Found December 08, 2011 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Here is the scouting report written around this time last year in advance of the 2011 season for outfielder Donnie Webb. The Indians lost him today to the Miami Marlins in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. This report has only been available in my 2011 Prospect Book and not available on-line until now. (Note: the video included below is new and would have been for his 2012 scouting report.)Donnie Webb – OutfielderBorn: 04/30/1986 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 190 – Bats: Switch – Throws: RightPhoto: Lianna HolubHistory: Webb was selected by the Indians in the 10th round of the 2008 Draft out of Oklahoma State University. As a redshirt junior he signed for $100,000. He was limited to just 85 games last year because of intermittent hamstring issues all season.Strengths: At the plate Webb shows surprising average power, though is an inconsistent hitter. He has very good speed and has shown an ability to pound the gaps and pile up extra base hits. If he can stay healthy, with h...

Around the Farm: December 7

Asdrubal CabreraAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.A small update today as several players were not in action on Wednesday...

2011 Rule 5 Draft Preview

Rob Bryson (Photo: IPI)Note: I'll be doing a live blog tomorrow before and during the Rule 5 Draft with and news or information on any picks the Indians make or players they lose.Welcome to Rule 5 Eve.Okay, so it does not have the same ring to it as Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, nor is it a major story at the Winter Meetings. But it is something that all clubs are preparing...

Who's On First? 2012 Projections

There have been a few rumors about the Indians running around during the Winter Meetings. The majority of these have involved an improvement to the offense, specifically first base. The Indians, according to, have already proclaimed themselves out of the running for Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Carlos Pena (who would want him?) so they are currently looking for Matt...

2012 Scouting Videos: Volume 6

Cory BurnsToday we continue along with the sixth batch of Cleveland Indians 2012 scouting videos. Here are the the previously posted volumes:Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5I shot tons of video of over a 100 players this past season, and Michael Taylor edited down the collection of video for each player to make their 2012 videos for their upcoming 2012 scouting reports. ...

Around the Farm: December 6

Giovanni SotoAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday...

Cleveland Indians keeping a close winter watch on Ubaldo Jimenez

If the Indians had as good a read on Ubaldo Jimenez as they do Carlos Santana, they'd probably feel a lot better about the coming season.

Carlos Santana should stay behind the plate - Indians Comment of the Day

"A catcher with offensive numbers well above the norms is an asset, assuming he at least provides average defense. Santana has been a ML catcher for all of one season + two months. Give him a chance. he could still become a good backstop." - wahoorc

Brantley could get shot at first base in spring

The Indians plan on being as creative as possible in their quest to upgrade their roster. That is why Cleveland is considering giving outfielder Michael Brantley a trial run as a part-time first baseman this spring.

Cleveland Indians A.M. links: Winter meetings -- was the Tribe there?

The Indians weren't able to close a deal at the Winter Meetings, but general manager Chris Antonetti thinks there was progress in talks. More Indians links.

MLB Rumors: Quick-Hitting the Indians’ Winter Meetings

This is a rough time of year for the employed baseball fan. First, there are no matinee games to get us down to the ballpark and out of the office on Wednesday afternoons.  Which, I think we can all agree, sucks eggs. But second, the Winter Meetings seem to be taking place DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS, which means I can’t follow my twitter feed quite as closely as I’d prefer...

Winter Meetings Rundown: Day 4

Josh Willingham (Photo: AP)Aside from the announcements of the Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson signings this morning and of course the Rule 5 Draft, it was a very quiet final day at the Winter Meetings. Here is a quick rundown of any new developments involving the Indians or that may affect them.The Indians left the Winter Meetings without making a deal. This should come as no surprise...

Team in need of toughness

Indians manager Manny Acta recalls being in Boston when he witnessed a scene that illustrated the accountability Red Sox players had for one another.
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