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It’s awesome when a plan comes together.
Well, it’s almost always awesome when a plan comes together.
The Carolina Mudcats have been that enigmatic team that has been able to hit the ball, but haven’t been able to hit the ball when it counts. Combine that with a struggling pitching staff, and you have a team that has the worst record in the Carolina League.
So, what do I mean that it’s “almost always awesome when a plan comes together?
This week, the Muddies failed to hit.
Oh sure, the Mudcats are still first in batting average by eight points over Winston-Salem. Oh sure, they still dominate the top five in league hitting, with three players at the top of the list, and a fourth who just needs to qualify with at bats. This week, though, the team couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, or I suppose the better term for the Muddies here in Fishing with the Muddies is the port or starboard side of a ship.
The team hit .244 on the week, and generated only 16 extra base ...
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In the 18th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select shortstop Paul Hendrix from Texas Christian University.
Born: 11/18/1991 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 187 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: The Indians actually drafted Hendrix last year out of Junior college as he was a 32nd round pick, so he jumped up 14 rounds this year. He had a solid year for TCU...
In the 35th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath from Augustana College (SD).
Born: 08/01/1991 - Height: 6'6" - Weight: 215 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: Milbrath is an intriguing arm. First off he is huge at 6'6". Second, he has really not pitched since high school until this spring and there was...
In the 22nd round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Ben Heller from Olivet Nazarene University (IL).
Born: 08/05/1991 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 205 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: Heller strikes me as a senior sign depth player who is going to fill a few roles for the Indians. He has been a starter all four years at school. He...
In the 11th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko out of UCLA.
Born: 10/03/1991 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 195 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Keith Law: 77thBaseball America: 179thPerfect Game: 180th
Jeff Ellis: Adam Plutko, much like Bobby Wahl, might be regretting his choice to not sign out of high school...
In the 25th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Cole Sulser from Dartmouth (NH).
Born: 03/12/1990 - Height: 6'0" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: Susler missed all of 2012 after having Tommy john surgery. He was a fifth year senior this year for Dartmouth and continues the Indians history of pitchers out of the...
In the 24th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Kerry Doane from East Tennessee State.
Born: 09/03/1990 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 175 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: He is another guy who has been a dominator for his team. He was a shortstop until last year when he was moved to the mound and has near unhittable since. He sits...
In the 26th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Daniel Cogan from Rocklin High School (CA).
Born: 11/21/1994 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: His dad is the scouting advisor/crosschecker for the Indians and he was actually in the war room when the pick was made. I found he is 6'3" and is...
In the 34th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select right-handed pitcher Dustin Cook, a redraft from San Jacinto College (TX).
Born: 11/03/1993 - Height: 6'5" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: The first thing you notice with him is the size at 6'5". He throws in the low 90's but there is undoubtly more velocity in that arm...
The Indians announced today that Zach McCallister has been placed on the 15 day disabled list, and that Carlos Carrasco has been recalled from AAA Columbus to start Saturday vs. Detroit.
“McAllister has been battling right middle finger soreness his last several starts and begins his first career stint on the Major League DL. So far in 2013 he is 4-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 11 starts...
ARLINGTON – The Cleveland Indians’ bullpen continues to be a factory of sadness as its relief arms blew another lead in a 6-3 loss against the Texas Rangers on Monday.
Lefty Scott Kazmir (3-3, 5.21) received the start for the Indians to counter Texas right-hander Josh Lindblom (0-1, 8.22). Kazmir was coming off a decent start against the New York Yankees in which he surrendered...
Player of the Game: Jose Alvarez (6 innings 3 hits 0 ER 1 BB / 7 SO)
Make it seven.
The Indians would fall to their division rival Detroit Tigers on Sunday 4-1, as the Motor City Kitties completed the three game sweep of the Tribe. Making his Major League debut, Tigers left-hander Jose Alvarez limited Cleveland to just one run over six innings of work for his first big...
A year ago, outfielder Tyler Naquin was selected in the first round of the 2012 Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Currently, he is having a breakout season at High-A Carolina.
The selection of Naquin left Indians fans disappointed because he wasn't a power hitter or fireballing pitcher, but he has won over naysayers with his performance this season. There are still doubters - and...
Former Tiger Ryan Raburn broke up Jose Alvarez' no hitter yesterday bwo a solo home run. And Miguel Cabrera brushed him back after it. With his gum. [Big ole h/t It's Always Sunny in...
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