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All of the Indians minor league affiliates are in full swing now, giving the Tribe about 240 players currently active in the minor league, of which about 100 will be featured in these prospect top ten lists. This is the fifth top ten of the season, making the players listed about the 41st-50th best players in the Indians farm league. These ranking are however, based on this season's success, not their projected Major League talent.
1. Carlos Moncrief - RF - AA Akron - Drafted Round 14 in 2008
Moncrief is a little behind his fellow members of the draft class of 2008 (Lonnie Chisenhall, Matt Langwell, C.C. Lee, etc), but is still a very interesting prospect. I was lucky enough to see Moncrief play quite a bit this Spring as he was often used as a late inning replacement. Against Major Leaguers in Spring Training, he was 3 for 10 with three RBI and two runs scored. In his first year in AA, he is hitting .308 and has knocked in 58 runs and scored 62. He will almost certainly ...
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In Game 2 of the Twins series, the Indians fell for the second straight game since the All Start break. But if one thing sticks out, its errors, and for the second game in a row, Lonnie Chisenhall made a bad error, at the wrong time, and the Twins came from behind to take the game 3-2.
During the first 2 games since the All Star Break, the Tribe have scored four runs on nine hits...
On successful teams or at least competitive ones it becomes easy to overemphasize or highlight specific player performance while undervaluing other complimentary production.
This probably occurs because polarizing production is most interesting at least in terms of penetrating or attentional biases. Be it the recent ineptitude of Mark Reynolds or the scorched earth Jason Kipnis leaves...
“It’s getting into late July right now. We can make excuses for a while, but we need some guys to start stepping up right now. We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot these last two games. You can’t blame the starting pitching. You can’t blame the bullpen. You can’t win many games if you don’t score runs.”
– Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, as reported...
The Indians currently have a problem with perception. They have started well and are in contention, but there are still too many fans believing this is the same old story. This is the third straight year that the Indians have been in the race in July, and the question remains: will they collapse this year as well?
The fans are still not rushing out to support this team as the Indians...
The Cleveland Indians dropped another game some thought they should have won. The Indians lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in a game that had very little offense. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched OK, he couldn’t keep the Mariners from scoring the run that would put them over the top because the Tribes offense was missing again. Ubaldo pitched for 5-2/3′s and threw his typical 109 pitches...
The Cleveland Indians removed right-hander Corey Kluber from
yesterday’s start due to a hip ailment. After the game, manager Terry Francona
told reporters the move was precautionary, as the Indians don’t expect the
injury to result in Kluber being sidelined for an extended period, according to
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
"I talked to [head athletic trainer Lonnie...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Trevor Bauer (Columbus SP): 9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, HR: A really positive performance for Bauer who had struggled of late. In fact, Trevor’s mediocrity had been very concerning...
SEATTLE—In a city known for their lack of sleep, Indians bats remained in a deep snooze Monday night at Safeco Field.
More offensive woes continued, as the red hot Seattle Mariners squeezed by the Tribe, 2-1 to win their seventh straight and the first of the three-game series.
The loss slides Cleveland (52-45) 2 1/2 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central...
Though the Minnesota Twins have won four straight, they've dropped four starts in a row by Scott Diamond.
Diamond, however, owns a lower career ERA against the Cleveland Indians than any opponent he has faced more than once as he heads into Sunday's home matchup.
Minnesota (41-53) can match its longest win streak of the year after a pair of 3-2 victories to start this set...
BUFFALO- With both offenses being unproductive, pitching was left with little room for error Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Field. The Buffalo Bisons got the upper hand and scored two runs in the sixth inning and then two more in the eighth to defeat the Columbus Clippers 4-1.
Right-hander Danny Salazar started on the mound for Columbus and dazzled across four superb innings. Salazar...
What’s the Haps for July 22nd? The Cleveland Indians get clever with hotel bookings, the Big XII gets a new logo, the Great Hambino returns, and the Childish Gambino exits. The Links - CLEVELAND INDIANS FAKE HOTEL NAMES THIS WEEKEND IN MINNESOTA No plays on Ron Mexico? Big 12 Unveils New Logo Surprised it isn’t The post The Haps – 7/22: “The Sandlot” Reunion, Donald Glover...
SEATTLE—It was just last season that Tribe starter Zach McAllister led the league in unearned runs. Making his first start since June 2, the right-hander received no help defensively again Tuesday night.
Three more errors and lack run support proved more than a recipe for disaster, as the Indians fell one run short to the Seattle Mariners for the second straight night, 4-3.
We kicked off this series with a review of first base, so it seems like second base is the natural progression across the diamond.
This is an interesting look, mostly because it features the player who has inarguably been the Indians best hitter this season.
2011 - Orlando Cabrera .247/.279/.330 309 PA2012 - Jason Kipnis .277/.345/.419 370 PA2013 - Jason Kipnis ...
The July 31st trading deadline is almost a week away, and with that will come a bevy of activity over the next eight days as contending clubs look to bolster their team for the stretch run and pretenders look to reload for next year.The flood gates may have opened on Monday when the Rangers acquired Matt Garza from the Cubs. That trade should shake loose the rest of the starting...
Professional baseball presents a constant course of inevitable challenges, but Nick Hamilton has overcome adversity since his toddler years.
Hamilton, 23, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round of the 2012 amateur draft. The Kent State alumnus earned a degree in Business Management but now, all business resides on the ball field.
Hamilton entered the 2012 draft...