July 5, 2013 (7 comments)
A very happy Fourth of July to you! We at IBI hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed a little time off. There was no time off in the minor leagues Thursday, as all of Cleveland's affiliates were in action. Some did a little worse than others (like a pair of four-hit outings in Columbus and Carolina), though there were plenty of good performances, including some impressive pitching and hitting in Lake County. To read all about Thursday in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
July 5, 2013 (0 comments)
The Toledo Mudhens shutout the Columbus Clippers on Independence Day Thursday afternoon. Columbus’ five pitchers weren’t enough to hold the Mudhens, while the Clippers offense could not make up the deficit the Clippers’ pitching caused, losing 7-0.
July 4, 2013 (6 comments)
A very Happy Fourth of July to all of the IBI readers! What better to celebrate our independence than good food, fireworks, and another edition of Minor Happenings! In today’s abbreviated version of the Happenings on the Indians farm (still over 2300 words), Tony takes a long look at the emerging star that is second baseman Joey Wendle and just how good of a prospect he really is for the Indians. He also provides tons of comments from Ross Atkins on Clint Frazier, Mitch Brown, Kieran Lovegrove, Juan Herrera, and many others.
July 4, 2013 (0 comments)
The losing ways of the Columbus Clippers continued this past week as the team finished below .500 again at 2-6. The month of June will be one to forget for Columbus as the team wound up with a 8-20 record in that span without winning a single series. July has gotten off to a slightly better start for the Clippers who are currently 2-2 in the month. Join the IBI's Ethan Day as he recaps the week that was for the Clippers...
July 4, 2013 (8 comments)
Sometimes greatness can spoil people. Francisco Lindor could spend almost every night atop Around The Farm, though sometimes we can take his all-around excellence for granted. Lindor is one of the transcendent prospects in the game of baseball and is the kind of talent every team wants in its system. The shortstop was at it again Wednesday night, along with plenty of other players throughout the system. To read all about them, join Jim Piascik as he goes Around The Farm.
July 3, 2013 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers snatched the lead from the Toledo Mudhens in the sixth inning and preserved it during the last three innings for the 3-2 win. The Clippers took full advantage of their bullpen, using four pitchers in the last three innings to keep the Mudhens scoreless.
July 3, 2013 (13 comments)
In this week’s first edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the big month that outfielder Carlos Moncrief had and just what kind of prospect he is for the Indians. He also checks in on the progress that right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker is making this season, provides several comments from the front office on players in the upper levels like Bryan Price, Jose Ramirez, Jose Flores, Ronny Rodriguez, Enosil Tejeda and others, and offers up updates and insight into the development of Toru Murata, Shawn Morimando, Juan Romero, Anderson Polanco and more!
July 2, 2013 (0 comments)
DURHAM- The Columbus Clippers fell 6-5 after going into extra innings with the Durham Bulls on Tuesday. The Clippers rallied to tie the game after being down the majority of the game, but Durham would take the win in the tenth inning.
July 1, 2013 (0 comments)
A strong performance by starter Danny Salazar in game one of a doubleheader Monday lead the way for a 2-1 Clipper triumph against the Durham Bulls. The second game was a different story however as newcomer Boof Bonser was tagged for all five runs in a 5-0 defeat.
July 1, 2013 (0 comments)
The Indians got a sensational performance on the mound on Sunday from Low-A right-handed pitcher Dylan Baker, and he has really strung together some good starts of late. Tony touches on him and many other players that were in action on Sunday from Akron to Arizona.
June 29, 2013 (0 comments)
DURHAM- Behind the strong performance of right-hander Jake Odorizzi, the Durham Bulls defeated the Columbus Clippers 3-1 in the first affair of a four-game series Saturday.
June 29, 2013 (0 comments)
The Columbus Clippers fell to the Norfolk Tides Friday night, 8-4. Even after a late rally in the ninth the Clippers could not come up with enough to make up for their early deficit to Norfolk.
June 28, 2013 (2 comments)
In today’s third edition of Minor Happenings, Tony takes a look at the encouraging performance of short season Single-A Mahoning Valley infielder Claudio Bautista and what kind of prospect he truly is for the Indians. He also provides a ton of quotes and insight from Ross Atkins on several players at Double-A Akron like Ronny Rodriguez, Carlos Moncrief, Austin Adams and others, talks about the changes Will Roberts is working on, the injury to Luigi Rodriguez, and more.
June 28, 2013 (0 comments)
A double header Thursday night ended in a split between the Columbus Clippers and the Norfolk Tides. Columbus' offense controlled the entire first game which was the completion of the suspended game on ednesday, and ultimately won 10-3. The momentum of the night transferred during the break to the Tides, who shut out the Clippers winning 5-0 in the nightcap.
June 27, 2013 (0 comments)
It appears that the Clippers set their anchor at the beginning of June and forgot to pull it back up because they are going nowhere fast. Yet again, Columbus finished the week with a losing record, going 2-4 in six contests against Pawtucket, Lehigh Valley and Norfolk. Now seven games below .500 at 36-43, the Clippers sit 16 games behind front-runner Indianapolis in the International League West.
June 26, 2013 (1 comments)
In today’s second edition of Minor Happenings for the week, Tony takes a look at the emergence of two high profile pitching prospects in Mahoning Valley with Caleb Hamrick and Luis Lugo. He also provides several comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina, the strides that Ronny Rodriguez continues to make, the prospect standing of Jerrud Sabourin, the injury concerns of Matt LaPorta, the inconsistency that Luis DeJesus is working through, the big pro debut of Clint Frazier and more.
June 25, 2013 (0 comments)
NORFOLK- Trailing 3-1 heading into the eighth, the Norfolk Tides rallied for five runs in the bottom half of the inning to propel them to a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Clippers Tuesday.
June 25, 2013 (1 comments)
With the Single-A All Star break behind us and the start of short season leagues now in full swing, it is a good time to take stock in how several Indians prospects are either raising or lowering their prospect value halfway through the 2013 season. Today, Tony takes a look at some of those showings at the Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron levels, including the likes of Cord Phelps, T.J. House, Trevor Bauer, Scott Barnes, Jake Lowery, Matt Packer, Ronny Rodriguez, Carlos Moncrief and others.
June 24, 2013 (0 comments)
What appeared to be a promising outing by Columbus right-hander Joe Martinez, turned out to be another disappointing loss after a misfortunate sixth inning sparked a 9-2 beat down by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Monday.
June 24, 2013 (5 comments)
In today’s special edition of Minor Happenings, Tony provides a ton of updates and comments from the Indians front office on the likes of Shawn Morimando, Eric Haase, Cody Penny, Louis Head, Caleb Hamrick, Luis Lugo and others, finds out what Clint Frazier is up to and when he will make his pro debut, provides a ton of injury updates on the likes of Alex Monsalve, LeVon Washington, Elvis Araujo, Shawn Armstrong and the whereabouts of Dillon Howard, and takes a look at the recent good play of Bryce Stowell and Yhoxian Median.