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Making the Case for Paolo Espino

With the high turnover rate among the members of a bullpen, organizations like the Indians must continually find replacement arms to easily slide into a vacant spot when needed. For low-revenue teams in particular, they must have a high yield on arms from the farm system to compete for a postseason birth on a yearly basis. A perfect example would be the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals....
Via Burning River Baseball
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians lose Flores and Espino

The Indians have lost two of their better minor league free agents to free agency as right-handed pitcher Jose Flores has signed a minor league deal with the Athletics and right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs. Flores, 24, is a big, hard throwing righty that made 59 appearances at Double-A Akron and went 7-3 with a 2.71 ERA, and in 66...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Notable Steamer MLEs from 2013 (Pitchers)

Yesterday, in these electronic pages, the author presented five notable major-league equivalent batter lines (MLE) as calculated by Jared Cross’s Steamer projection system. Today, the author presents a very similar thing, except for pitchers. Indeed, below are five notable pitcher MLEs from the 2013 season, where notable appears to be defined as belonging to a player who (a) was...
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Aeros, Espino continue their slide in 4-1 loss to Seawolves

ERIE- The Akron Aeros fell to the Erie Seawolves Saturday night 4-1 at Jerry Uht Park. The Aeros’ offense was ineffective against Erie’s prominent pitching, while the Seawolves took advantage of Akron’s starter Paolo Espino. Espino pitched five imperfect innings for Akron, striking out five of the twenty four batters he faced and allowed four runs on five hits. His performance...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Espino leads Aeros to 7-1 win

AKRON – The Akron Aeros took full advantage of a six-inning no-hit bid from starter Paolo Espino on Tuesday night as they picked up a 7-1 win over the Trenton Thunder. Lefty Matt Tracy (1-1, 16.20) received the start for the Thunder. Tracy is a 6'3 alumnus of the University of Mississippi and was drafted in the 24th round by the New York Yankees in 2011. The Aeros struck...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: January 20, 2013

Paolo Espino had another outstanding start in the Winter League, striking out eight in seven innings of five-hit baseball. While he's not considered a top prospect, he certainly can turn heads with outstanding starts. Quincy Latimore continued his hit streak in Australia, while Asdrubal Cabrera is slumping in the Caribbean. Join Jim Pete with another weekend edition of ATF.
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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