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Akron’s Quack Attack

The Akron RubberDucks (16-22) currently sit in third place in the Eastern League West, seven games behind first-place Altoona. The AA affiliate of the Indians currently house four members of the Tribe’s 40-Man Roster. The 40-Man players that are playing in Akron right now are pitchers Cody Anderson and Ryan Merritt, catcher Tony Wolters, and […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lindor & the Predictive Nature of AAA Performances on Future Results

While it is almost certainly the super 2 deadline that has kept Francisco Lindor in AAA longer than necessary, there have been some claiming that his current numbers at that level are further proof that he still belongs there. While not a true predictor, the Indians do have some idea how the offensive numbers of […]

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Get A Little Captains in You

2015 Lake County Captains Midwest League, 3rd in the Eastern Division, 3 games behind the Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 16-15 (.516 Winning Percentage) 120 Runs Scored, 129 Runs Against (14-17 Pythagorean Record) -9 Run Differential   The Lake County Captains are a young team and so far the age has shown in the team’s […]

This Is Next Year 2015

How ‘Bout Them Hillcats

The Lynchburg Hillcats, the Indians’ newest minor league affiliate, is ,in my opinion, the most exciting minor team in the entire organization. There are a number of intriguing prospects at this level, many of whom have the potential to find themselves in a big league uniform at some point in their career. Despite all their […]

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This Is Next Year: Bobby Bradley Scouting Report

One of the most prolific hitters in the Cleveland farm system is Bobby Bradley, who is currently a first-baseman for the Lake County Captains, Low-A affiliate of the Indians. The sky is the limit for Bradley as he was named the Rookie-level Arizona League’s Most Valuable Player and was the circuit’s choice at first base […]

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Columbus Clippers Update

The Columbus Clippers are 12 games into their 2015 season and are currently sitting at 6-6, having a season that has been eerily similar to their big brother up I-71 in Cleveland. Like the Indians, the Clippers are loaded with talent throughout their lineup. Like the Indians, the Clippers have been getting some outstanding performances […]

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Guide to the Indians’ Farm System 2015

A few weeks ago we gave you a list of our top ten prospects that may see action with the big league ball club, but there is much more to the Indians’ minor league system than just those ten, in fact, much more. While not considered one of the elite farm systems like the Chicago Cubs […]

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New Kid In Town: James Ramsey

After Justin Masterson‘s rough start to the 2014 season, many fans were debating whether or not the Indians should give him a qualifying offer, ensuring draft pick compensation if he were to sign with another team in the off-season. By the All-Star break, Masterson’s struggles had gotten so bad that many fans were wondering if […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Erik Gonzalez #78 of the Cleveland Indians bats during a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark on February 27, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Lost In The Crowd: Erik Gonzalez

It says a lot about the depth the Indians have at the middle infield positions when one of the team’s ten best prospects may never play meaningful innings with the team because there are two players younger and better than him. If you couldn’t guess by the title of this post and the scenario laid […]

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Top 10 Prospects To Watch

This is an incredibly exciting time to be an Indians fan, the big league team is a legitimate contender for the pennant and the minor league system is chock-full of talent.  While there may only be 2-3 players considered to be in the Top 100 prospects list, the Tribe system is filled with a slew […]

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2014 Cleveland Indians Winter League Results

For some, 162 games are not enough and as they have done almost since baseball’s inception, many of the Indians current and future players were involved in international baseball leagues during the off-season. This year, including those who played in the Arizona Fall League (which was already covered), 38 Indians continued their season through December. […]

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Is Louis Head the Next Indians Relief Ace?

It seems almost every season another rookie reliever comes out of nowhere to make an incredible break through into the Indians bullpen. Last season it was left hander Kyle Crockett, the year before it was Cody Allen and before that Vinnie Pestano and the list goes on. While the current bullpen seems set with depth, […]

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Seven Little Piggies: The Indians AFL Results

The short season of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close as it gets cold everywhere, even in the desert. This season, the Cleveland Indians changed affiliate clubs from the Surprise Saguaros to the Peoria Javelinas, although they kept the same home field in Surprise (the Spring Training home of the Rangers and […]

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Rule Five Risks & Rewards

The current Cleveland Indians 40 man roster sits at 35 men and while that may seem like extra room for free agents, at the moment, those spots should be reserved for the Rule 5 draft. On November 20th, all rosters in Major League Baseball need to be set for the draft which will occur during […]

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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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