Category Archives: Cleveland Indians

Scouting Report: Anthony Santander (OF)

BLUF: Early focus (LF only) to long term profile but offensive upside to be an above-average player. The Player: Anthony Santander (OF, Cleveland Indians) – One of the Indians big-ticket signings from the 2011 J2 class, Santander signed for $385,000 … Continue reading

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2013 Cleveland Indians Top 15 Prospects

For the second year in a row, Francisco Lindor heads the Indians prospect rankings and I didn’t even really have to think twice about it. Lindor is a stud in waiting. The acquisition of Trevor Bauer adds a high-end pitching … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Indians 2012 Top 15 Prospects

Cleveland Indians 2012 Top 15 Prospects (12/26/11) This was a really difficult system to rank last year and it showed with some of the mistakes I made. Ranking Francisco Lindor as the top prospect in the system was the easiest … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Ronny Rodriguez (SS)

BLUF: Rare player at SS position with tons of tools but a huge gap between present and future. The Player: Ronny Rodriguez (SS, Cleveland Indians) – Signed by the Indians in 2010 out of the Dominican Republic and debuted at … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Dorssys Paulino (SS)

BLUF: Outstanding offensive potential that should support a move to third base. The Player: Dorssys Paulino (SS, Cleveland Indians) – The Indians signed Paulino for $1.1 million last July and held him for his debut in the Arizona Rookie League … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Non-Waiver Deadline Passes

I got tied up at the ball park with some Nick Castellanos interviews yesterday but I wanted to circle back and hit the scouting reports on the prospects involved in the flurry of trades leading up to yesterday’s non-waiver trade … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Draft Notes: American League Central

Chicago White Sox With their first two picks in the draft, in the first and supplemental first rounds, the White Sox added some serious juice to their minor league system. The 13th overall pick, outfielder Courtney Hawkins, offers some of … Continue reading

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2012 Impact Prospects: American League Central

The balance of power in the American League Central shifted dramatically over the off-season. With the Tigers signing of Prince Fielder and the rebuilding efforts that appear to be underway in several other Central Division cities, the Tigers appear poised … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Indians, Rockies Swap Right-Handers

The Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies completed a trade today, swapping right-handed pitchers. It is the second trade between the two clubs in the last six months, following on the heels of last July’s trade involving Ubaldo Jimenez and a … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Francisco Lindor (SS)

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Legit defensive tools and some natural hitting ability could make him an everyday shortstop. The Player: Francisco Lindor (SS, Cleveland Indians) – The first round pick of the Indians last summer, Lindor signed at the … Continue reading

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