Cleveland Indians Minor League Update: May 11-17

Trey Haley - Jake Roth - USA Today

Prospects That Matter (PTM) statistical updates, the past week's transactions, and prospects that could be added to the PTM list soon.

Previous Minor-League Updates

April 6-12April 13-19April 20-26 (PTM) April 27-May 3

May 4-10

Permanent Prospect That Matters post

PTM Update

Stats are either major-league stats (if the player is presently in the majors) or overall minor-league stats (if the player is presently in the minors). Rule 5 picks TJ McFarland and Hector Rondon's major-league stats are with Baltimore and Chicago (NL), respectively.

Position Players

Age Position/Player Level PA BA/OBP/SLG OPS 2B HR SO BB
25 C/IF Yan Gomes MLB 39 .216/.231/.514 .744 1 2 6 1
24 SS Juan Diaz AAA 117 .211/.259/.312 .571 5 2 34 6
23 1B Jesus Aguilar AA 138 .256/.319/.368 .687 5 3 35 12
21 SS Ronny Rodriguez AA 136 .227/.248/.328 .576 4 1 24 3
21 3B Giovanny Urshela AA 115 .291/.313/.427 .740 7 2 15 4
20 2B Jose Ramirez (DL) AA 127 .261/.336/.315 .651 1 1 13 13
21 C/2B Tony Wolters (ES)
A+ 41 .200/.268/.257 .525 2 0 12 4
19 SS Francisco Lindor A+ 144 .346/.407/.488 .895 7 1 14 12
20 CF Luigi Rodriguez A+/A- 130 .276/.341/.362 .703 2 1 11 5
18 SS Dorssys Paulino A- 111 .208/.279/.218 .497 1 0 21 10

The upper-level shortstops (Juan Diaz and Ronny Rodriguez) continue to struggle, while Francisco Lindor continues to impress as a teenager in the Carolina League. Giovanny Urshela, who is only 21, is holding his own in the Eastern, not a small feat. Tony Wolters was sent back to Extended Spring to work on catching. Luigi Rodriguez reecently got promoted to Carolina after LeVon Washington was activated off Lake County's DL, and is starting off well. Dorssys Paulino is struggling in his first full-season experience.

Pitchers

Age Role/Player Level IP G ERA H/9 SO/9 BB/9
25 RP Cody Allen MLB 15.0 12 2.40 7.8 11.4 3.6
25 RP Hector Rondon (5)
MLB 11.2 10 4.63 7.7 6.2 5.4
24 RP TJ McFarland* (5)
MLB 16.1 8 2.76 9.4 10.5 2.8
25 RP Scott Barnes* AAA 9.2 8 3.72 7.4 9.3 4.7
23 SP TJ House* AAA/AA 38.1 7 5.17 9.9 8.7 2.6
22 SP Trevor Bauer AAA 24.2 4 2.55 5.5 11.3 3.6
22 RP Giovanni Soto* (DL)
AAA 6.0 6 6.00 9.0 7.5 6.0
23 RP Trey Haley AA 8.1 6 0.00 3.2 8.6 6.5
23 SP Danny Salazar AAA/AA 33.2 7 2.67 7.2 13.6 2.7
22 RP Shawn Armstrong (DL)
AA 5.2 6 6.35 12.7 9.5 4.8
19 SP Mitch Brown (DL)
A- 15.2 5 11.49 12.1 10.3 6.3

For the most part, the pitchers are doing well. Cody Allen is working his way up the ladder in Cleveland, while both TJ House and Danny Salazar got promotions to Columbus, both of them well-deserved. Trey Haley hasn't given up a run yet in Akron. However, three of the pitchers on this list are injured (Giovanni Soto, Shawn Armstrong, and Mitch Brown). Both Rule 5 selections seem to be in no danger of being returned; Hector Rondon is on a club with no pretensions of contention, while TJ McFarland has become an important part of Baltimore's bullpen.

Prospects That Might Matter Update

I'll be revisiting the PTM list at the end of May, when there's enough of a 2013 sample to make any kind of judgment. But until then, here's a list of the prospects not currently a PTM who meets the age criteria, along with some prospects that are producing but need a promotion to make the list (in italics):

Columbus (25 and younger)

  • C Chris Wallace (Age 25) 17 PA, .375/.412/.563
  • OF Cedric Hunter (Age 25) 93 PA, .244/.301/.360
  • RHP Preston Guilmet (Age 25) 15.0 IP, 2.40 ERA
  • RHP Rob Bryson (Age 25) 13.0 IP, 5.54 ERA

Akron (23 and younger)

  • C Jake Lowery (Age 22) 11 PA, .400/.455/.600
  • C Alex Lavisky (Age 22) 20 PA, .235/.350/.294
  • RHP Will Roberts (Age 22) 11.2 IP, 3.86 ERA
  • OF Quincy Latimore (Age 24) 120 PA, .266/.333/.422
  • OF Tyler Holt (Age 24)154 PA, .273/.360/.394
  • DH Chun Chen (Age 24)137 PA, .342/.453/.595
  • RHP Jordan Cooper (Age 24)14.0 IP, 1.93 ERA
  • RHP Jose Flores (Age 24)16.2 IP, 1.08 ERA

Carolina (21 and younger)

  • OF Aaron Siliga (Age 20) 17 PA, .133/.188/.200
  • 1B Ryan Battaglia (Age 21) 6 PA, .200/.233/.200
  • LHP Shawn Morimando (Age 20) 30.0 IP, 3.30 ERA
  • LHP Elvis Araujo (Age 21) 4.2 IP, 1.93 ERA
  • C Charlie Valerio (Age 22)101 PA, .250/.307/.424
  • CF Tyler Naquin (Age 22)145 PA, .295/.350/.432
  • 2B Joseph Wendle (Age 23) 59 PA, .426/.508/.596
  • 1B Jerrud Sabourin (Age 23)137 PA, .328/.401/.426
  • RHP Cody Anderson (Age 22) 40.0 IP, 2.92 ERA
  • RHP Jeff Johnson (Age 23) 10.1 IP, 1.74 ERA
  • RHP Joseph Colon (Age 23) 12.0 IP, 4.50 ERA

Lake County (Age 19 or younger)

  • RF Anthony Santander (Age 18) 23 PA, .286/.348/.681
  • 1B Nelson Rodriguez (Age 19) 125 PA, .194/.328/.252
  • 3B Leonardo Castillo (Age 19) 78 PA, .236/.295/.417
  • 2B Claudio Baustista (Age 19) 6 PA, .167/.167/.167
  • C Eric Haase (Age 20) 103 PA, .260/.301/.469
  • CF LeVon Washington (Age 21) 46 PA, .342/.457/.500
  • RHP Jake Sisco (Age 21) 27.2 IP, 2.28 ERA
  • RHP Michael Peoples (Age 21) 18.1 IP, 1.96 ERA
  • LHP Ryan Merritt (Age 21) 31.0 IP, 3.19 ERA
  • RHP Dylan Baker (Age 21) 26.0 IP, 3.81 ERA

Preston Guilmet would probably be the only player I'd add to the PTM list if I had to make the update today, though Anthony Santander is another 3 good weeks away from joining him. Both LeVon Washington and Chun Chen would be cinches had they been playing one level higher, and Cody Anderson would be extremely close had he been putting up those numbers in Akron rather than Carolina.

Columbus Clippers (AAA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 18-16 (2nd IL West)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • RHP Tyler Sturdevant (April 2)
  • IF Nate Spears (April 2)
  • RHP Cheng-Chang Lee (April 2)
  • IF Luis Hernandez (April 25)
  • RHP Matt Capps (April 25)
  • LHP Giovanni Soto (April 29)
  • RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (April 29)

Transactions (May 4-10)

May 5

  • Cleveland recalled LHP Scott Barnes

May 6

  • Cleveland recalled LHP Scott Hagadone
  • RHP Brett Brach promoted from Akron (AA)
  • Cleveland sent OF Michael Bourn on rehab assignment

May 7

  • Cleveland outrighted OF Ezequiel Carrera

May 9

  • Cleveland optioned LHP Scott Barnes
  • Cleveland activated OF Michael Bourn from 15-Day Disabled List

May 10

  • RHP Brett Brach demoted to Akron (AA)

Akron Aeros (AA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 17-17 (2nd EL West)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • C Alex Laviskey (April 14)
  • RHP Shawn Armstrong (April 20)
  • Jose Ramirez (May 5)
  • RHP Kyle Landis (May 10)

Transactions (May 4-10)

May 6

  • 2B Justin Toole promoted from Carolina (A+)
  • Placed 2B Jose Ramirez on 7-Day Disabled List (hip flexor) - retro to May 5
  • Promoted RHP Brett Brach to Columbus (AAA)

May 10

  • RHP Brett Brach demoted from Columbus (AAA)
  • Placed RHP Kyle Landis on 7-Day Disabled List

Carolina Mudcats (A+)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:13-21 (4th, CL Southern)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • C Alex Monsalve (April 2)
  • 2B Joseph Wendle (April 22)
  • 3B Todd Hankins (April 24)
  • RF Anthony Gallas (April 29)
  • LF Bryson Myles

Transactions (May 4-10)

May 6

  • 2B Justin Toole promoted to Akron (AA)

May 7

  • IF Joe Sever promoted from Lake County (A-)

Lake County Captains (A-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 8-19

Disabled List

LHP Mitch Brown (May 2)

Transactions (May 4-10)

May 7

  • IF Joe Sever promoted to Carolina (A+)

May 8

  • C Richard Stock promoted from Extended Spring
  • 2B Claudio Bautista promoted from Extended Spring
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