Cleveland Indians Minor League Update: June 15-21

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Prospects That Matter (PTM) statistical updates, the past week's transactions, and prospects that could be added to the PTM list soon. Also, a review of some older players that could help the Indians at some point. Also, a preview of the upcoming short-season leagues.

Previous Minor-League Updates

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

May 4-10 May 11-17 May 18-24 May 25-31

June 1-7 June 8-14

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.

Age Position/Player Level PA BA/OBP/SLG OPS 2B HR SO BB
25 C/IF Yan Gomes MLB 101 .271/.287/.542 .829 4 6 19 3
24 SS Juan Diaz AAA 211 .212/.276/.316 .592 8 4 64 16
23 1B Jesus Aguilar AA 263 .265/.338/.415 .753 14 7 51 26
21 SS Ronny Rodriguez AA 257 .283/.303/.439 .742 14 4 38 7
21 3B Giovanny Urshela AA 225 .279/.304/.409 .713 11 5 27 8
20 2B Jose Ramirez AA 269 .252/.321/.319 .640 4 2 23 25
21 C/2B Tony Wolters
A+ 131 .263/.344/.360 .703 5 2 25 15
19 SS Francisco Lindor A+ 281 .296/.371/.399 .770 14 1 29 28
20 CF Luigi Rodriguez (DL)
A+/A- 197 .278/.364/.379 .743 12 1 55 23
18 SS Dorssys Paulino A- 235 .217/.269/.295 .564 13 0 37 14

Ronny Rodriguez continued his amazing turnaround by hitting .647/.684/1.059 over the past week. He's hitting an incredible .391/.412/.620 over the past month. He isn't walking, but the way he's making contact, it hasn't mattered much. Three of the four members of the Akron infield are at least two years below the average age in the Eastern League, and all of them are at the very least holding their own.

Elsewhere, Luigi Rodriguez has landed on the DL, which has put to a stop his nice run in Carolina. Tony Wolters has started to hit again after a slow start(undoubtedly due to the position change). Dorssys Paulino's overall line looks horrible, but he's been hitting better over the last month (.244/.266/.433).

Pitchers

Age Role/Player Level IP G ERA H/9 SO/9 BB/9
25 RP Cody Allen MLB 29.0 27 2.17 5.9 11.8 3.1
25 RP Hector Rondon (5)
MLB 24.0 20 5.63 8.3 7.5 4.1
24 RP TJ McFarland* (5)
MLB 31.1 15 4.02 10.3 8.0 3.4
25 RP Scott Barnes* AAA 20.2 16 7.84 9.1 10.9 5.7
23 SP TJ House* AAA/AA 81.2 14 4.85 9.7 7.7 3.3
22 SP Trevor Bauer AAA 58.2 10 3.84 7.7 9.4 4.9
22 RP Giovanni Soto* (DL)
AAA 8.2 9 5.19 8.3 8.3 9.3
23 RP Trey Haley AA 13.0 12 8.31 11.1 11.1 10.4
23 SP Danny Salazar AAA/AA 53.0 12 3.57 8.3 12.2 3.2
22 RP Shawn Armstrong (DL)
AA 5.2 6 6.35 12.7 4.8 9.5
19 SP Mitch Brown (DL)
A- 15.2 5 11.49 12.1 10.3 6.3

In contrast to the new news on the offensive side, the news is mostly bad on the pitching side. Soto, Armstrong, and Brown continue lengthy stays on the DL, and Trey Haley has been awful in Akron. Salazar and Bauer are really the only bright spots among players in the minors, although House is been ok with Columbus.

Too Accomplished Update

Here are players who are in the minors or majors, meet the age/level requirements, but no longer have rookie status.

Cleveland (25 and younger)

  • RHSP Zach McAllister (Age 25) - On Disabled List (65.2 IP. 3.43 ERA)
  • RHRP Bryan Shaw (Age 25) 30.1 IP, 3.26 ERA, 8.6 H/9, 8.6 SO/9, 3.0 BB/9

Columbus (25 and younger)

  • 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (Age 24) 117 PA, .381/.453/.670, 6 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 21 SO, 12 BB (8 Errors)

Chisenhall is continuing to mash the ball, and he hasn't made an error for some time. If Nick Swisher has to go on the DL, he'll be the one called up, but at this point the Indians want to make sure that once he comes back up to Cleveland, he doesn't have to go back to Columbus again.

Prospects That Might Matter Update

I'll be revisiting the PTM list at the short-season All-Star Breaks, 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)

Akron (23 and younger)

  • C Jake Lowery (Age 22) 72 PA, .314/.333/.529, 22 SO, 2 BB
  • RHSP Will Roberts (Age 22) 47.1 IP, 3.80 ERA
  • OF Tyler Holt (Age 24) 293 PA, .270/.344/.387
  • RHRP Jose Flores (Age 24) 33.1 IP, 1.89 ERA
  • LHP Mike Rayl (Age 24) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Enosil Tejeda (Age 24) 9.1 IP, 0.00 ERA
  • OF Carlos Moncrief (Age 24) 261 PA, .286/.354/.433
  • LHSP Matt Packer (Age 25) 73.2 IP, 2.93 ERA
  • OF Cedric Hunter (Age 25) 43 PA, .282/.349/.667
  • C Chris Wallace (Age 25) .367/.429/.500

Carolina (21 and younger)

  • LHSP Shawn Morimando (Age 20) 69.1 IP, 2.73 ERA
  • LHSP Elvis Araujo (Age 21) - On Disabled List
  • RHSP Michael Peoples (Age 21) 22.2 IP, 6.35 ERA
  • CF Tyler Naquin (Age 22) 294 PA, .308/.373/.468
  • RHSP Cody Anderson (Age 22) 71.1 IP, 2.65 ERA
  • C Alex Lavisky (Age 22) 5 PA, .500/.600/.500
  • 2B Joseph Wendle (Age 23) 159 PA, .313/.403/.515
  • 1B Jerrud Sabourin (Age 23) 226 PA, .314/.398/.418
  • RHRP Jeff Johnson (Age 23) 18.1 IP, 2.45 ERA

Lake County (Age 19 or younger)

  • RF Anthony Santander (Age 18) 138 PA, .250/.304/.367
  • 3B Leonardo Castillo (Age 19) 158 PA, .194/.305/.256
  • C Eric Haase (Age 20) 201 PA, .250/.303/.418
  • CF LeVon Washington (Age 21) - On Disabled List
  • IF Erik Gonzalez (Age 21) 245 PA, .249/.300/.400
  • RHSP Jake Sisco (Age 21) 55.1 IP, 3.42 ERA
  • LHSP Ryan Merritt (Age 21) 66.2 IP, 3.78 ERA

Next week will be my PTM update, as the Carolina and Midwest League All-Star Breaks are early this week. Here's my finalists for inclusion:

  • RHP Preston Guilmet (Age 25) - Excellent statistics, though he doesn't have the typical stuff that you look for in a back-end reliever.
  • LHP Shawn Morimando (Age 20) - He's moved very quickly through the system for a high school pitcher thanks excellent movement on his pitches. He's struggled a bit with command, but you can't ignore the extremely low hit rates.
  • 1B/DH Chun-Hsiu Chen (Age 24) - In his third year in Akron (and first full year as a first baseman), Chen hit the snot out of the ball, finally earning a promotion to Columbus. He's going to need to keep hitting the snot out of the ball to make it in the majors, because his best defensive position may be DH.
  • OF Anthony Santander (Age 18) - Holding his own in his first year in a full-season league, though it's still a small sample. Unlike the players above, scouts love Santander's upside.

Of those who aren't eligible because of the age/level requirements:

  • OF Tyler Naquin (Age 22) - living up to and perhaps surpassing high expectations in the Carolina League.
  • RHP Cody Anderson (Age 22) - another lower-round pick that is out-performing high-round pitchers in the system.
  • OF LeVon Washington (Age 21) - was in the midst of a breakout season before he landed on the DL again.
  • OF Carlos Moncrief (Age 24) - he's a bit old for the league, but given that he's only been an outfielder for four seasons, that's completely understandable.

I'd appreciate any feedback or opinions in the comments sections. There's nobody that in my mind is a lock, so I'd like some other perspectives on these players.

Too Old to Matter but Possible Contributors

Although minor-leaguers older than 25 are excluded from PTM, that doesn't mean older players can't help the Indians. Here are some of those players:

Columbus

  • IF Cord Phelps (Age 26) 227 PA, .249/.320/.458
  • OF Tim Fedroff (Age 26) 292 PA, .265/.357/.340
  • OF Ezequiel Carrera (Age 26) 156 PA, .248/.325/.423
  • IF Matt Lawson (Age 27) 142 PA, .256/.360/.350
  • 2B Nate Spears (Age 28) 19 PA, .231/.474/.462
  • OF Jeremy Hermida (Age 29) 268 PA, .257/.396/.454
  • C Omir Santos (Age 32) 132 PA, .277/.333/.378
  • RHSP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Age 32) 23.1 IP, 3.47 ERA
  • LHRP J.C. Romero (Age 37) 2.0 IP, 4.50 ERA

Akron

  • RHRP Bryce Stowell 31.2 IP, 2.84 ERA
  • RHRP Austin Adams 24.2 IP, 2.92 ERA

Carolina

  • None

Lake County

  • None

Columbus Clippers (AAA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 33-35 (2nd IL West, 12.5 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • RHP Tyler Sturdevant (April 2)
  • IF Ryan Rohlinger
  • IF Luis Hernandez (April 25)
  • RHP Matt Capps (April 25)
  • LHP Giovanni Soto (May 23)
  • RHP Fernando Nieve (May 30)
  • 1B Matt LaPorta (June 5)
  • C Matthew Colantonio (June 13)

Transactions (June 8-14)

June 8

  • Cleveland recalled RHP Carlos Carrasco

June 11

  • Cleveland demoted SS Juan Diaz
  • Activated RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from 7-Day Disabled List

June 13

  • C Chris Wallace demoted to Akron (AA)
  • RHP Cole Cook demoted to Akron (AA)
  • Cleveland signed minor-league free agent LHP Clay Rapada and assigned him to Columbus
  • Placed C Matthew Colantonio on the 7-Day Disabled List
  • C Roberto Perez promoted from Akron (AA)

Akron Aeros (AA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 33-33 (3rd EL West, 2.5 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • RHP Shawn Armstrong (April 20)
  • LHP Mike Rayl (May 2)
  • RHP Kyle Landis (May 10)
  • IF Kyle Bellows (May 23)

Transactions (June 8-14)

June 12

  • OF Cedric Hunter activated from 7-Day Disabled List

June 13

  • RHP Cole Cook demoted from Columbus (AAA)
  • C Chris Wallace demoted from Columbus (AAA)
  • C Roberto Perez promoted to Columbus (AAA)
  • C Alex Lavisky demoted to Carolina (A+)

Carolina Mudcats (A+)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:21-46 (4th, CL Southern, 17.5 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • C Alex Monsalve (April 2)
  • 3B Todd Hankins (April 24)
  • RF Anthony Gallas (April 29)
  • RHP Joseph Colon (May 11)
  • LHP Elvis Araujo (May 12)
  • RHP Owen Dew (May 30)
  • RHP Jacob Lee (June 3)
  • OF Luigi Rodriguez (June 9)

Transactions (June 8-14)

June 9

  • OF Bryson Myles activated from Disabled List
  • Placed OF Luigi Rodriguez on 7-Day Disabled List (left shoulder)

June 13

  • C Alex Lavisky demoted from Akron (AA)

June 14

  • C Ryan Battaglia demoted to Mahoning Valley (SSA)

Lake County Captains (A-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:21-43 (7th, MW Eastern, 20.5 GB)

Disabled List

  • LHP Mitch Brown (May 2)
  • CF LeVon Washington (May 29)

Rehab Assignment

  • RHP Blake Wood (June 14)

Transactions (June 8-14)

June 9

  • RHP Cody Penny promoted from Extended Spring
  • RHP Robbie Aviles activated from 7-Day Disabled List

June 14

  • Cleveland sent RHP Blake Wood on rehab assignment

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (SSA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:0-0 (New York-Penn League)

Season begins June 17th

Here's the tentative roster. As the Indians sign more draft picks, there will be players added. I'll post the "final" roster on Monday, the first day of the season.

Pitchers

  • LHP Luis Lugo (Age 19) - Signed 2011 (amateur free agent) - in AZL last year
  • RHSP Caleb Hamrick (Age 19) - 2012 Draft (8th Round) - In AZL last year
  • RHRP Manuel Carmona (Age 21) - Signed 2010 (amateur free agent) - in LC last year
  • RHRP Breily Puerta (Age 21) - Signed 2010 (amateur free agent) - in AZL last year
  • RHRP Alexis Paredes (Age 21) - Signed 2010 (amateur free agent) - in AZL/MV last year
  • RHRP Rafael Homblert (Age 21) - Signed 2009 (amateur free agent) - in MV last year
  • RHP Ben Heller (Age 21) - 2013 Draft (22nd Round)
  • RHRP Trevor Frank (Age 22) - 2013 Draft (8th Round)
  • LHP Matt Whitehouse (Age 22) - 2013 Draft (19th Round)
  • RHRP James Stokes (Age 22) - 2012 Draft (22nd Round)
  • RHP Kerry Doane (Age 22) - 2013 Draft (24th Round)
  • LHP Harold Guerrero (Age 23) - Signed 2008 (amateur free agent) - in LC/MV last year
  • RHP Cole Sulser (Age 23) - 2013 Draft (25th Round)
  • RHP Joshua Nervis (Age 24) - 2012 Draft (38th Round) - in LC/MV last year

Catchers

  • C Sicnarf Loopstok (Age 20) - 2013 Draft (13th Round)
  • C Manuel Boscan (Age 20) - Signed 2010 (Venezuela) - in AZL last year
  • C Martin Cervenka (Age 20) - Signed 2011 (Czech Republic) - in LC this year, AZL last year
  • C Ryan Battaglia (Age 21) - Signed 2009 (Australia) - in CAR this year, AZL last year

Infielders

  • 1B Nelson Rodriguez (Age 19) - 2012 Draft (15th Round) - in LC this year, AZL last year
  • 2B Claudio Bautista (Age 19) - Signed 2011 (Dom. Republic) - in LC this year, AZL last year
  • 2B Juan Herrera (Age 20) - Signed 2010 (Dom. Rep) - in AZL last year
  • 2B Robel Garcia (Age 20) - Signed 2010 (Dom. Rep) - in LC this year, MV last year
  • SS Paul Hendrix (Age 21) - 2013 Draft (18th Round)
  • 3B Nick Hamilton (Age 23) - 2012 Draft (35th Round) - in AZL last year

Outfielders

  • RF Joshua McAdams (Age 19) - 2012 Draft (7th Round) - in AZL last year
  • RF Juan Romero (Age 20) - Signed 2010 (Dom. Rep.) - in MV last year
  • CF Tyler Booth (Age 20) - 2012 Draft (13th Round) - in AZL last year
  • LF Brian Ruiz (Age 20) - 2011 Draft (41st Round) - in AZL last year

Arizona League Indians (R-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:0-0 (Arizona League Central)

Season begins June 20th

Here's the extremely early roster, as most of the draft picks and Dominican Summer League graduates haven't been added yet. I'll update this through the week, and post the "final" roster on Thursday, the first day of the season.

Pitchers

  • RHSP Casey Shane (Age 17) - 2013 Draft (6th Round)
  • RHSP Kieran Lovegrove (Age 18) - 2012 Draft (3rd Round) - in AZL last season
  • RHP Ping-Hseuh Chen (Age 18) - Signed 2012 (Taiwan)
  • RHSP Shao-Ching Chang (Age 19) - Signed 2011 (Taiwan) - in AZL last season
  • RHRP Juan Santana (Age 19) - Signed 2010 (Dom. Rep.) - in AZL last season
  • RHSP Mitch Brown (Age 19) - 2012 Draft (2nd Round) - in LC this season, AZL last season
  • LHP Thomas Pannone (Age 19) - 2013 Draft
  • RHP Ramon Rodriguez (Age 19) - Signed ?? (Venezuela) - in DSL last season
  • RHP Anthony Vizacaya (Age 19) - Signed ?? (Venezuela) - in DSL last season
  • RHP Juan Santana (Age 19) - Signed 2009 (Dom. Rep.) - in AZL last season
  • RHP Jose Zapata (Age 20) - Signed ?? (Dom. Rep.) - in DSL last season
  • LHRP Anderson Polanco (Age 20) - Signed 2011 (Dom. Rep.) - in AZL last season
  • RHSP Dillon Howard (Age 20) - 2011 Draft (2nd Round) - in AZL last season
  • LHP Carlos Diaz (Age 21) - Signed 2012 (Dom. Rep.) - in DSL last season
  • RHRP Thomas White (Age 21) - 2012 Draft (24th Round) - in AZL last season
  • RHP Martin Alcantara (Age 21) - Signed 2011 (Dom. Rep.) - in DSL last season
  • RHP Kota Kobayashi (Age 21) - Signed 2012 (Japan)
  • RHRP Jeffry Cleto (Age 22) - Signed 2009 (Dom. Rep.) - in AZL last season
  • RHP Naoki Hashimoto (Age 23) - Signed ?? (Japan)

Catchers

  • C Francisco Mejia (Age 17) - Signed 2012 (Dom. Rep.)
  • C Juan Gonzalez (Age 18) - 2013 Draft
  • C Juan De La Cruz (Age 19) - Signed 2009 (Venezuela) - in DSL last season
  • C Shane Rowland (Age 21) - 2013 Draft

Infielders

  • SS Jairo Kelly (Age 20) - Signed 2009 - in MV/AZL last season

Outfielders

  • CF Clint Frazier (Age 18) - 2013 Draft (1st Round)
  • LF D'Vone McClure (Age 19) - 2012 Draft (4th Round) - in AZL last season
  • RF Felix Lora (Age 20) - Signed 2010 (Dom. Rep.) - in AZL last season
  • LF Victor De Jesus (Age 20) - Signed 2010 (Dom. Rep.) - in AZL last season
  • RF Chia-Ching Lin (Age 21) - Signed 2010 (Taiwan)

DSL Indians

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:5-7 (4th, BC Northwest, 5.5 GB)

Offensive Leaders

  • RF Michael Depen 31 AB, .323/.333/.548
  • 3B Alexis De Los Santos .289/.349/.421
  • 2B Jorma Rodriguez .265/.375/.324

Pitching Leaders

  • Edward Estrella 15.2 IP, 2.30 ERA
  • Erick Algarin 12.1 IP, 2.92 ERA
  • Johan Puello 10.0 IP, 2.70 ERA

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