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Governor’s Cup Champions

The Columbus Clippers are 2015 International League champions! While team performance is rarely an accurate measure of how well the prospects on the team will perform at the next level, it does prove that the Clippers have some pretty good baseball players on their roster regardless of their major league potential. The roster that finished […]

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Lake County Captains Season in Review

This season was a bit of a disappointment for the Lake County Captains, the Indians single A affiliate, as they finished 9.5 games out of first in the Midwest League Eastern Division. As always, however, from a Major League standpoint the primary focus is on individual achievements at this level, not that of the team […]

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2015 Lynchburg Hillcats: A Star Is Born

The Cleveland Indians’ newest affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, wrapped up a successful first season under the Tribe banner. The season began with lofty expectations for a number of the Hillcats players. Some of them far exceeded those expectations, some met them, and others fell far short of the season they hoped they’d have. The Hillcats […]

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RubberDucks Season in Review

An exciting summer in Akron only led to a final stretch of disappointment for RubberDucks fans. The Ducks failed to make the playoffs while in contention down the final stretch of the season. Not all was lost, however. This season can still be deemed a success in Akron due to how well the players developed, playoffs or […]

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A Look Back at the 2015 Indians Draft Class

While no one expects much from a Major League draft pick the year they are drafted, these players have already started working hard in their first half season of professional baseball. The Indians had a bit of a different strategy in the late rounds of this year’s draft, taking players with signability issues and in […]

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The 2015 Mahoning Valley Scrappers Season in Review

Just as the other Indians affiliates and the “Big Club” are approaching the middle of their seasons, the action for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, single-A short season affiliate, is just beginning.  At this level, you can see many things.  Talent ranges from breathtaking to head shaking and everything in between. With that in mind, this […]

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Need for Speed: 2015 AZL Indians Season in Review

The Arizona Rookie league is split into two seasons for play-off purposes (the three division winners in both the first and second half make it to the post-season), but it should be for analysis purposes as well. In the first half the team is largely comprised of left-overs from the previous season and last year’s […]

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Ryan Perez & The Scrappers Are Switching Things Up

Do you know what “hustle” is? Last night as I struggled to perfect this article, I found a piece of writing explaining it through the mind of a ball player.  Hustle is not just an action of going from one base to the other, but a state of mind and an attitude that brings together […]

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Is Tyler Naquin The Indians Center Fielder of the Future?

Over the last few years, the Indians have slowly been building a very solid farm system stocked with MLB-caliber talent at multiple positions. One of the Indians deepest positions is the outfield, which has 5-6 potential major league players that could help the Indians or be used as a valuable trade chip. One of the […]

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DSL Indians Finish Season Strong

The Indians of the Dominican Summer League wrapped up their season yesterday on an overall high note. They had struggled through the first part of the season in June, but in early July the Indians of the Dominican began to turn things around beginning with a seven game winning streak that began on July 8th, […]

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Akron Becomes Nellieville

Nellie Rodriguez can be classified in one word. Big. The 2012, 15th round draft pick of the Indians is listed at 6’2″, 250 pounds and not an ounce of that is exaggerated. A man of that size should be able to generate some serious power, and Rodriguez does not disappoint. In his minor league career […]

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Alexis Pantoja & Luke Wakamatsu: Defense Starts in the Middle

When the Indians had Omar Vizquel at short stop for more than a decade, they didn’t feel inclined to worry about the position. From 1994 through 2004, the Indians took exactly one short stop in each of the first four rounds of the draft and no others before round eight. Of 88 players chosen in […]

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Is It Time for a Few More Promotions?

The Minor League season comes to close nearly a month before the Major League season does, but with just about a month left, that doesn’t mean player promotions should end. In the recent past, the Indians have taken advantage of late season play-off pushes in the minors to advance players, like Francisco Lindor to Akron […]

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Willi Castro: Making Scrappy Look Good

Occasionally you come across a ball player who stands out beyond anyone else on the field.  Not everything he does is perfect, but is saved by the defensive instinct and raw talent to simply get his hands on the ball.  From the seats, anyone can see he is at home in the dirt, between second […]

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Minor League Profile: Micah Miniard

The Arizona Summer League is generally dominated by hitters, particularly those with line drive strokes that can take advantage of the Major League size playing field and the high school sized defenders, but the AZL Indians’ ace has found a way to be dominant despite the hot, dry weather and general offensive performance around the […]