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Indians Prospect Insider

October 6, 2013   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs October 5, 2013
The Indians faced off against the Reds in Instructional League action on Saturday coming away with a 5-4 victory at the Goodyear complex. The game featured the return to the mound of right-hander Tyler Sturdevant, a nice performance at the plate from catcher Eric Haase and a position change from catcher to pitcher for a pretty high profile Latin player. Tony shares those details plus lists the complete stats from the game.
October 6, 2013   (4 comments)
Ranking the final 2013 Cleveland Indians' roster: Part one
Playoff baseball returned to Cleveland this year as Terry Francona and company surged to a 92-70 record and a berth in the wild card playoff game. That berth makes 2013 a success for Cleveland, even though the team lost in the one-game playoff. Given where this team was at the end of last year, the turnaround is just tremendous. As I do at the end of every year, here is the ranking of all 49 players who logged time for the big league club in 2013.
October 6, 2013   (22 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Many decisions loom for the Indians
The Indians season and push to the postseason was like a rollercoaster that came to a sudden stop. In today's Tribe Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria tries to put things in proper perspective after a tough playoff loss and abrupt end to the season on Wednesday night. He also looks at the future of Ubaldo Jimenez as an Indian, the many decisions that looms for the Indians on players like Joe Smith, Scott Kazmir, Chris Perez, Asdrubal Cabrera and others, and even talks about the possibility of trading Michael Bourn.
October 5, 2013   (3 comments)
Around The Farm:  Instructs October 4, 2013
The young Indians were out in Surprise, AZ participating in another Instructional League game on Friday, and wow, did the Indians organization unveil a litany of young international prospects making their stateside debut. Tony is giddy at this as he is heading out to Arizona this week to get a look at all of the new players, and reviews the game and provides the details on how each player did in the 12-3 loss to the Rangers.
October 5, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 9/29/13 - 10/5/13
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.
October 5, 2013   (10 comments)
A deeper look at Yan Gomes
As the Indians season comes to an end, they find themselves in an enviable position when it comes to their depth at catcher. Coming into this season the Indians seemed to be set for the foreseeable future behind the plate with the heavy hitting Carlos Santana and looked to be in good shape at one of the most important positions on the diamond. Then, without warning, Yan Gomes happened. IBI newcomer Matt Rose opines in his debut piece about how valuable Gomes was in 2013 and how the catching situation is even more enviable.
October 4, 2013   (6 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Putting things into perspective
The Cleveland Indians' season came to an end Wednesday after the team was defeated 4-0 by the Tampa Bay Rays. While the loss was a tough one to sour, it's important to not discount the immense improvement made by the Indians in Terry Francona's first season as manager. It appears as if the foundation is now set for this team to be a contender for years to come. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he offers his perspective on the topic in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
October 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Scouting the Indians 2013 Draft: Part 5
Tony wraps up this five-part series in his year-end look at the Indians 2013 Draft with five more players today: Sean Brady, Kenny Mathews, Ben Heller, Garrett Smith, Cody Ferrell and Gerald Bautista. He explains why Brady is very similar to another top left-handed pitching prospect the Indians recently drafted and signed, why Mathews and Heller have some upside, and more. He provides some scouting notes on each player and also provides detailed comments from Indians Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Grant on all five players.
October 4, 2013   (15 comments)
2013 Indians Major League and Minor League free agents
With the offseason officially underway for the Cleveland Indians, it is time to start looking at the roster and who might return in 2014. Here is a list of the major league and minor league free agents throughout the organization, as well as some other potential free agents depending on some roster decisions that are made later this offseason.
October 3, 2013   (2 comments)
Trend Spotting: Finding the value gap, position by position
When a team goes from a 94 loss season to a 92 win season there are going to be a collection of production increases at multiple positions. Today, in brevity the IBI's Michael Hattery looks at the positional production team wide using surface statistics to show the difference from 2012 to 2013. This is a great read and shows how the Indians made marked improvement in 2013 and where they can look for creative opportunities to improve in 2014.
October 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  Instructs October 2, 2013
The Cleveland Indians season may be over, but the happenings in the minors continue on as usual as Fall Instructional League action continues for another two weeks. On Wednesday the young Indians were in action in Goodyear and beat the Rangers 10-4. The IBI's Arthur Kinney shares all of the details from that game with the complete stats from all of the players in the game and more. Clint Frazier, Elvis Araujo and others continue to impress.
October 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Inside Pitch 2.21 The End is Nigh
Tune in for the last Inside Pitch of this year
October 3, 2013   (10 comments)
Second Thoughts: AL Wildcard – Rays 4, Indians 0
A packed Progressive Field was rocking at the start of last night’s AL Wildcard game between the Rays and Indians, but it was not enough as the Indians fell short 4-0. With the win, the Rays move on to face the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday in Fenway Par. With the loss, the Indians get set to pack their bags and head home for the season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares his second thoughts on the game.
October 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Cleveland heartbreak: Indians shutout to halt postseason run
For a city that has endured countless pain and suffering when it comes to sports teams, Wednesday night at Progressive Field simply added more heartbreak. The Indians first trip to the postseason in six years ended before it really started, as the Tampa Bay Rays behind the arm of 25-year old right-hander Alex Cobb shutout the Tribe, 4-0 to win the one-game wild card playoff, ending Cleveland’s season.
October 2, 2013   (1 comments)
Indians claim Cloyd, DFA Rapada
The American League Wildcard game may happening, but that did not stop the Cleveland Indians from making a move toward boosting their depth for 2014 and beyond. On Wednesday evening they claimed right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd from the Philadephia Phillies. To make room for him they designated left-handed pitcher Clay Rapada for assignment.
October 2, 2013   (8 comments)
There's a playoff BUZZ at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The City of Cleveland is in the midst of a Indians' summer, and there's an all to familiar buzz surrounding the North Coast that's been absent for the past six years. The Indians are facing off against a fellow small market team tonight at 8:00 at Progressive Field, and many feel that the Indians are in over their head. Join Jim Pete as he talks about the history of Cleveland's October buzz, reminisces about Terry Francona's first press conference buzz on October 8 of last year, and looks at where this buzz may be going this year and beyond.
October 2, 2013   (1 comments)
Cleveland Sports Insiders 2.27: Indians vs. Rays
Join IBI's Jim Pete and Michael Hattery as they take a closer look at Wednesday's match-up between the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays. Hattery and Pete talk all things wildcard, including what to make of the Indians line-up, should Jason Giambi start, the matchup between Salazar vs. Cobb (and why Salazar is truly elite), the Indians line-up and roster choices, why Carlos Santana at #4 and #5 in the order may prove to be key players offensively for the Indians, how Jason Kipnis could be the breakout star, why Michael loves Lonnie Chisenhall, and who will ultimately win this ballgame.
October 2, 2013   (1 comments)
The Indians and the Rays - A tale of two franchises
Tonight, two teams will battle for the wildcard and earn the right to play in the American League Division Series this weekend at Fenway Park. The IBI's DJ Sebastian thought it would be insightful to compare and contrast those two teams from a slightly different perspective and he does so as only he can. A nice read looking at the history, fans, makeup, managers, and how each team got to where they are today.
October 2, 2013   (8 comments)
Indians set their wildcard roster
The Indians released their roster for the American League Wildcard game against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. The roster includes 11 pitchers and 14 position players, and really no surprises with the makeup of it.
October 2, 2013   (8 comments)
AL Wildcard Preview: Rays vs. Indians
It might as well be Game 7 of a playoff series. Matched up for the first time since June 2, Cleveland (92-70) will battle the Tampa Bay Rays (92-71) in a one-game wild card playoff Wednesday night at Progressive Field. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz takes a heavy look and previews the A.L wild card showdown between both clubs.

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