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Indians Prospect Insider

August 18, 2013   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: August 17, 2013
Clint Frazier continued his run through the overmatched Arizona League, and even though it's an offensive league, you have to be impressed with the numbers he's been producing. Jose Ramirez, Jesus Aguilar and Dorssys Paulino also all had big nights, showcasing some of the most promising prospects in the entire system. Join Jim Pete with another edition of Around the Farm.
August 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Cabrera busts slump, top of Tribe order lifts team to 7-1 win
Asdrubal Cabrera broke a 0-for-20 slump with two RBI hits and Ubaldo Jimenez took a no hitter into the sixth, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland A's 7-1 Saturday night at o.CO Coliseum. Ubaldo Jimenez was effectively wild over five and two-thirds innings, walking five and striking out eight. He took a no hitter into the sixth inning as his pitch count ballooned.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Bauer, Clippers crushed by Tides 8-1
The Columbus Clippers were crushed by the Norfolk Tides Saturday night, losing 8-1. The Tides picked up their first six runs in the first two innings, while Columbus was held to one run in the first and would not score again.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Aguilar ties record, leads Aeros to latest win
Over the years at the minor league level, lots of players come and go, and many fade from memory over time. After Saturday night, one thing is for certain. Jesus Aguilar will never be forgotten by Akron Aeros fans.
Aguilar, Akron's gregarious, 6-foot-3, power-hitting first baseman, added another chapter to his MVP-worthy season when he laced a two-run double in the eighth inning that gave the Aeros the lead and paved the way for a 5-3 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils at Canal Park.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Home runs lift Captains over Lugnuts
The Lake County Captains (28-26, 51-70) used two homeruns in the fifth inning to propel to a 5-3 win against the Lansing Lugnuts (22-33, 54-70) on Saturday night at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Captains beat the Lugnuts for the seventh time this season.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Errors, walk-off sink Scrappers 4-3
The Scrappers were on the cusp of splitting a two-game series with the Auburn Doubledays before errors and a walk-off sac-fly sent them packing by a score of 4-3. Re-energized by the miscues of their opponents, the Doubledays won the game 4-3 in the bottom of the tenth and swept the Scrappers on a walk-off sac-fly from catcher Andruth Ramirez.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 8/10/13 - 8/17/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
August 17, 2013   (2 comments)
Yan Gomes' thoroughly unexpected season
There is no doubt that Yan Gomes has come out of nowhere to be one of the best players on the team. The big question is whether or not Gomes can sustain it going forward. So far in baseball history, there has not been anyone quite like Gomes, but that does not mean he cannot sustain this success. Jim Piascik analyzes Gomes' performance to date, why it is so unique, and takes a look at some possible outcomes going forward.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Crushers bash three homers in 5-1 win
Powered by their pink jerseys on Suzan G. Koeman Foundation night, the Lake Erie Crushers bashed three home runs to power a 5-1 victory over the Frontier Greys Friday night in Avon.
August 17, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #122: Indians 2, Athletics 3
When your team gets eight hits and draws nine walks in a game, you expect them to score more than two runs. Such was not the case on Friday night as the Indians dropped the series opener in Oakland 3-2 to the A’s. When a pitching-sound team like Oakland gives you opportunities to not only score, but take complete command of a game, you must take advantage. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he offers his Second Thoughts and recaps a frustrating loss in the Bay Area.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Pelicans Avoid Mudcats’ Grasp for Series Win
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans escaped a ninth inning rally by the Carolina Mudcats and scored twice in the 10th for series-clinching 3-1 win on Friday night at Five County Stadium.
August 17, 2013   (7 comments)
Around The Farm:  August 16, 2013
LeVon Washington is starting to heat up and looks to be coming around after his return to the lineup a few weeks ago. Clint Frazier continues to be a beast in Arizona. All that and more as the IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm to review all the notable good and bad performances around the Indians minor league system.
August 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Indians fail to capitalize on walks, drop series opener 3-2
Eric Sogard hit a two-out, run-scoring double off Cleveland starter Justin Masterson, as the Oakland A's beat the Indians 3-2 in the opener of a pivotal three-game series Friday. Join the IBI's Nathan Kemp as he recaps all the action and provides all the play-by-play from the tough late night defeat.
August 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Santos’ clutch hitting thrusts Clippers past Indians
Locked in a 2-2 tie heading into the top of the eighth inning, Columbus catcher Omir Santos smacked a two-out triple into right field to put the Clippers ahead of the Indian Indians.
August 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains blow three run lead, fall 4-3
Despite a stellar start from Dylan Baker, the Lake County Captains blew a three-run lead as they fell to the South Bend Silver Hawks 4-3 on Friday night.
August 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Aguilar Sends Homer and Losing Streak Out of the Park
It turns out that a change of scenery back to the friendly confines of Canal Park was exactly what the Aeros needed to snap their troublesome, six-game losing streak. Jesus Aguilar’s towering, tape-measure, three-run home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning rescued the Aeros from a 2-0 deficit, and led to a thrilling, 3-2 win over the Reading Fightin Phils before a crowd of 8,688, at Canal Park.
August 16, 2013   (0 comments)
Pitcher's duel ends in Scrappers defeat, 6-1
A classic pitcher’s duel between Auburn and Mahoning Valley ended in the sixth inning, as the Doubledays put five runs on the board and took the first of a two game-set by a final score of 6-1.
August 16, 2013   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Smith is improving, but swing needs work
In today’s week ending edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at High-A Carolina outfield prospect Jordan Smith who continues to make incremental progress and has the skills but has a few things he is still working on before he is taken more seriously as a prospect. In addition to that he provides some comments from Ross Atkins on how the organization prioritizes prospects for trades as well as comments on several players at Carolina and Lake County, plus he provides insight into the development of Paolo Espino, Kyle Crockett, Ryan Merritt, Luis Lugo and others.
August 16, 2013   (8 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: The fall of a pitching prospect
While no Indians prospect has seen his stock grow more than Danny Salazar this year, unfortunately no Indians prospect has seen his stock fall more than right-hander Trevor Bauer. Bauer has been somewhat of an enigma as he's struggled with consistency and does not seem to be the near-finished Major League product that the Indians thought they were acquiring. How should the Indians handle him moving forward? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he chimes in on the subject in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
August 16, 2013   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts: Playoff outlook on a positive Thursday
The Minnesota series and really the last week and a half have been troubling even if you are a glass half full guy. On one hand you can say the Indians have won three of their last four games to hang around in the wild card race, but on the other hand you can say they have only won three out of their last ten games and fell out of the divisional race. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a quick look at the Indians playoff outlook this season and beyond...

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