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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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

RubberDucks Notebook: Season-End Awards

Last Saturday, the RubberDucks were eliminated from the Eastern League Western Division Series with a 5-1 loss to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Akron got great pitching from its starters, but struggled to score over two runs in three of the four games against the Flying Squirrels. The RubberDucks finished the regular season 73-69 overall, losing 10 of their last 11 games. The team...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolters among five Indians prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

The Indians have selected INF/C Tony Wolters, OF Jordan Smith and pitchers Dylan Baker, Nick Maronde and Louis Head to participate in the Arizona Fall League. They will be on the Peoria Javelinas, which also features players from the farm systems of the Royals, Braves, Cardinals and Rays. Four of the five players in the Indians' system have spent time in Double-A Akron this season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 20, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, rookie level Arizona was off on Sunday. Francisco Mejia (C, Mahoning Valley): 3-for-4, 4 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K. Mejia cranked his first homer of the Mahoning Valley season and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: A trio of Clippers look major league ready

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks Strive For The Post Season Heading Into the Second Half

With the All-Star break closing in this week, it’s time to take a moment to look over what has been nothing less than an awesome first half for the Akron RubberDucks. After changing the name from the Akron Aeros to the RubberDucks prior to this season, owner Ken Babby along with manager Dave Wallace were looking to bring some new life to this Akron team. Aside from all the new...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 11, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Clint Frazier (Lake County, CF) - 5-5, 4 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB - What a big night for Lake County as they scored 14 runs on 16 hits and mashed 16 hits on their way to 14-3 romp of...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks stay hot, edge Thunder in 10

TRENTON, NJ – Akron’s Tony Wolters legged out a fielder’s choice grounder in the top of the 10th inning, preventing a double play and allowing the go-ahead run to score in a 5-4 RubberDucks victory over the Trenton Thunder Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Arm and Hammer Park. Wolters’ hustle play came with one out in the 10th inning and Francisco Lindor at...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 9, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note that the AZL Indians had a scheduled day off on Wednesday. Erik Gonzalez (SS, Carolina, Game 1): 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI After a brief taste of Double-A -- where he posted...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 5, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Nellie Rodriguez (Lake County, 1B) - 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI - Nellie-Rod's offensive resurgence continues with this incredible performance on the night.  Rodriguez'...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: June 29, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, rookie level Arizona was off on Sunday. Adam Abraham (DH, Akron): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, BB. This was a big showing from one of the organization’s most liked players...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Harper's 3 HR too much for Ducks in 10-4 route

AKRON, OH. —  The RubberDucks allowed a season-high 19 hits to the Senators, including three home runs by Bryce Harper that led Harrisburg to its second win over the RubberDucks this weekend, 10-4. Manager David Wallace was not pleased with his pitchers’ performance, “You need to make better pitches. He’s a great hitter and he went down & got some pitches, but we didn’t...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks lose to SeaWolves, 4-2

AKRON, Ohio — The Erie SeaWolves left Akron with a series tie at one a piece with a 4-2 victory at Canal Park. Erie got things started in the first inning when Corey Jones singled in Jason Krizan from third base, giving the SeaWolves a 1-0 lead. The RubberDucks responded thanks to a sharp line drive RBI single by Anthony Gallas that tied the game, 1-1. Erie’s starter Warwick...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks blanked in series tiebreaker with Sea Dogs, 8-0

AKRON, OH. — In front of a Father’s Day crowd at Canal Park, it was all Sea Dogs from the beginning to the end in the series tiebreaker on Sunday afternoon. Left fielder Keury De La Cruz started things off for the Portland in the top of the second when he hit his first home run in Double-A, a solo shot off of Cody Anderson that put his team up by one run after two innings...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats All-Time Team Full of All-Stars

The Carolina Mudcats started as a fledgling Minor League team during the 1991 season on the outskirts of the Triangle in North Carolina. Initially a Double-A team in the Southern League for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Mudcats were affiliates of several teams prior to moving to the Carolina League in 2012 as the Class A Advanced team of the Cleveland Indians. With so much talent having...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wendle and Lavisky triple, RubberDucks beat Rock Cats 5-3

NEW BRITAIN, CT. —  A pair of triples from Joe Wendle and Alex Lavisky plated three runs and helped the RubberDucks earn a win on the road at New Britain, 5-3. Akron was the first to get on the board in the top of the third. Wendle hit a two-out three-bagger that brought Ronny Rodriguez in from third and Tyler Naquin all the way from first to home, giving the team a 2...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 19, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, High-A Carolina was off on Monday. Alex Lavisky (C, Akron): 2-for-3, R, BB, E. Lavisky has been one of my favorite players in the system since the first time I met him and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 18, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Duke von Schamann (SP, Columbus): 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR. Be careful what you wish for. After lots of clamoring to “promote him” over the past few weeks, fans got...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Ten Prospects for May 2014

Continuing on with this season’s minor league rankings, this month’s top ten will actually be numbers 21 through 30 following the initial report and last month‘s. As always, players who have already been covered are ineligible as are players who have made their Major League debuts (there is an exception at number two this month as the top ten was decided just before he made...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colon shines as RubberDucks defeat Curve, 2-0

AKRON, OH – The Altoona Curve managed just a single hit in six shutout innings against Akron starter Joe Colon (2-2, 2.50). The Akron bullpen continued to shut down the Curve offense by allowing just one more hit in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Canal Park. In his six innings pitched, Colon recorded three walks, and two strikeouts with his single hit being the fewest allowed...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

RubberDucks complete sweep of Curve, 8-straight wins

ALTOONA, PA – Akron RubberDucks first baseman Ronny Rodriguez smacked a two-out, opposite-field double in the eighth inning Sunday, driving in the, eventual, winning run in a 5-4 victory over the Altoona Curve at People’s Natural Gas Field.   The win completed a four-game series sweep for the RubberDucks (18-11), and extended the team’s winning streak to eight games....
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: The 2013 Carolina and Lake County hitters

For one final time, The WAR Room will bring you the advanced statistics from the 2013 season. Starting next week, we will begin evaluating the 2014 stats, as at that point the number of games played will be enough to yield useful stats. For reference on how I computed WAR, a reminder on the problems inherent in the stats, and everything else you need to know, click here. For a...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 2, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Brian Ruiz (Lake County, LF) - 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS - Scoring the game winning run capped off a stellar night for Ruiz, who was a late addition to the Captains' starting...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: April 28, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, Triple-A Columbus and High-A Carolina were rained out. Will Roberts (SP, Akron): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K. This might have been Roberts’ best outing as an Indian as he...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minor leaguer pulls off incredible glove flip for out

Check out Akron RubberDucks (Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) second baseman Tony Wolters had one of the better defensive plays you will ever see this weekend. Check out the fast thinking on the glove flip in time to nab the runner at first. [Cut 4] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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