Cleveland Indians Minor League Update: August 3-9

Jake Lowery - Ryan Richards

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

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
405
.237/.310/.350
.660
17
8
109
37
23 1B Jesus Aguilar AA 462
.267/.348/.427
.776
26
13
88
50
22 C Jake Lowery AA/A+ 209
.285/.359/.473
.832
18
5
54
22
21 SS Ronny Rodriguez AA 401
.268/.290/.382
.671
19
4
63
11
21 3B Giovanny Urshela AA 383
.268/.295/.403
.697
21
8
39
13
20 2B Jose Ramirez AA 419
.270/.326/.354
.681
13
3
31
33
19 SS Francisco Lindor AA/A+ 457
.308/.386/.414
.800
22
2
45
49
21 C Tony Wolters A+ 243
.275/.350/.360
.710
9
3
46
24
20 CF Luigi Rodriguez (DL)
A+/A- 222 .275/.368/.370 .739 13 1 61 28
18 SS Dorssys Paulino A- 421
.242/.296/.344
.640
21
4
73
26

There's just a month left in the season for most of these players, so for the most, this year has been a successful one for the position players. The headlines rightfully should go to Francisco Lindor, but a lot of his current teammates in Akron have also had successful season. Jesus Aguilar, for instance, is ending the season strong, hitting .271/.347/.506 over the past month. It seems that Tony Wolters has made a smooth transition to catching, having thrown out 30% of potential base stealers in his first season behind the plate.

Age Role/Player Level IP G ERA H/9 SO/9 BB/9
25 RP Preston Guilmet AAA 55.1
42
1.95
6.7
10.4
2.1
25 RP Scott Barnes*(DL) AAA 27.2 23 7.81 9.8 11.4 6.5
23 SP TJ House* AAA/AA 131.1
23
4.45
9.9
7.5
3.4
22 SP Trevor Bauer AAA 96.2
17
3.82
8.8
7.4
4.9
22 RP Giovanni Soto* (DL)
AAA 8.2 9 5.19 8.3 8.3 9.3
23 RP Trey Haley AA 31.1
28
4.31
8.0
8.3
8.3
23 SP Danny Salazar AAA/AA 93.0
21
2.71
6.9
12.5
2.3
22 RP Shawn Armstrong
AA 18.2
19
5.79
9.6
11.6
6.3
20 SP Shawn Morimando A+ 114.1
22
2.91
7.2
6.5
4.3

There haven't been as many success stories here. Danny Salazar has rocketed up the system, and will make his second major-league start on Wednesday, but Trevor Bauer has spent 2013 trying to figure out his mechanics, Scott Barnes has had a season to forget, and Giovanni Soto has spent most of the year on the DL.

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) 83.0 IP, 3.47 ERA
  • C Yan Gomes (Age 25) 168 PA, .310/.345/.529
  • RHRP Bryan Shaw (Age 25) 48.0 IP, 3.75 ERA
  • RHRP Cody Allen (Age 24) 46.1 IP, 2.53 ERA
  • 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (Age 24) 214 PA, .234/.277/.383

Baltimore (Rule 5)

  • LHP T.J. McFarland (Age 24) 56.0 IP, 4.18 ERA

Chicago Cubs (Rule 5)

  • RHP Hector Rondon (Age 25) 36.0 IP, 6.00 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) 297 PA, .225/.293/.330
  • C Roberto Perez (Age 24) 160 PA, .193/.273/.267

Akron (23 and younger)

  • C Alex Monsalve (Age 21) 23 PA, .227/.261/.364
  • RHSP Will Roberts (Age 22) 106.0 IP, 4.25 ERA
  • RHRP Jeff Johnson (Age 23) 10.0 IP, 4.50 ERA
  • OF Tyler Holt (Age 24) 479 PA, .277/.349/.371
  • RHRP Jose Flores (Age 24) 53.2 IP, 2.68 ERA
  • LHP Mike Rayl (Age 24) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Enosil Tejeda (Age 24) 31.2 IP, 0.85 ERA
  • OF Carlos Moncrief (Age 24) 456 PA, .300/.369/.496
  • RHSP Jordan Cooper (Age 24) - On Disabled List
  • LHSP Matt Packer (Age 25) 126.1 IP, 2.64 ERA
  • OF Cedric Hunter (Age 25) 190 PA, .282/.337/.563
  • C Chris Wallace (Age 25) 96 PA, .310/.365/.471

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) 5.0 IP, 1.80 ERA
  • 3B/SS Erik Gonzalez (Age 21) 44 PA, .256/.273/.326
  • CF Tyler Naquin (Age 22) 459 PA, .282/.350/.427
  • RHSP Cody Anderson (Age 22) 116.1 IP, 2.48 ERA
  • C Alex Lavisky (Age 22) 80 PA, .260/.313/.397
  • 2B Joseph Wendle (Age 23) 347 PA, .304/.375/.521
  • OF Bryson Myles (Age 23) 259 PA, .283/.347/.451
  • RHRP Louis Head (Age 23) 21.2 IP, 3.32 ERA
  • RHSP Joseph Colon (Age 23) 46.0 IP, 3.52 ERA

Lake County (Age 19 or younger)

  • RF Anthony Santander (Age 18) - On Disabled List
  • 3B Leonardo Castillo (Age 19) - On Disabled List
  • C Eric Haase (Age 20) 349 PA, .233/.305/.425
  • CF LeVon Washington (Age 21) 132 PA, .345/.455/.509
  • LHSP Ryan Merritt (Age 21) 120.1 IP, 3.52 ERA
  • LHRP Kyle Crockett (Age 21) 5.0 IP, 1.80 ERA

Mahoning Valley (Age 19 or younger)

  • 2B Claudio Bautista (Age 19) 175 PA, .286/.353/.435
  • LHP Luis Lugo (Age 19) 41.2 IP, 1.30 ERA
  • RHP Caleb Hamrick (Age 19) 43.0 IP, 4.60 ERA
  • 1B Nelson Rodriguez (Age 19) 187 PA, .320/.385/.515
  • LHP Kenny Matthews (Age 19) 15.0 IP, 1.20 ERA
  • OF Josh McAdams (Age 19) 163 PA, .267/.311/.320
  • RHP Alexis Paredes (Age 21) 26.2 IP, 3.38 ERA
  • RHP Breily Puerta (Age 21) 24.2 IP, 1.82 ERA
  • SS James Roberts (Age 21) 100 PA, .310/.388/.356
  • RHP Ben Heller (Age 21) 23.0 IP, 1.17 ERA
  • RHP Dace Kime (Age 21) 15.2 IP, 2.87 ERA

Arizona League (Age 17 or younger)

  • C Francisco Mejia (Age 17) 73 PA, .254/.306/.418
  • RHP Casey Shane (Age 17) 14.0 IP, 8.36 ERA
  • OF Clint Frazier (Age 18) 118 PA, .298/.356/.500
  • 3B Gerald Bautista (Age 18) 87 PA, .306/.425/.417
  • LHP Sean Brady (Age 19) 16.0 IP, 1.12 ERA
  • C Juan De La Cruz (Age 19) 26 PA, .300/.423/.450

Dominican Republic League (Age 17 or younger)

  • RHP Luis Araujo (Age 16) 35.1 IP, 3.57 ERA
  • RHP Julio Arosemana (Age 17) 30.2 IP, 3.52 ERA
  • CF Hector Caro (Age 17) 135 PA, .259/.284/.624
  • RHP Jesus Ramirez (Age 18) 35.2 IP, 3.03 ERA
  • RHP Jose Rodriguez (Age 18) 18.1 IP, 2.45 ERA
  • 3B Alexis De Los Santos (Age 18) 149 PA, .237/.322/.305
  • RHP Erick Algarin (Age 18) 26.2 IP, 2.02 ERA
  • CF Francisco MIguel (Age 18) 154 PA, .210/.288/.355
  • 2B Erlin Cerda (Age 19) 188 PA, .263/.401/.362
  • RHP Jesus Arias (Age 19) 30.0 IP, 2.40 ERA
  • RHP Francisco Lopez (Age 19) 27.1 IP, 2.63 ERA

After a poor showing at Lake County, 1B Nelson Rodriguez has been excellent in Mahoning Valley. Because the Indians didn't spend many of their high draft picks on college position players, the Scrappers lineup is one of the youngest in the NYPL. Rodriguez, Josh McAdams, and Claudio Bautista are three of only 21 teenage regulars in the NYPL, so that bodes well for 2014 in Lake County.

The Indians did draft heavily in college arms, and that's shown up in the results. Dace Kime, Ben Heller, Kenny Matthews, and Kyle Crockett have all had excellent pro debuts, and Crockett is now having success in Lake County.

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) 10.1 IP, 1.74 ERA
  • RHSP Carlos Carrasco (Age 26) 71.2 IP, 3.14 ERA
  • RHRP Bryan Price (Age 26) 43.2 IP, 3.09 ERA
  • LHRP Nick Hagadone (Age 27) 21.2 IP, 2.49 ERA
  • RHRP Matt Langwell (Age 27) 47.2 IP, 2.64 ERA
  • RHRP Blake Wood (Age 27) 9.1 IP, 0.96 ERA
  • 1B Matt LaPorta (Age 28) 100 PA, .247/.330/.461
  • 3B Ryan Rohlinger (Age 29) 283 PA, .269/.363/.347
  • LHRP Clay Rapada (Age 32) 15.2 IP, 1.15 ERA
  • RHSP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Age 32) 85.1 IP, 3.80 ERA

Akron

  • RHRP Bryce Stowell (Age 26) - On Disabled List
  • RHRP Austin Adams (Age 26) 41.1 IP, 2.61 ERA
  • IF Justin Toole (Age 26) 128 PA, .310/.381/.363
  • RHSP Toru Murata (Age 28) 102.1 IP, 3.87 ERA

Carolina

  • None

Lake County

  • None

Columbus Clippers (AAA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 56-62 (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)
  • IF Cord Phelps (July 4)
  • RHP Jerry Gil (July 9)
  • IF Luis Hernandez (August 3)

Akron Aeros (AA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 55-59 (4th EL West, 5.5 GB)

Current 7-Day Disabled List

  • LHP Mike Rayl (May 2)
  • RHP Bryce Stowell (June 23)
  • RHP Jordan Cooper (July 31)

Carolina Mudcats (A+)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Overall Record:45-66

Second-Half Record: 23-18 (T-1st, CL Southern)

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)
  • LHP Francisco Jimenez (July 9)
  • RHSP Michael Peoples (July 22)

Lake County Captains (A-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Overall Record: 43-67

Second-Half Record 20-23 (6th, MW Eastern, 6.5 GB)

Disabled List

  • 3B Leo Castillo (July 3)
  • 2B Yhoxian Medina (July 26)
  • RF Anthony Santander (August 1)

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (SSA)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:20-26 (5th MV Pinckney, 9.0 GB)

Disabled List

  • RHP Kerry Doane (July 17)

Arizona League Indians (R-)

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record: 17-19 (2nd AZL Central, 5.5 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)

Restricted List

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

DSL Indians

Roster - Schedule - Scoreboard

Record:19-36 (8th, BC Northwest, 16.5 GB)

Disabled List

  • None

Restricted List

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

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