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Mahoning Valley Scrappers

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Short Season Single-A
111 Eastwood Mall Boulevard
Niles, OH  44446
Phone: 330-505-0000

Manager: Ted Kubiak
Pitching Coach: Greg Hibbard
Hitting Coach: Phil Clark

June 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers pounded by Crosscutters, 10-5
The Mahoning Valley Scrapper’s seesaw season continued on Friday night, losing to the Williamsport Crosscutters 10-5.
June 28, 2013   (2 comments)
Minor Happenings: Bautista could be another infield gem
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 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Lugo is brilliant in Scrappers 2-0 win
On a pleasant night at Eastwood Field, the crowd of 3,587 was treated to a great night of pitching from both sides, ending in a 2-0 victory for Mahoning Valley. With the Scrappers pitching staff entering the game third in the league in ERA, and Spikes staff entering second in the league, respectively, a pitcher’s duel was not surprising.
June 26, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers get spiked by the Spikes, 6-1
For the sixth time in ten games, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored two or less runs, falling to the State College Spikes 6-1. The Scrappers could only muster four hits, while the pitching limited damage as best as possible.
June 26, 2013   (1 comments)
Minor Happenings: Hamrick and others off to impressive start
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)
Scrappers outlast rain to down Doubledays 4-1
NILES, OH- Monsoon-type rains opened up in Mahoning Valley two hours before game time, but the rain delay had little effect on the Scrappers, as they took down the Doubledays 4-1 Tuesday.
June 24, 2013   (1 comments)
Mahoning Valley lose to the Doubledays, 2-1
In what started as a weird night at Eastwood Field, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell to the Auburn Doubledays 2-1.Just minutes before game-time, there were two lineup changes that would significantly affect the outcome of the game.
June 24, 2013   (5 comments)
Minor Happenings: Prospect whereabouts and more
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.
June 23, 2013   (0 comments)
Hamrick stars in Scrappers win
Caleb Hamrick’s brilliant start, coupled with some timely hitting, gave the Scrappers a 3-1 win over the Auburn Doubledays. Hamrick kept the Auburn lineup honest with the slider, but used the fastball to put them away.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers fall 2-1 in 10th inning
BATAVIA, NY- For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost via the walk-off, falling to the Batavia Muckdogs 2-1.
June 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers take 3-2 loss after late-inning collapse
Cole Sulser’s professional debut went as smoothly as Scrappers fans could hope for, but the Mahoning Valley bullpen faltered in the ninth inning and the Batavia Muckdogs walked away with a 3-2 victory. a
June 21, 2013   (10 comments)
Around The Farm: June 20, 2013
With both the Columbus and Akron offenses hitting the skids, Around The Farm needed some extra help to remain interesting Thursday night. Luckily the start of the Arizona League, the return of Lake County from the All-Star break, and offensive fireworks for Mahoning Valley provided some fodder for us. The night was highlighted by a Lake County catcher showing off his power in a big way. To find out who it is and all you need to know about the night in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers offense explodes in 14-2 win
Following a night in which the Scrappers scored seven runs mostly due to the struggles of the Jamestown Jammers’ pitching and defense, the offense officially arrived Thursday at Dwyer Stadium, unleashing 16 hits and ultimately sealing an easy 14-2 victory. The win brings Mahoning Valley to .500 in the early season as the team is now sitting at 2-2.
June 20, 2013   (7 comments)
McAdams' makeup and personality make him special
Mahoning Valley outfielder Josh McAdams has power in his bat and power in his arm that make him a very interesting prospect with a lot of upside. But what makes him really stand out and defines him is his extraordinary makeup and his fun personality. He has a certain brightness about him and has a fan-first mentality that will quickly make him a fan favorite in The Valley. The IBI's Hayden Grove recently sat down with him and shares the details in his latest...
June 20, 2013   (12 comments)
Around The Farm: June 19, 2013
After Tim Fedroff tore up the minor leagues in 2012, many expected great things from the outfielder in 2013. Fedroff got off to a slow start, but that is never a reason to give up hope completely. Lately, the outfielder has been coming around and Wednesday night was no exception. To see exactly how Fedroff fared last night, which Akron outfielder continues to prove he needs a promotion, and the rest of the action in the minor leagues, join Jim Piascik and go Around The Farm.
June 20, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers get first win 7-6 in wild game
On a beautiful night at Eastwood Field, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers offense finally got rolling, albeit in unorthodox fashion, ultimately defeating the Jamestown Jammers 7-6. The Scrappers first run came in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Claudio Bautista following a double by Juan Romero. And that marked the end of normalcy while the Scrappers were at the plate, as miscues by Jamestown pitchers and fielders led to four additional runs.
June 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Jamestown shuts out Mahoning Valley for second night
NILES- On a cloud-free night at Eastwood Field, the Scrappers copied last night’s losing effort and fell to Jamestown by almost the exact score, 3-0. Yet again, dominant pitching performances and missed opportunities were the theme.
June 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Scrappers lose opener to Jamestown 4-0
On a gorgeous night for baseball in Niles, Ohio, the Jamestown Jammers and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers kicked off the 2013 season in front of a near-capacity Eastwood Field.
June 17, 2013   (6 comments)
Now presenting, your 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers
The 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers are certainly an eclectic bunch. A combination of fresh draft picks, older free agents, and rising prospects, the Scrappers embody their nickname perfectly; they are the personification of scrappy. Just trying to scratch and claw their way to the next level, each Scrapper has a different story. The IBI's Hayden Grove talked with several of the Scrappers over the weekend and sets the stage for the start of their season tonight!
April 17, 2013   (2 comments)
The Radar Report: 2013 Volume 1
The "Radar Report" returns this week, and Tony shares almost three dozen radar readings from players in the Indians' system that he has recorded over the past few weeks. This is a premium site feature which will post about once a month and provide the fastball - and at times the secondary velocities - and in this report he has the readings on several players such as Cody Anderson, Dillon Howard, Dylan Baker, Jacob Lee, Mitch Brown, Shawn Armstrong, Trevor Bauer, and almost 30 others.

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