Cleveland Indians Minor League Update: July 13-19

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Your weekly Tribe minor-league update and discussion thread.

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 June 15-21 June 22-28

June 29-July 5 (PTM) July 6-12

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).

Position Players

Age Position/Player Level PA BA/OBP/SLG OPS 2B HR SO BB
24
SS Juan Diaz AAA
320 .233/.302/.333 .635 14 5 89 27
23 1B Jesus Aguilar AA 373 .265/.349/.412 .760 21 9 73 40
22 C Jake Lowery AA/A+ 207 .276/.362/.470 .832 15 6 54 25
21 SS Ronny Rodriguez AA 325 .289/.308/.425 .734 18 4 47 9
21 3B Giovanny Urshela AA 319 .269/.293/.403 .697 16 7 36 10
20 2B Jose Ramirez AA 394 .278/.337/.363 .699 13 3 29 33
21 C Tony Wolters
A+ 185 .262/.332/.366 .697 8 3 34 18
19 SS Francisco Lindor A+ 373 .306/.373/.410 .783 19 1 39 35
20 CF Luigi Rodriguez (DL)
A+/A- 222 .275/.368/.370 .739 13 1 61 28
18 SS Dorssys Paulino A- 327 .240/.289/.350 .639 18 3 54 19

It seems that everyone on this list is heading in the right direction, including Juan Diaz, who has started to hit again about the same time that he's started to play other positions. Francisco Lindor will be promoted to Akron early this week, starting a chain reaction through the rest of the system. Will Jose Ramirez be bumped up to Columbus, or will it be Ronny Rodriguez? Who will take over shortstop at Carolina?

Pitchers

Age Role/Player Level IP G ERA H/9 SO/9 BB/9
25 RP Preston Guilmet AAA 45.1 36 2.18 6.9 10.7 2.4
25 RP Scott Barnes*(DL) AAA 27.2 23 7.81 9.8 11.4 6.5
23 SP TJ House* AAA/AA 102.0 18 4.94 9.8 7.2 3.8
22 SP Trevor Bauer AAA 77.2 14 4.06 8.8 8.3 4.8
22 RP Giovanni Soto* (DL)
AAA 8.2 9 5.19 8.3 8.3 9.3
23 RP Trey Haley AA 23.1 20 5.40 8.9 8.5 8.9
23 SP Danny Salazar AAA/AA 76.0 17 3.08 7.2 11.8 2.7
22 RP Shawn Armstrong
AA/R- 15.0 14 6.00 10.2 12.0 4.2
20 SP Shawn Morimando A+ 92.0 18 3.03 7.0 6.5 4.6

Guilmet and Salazar are back in the minors after brief appearances in Cleveland. Scott Barnes' lost season continues, as he's been placed on the AAA DL. Shawn Armstrong is back pitching, though only in Arizona, while Trey Haley seems to be pitching a bit better of late. Although the Indians aren't exactly crawling with starting pitching prospects, a bunch of decent relievers are throughout the system, so the Soto/Haley/Armstrong group having a poor/injured season isn't that bad a blow for the organization.

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)

Baltimore (Rule 5)

Chicago Cubs (Rule 5)

Prospects That Might Matter Update

As the Prospects That Matter mid-season update will post this Tuesday, the statistics below are the ones I'll be using to evaluate the players.

Columbus (25 and younger)

Akron (23 and younger)

  • RHSP Will Roberts (Age 22) 81.2 IP, 4.30 ERA
  • RHRP Jeff Johnson (Age 23) 1.0 IP, 0.00 ERA
  • OF Tyler Holt (Age 24) 396 PA, .281/.359/.388
  • RHRP Jose Flores (Age 24) 41.2 IP, 2.59 ERA
  • LHP Mike Rayl (Age 24) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Enosil Tejeda (Age 24) 22.0 IP, 1.23 ERA
  • OF Carlos Moncrief (Age 24) 368 PA, .310/.381/.495
  • RHSP Jordan Cooper (Age 24) 68.0 IP, 3.31 ERA
  • LHSP Matt Packer (Age 25) 102.1 IP, 2.55 ERA
  • OF Cedric Hunter (Age 25) - On Disabled List
  • C Chris Wallace (Age 25) 86 PA, .308/.360/.462

Carolina (21 and younger)

  • LHSP Elvis Araujo (Age 21) - On Disabled List
  • RHSP Michael Peoples (Age 21) 41.0 IP, 5.27 ERA
  • CF Tyler Naquin (Age 22) 390 PA, .293/.358/.439
  • C Alex Lavisky (Age 22) 48 PA, .244/.333/.415
  • RHSP Cody Anderson (Age 22) 95.1 IP, 2.36 ERA
  • 2B Joseph Wendle (Age 23) 263 PA, .324/.407/.600
  • 1B Jerrud Sabourin (Age 23) 319 PA, .292/.379/.380
  • OF Bryson Myles (Age 23) 178 PA, .248/.315/.408
  • RHRP Louis Head (Age 23) 7.1 IP, 2.45 ERA

Lake County (Age 19 or younger)

  • RF Anthony Santander (Age 18) 223 PA, .244/.305/.361
  • 3B Leonardo Castillo (Age 19) - On Disabled List
  • C Eric Haase (Age 20) 282 PA, .237/.298/.428
  • CF LeVon Washington (Age 21) - On Disabled List
  • IF Erik Gonzalez (Age 21) 351 PA, .257/.309/.424
  • RHSP Jake Sisco (Age 21) 81.2 IP, 3.75 ERA
  • LHSP Ryan Merritt (Age 21) 99.1 IP, 3.62 ERA
  • RHSP Dylan Baker (Age 21) 94.0 IP, 3.26 ERA

Mahoning Valley (Age 19 or younger)

  • 2B Claudio Bautista (Age 19) 104 PA, .280/.340/.430
  • LHP Luis Lugo (Age 19) 26.0 IP, 2.08 ERA
  • RHP Caleb Hamrick (Age 19) 29.2 IP, 5.16 ERA
  • 1B Nelson Rodriguez (Age 19) 106 PA, .295/.368/.400
  • LHP Kenny Matthews (Age 19) 6.0 IP, 3.00 ERA
  • OF Josh McAdams (Age 19) 89 PA, .247/.307/.284
  • SS Juan Herrera (Age 20) 110 PA, .283/.400/.380
  • 3B Robel Garcia (Age 20) 84 PA, .229/.349/.386
  • RHP Alexis Paredes (Age 21) 12.0 IP, 2.25 ERA
  • RHP Ben Heller (Age 21) 9.1 IP, 2.89 ERA
  • RHP Dace Kime (Age 21) 4.0 IP, 2.25 ERA
  • LHP Kyle Crockett (Age 21) 5.1 IP, 0.00 ERA
  • C Ryan Battaglia (Age 21) 59 PA, .205/.326/.410

Arizona League (Age 17 or younger)

  • C Francisco Mejia (Age 17) 47 PA, .250/.283/.432
  • RHP Casey Shane (Age 17) 4.0 IP, 6.75 ERA
  • RHP Kieran Lovegrove (Age 18) 18.2 IP, 3.89 ERA
  • OF Clint Frazier (Age 18) 61 PA, .340/.377/.623
  • 3B Gerald Bautista (Age 18) 48 PA, .293/.396/.366
  • LHP Sean Brady (Age 19) 4.0 IP, 0.00 ERA
  • 2B Ordomar Valdez (Age 19) 67 PA, .333/.400/.456

Dominican Republic League (Age 17 or younger)

  • RHP Luis Araujo (Age 16) 24.2 IP, 2.55 ERA
  • 2B Jorma Rodriguez (Age 17) 100 PA, .221/.323/.279
  • RHP Julio Arosemana (Age 17) 20.0 IP, 2.25 ERA
  • CF Hector Caro (Age 17) 128 PA, .252/.273/.333
  • RHP Jesus Ramirez (Age 18) 21.0 IP, 3.00 ERA
  • RHP Erick Algarin (Age 18) 13.2 IP, 2.63 ERA
  • RHP Luis Jimenez (Age 18) 28.0 IP, 2.25 ERA
  • 2B Erlin Cerda (Age 19) 98 PA, .291/.423/.443
  • RHP Francisco Lopez (Age 19) 11.2 IP, 1.54 ERA
  • RHP Edward Estrella (Age 19) 30.0 IP, 3.30 ERA
  • RHP Jesus Arias (Age 19) 20.1 IP, 2.66 ERA

Jeff Johnson, who has served as Carolina's closer (and one of its few reliable relievers) has been bumped up to Akron, so he now meets the age/level requirements. Will Roberts, who has met the age/level requirements all season, has pitched much better in July (19.2 IP, 2.29 ERA). Chun Chen hasn't carried over his Akron success to Columbus, and neither has Roberto Perez.

At the rate Clint Frazier is going, he might merit a promotion to Lake County by the time August has rolled around, and that would make for a very nice trio of 18-year-old prospects in Eastlake (Paulino, Santander, Frazier). Naquin is still in Carolina, though you'd think he'd be promoted to Akron at the first opportunity. Joe Wendle is torching the Carolina League, and deserves an opportunity in Akron.

    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:

    Cleveland

    • RHRP Chen-Chang Lee (Age 26) 1.1 IP, 0.00 ERA

    Columbus

    • IF Cord Phelps (Age 26) - On Disabled List
    • OF Tim Fedroff (Age 26) 418 PA, .271/.357/.348
    • RHSP Carlos Carrasco (Age 26) 54.2 IP, 3.29 ERA
    • RHRP Bryan Price (Age 26) 35.0 IP, 3.86 ERA
    • LHRP Nick Hagadone (Age 27) 15.0 IP, 1.20 ERA
    • RHRP Matt Langwell (Age 27) 41.1 IP, 2.61 ERA
    • RHRP Blake Wood (Age 27) 4.0 IP, 0.00 ERA
    • OF Jeremy Hermida (Age 29) 392 PA, .238/.375/.420
    • RHRP Fernando Nieve (Age 30) 39.0 IP, 1.62 ERA
    • LHRP Clay Rapada (Age 32) 10.0 IP, 1.80 ERA

    Akron

    • RHRP Bryce Stowell (Age 26) - On Disabled List
    • RHRP Austin Adams (Age 26) 34.0 IP, 2.65 ERA
    • IF Justin Toole (Age 26) 128 PA, .310/.381/.363

    Carolina

    • None

    Lake County

    • None

    Columbus Clippers (AAA)

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Record: 45-53 (3rd IL West, 16.0 GB)

    Current 7-Day Disabled List

    Akron Aeros (AA)

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Record: 45-48 (4th EL West, 6.5 GB)

    Current 7-Day Disabled List

    • LHP Mike Rayl (May 2)
    • RHP Bryce Stowell (June 23)
    • RHP Rob Bryson (June 28)
    • IF Adam Abraham (July 1)
    • OF Cedric Hunter (July 3)

    Current Rehab Assignments

    • RHP Brett Myers (June 27)

    Carolina Mudcats (A+)

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Overall Record:33-59

    Second-Half Record: 11-11 (3rd, CL Southern, 2.0 GB)

    Current 7-Day Disabled List

    • C Alex Monsalve (April 2)
    • RF Anthony Gallas (April 29)
    • LHP Elvis Araujo (May 12)
    • RHP Jacob Lee (June 3)
    • RHP Mason Radeke (June 14)
    • C Charlie Valerio (June 15)
    • OF Luigi Rodriguez (July 9)
    • LHP Francisco Jimenez (July 9)

    Lake County Captains (A-)

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Overall Record: 36-54

    Second-Half Record 13-10 (4th, MW Eastern, 1.5 GB)

    Disabled List

    • CF LeVon Washington (May 29)
    • LF Aaron Siliga (June 27)
    • 3B Leo Castillo (July 3)

    Mahoning Valley Scrappers (SSA)

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Record:7-21 (6th MV Pinckney, 10.5 GB)

    Disabled List

    • None

    Arizona League Indians (R-)

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Record: 9-11 (2nd AZL Central, 3.0 GB)

    Disabled List

    • RHP Ping-Hseuh Chen (June 22)
    • RHP Shao-Ching Chiang (June 20)
    • RHP Thomas White (June 20)

    Restricted List

    • RHP Dillon Howard (June 20) - Suspended 50 Games (MiLB Drug Policy)

    Rehab Assignment

    • RHP Shawn Armstrong (AA)
    • C Alex Monsalve (A+)
    • 1B Matt LaPorta (AAA)
    • OF LeVon Washington (A-)

    DSL Indians

    Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

    Record:11-22 (T-7th, BC Northwest, 11.0 GB)

    Disabled List

    • None
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