Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 23rd by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Indians infielder Erik Gonzalez and Twins righty Kohl Stewart.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Report #5: “Tis The Season For Promotions

For this installment of the Minor League Report, Danny Madden (@Danny_Madden) of and Jake Dungan (@MajorLeagueJake) of joined me to discuss Francisco Lindor and Giovanny Urshela’s potential impact on the Indians the remainder of the season. We also discuss which Lynchburg Hillcats should be making the jump to Akron and whether...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez finally heating up: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report

Shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez beginning to heat up for Akron RubberDucks.
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May 22, 2015

Akron RubberDucks SS Erik Gonzalez waiting to get hot: Cleveland Indians Class AA Insider

Shortstop Erik Gonzalez is in a unique position with the Akron RubberDucks, but like his teammates has yet to get hot with the bat so far this season.
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April 17, 2015

Akron RubberDucks loaded with familiar faces for 2015 season

SS Erik Gonzalez, OF Anthony Galles and P Cody Anderson are key components for the Akron RubberDucks this season.
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April 06, 2015

Lost In The Crowd: Erik Gonzalez

It says a lot about the depth the Indians have at the middle infield positions when one of the team’s ten best prospects may never play meaningful innings with the team because there are two players younger and better than him. If you couldn’t guess by the title of this post and the scenario laid out in the previous sentence, I am speaking of Erik Gonzalez. Despite the recent...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

3/20 Spring Training Recap & Second Cuts

For those Indians fans who didn’t feel it was necessary to stay up all night to watch a game featuring the likes of Jerry Sands and Michael Martinez that the Indians were losing by a lot early on, Burning River Baseball is here to help you out. Second Cuts To start, four more camp invitees saw themselves relegated to the minor leagues early today. Outfielders James Ramsey and...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Prospects To Watch

This is an incredibly exciting time to be an Indians fan, the big league team is a legitimate contender for the pennant and the minor league system is chock-full of talent.  While there may only be 2-3 players considered to be in the Top 100 prospects list, the Tribe system is filled with a slew of players that could carve out decent careers in the major leagues. The depth at all...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez Waits his Turn in Crowded Infield

Jason Kipnis has a lockdown on the Indians second base job for the foreseeable future. Third base seems to be Lonnie Chisenhall’s. Shortstop currently belongs to youngster Jose Ramirez while super-prospect Francisco Lindor breathes down his neck. First base is already a log jam of veterans with Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss all capable of playing there. Such is...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Cleveland Indians Winter League Results

For some, 162 games are not enough and as they have done almost since baseball’s inception, many of the Indians current and future players were involved in international baseball leagues during the off-season. This year, including those who played in the Arizona Fall League (which was already covered), 38 Indians continued their season through December. With the conclusion of the...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Rumors: Cleveland could trade SS

The Cleveland Indians ended the 2014 season with a record of 85-77, third in the American League Central. The Indians were 11th in runs scored and 14th in team ERA. While a bounce back season from Michael Bourn, who appeared in only 106 games this season, would help, the Indians could also trade a shortstop to bolster the roster. #452112622 / As reported by Terry...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Promising Season Ended Too Soon for the RubberDucks

After an offseason of rebranding, fresh faces, and boat load of renovations, the Double-A Akron RubberDucks came into the season with a promising season ahead of them. In his inaugural season as the RubberDucks manager, Dave Wallace looked on to lead what could have been one of the best Cleveland Indians minor league team in recent history. Unfortunately, the season ended earlier...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez Has Big Shoes to Fill at Akron

With some big shoes to fill, Erik Gonzalez is up for the challenge of replacing top prospect Francisco Lindor at Double-A Akron. Lindor was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on July 21, and Gonzalez was in Akron the next day. After spending most of the first part of the season in High-A Carolina, Gonzalez is going to slide right into the lineup and be the everyday shortstop in Akron...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor promoted to AAA Columbus

Francisco Lindor is now one step away from the Majors. Following Monday's minor-league games, the Indians announced that the 20-year old, who is the organization's top prospect, has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus. Lindor was promoted to Akron at this point last year and many were wondering if the Indians would follow the same time frame in moving him up to...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Freak Injuries Have Forced Restructure of the RubberDucks

It hurts when your team loses one of the key members of the lineup. When you lose the top three hitters though, that can be detrimental to a team. The Akron RubberDucks are experiencing firsthand what this feels like. Currently, the RubberDucks have lost the 1, 2, and 3 hitters in their lineup. Those players being leadoff man Tyler Naquin, shortstop Francisco Lindor, and second basemen...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: Carolina Mudcats

The High-A Carolina Mudcats got off to a good second half start in the Carolina League winning three of their first four games but have since lost three in a row. They remain inconsistent as a team, but have had several standout performances over the past week and for the season. Just the Facts Carolina (3-4 second half, 32-42 overall) is in third place one game out of first place...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats Develop and Star as Carolina League Closes First Half

The Carolina Mudcats slogged its way through the first half of the season with a 29-38 record, placing the team 11.5 games behind first place Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League South Division. It was the second year in a row the Muddies finished in last place in the division during the first half of the campaign, although expectations were markedly different from this season entering...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tucker’s Take on Mudcats at the First Half Break

Carolina Mudcats manager Scooter Tucker has guided his team to a 28-35 record with one week remaining before the Carolina League battles the California League in an All-Star showdown in Wilmington, Del. on June 18. Tucker is in his second season as a manager in the Cleveland system and, after leading many of the same players last year at Lake County, is encouraged by the progress...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to know your prospects: Erik Gonzalez

Name: Erik Gonzalez Position: Shortstop Current team: High-A Carolina Mudcats Age: 22 Height: 6'1" Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right Facts & Info: Gonzalez was signed by the Indians as an undrafted free agent in August 2008 out of the Dominican Republic. He was added to the Indians 40-man roster in November. He played winter ball in the offseason for Leones del Escogido and...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Haase Leads A-Ball All-Stars in Minor League Round-up

This week the All-Star rosters were named for both the Carolina League and Midwest League. The Carolina Mudcats had three players named to the Carolina League team in LHP Ryan Merritt, SS Erik Gonzalez and OF Anthony Gallas. Merritt a left-handed starting pitcher is tied for the league lead in wins with fellow teammate Shawn Morimando with six. He leads the league with a 1.71 ERA...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Impressing in the minors for the Indians

Carolina pitcher Ryan Merritt has been named Indians Minor League Player of the Week. The left-hander pitched a complete game in the nightcap of a doubleheader last Monday against Frederick. The left-hander allowed a run, which was unearned, on four hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Merritt has allowed just one earned run in 24 1/3 innings this season and leads the Carolina...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Roundup Full of Streaks

It’s been a weak of streaks throughout the Indians minor league system, starting with the most impressive streak in Carolina Mudcats shortstop Erik Gonzalez, who has a hit in sixteen straight games. Not far behind is the Columbus Clippers catcher ... Read More
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: Carolina Mudcats

The season is finally beginning to hit its stride as we are now three weeks into the season and the postponements have slowed as the weather improves. Here is a first look at how the High-A Carolina Mudcats are doing as a team and individually this season. Just the Facts Carolina (10-9) got off to a solid start but has lost four of its last six games and sits in third place and 3...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects to watch: Carolina Mudcats

The Carolina Mudcats enter their third season as the Cleveland Indians High-A affiliate. Last season they were loaded with talent in the lineup, although prospect talent does not always result in winning in the minor leagues as they finished the year 57-83 and in last place in the Southern Division of the Carolina League. While they are not as loaded this season they feature some...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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