For many years, the Cleveland Indians have had a hard time in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Throughout the past decade, the Tribe has taken players who have become busts like Trevor Crowe and Beau Mills. The Indians only have one player on their roster whom they have selected in the first round of the draft (Lonnie Chisenhall). For many years in the early rounds, the team would...
No matter where it comes in the draft, the first round draft pick is always exciting. It is the player that everybody remembers throughout their minor league career, even when they are surpassed by others in the same round. Also, they are generally the only draft pick a team will catch flack for if things don't work out quite as well as planned. In their history, the Indians...
The Indians season ended last Wednesday with a 4-0 whimper in the AL Wild Card game against Tampa Bay. Five days later, we have our first piece of Cleveland baseball news of the offseason, according to multiple media reports.
Three members of manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff will see their responsibilities change for the 2014 season. Overall, all six of Francona’s coaches...
Beau Mills and his bucking bulls: The Indians scoring 19 runs was not the strangest news I saw yesterday. No, not even close. It began with a pair of tweets from @Indians (here and here) sharing pictures of a young bucking bull named Tuve (after Astros infielder Jose Altuve) that happens to be owned by Indians third-base coach Brad Mills and his son Beau, Cleveland’s 1st-round...
As the 2013 MLB Draft approaches, I have been a bit surprised by the amount of fans who want to push the draft in a certain direction based on need. I would say at this point 90% of the questions I field are based on pitching and how the Indians have to draft pitching because they lack impact pitching in the system.
The two big pitching names in this draft are Mark Appel of Stanford...
8/31 Game Review
Louisville lost 13-2. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run.
Felix Perez went 2-4 with a run.
Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with 2 RBI.
Cody Puckett went 2-4.
Corky Miller threw a perfect inning of relief.
Corky Miller received a standing ovation from the Columbus crowd after his inning of work.
Pensacola lost 5-0. Box Score
8/27 Game Review
Louisville was off.
Pensacola won 3-2 in 10 innings. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 2-5 with 2 runs and 4 steals (154).
Josh Fellhauer went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI.
Ryan LaMarre went 1-3 with a steal (29).
Andrew Means went 0-0 with 2 walks.
Beau Mills went 1-3.
PJ Phillips went 1-4 with a double.
Mark Serrano allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings with 2 walks and...
With most of the farm systems, you could argue one way or another that they were as good as many of the other farm systems. Now, we get to our first farm system that will rank among the bottom group. There is very little to explain the Indians fall from grace. They’ve been competitive for the most part, but they haven’t lived in the playoffs. In short, they just...
Bats (43-69), Last place International League West, 25.0 GB
Louisville was off on Wednesday. They’ll play the Charlotte Knights at Slugger Field Thursday night at 7:05pm local time.
Tennessee 4 Pensacola 2 (conclusion from Tuesday)
-Kyle Lotzkar originally started the game and gave up two earned runs in 3.2 innings. Brian Pearl (L 1-2, 7.29) took the loss, allowing...
8/1 Game Review
Louisville was off
Pensacola lost 4-2, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 4-2 loss. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with an RBI and a steal (117).
Josh Fellhauer went 2-4 with a triple and a run.
Ryan LaMarre went 2-3 with a walk and RBI.
David Vidal went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Drew Hayes threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss...
7/20 Game Review
Louisville lost 9-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a walk.
Mike Costanzo went 1-3 with a walk.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with an RBI.
Carlos Fisher threw 1.2 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Josh Judy threw 2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
Donnie Joseph threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
The bullpen pitched well...
Columbus 8 Louisville 2
Bats (36-61), Last place International League West, 24.5 GB
-Ryan Feierabend (L 1-4, 6.75) suffered the loss, giving up seven total runs, five earned, in 4.1 innings. Carlos Fisher threw two scoreless innings.
-CF Denis Phipps was 2-4, with a run scored. SS Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run (1). RF Xavier Paul had the only other hit.
7/16 Game Review
Sorry about the website issues yesterday. I still don’t know what the real problem was, but the host is full of crap if they expect me to believe the story that they gave me. The whole ordeal and trying to get it figured out by calling and emailing them for about 6 hours kind of threw a wrench into what I had planned, so everything is going to be pushed back...
7/11 Game Review
Louisville was off for the All Star Break
Pensacola lost 5-1. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 1-4 with a triple, RBI and a steal (105).
Josh Fellhauer went 2-4.
Beau Mills went 1-4 with a double.
David Vidal went 1-4 with a run.
Andrew Means went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
Brian Pearl threw a shutout inning of relief.
Wilkin De La Rosa threw a hitless inning of relief...
7/9 Game Review
Louisville is on the All Star Break
Pensacola won 6-3. Box Score
Beau Mills went 1-4 with a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-4 with a run.
Brodie Greene went 1-3 with a double and a run.
Bryson Smith went 1-4 with an RBI and a run.
David Vidal went 1-3 with a walk, HR (11), 3 RBI and 2 runs.
Tucker Barnhart went 2-3 with an RBI.
Daniel Corcino allowed 2 runs in 6 innings...
6/30 Game Review
Louisville lost 10-3. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a run.
Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 3-4 with a HR (6) and 2 RBI.
Felix Perez went 2-3 with a walk.
Pensacola won 4-2. Box Score
Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with a walk, run and RBI.
Beau Mills went 1-3 with a double, walk, 2 RBI and a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with...
Randy had a chance to take in a Blue Wahoos game in Chattanooga earlier this week. He sent along a some videos and pictures, but I will share those over the weekend as I simply didn’t have time to edit any of them yet for the website. Here is a write up that he had for the game he was able to take in:
A glimpse at a game in Chattanooga: Blue Wahoos vs. Lookouts Monday June 25th...
There appears to be no hard feelings between the Reds and Indians after each club swept the other in their home parks over the last week. This is partly true because the two sides agreed to an alleged trade on Thursday, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.Cincinnati is rumored to have received minor league first basemen Beau Mills in exchange for cash considerations, tweets...
The Beau Mills era in Cleveland has officially come to an end as the Indians have traded the long-time minor league first baseman to the Cincinnati Reds for cash.
Mills, the 13th-overall selection in 2007, had long been the poster boy for underachieving draft picks of the naughts, selected one pick ahead of Atlanta’s Jason Heyward who was an All-Star during his first year in the...
The Indians Minor League system is filled with talented players. You hear about these players when they are drafted or traded for, but then they disappear from the mainstream media until they get to the Majors. How will you know the Indians of next year before they actually become Indians? I'm here to help you out with the Indians top ten Minor League players of 2012 so far....
Statistics are something that can get any sports fan talking, or arguing. A lot of that really depends on who you’re speaking with!
Statistics define the game of baseball. It separates hero from legend, and MLB’er from some guy riding the pines in the minors. In this day in age where social media, results, scores, and updates are all at our finger-tips, it is quite unusual...
Cord Phelps (Photo: IPI)Being in the minor leagues is all about proving yourself, but for these five players, 2012 will be even more critical on their quest to proving that they belong in the Cleveland Indians' long-term plans.Two weeks ago, I listed the five most exciting prospects for 2012.Continuing on with this theme, now I'll take a look at the five Tribe prospects with...
Matt LaPorta (Photo - AP)Editor's Note: This is the debut piece of another new writer on the IPI, Sean Mahon. He will be writing about various topics surrounding the Cleveland Indians for the site.If you take a look around the AL Central, you’ll notice a household list of tenured first baseman: Paul Konerko and his 13 seasons with the White Sox, Justin Morneau and his nine...
Indians beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers questions from fans, including queries about Fausto Carmona, the starting rotation and Beau Mills.
The deadline for the December 8th rule 5 draft was last night and the Indians made a couple moves in preperation. Danny Salazar, Juan Diaz and Scott Barnes were added to the 40 man roster and Luis Valbuena designated for assignment. Some high risk players that have been left off the protected list are Jared Goedert, Beau Mills, Trevor Crowe and obviously Valbuena. None of these players...