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Last week, I listed the 10 prospects with the most to prove in 2013. While it was not planned at the start, that has begun a miniseries for me that will list prospects with varying characteristics.
Today, we will take a look at the most exciting prospects in the organization. Exciting is a subjective term, but I am defining it as someone who just jumps off the field at you, whether through their hitting, their power, or just their all around attitude.
One rule is that, in order to make things interesting and not repetitive, we will not be doubling up on players. So if a player made the "Most to Prove" list, they will not be on here, even if they deserve to be. Also, I split it up by projected start level and listed one position player and pitcher per full season level. Again, just to keep things interesting.
But enough housekeeping. Let's get on to the list.
Tim Fedroff, OF
All in all, the Columbus lineup is a fairly weak sort in terms of "exciting."...
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The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with shortstop Dorssys Paulino. Paulino is kind of the anti-Lindor as Francisco Lindor is a gifted fielder that has the potential to be a solid offensive contributor whereas Paulino is a gifted hitter that has the tools to be a solid defensive player. Tony goes into great detail why he is such a special hitter and...
Vinnie Pestano will be joining his Tribe teammates in Goodyear, AZ a little earlier than he and Team USA had hoped. The US was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic at the hands of a 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico on Friday night.
With one on and two out, trailing 1-0 in the 6th, Pestano took the mound for Team USA replacing starter Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. Pestano gave up a single...
Easily outperforming Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Daisuke Matsuzaka, Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Indians reclamation project Scott Kazmir will likely be named the team’s fifth starter. The 29-year-old Kazmir, a two-time All-Star selection who signed a minor league contract with Cleveland in December, has fanned 13 batters and is yet to allow...
There is a lot of excitement in Cleveland about the upcoming baseball season, particularly since the club landed players like Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn.
Still, fans remain cautiously optimistic about their team’s chances this coming season. In Cleveland, cautious optimism is typically the feeling that precedes crushing defeat. This year, Cleveland fans hope that changes.
The Indians minor league teams were in action on Saturday against the Brewers, and Tony provides a recap of how everyone did in each game. T.J. House and Toru Murata were crisp in their outings for Columbus, Michael Goodnight struggled for Akron, Leonardo Castillo was perfect on the day for Carolina, Nelson Rodriguez showed the power (again) for Lake County, and tons more.
Right-hander Brett Myers pitched four uneven innings, and the Cleveland Indians fell 4-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday.
Across four innings, Myers allowed seven hits and four earned runs, and he also walked three while striking out two. The start certainly left a lot to be desired, and Myers now has a 7.11 ERA in 12 2/3 innings this spring...
Let’s head to Cleveland to che3ck out the local media following the CLEVELAND INDIANS. Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper. It’s online presence is part of Cleveland.com. It’s online sports section does have a page dedicated to the Indians. Beat writer Paul Hoynes (Twitter), has the Tribe covered. Columnists Terry Pluto (Twitter), Bud
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Happy St. Patty’s Day Tribe fans! I’m out in Goodyear now, so expect tons of stuff this week on the site and also look for some of my stuff that will appear exclusively at www.FoxSportsOhio.com.
Hill and Allen make opening day bullpen
The cloudy bullpen situation is starting to become clearer for the Indians.
Carrera - RF (Carson)Cabrera - SS (Lindor)Kipnis - 2B (Wolters)Chisenhall - 3B (Hernandez)Giambi - DH (Phelps)Raburn - LF (Naquin - CF)Abraham - 1B (Gomes - PH in 9th, did not take field)Santos - C (Jeroloman)Hunter - CF (Moncrief - LF)
McAllister - 3.1 IPLangwell - 1.2 IPBauer - 4 IP
Let's start with the pitching. It's hard not to be somewhat concerned...
Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians recently joined in the “Harlem Shake” craze, so when will Red Sox manager John Farrell get in on the action?
“Don’t blink,” Farrell joked to reporters before Thursday’s game.
Farrell admitted that he has seen Francona’s video — which is actually kind of funny despite how played out the “Harlem Shake” craze has become and...
Honestly, it's getting to the point where I'm running out of ways to describe these Harlem Shake videos and well, they still keep on coming.
The fine folks over at the Cleveland Indians did their own version and if we learn anything from this clip, Terry Fracona can shake that behind:
Asdrubel Cabrera and Jason Giambi each homered to lead Cleveland to a 4-3 win over a Giants split squad on Saturday.
Cabrera, recently returned from the World Baseball Classic, hit his first spring home run off Double-A pitcher Chris Heston. Giambi, a non-roster invitee hit his second home run off Jake Dunning.
The Indians held a 2-1 lead going into the ninth.
The minor league spring games kicked off on Friday, and the IBI has the full detail on how every player did in all four games. Columbus was awesome on the mound throwing a one-hit shutout, Jeremy Hermida, Francisco Lindor, Juan Romero and others had big days at the plate, and several players returned from injury.
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Jason Giambi: elder statesman. “Giambi hopes to make the Indians’ roster as a pinch-hitter and occasional designated hitter, the kind of bench player his old general...
Moving outside the norm for this site, we'll put the Indians aside for a moment to talk about an alternative to fantasy baseball. Many baseball fans (and blog readers) spend considerable time evaluating, drafting and playing fantasy baseball throughout the entire season just to be completely out of the running by the All-Star break. Rather than dropping all of your players in...