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Initial Analysis Of The Indians 2014 Draft Picks

It has only been three months since the Indians picks in the 2014 amateur draft were selected and even less time since they signed and joined their minor league squads, but already some have stood out. While the best performers were generally those taken at the top of the draft, there have been a few […]

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Top Ten Prospects for September 2014

The minor league season has come to a close and the Indians farm system was incredibly successful with the Clippers, RubberDucks, Captains and AZL Indians all making the play-offs and the Indians winning the their championship and Lake County currently battling in their own championship series. In order to be that great there has to have […]

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This Is Next Year: The Captains Are Moving On!

Clippers 3 Durham Bulls 4 (Series tied 1-1) The Clippers had built a 3-2 lead for starter Tyler Cloyd, who pitched seven innings before turning matters over to J.C. Ramirez in the eighth. Ramirez had an easy eighth but walked Vince Belnome with one out in the ninth. Ray Olmedo came in as a pinch […]

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This Is Next Year: A Look At The Indians Affilaiates In The Playoffs.

Here are clippings from the Indians affiliates that are in the post season. Both the Clippers and Captains won while the Duck lost. Clippers 9 Durham Bulls 4 (Clippers lead 1-0) David Murphy, on a rehab assignment from the big league club, hit the first of three home runs that helped the Clippers top the Durham […]

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(Arizona) Indians Win Championship!

While it may not be the World Series that Indians fans have been looking for since 1948, a team with their namesake and future players did win it’s league championship last night and that team was the Arizona League Indians. The team plays at the MLB Indians Spring Training site in Goodyear, Arizona and while […]

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Minor Successes

The Indians may not have many All-Stars on the current roster, but thanks to much improved drafting from 2009 through 2014, the minor leagues are finally start to be replenished. Multiple teams have seen great success this season and will look to play into September with play-off runs. Unfortunately, the DSL Indians (R), Mahoning Valley […]

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Tyler Holt: Not To Be Confused With Torry Holt

Tyler Holt burst onto the scene this season at a time when the Indians need him. With injuries and inconsistent play from veterans Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn, the young outfielder will play a vital role down the stretch if the team is to stay in contention. Although not entirely off the radar, Holt certainly […]

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Calling All Call-Ups

The month of September is fast approaching and with it, the expansion of Major League rosters to up to 40 players. Rarely do teams actually call up 40 men, with some teams adding just one or two relievers and others bringing up most of the AAA squad for try outs. The Indians will likely fall […]

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Top Ten Prospects for August 2014

The minor league season is coming to a close with just one month left to play and so it is becoming more obvious which players have improved in the 2014 and which have not. There are a few of the more familiar names on this months rankings, one being a new addition at the trade […]

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Top Ten Prospects for July 2014

This is the first month that Rookie and Short Season players will be considered for the rankings, immediately adding about 100 players into the mix. This year’s draft picks will not be included, however, instead being featured at the end of the season as an entire group. After a mediocre June, there were more than […]

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Top 10 Prospects for June 2014

With the draft occurring earlier this month, things are starting to heat up in the minors with the Scrappers starting within the past week and the Arizona League Indians starting soon. This will be the last month with just the AAA, AA, Advanced A and A levels covered. The Indians minor league teams to this […]

This Is Next Year: A 2014 Cleveland Indians Draft Recap.

After months of mock drafts and many road-weary scouts, the 2014 Major League Baseball first year player draft came to a close this past weekend. For the Indians, it was a draft in which they had three first round picks along with one supplemental round pick (in which they received from the Baltimore Orioles for […]

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Indians Draft Preview: Sean Reid-Foley, RHP

Sean Reid-Foley- RHP Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla. (courtesy of perfectgame.org) Scouting Report Sean Reid-Foley is my favorite prep pitcher in this draft class who might fall to the Indians come pick 21. He has the ideal athletic/thick frame with narrow shoulders, which will fill out as his weight training regime increases as a […]

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5 Year Draft Review 2014

The MLB amateur draft is quickly approaching and while much emphasis will be placed on first and second round picks from this years draft, they are generally forgotten in the following seasons unless they maintain top prospect status. Because of this, we will look back at the last five Indians drafts and see how the […]

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