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The Diff: Cleveland Indians prospect movement in 2013

The Diff

The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I shared five statistical thoughts about the Tribe’s outlook. Now, I’m catching up on prospects. This edition is my third installment of my monthly Indians prospect update within The

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Carlos Moncrief: Cleveland’s most surprising 2013 prospect

Akron Aeros outfielder Carlos Moncrief is not your typical prospect. At 24 years old, he’s a bit more, well, mature than the average Double-A Eastern League player. He’s listed as 6-foot and 219-lbs, which both seem to be moderately generous. And as a former pitcher, he doesn’t have quite that much professional experience as a

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Francisco Lindor’s Double-A debut is tonight: Are we ready?

Francisco Lindor MLB Futures Game

Francisco Lindor was born on Nov. 14, 1993. In relative terms, that was 16 weeks before Justin Bieber was born and 20 weeks before Jacobs Field hosted its first official game. That should provide some helpful context on the combination of elite skills and exciting youth for the 19-year-old Cleveland Indians prospect. After playing in Sunday’s

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Headlines

Indians promote Francisco Lindor to AA Akron

Francisco Lindor, Cleveland’s top draft pick in 2011 and best overall prospect is making the jump to AA Akron. Lindor’s numbers at Carolina this season through 83 games- .306 average, 51 runs scored, 19 doubles, 6 triples, 1 home run, 27 RBI, 35 walks, 39 strikeouts. He’s also the best defensive shortstop in the organization.

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Akron Aeros, General

WFNY Night at Canal Park

Forty-plus came out to our annual event at Canal Park last night. As always the Aeros were gracious hosts, though for the first time since we’ve been getting together (our sixth year) the Aeros did not win on WFNY night. Good times were still had. As always Jon Cole was there to document the evening

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Headlines

MLB News: Chris Perez allows three homers in rehab outing

While the night in Double-A Akron was set to be fun with two rehabbing Indians relievers, the mood turned sour very quickly in the top of the second. The highlight of the exciting night was supposed to be rehabbing closer Chris Perez, who was to work the second inning for the Aeros against the Trenton

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Akron Aeros, General

WFNY Presents Cleveland Sports Blog Night at Canal Park

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It’s back. For the fifth year, WFNY and the Akron Aeros are hosting a Cleveland Sports Blog get together at Canal Park. Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 11th. As always, we have picked a ‘Thirsty Thursday’ night at the game, meaning select cold beverages (aka cheap beer and soda) are just $1.00. These events

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The Diff: Update on top Cleveland Indians prospects

The Diff

The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. Amazingly, this is already the 20th one I’ve written here at the site. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, The Diff looked deep into the stats of Nerlens Noel as the likely No. 1 pick

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Headlines

Akron Aeros to give away Jim Donovan bobblehead on June 8

For the last several months, in typical minor league baseball fashion, the Double-A Akron Aeros have been hosting a Media Madness nomination and voting contest online for fans to submit their favorites for a three-pack of media celebrity June bobblehead giveaways. On Friday afternoon, the Aeros announced the first winner in the TV category: Jim

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Headlines

Brett Myers not sharp in AA rehab start

Cleveland Indians pitcher Brett Myers (8.02 ERA this season) started for the AA Akron Aeros last night on a rehab assignment. Myers was placed in the 15 day DL back on April 21st with an elbow strain. According to the Aeros’ game report, the start didn’t go as well as they had hoped- “Myers (0-1)

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How good of a starting prospect is Danny Salazar?

danny salazar

The Cleveland Indians must have seen something in Danny Salazar before everyone else — and their early belief has paid off in a big way. After the 2011 season, Cleveland’s organization surprised a lot of people by placing the 21-year-old right-hander on the official 40-man roster. Salazar actually had only made 15 starts in the

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Sunday Indians Notes: Beau Mills, the rotation and prospects

beau mills and tuve

Beau Mills and his bucking bulls: The Indians scoring 19 runs was not the strangest news I saw yesterday. No, not even close. It began with a pair of tweets from @Indians (here and here) sharing pictures of a young bucking bull named Tuve (after Astros infielder Jose Altuve) that happens to be owned by Indians

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The Diff: Baseball attendance in April, sellout streaks

The Diff

Last week’s version of The Diff was tremendous fun as we journeyed through the land of quality starts in baseball. With the Indians’ back-and-forth 5-7 start to the season, that post likely remains incredibly relevant. Now, we stick with the same sport but head to something more external: April attendance. Attendance is always a topical

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Akron Aeros

New look, ‘new ballgame’ for Akron Aeros and Canal Park

Akron aeros opening day

Everyone knows the clichés about first impressions. They last a lifetime, the first few seconds define a relationship, etc. But has anyone heard about using bubbles to make a second first impression? Bubbles were the item of choice for the new-look, “new ballgame” Akron Aeros on their Opening Day game on Thursday night. The glitz

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The Diff: Market saturation and Indians attendance

The Diff

In last week’s edition of The Diff, I shared a number of statistical notes about the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers. This week, I’m covering a topic I’ve been trying to get to for a while, but is perfect for right now: Cleveland Indians attendance. Cleveland Indians attendance is a topical news item this week. Firing right

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Trevor Bauer, and the Indians’ starting pitching outlook

trevor bauer

Trevor Bauer is a game-changer. Yes, the new Cleveland wunderkind is only 21 (he turns 22 in January) and has just 4 (bad) games of MLB experience under his belt, but his sheer presence drastically changes the starting pitching algorithm for the Cleveland Indians going forward. Obviously, there’s a certain amount of risk associated with

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Akron Aeros

Like Jimmy Haslam III in Cleveland, Ken Babby is a Sign of Hope for Akron Aeros Fans

Ken Babby

Disclaimer: I worked for the Akron Aeros in various media capacities from 2008-2010. I maintained many close relationships with my former colleagues. This November, two candidates are hoping for your votes in the polls as they strive to change the American political scene. More likely, however, Ohioans and especially Northeast Ohio sports fans have been

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Headlines

Ken Babby Emerging as Likely New Owner for Akron Aeros

In a rumor that’s been over a year in the making, Stephanie Storm of the Akron Beacon Journal had the latest on Saturday about a likely pending ownership change for the Double-A Aeros: Either Ken Babby happens to be the biggest Aeros fan known to minor-league baseball or he’s the new owner in waiting. What

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Headlines

Akron Aeros Storm Back to Win Eastern League Championship

On the verge of elimination, a Cleveland-based team found a way to win a league title. Sounds like a strange dream that could never happen, eh? Well, that’s exactly what occurred this week in the Double-A Eastern League for the Akron Aeros. Trailing 0-2 in the Division Series, the Aeros rallied to win three straight

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