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Will Carlos Moncrief Ever Make It?

While the title to this article may seem insulting to a 25 year old man who has been working hard his whole life to make it to the Major Leagues, but it is a legitimate query. The minor leagues are filled with players who at one point had great expectations, but somehow remain in the […]

Cody Anderson: Unknown Pitcher of the Year

Do you know who won the Indians minor league pitcher of the year award? It wasn't Danny Salazar, who played have the season in AAA before making a stellar Major League debut. It wasn't one of the superstar relievers like C.C. Lee, Preston Guilmet or Trey Haley. The winner was instead, Carolina Mudcats starting pitcher, […]

Winter League Results (Cleveland Indians)

The various Winter Leagues have come to a close and the Indians had quite a few players involved at all levels. There was greatness (Jesus Aguilar), weirdness (Carlos Santana playing third?), pain (Jose Ramirez) and confusion (where is Aguilar supposed to be? Wherever he wants to be). We've already covered the Arizona Fall League, so […]

When to Expect Francisco Lindor

Francisco's Lindor's name has come up a lot this off-season. From being involved in a possible trade for Tampa Bay's David Price to being the reason that the Indians are interested in trading Asdrubal Cabrera. Of course, the underlying question behind any of these discussions is when will he be ready to play in the […]

How the Cleveland Indians’ Top Draft Picks Are Faring

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 […]

What to Expect from C.C. Lee in 2014

Chen-Chang Lee was called the most Major League ready Indians' prospect at the beginning of 2013 (by BurningRiverBaseball) and the number two prospect in 2012 (behind T.J. McFarland, who was taken in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft). Since he was signed as a 21 year old out of Taiwan in 2008, he has been one […]

Jesus Aguilar: Monster in the Making

Jesus Aguilar represents more than just a single prospect, currently trying to make his way to the big leagues. He represents a hope for the future for Indians fans, providing something that top draft picks Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin never will. Power. While Gold Glove defense and a high average may be exciting, nothing […]

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 […]

What to Do With Tony Wolters?

The Indians have a problem in the upper-middle minor league levels that they have yet to fully address. With Jason Kipnis under control through 2017, the Indians have little need for another top level second baseman, but they have a plethora available. From Carolina to Columbus, the Indians have no less than nine Major League […]

Should the Arizona Fall League Expand?

The Arizona Fall League has recently come to a close and it brings back the yearly question of whether the league should expand. Currently, there are six teams, made up of representatives from all 30 Major League teams. Players in the league generally fall in one of three categories. Either they are recent draft picks […]

The 2013 AFL Champions, Your Surprise Saguaros!

After an impressive regular season, the Surprise Saguaros (made up of players from the Indians, Red Sox, Rangers, Brewers and Orioles) were able to hold off an impressive Mesa Solar Sox squad (Angels, Athletics, Cubs, Nationals and Tigers) to take home the 2013 Arizona Fall League Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. After winning all season based […]

Cleveland Indians (Saguaros) Arizona Fall League Results

The Arizona Fall League provides a great opportunity for young players to get a few more at bats (or innings) against live pitchers (or hitters) and the Indians took full advantage this year. The Tribe sent seven players and a coach to the Surprise Saguaros including their 2011 first round draft pick Tyler Naquin and […]

Welcome the Indians’ New AA Affiliate: The Akron Rubber Duckies

An era has ended with the Cleveland Indians Double A Affiliate, the Akron Aeros changing name and logo to become the Akron Rubber Ducks. The Aeroes originally came into existence when the Canton-Akron Indians moved to Canal Park in downtown Akron in 1997. The old name was one of the most original names in baseball and […]

2013 Draft Review

1. Clint Frazier – CF – AZL Indians The next coming of Rusty Staub, Frazier has been on fire since joining the Arizona League Indians, immediately taking over the integral roles of center fielder and lead off hitter. Despite joining the team a week late, he still ended up leading in HR (5), RBI (28), […]

Minor League Results

With the beginning of September, the baseball's minor league seasons all come to a close. Now that all the finals are in, we can tell you how each Indians affiliate fared in this years season. For more information about individual players, check out the monthly minor league rankings from the 2013 season, available in the […]

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