Cleveland Indians Minor League Update: August 19-25

Jesus Aguilar - H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY

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 July 13-19 July 20-26 July 27-August 2

August 3-9 August 10-18

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
450 .241/.315/.352 .667 21 8 120 41
23 1B Jesus Aguilar AA 515 .275/.355/.437 .792 28 15 99 54
22 C Jake Lowery AA/A+ 284 .266/.356/.452 .807 21 7 72 35
21 SS Ronny Rodriguez AA 451 .268/.290/.379 .675 22 8 43 13
21 3B Giovanny Urshela AA 421 .264/.287/.388 675 22 8 43 13
20 2B Jose Ramirez AA 476 .274/.330/.353 .683 15 3 35 37
19 SS Francisco Lindor (DL)
AA/A+ 464 .303/.380/.407 .787 22 2 46 49
21 C Tony Wolters A+ 284 .274/.367/.353 .719 10 3 49 35
20 CF Luigi Rodriguez (DL)
A+/A- 222 .275/.368/.370 .739 13 1 61 28
18 SS Dorssys Paulino A- 471 .245/.300/.348 .648 23 5 81 29

Francisco Lindor's season has likely ended, as he was place on the DL yesterday. If so, what a season he had.

Jesus Aguilar is finishing his season strong, hitting .321/.427/.548 over the last month.

Pitchers

Age Role/Player Level IP G ERA H/9 SO/9 BB/9
25 RP Preston Guilmet AAA 58.1 45 1.85 6.3 10.5 2.0
25 RP Scott Barnes*(DL) AAA 27.2 23 7.81 9.8 11.4 6.5
23 SP TJ House* AAA/AA 145.1 25 4.15 9.4 7.4 3.2
22 SP Trevor Bauer AAA 111.0 20 4.14 8.9 5.1 7.5
22 RP Giovanni Soto* (DL)
AAA 8.2 9 5.19 8.3 8.3 9.3
23 RP Trey Haley AA 36.0 33 4.75 8.0 8.8 8.5
23 SP Danny Salazar MLB 17.2 3 4.08 6.1 11.2 2.5
22 RP Shawn Armstrong
AA 24.2 23 5.11 9.1 10.9 5.5
20 SP Shawn Morimando A+ 124.0 24 3.12 6.9 4.9 6.4

Scott Barnes is rehabbing in Arizona, and should get at least a couple appearances in with Columbus before the minor-league season ends.

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) 91.1 IP, 3.74 ERA
  • C Yan Gomes (Age 25) - 201 PA, .299/.343/.511
  • RHRP Bryan Shaw (Age 25) 54.2 IP, 3.95 ERA
  • RHRP Cody Allen (Age 24) 53.2 IP, 2.35 ERA
  • 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (Age 24) 241 PA, .218/.267/.315

Baltimore (Rule 5)

Chicago Cubs (Rule 5)

  • RHP Hector Rondon (Age 25) 42.0 IP, 5.57 ERA

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)

  • 1B/DH Chun-Hsiu Chen (Age 24) 344 PA, .219/.294/.337
  • C Roberto Perez (Age 24) 195 PA, .182/.265/.248

Akron (23 and younger)

  • C Alex Monsalve (Age 21) 47 PA, .348/.362/.543
  • LHRP Kyle Crockett (Age 21) 5.0 IP, 0.00 ERA
  • RHSP Will Roberts (Age 22) 119.0 IP, 3.86 ERA
  • CF Tyler Naquin (Age 22) 21 PA, 21 PA, .316/.381/.368
  • RHSP Cody Anderson (Age 22) 5.0 IP, 3.60 ERA
  • RHRP Jeff Johnson (Age 23) 16.1 IP, 3.31 ERA
  • OF Tyler Holt (Age 24) 524 PA, .265/.338/.360
  • RHRP Jose Flores (Age 24) 58.1 IP, 2.93 ERA
  • LHP Mike Rayl (Age 24) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Enosil Tejeda (Age 24) 35.2 IP, 0.76 ERA
  • OF Carlos Moncrief (Age 24) 502 PA, .286/.355/.471
  • LHSP Matt Packer (Age 25) 135.2 IP 3.52 ERA
  • OF Cedric Hunter (Age 25) 241 PA, .282/.336/.545

Carolina (21 and younger)

  • LHSP Elvis Araujo (Age 21) - On Disabled List
  • RHSP Michael Peoples (Age 21) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Benny Suarez (Age 21) 10.0 IP, 1.80 ERA
  • 3B/SS Erik Gonzalez (Age 21) 99 PA, .266/.273/.372
  • C/1B Ryan Battaglia (Age 21) 51 PA, .244/.333/.333
  • 2B Joseph Wendle (Age 23) 401 PA, .297/.375/.507
  • OF Bryson Myles (Age 23) 313 PA, .287/.349/.436
  • RHRP Louis Head (Age 23) 27.1 IP, 2.63 ERA
  • RHSP Joseph Colon (Age 23) 65.1 IP, 3.31 ERA

Lake County (Age 19 or younger)

  • RF Anthony Santander (Age 18) - On Disabled List
  • 3B Leonardo Castillo (Age 19) 210 PA, .199/.260/.314
  • C Eric Haase (Age 20) 380 PA, .231/.311/.418
  • CF LeVon Washington (Age 21) 180 PA, .307/.419/.433
  • LHSP Ryan Merritt (Age 21) 126.1 IP, 3.42 ERA
  • RHSP Dylan Baker (Age 21) 126.2 IP, 3.77 ERA
  • RHSP Robbie Aviles (Age 21) 61.0 IP, 3.84 ERA

Mahoning Valley (Age 19 or younger)

  • 2B Claudio Bautista (Age 19) 218 PA, .272/.333/.405
  • LHP Luis Lugo (Age 19) 50.1 IP, 1.97 ERA
  • RHP Caleb Hamrick (Age 19) 54.0 IP, 4.00 ERA
  • 1B Nelson Rodriguez (Age 19) 228 PA, .304/.373/.466
  • LHP Kenny Matthews (Age 19) 23.0 IP, 1.57 ERA
  • OF Josh McAdams (Age 19) 199 PA, .230/.279/.279
  • RHP Breily Puerta (Age 21) 28.2 IP, 1.88 ERA
  • RHP Ben Heller (Age 21) 31.0 IP, 0.87 ERA
  • RHP Dace Kime (Age 21) 21.2 IP, 2.91 ERA

Arizona League (Age 17 or younger)

  • C Francisco Mejia (Age 17) 98 PA, .278/.330/.511
  • RHP Casey Shane (Age 17) 20.0 IP, 8.55 ERA
  • OF Clint Frazier (Age 18) 169 PA, .311/.361/.530
  • 3B Gerald Bautista (Age 18) 129 PA, .273/.380/.345
  • 2B Ordomar Valdez (Age 19) 143 PA, .296/.353/.424
  • LHP Sean Brady (Age 19) 24.0 IP, 1.88 ERA
  • RHP Ramon Rodriguez (Age 19) 17.1 IP, 3.63 ERA
  • C Juan De La Cruz (Age 19) 57 PA, .326/.456/.465

Dominican Republic League (Age 17 or younger)

  • RHP Luis Araujo (Age 16) 44.0 IP, 4.09 ERA
  • RHP Julio Arosemana (Age 17) 33.2 IP, 4.28 ERA
  • CF Hector Caro (Age 17) 183 PA, .259/.306/.335
  • RF Emmanuel Tapia (Age 17) 227 PA, .222/.291/.314
  • RHP Jose Rodriguez (Age 18) 22.0 IP, 2.45 ERA
  • 3B Alexis De Los Santos (Age 18) 149 PA, .237/.322/.305
  • RHP Erick Algarin (Age 18) 38.0 IP, 2.84 ERA
  • CF Francisco MIguel (Age 18) 198 PA, .215/.310/.337
  • 2B Erlin Cerda (Age 19) 230 PA, .258/.388/.371
  • 1B Juan Carlos Moncion (Age 19) 202 PA, .213/.299/.326
  • RHP Francisco Lopez (Age 19) 35.1 IP, 2.04 ERA
  • RHP Edward Estrella (Age 19) 63.0 IP, 2.86 ERA

Tyler Naquin and Cody Anderson are now both in AA, and have a chance over the last couple weeks of the season to make their case for PTM inclusion next month.

Francisco Mejia is among the youngest players in the Arizona League, but he ranks among the better hitters in the league. A switch-hitting catching with good defensive skills, I wouldn't be surprised if he's already ranked in many top 10 organizational lists this winter.

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

  • None

Columbus

  • IF Cord Phelps (Age 26) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Chen-Chang Lee (Age 26) 13.2 IP, 3.29 ERA
  • RHRP Bryan Price (Age 26) 51.2 IP, 2.79 ERA
  • 1B David Cooper (Age 26) - On Disabled List
  • LHRP Nick Hagadone (Age 27) 26.0 IP, 2.08 ERA
  • RHRP Matt Langwell (Age 27) 2.48 ERA, 54.1 IP
  • RHRP Blake Wood (Age 27) 12.2 IP, 2.13 ERA
  • 1B Matt LaPorta (Age 28) 140 PA, .254/.321/.492
  • RHRP Vinnie Pestano (Age 28) 8.2 IP, 3.12 ERA
  • 3B Ryan Rohlinger (Age 29) 325 PA, .268/.355/.357
  • LHRP Clay Rapada (Age 32) 19.1 IP, 1.40 ERA
  • RHSP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Age 32) 99.1 IP, 3.62 ERA

Akron

  • RHRP Bryce Stowell (Age 26) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Austin Adams (Age 26) 47.0 IP, 3.06 ERA
  • RHSP Toru Murata (Age 28) 115.1 IP, 3.67 ERA

Carolina

  • None

Lake County

  • None

With just a couple weeks to go (and in some cases, less than that), there's a very good chance that none of the seven Cleveland affiliates make the playoffs. That's quite a departure from the last couple years, but don't read a whole lot into it, as sometimes player development and winning are in conflict. The Akron Aeros roster, for instance, has as many prospects as any one club in minor-league baseball, and they won't come close to making the postseason.

Columbus Clippers (AAA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 63-67 (3rd IL West, 10.0 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • RHP Tyler Sturdevant (April 2)
  • RHP Matt Capps (April 25)
  • LHP Giovanni Soto (May 23)
  • C Matthew Colantonio (June 13)
  • LHP J.C. Romero (June 17)
  • LHP Scott Barnes (July 3) - Rehab (R-)
  • IF Cord Phelps (July 4)
  • RHP Jerry Gil (July 9)
  • IF Luis Hernandez (August 3)
  • 1B David Cooper (August - Rehab (R-)

Rehab Assignment

Akron Aeros (AA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 59-67 (4th EL West, 8.0 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • LHP Mike Rayl (May 2)
  • RHP Jordan Cooper (July 31)
  • C Chris Wallace (August 8)
  • Rob Bryson (August 11)
  • SS Francisco Lindor (August 19)

Rehab

  • RHSP Josh Tomlin (Cleveland)

Carolina Mudcats (A+)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Overall Record:51-74

Second-Half Record: 29-26 (2nd, CL Southern, 3.0 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • RF Anthony Gallas (April 29)
  • LHP Elvis Araujo (May 12)
  • RHP Jacob Lee (June 3)
  • RHP Mason Radeke (June 14)
  • OF Luigi Rodriguez (July 9)
  • RHSP Michael Peoples (July 22)
  • C Charlie Valerio (August 6)
  • OF Bo Greenwell (August 14)

Lake County Captains (A-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Overall Record: 48-69

Second-Half Record 29-27 (5th, MW Eastern, 4.5 GB)

Disabled List

  • RF Anthony Santander (August 1)
  • RHP Felix Sterling (August 15)

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (SSA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:22-33 (5th MV Pinckney, 10.5 GB)

Disabled List

  • RHP Kerry Doane (July 17)

Arizona League Indians (R-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 24-24 (2nd AZL Central, 5.0 GB)

Disabled List

  • RHP Ping-Hseuh Chen (June 22)
  • RHP Shao-Ching Chiang (June 20)
  • RHP Thomas White (June 20)
  • 2B Mike Giuffre (July 22)

Rehab

  • LHP Scott Barnes (Columbus)
  • 1B David Cooper (Columbus)

Restricted List

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

DSL Indians

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:22-44 (8th, BC Northwest, 21.5 GB)

Disabled List

  • None

Restricted List

SS Rubiel Martinez (July 25) - Suspended 50 Game (MiLB Drug Policy

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