Trevor Bauer won’t likely be called up on September 1st by the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 26 August 2013 at 6:18 pm

22-year old righty starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a bright future, but the Indians aren’t likely going to call him up in September unless a starting pitcher or two get injured.  He pitched in 4 games (all starts) earlier this year for the Indians and he was 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 21 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Tribe this year and he is 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  He has given up 115 hits and whiffed 101 batters in his first 116 1/3 innings in the minors so far this year, but he has walked 66 batters and that is way too many.  Bauer will have a good shot of making the rotation next spring if he can just tighten up his control.

The Cleveland Indians release Daisuke Matsuzaka

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 7:46 pm

The Indians have released 32-year old righty starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka.  He pitched in 19 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Indians this year and he was 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  He last pitched in the majors last year for the Red Sox.  He has pitched in 117 games (116 starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 50-37 with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.  The Indians must not have liked what they saw out of Matsuzaka in the minors.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians sign David Cooper

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 14 August 2013 at 12:32 pm

The Indians have signed 26-year old lefty swinging 1B David Cooper to a minor league deal.  Cooper played in 45 games for the Blue Jays last year and he was 42 of 140 (.300 avg, .788 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 4 homers and 11 RBIs.  Cooper has now played in 72 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 57 of 211 (.270 avg, .750 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 6 homers and 23 RBIs.  Cooper has not play at all this year as he has been rehabbing from back surgery.  Cooper could help the Indians next month if he’s healthy.

UPDATE:  (8/31/2013) – The Indians have released David Cooper at his request.  He played in 13 games in Rookie+AAA-ball for the Indians and he was 16 of 51 (.314 avg, .736 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 6 RBIs.

The Cleveland Indians have released Fabio Martinez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 9 August 2013 at 11:31 am

The Indians have released 23-year old righty reliever Fabio Martinez.  Martinez pitched in 23 games (0 starts) in A+AA-ball for the Tribe this year and he was 0-2 with a 10.48 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP.  Martinez only gave up 24 hits while whiffing 37 batters in his first 28 1/3 innings in the minors this year, but he also walked 35 batters and that is was kept getting him in trouble.  Martinez has now pitched in 103 games (58 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 18-17 with 1 save, a 4.55 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  This is no loss for the Indians moving forward.

Louis Head is looking good in the minors for the Cleveland Indians in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 21 July 2013 at 1:52 pm

23-year old righty reliever Louis Head is looking good in the minors for the Indians so far this year.  He has pitched in 32 games (0 starts) in A+AAA-ball so far this year and he is 0-3 with 5 saves, a 2.13 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 54 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 2-5 with 8 saves, a 2.73 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Head has given up 86 hits and 22 walks while whiffing 79 batters in his first 89 innings in the minors, which is pretty impressive.  Head could get brought up in September when rosters expand as long as he keeps pitching well in the minors.

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