback player, and more.
July 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Indians sign two draft picks
The Indians have announced today that they have officially signed 24th round pick right-handed pitcher Walker White and 36th round pick right-handed pitcher Benny Suarez.
July 10, 2012   (0 comments)
AZL Indians trounced 13-3 by Dodgers
Defensive woes, a lack of hitting and a tendency to give up moon shots triggered the AZL Indians’ troubles on Monday night as they were trounced by the AZL Dodgers, 13-3. Bladimir Franco and Tyler Ogle of the Dodgers made a home run derby of their own hitting mountainous home runs in the desert off of Jeffrey Cleto.
July 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals 7/10: All Star break edition
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves today at a special time from 9:00am – 10:00am EST. Tony and Jim will briefly discuss the last homestand and Sunday's tough loss, and then do a first half review discussing the good and bad from the first half of the season. They will also talk about some guys in the minors that could be up in the second half and if the Indians have a realistic shot of making the playoffs.
July 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Captains win in extra innings, 7-6
The Lake County Captains (9-9, 39-47) overcame a late Bowling Green Hot Rods (10-8, 48-40) rally to win the series finale in extra innings. Lake County defeated Bowling Green 7-6 in 11 innings on Monday night. It was a right-handed matchup as Roberto Gomez started for the Hot Rods and Joe Colon toed the rubber for Lake County.
July 10, 2012   (13 comments)
Around the Farm: July 9, 2012
Matt Packer made his 2012 debut in Carolina a solid opening salvo to regain his status as a prospect by pitching three strong perfect innings. Joseph Colon continued his outstanding 2011 campaign with another quality start. Todd Hankins rolled out four hits and two stolen bases for Lake County. Tonight's ATF headliner is a former third-round pick who has really picked it up over the past month. Who? Find out...after the jump...
July 9, 2012   (0 comments)
Aeros take series, down Baysox 4-2
The Akron Aeros won the third and final game of their series with the Bowie Baysox behind some big-time hitting from first baseman Adam Abraham, who drove in three runs to pace Akron in a 4-2 win Monday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium.
July 9, 2012   (0 comments)
Mudcats fall to P-Nats, 2-1
Nathan Karns held the Carolina Mudcats to one run over seven innings as the Potomac Nationals claimed the series with 2-1 victory on Monday night at Pfitzner Stadium. Karns (4-2) scattered three hits as the Potomac Nationals improved to 10-9, 41-48 overall. The Mudcats fell to 11-8, 43-46 overall.

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