Juan Uribe is turning up the power in June for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 27 June 2016 at 2:16 pm

37-year old righty swinging 3B Juan Uribe is turning up the power at the plate lately for the Cleveland Indians.  In his first 16 games this June for the Tribe, Uribe is 10 for 56 (.179 avg, .668 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 5 homers and 10 RBIs.  Uribe has now played in 55 games overall this year for the Indians and he is 42 of 185 (.227 avg, .665 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 7 homers and 21 RBIs.  Uribe needs to keep it up with the bat, or the Indians might try to replace him by making a trade in late July.

Trevor Bauer is looking great lately for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 4:10 pm

25-year old righty starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has been pitching great lately for the Cleveland Indians.  He has started 4 games so far in June for the Indians and he was 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.  Bauer has now pitched in 16 games (10 starts) overall this year and he is 4-2 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  Bauer has given up 68 hits and 26 walks while whiffing 69 batters in his first 75 1/3 innings so far this year.  Bauer is finally starting to trust his stuff and he is attacking hitters instead of nibbling.  The sky is the limit for Bauer moving forward as long as he can stay focused.

Perci Garner is looking good in AA ball for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 12:40 am

27-year old righty reliever Perci Garner is looking good in AA-ball for the Cleveland Indians.  Garner has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Tribe so far this year and he is 4-1 with 1 save, a 1.77 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP.  Garner has only given up 28 hits and 7 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 40 2/3 innings so far this year, as he has been impressive.  Garner has now pitched in 124 games (74 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 26-25 with 3 saves, a 4.16 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  It looks like Garner is finally starting to put it all together.

Erik Gonzalez is playing good in AAA for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 12:37 am

24-year old righty swinging SS Erik Gonzalez came into this season as the Cleveland Indians‘ #12 prospect according to Baseball America.  Gonzalez has played in 60 games in AAA-ball for the Tribe so far this year and he is 69 of 241 (.286 avg, .732 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 4 homers, 31 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Gonzalez has now played in 660 games in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 702 of 2,582 (.272 avg, .702 OPS) with 371 runs scored, 31 homers, 324 RBIs and 94 stolen bases.  Gonzalez could be prime trade bait for the Indians in July, as he is blocked in Cleveland by Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez.

Michael Martinez has seemingly found a home with the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 17 June 2016 at 1:32 pm

33-year old switch-hitting IF/OF Michael Martinez has seemingly found a home with the Cleveland Indians, after struggling big time earlier in his career.  He has played in 20 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 13 of 42 (.310 avg, .762 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  Martinez has now played in 36 games in his first two years with the Tribe and he is 21 of 72 (.292 avg, .704 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs.  Martinez can play all over the field defensively, making him very valuable.  So if Martinez keeps hitting well, Francona will find him some ABs.  Martinez has now played in 224 games in his first six years in the show and he is 94 of 475 (.198 avg, .515 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 6 homers, 41 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.

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