Conor Marab

Indians 2016 Draft Results Day 3

After taking three players on day one and ten on day two, the Indians chose players for the final thirty rounds of the draft on Saturday. While no team is forced to choose forty players, all thirty teams did so this year and it is a continuation on the Indians part of drafting and signing […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Winning, Winning and Winning

As the 2016 season marches on, so do the minor league teams. Every franchise in the Indians system has a winning record; a testament to the great young talent that the Indians have assembled. Lake County Captains (36-25) by Justin Lada A 5-2 week got the Captains back into the playoff picture, briefly. Their 7-4 […]

Conor Marab

Indians Take 3 Pitchers, 5 Hitters on Day 2 of 2016 Draft

In general, even the most diehard baseball fans stop watching after the third round as very little is known about the players taken late in the draft. Even so, late round picks can still be vitaly important for a team as the Indians have seen recently with successes like Cody Anderson (14) and Cody Allen […]

Conor Marab

Indians Draft Oregon State Catcher Logan Ice With Third Round Pick

Catcher had been one of the Indians organization weaknesses. With Yan Gomes entrenched at starter and Roberto Perez (when healthy) as a big leaguer now, the next closest exciting name is Francisco Mejia (Lake County) and a number of other guys with some potential throughout. But the Indians hope that taking Oregon State catcher Logan […]

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Indians Select Georgia Prep OF Will Benson With 14th Pick

Industry wide experts were unsure of how several of the top picks in the 2016 MLB Draft were going to shake out. Any one pick could widely affect the next pick and without certainty after nearly the first eight or nine picks, it was hard to peg down a lock for any team. There didn’t […]

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2016 Extended Spring Training in Review

Excluding when a high minor leaguer or Major League heads to Arizona for a rehab assignment, extended Spring Training gets essentially no attention. No stats are kept publicly, wins and losses are irrelevant and the rules are at least a little hazy. It is for a reason that the numbers are not available to the […]

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Three Possible Tribe Targets for the 2016 Draft

Here we are, in the midst of a life changing couple of days. Baseball players who have pushed and played their whole lives and have devoted themselves to the field between the white lines will be chosen to be the potential future of the MLB. Some will make it to the Show, and some will […]

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Triston McKenzie is Ready for the Next Level

When the Indians drafted a 6’5″, 165 lb 17 year old right handed pitcher in the first round last year, in the eyes of many it was a bigger deal than taking the left handed former first overall pick Brady Aiken earlier in the first. The spindly Triston McKenzie has an electric fastball that regularly […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Continuing Their Winning Ways

The farm teams continue to win; just like their Major League counterpart. Extended Spring Training by Joseph Coblitz Extended Spring Training is wrapping up with just one more week left until players break camp to head to either Mahoning Valley or stay in Goodyear for the Arizona Rookie League. There were some big names playing […]

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Looking Back at the 2011 Draft: Five Year Review

The 2016 MLB amateur draft will begin within the next week, but even once we know who the Indians picks, we won’t really know what they have in them for quite some time. Rather than try to predict who they will pick and what will become of them, it’s more useful to look at the […]

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Cleveland Indians Top 10 MiLB Starting Pitchers 2016

The Indians Major League starting rotation is the envy nearly every other team in the league, but that doesn’t mean the depth stops there. There is plenty to look forward to in the future as many talented starters are moving through the ranks right now. As with last month’s look at the Indians outfielders, the […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: The Summer (And Teams) Are Heating Up

Extended Spring Training by Joe Coblitz The Indians don’t keep score in extended Spring Training, but I do and in the games I’ve attended this year, they are currently 7-0-2. Paraphrasing a discussion between the White Sox coaches after the game on Monday 5/23, “their players are on a whole different level. They just have […]

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Could Clint Frazier Help The 2016 Cleveland Indians?

Full disclosure: I am the absolute last person to advocate calling up a prospect before they’re absolutely ready. For a team like the Indians, I am 100% on board with getting the best years out of prospects and that means making sure they are ready to contribute when they come up. But, while waiting for […]

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This Is Next Year: All teams remain above .500

Lake County Captains (24-17) by Caitlin Boron The Lake County Captains have been hot so far this season (24-17), but it seems this week they’re slowly coming back to earth as they now share first place of the Mid-Eastern Division with the South Bend Cubs. Tonight the two teams went into extras due to a […]