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Author: Joseph Coblitz

Down in the Dominican: Indians/Brewers June 30th-July 13th

By: Joseph Coblitz | July 14, 2019 The Dominican Summer League Indians/Brewers combo squad has continued on with their particular brand of bad baseball as they lost eight of the 11 games played during the last two weeks to maintain their hold on last place in the DSL North. Now 11-25, only the Nationals (9-23) have fewer wins and a worse winning percent in the entire DSL. To start this run, on July 1st the Indians/Brewers lost, but managed ten hits on offense, two by Indians infielder Junior Sanquintin. The following game, it was Henyer Gomez who was the...

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Top 10 Indians MiLB CF for 2019: The New and Improved Speedsters

By: Joseph Coblitz | July 14, 2019 As we near the end of the minor league season, we look towards some of the stronger positions for the Indians from a prospect depth stand point. Top ten lists for short stop and right handed starting pitchers will debut in the coming weeks, but we will continue our run of lists with the top ten center fielders. Because outfielders are generally versatile enough to play any of the three positions, we have included most of the prototypical corner outfielders in the previous top 15 list and will be looking at the...

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Good Times in Goodyear Red: Two Debuts and a Few Homers

By: Joseph Coblitz | July 13, 2019 It was a short week for the Arizona League Indians Red as they had two days off in the middle for the MLB All-Star break and two of the games they did play were against their in house rivals, the Indians Blue. The week started out with a tough loss against the Dodgers Lasorda last Saturday. Allan Hernandez (12th round pick in 2019) made his professional debut and walked all four batters faced, all of whom eventually came around to score. While these runs came in against the rehabbing Jake Miednik, the...

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Yainer Diaz Ready for Next Challenge

By: Joseph Coblitz | July 11, 2019 There is something that can be said definitively about the Indians going back multiple generations of front offices. They are absolutely terrible at drafting catchers. With the exception of Roberto Perez, who was a 33rd round pick in 2008 that they essentially lucked out with, they haven’t drafted a player who stayed at the position and had any MLB success at all since taking Andy Allanson in the second round in 1983 (and he only had a 1.1 bWAR spread across four seasons). For the last few seasons, the Indians have been...

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