IBI 2021 Defensive prospect of the year

While a lot of our IBI awards are decided based on strong statistical arguments, but if we know anything about minor league defensive stats, we know that they won’t tell us anything. So this one is a bit of an eye test along with some stats and evidenced-based factors for the 2021 IBI Defensive Prospect […]

Around the Farm 10/19/21: Scorpions won’t stop stinging Dogs as it is their nature

Scoreboard AFL – Scorpions 12, Desert Dogs 4 Highlights Richie Palacios (Scorpions, LF): 1/5, HR – Palacios continued his strong start to the AFL season with a home run in his first at bat. He cooled off a bit after that as he was out in his final four at bats including two strike outs. […]

IBI 2021 Surprise & Disappointing prospects

In 2021, a “disappointing” season by a prospect feels like it has to come with a caveat. Most prospects couldn’t play in 2020 and if they did, they didn’t play real games. At least some of them had time at the alternate training site and played some at instructs in the fall. Ultimately, this list […]

Around The Fall League 10/18/21

Image credit: Lincoln Horsley SALT RIVER RAFTERS 7, SCOTTSDALE SCORPIONS 6 Richie Palacios (LF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB – Palacios continued his strong start to the fall season at the plate by reaching base twice to bring his OPS to 1.098, including a .357 AVG. He also stole his fist base of […]

2021 IBI All-Prospect Team

2021 IBI All-Prospect 1st team C: Bryan Lavastida 1B: Jhonkensy Noel 2B: Richie Palacios 3B: Andruw Monasterio SS: Brayan Rocchio OF: George Valera OF: Steven Kwan OF: Alex Call DH: Oscar Gonzalez LHP: Logan T. Allen RHP: Daniel Espino RP: LHP Francisco Perez 2021 IBI All-Prospect 2nd team C: Andres Melendez 1B: Trenton Brooks 2B: […]

Scottsdale Scorpions Week 1: Starting things off with two up and two down

It hasn’t quite been a week since the start of the Arizona Fall League season, but we’ll take advantage of the league being off on Sundays to provide our weekly look backs. After starting on October 13th, Richie Palacios, Michael Amditis, Jose Tena, Tanner Tully, Aaron Pinto, Damon Casetta-Stubbs and Matt Turner have all made […]

Around the Farm AFL 10/16/21:

Scottsdale Scorpions 8, Peoria Javelinas 2 Richie Palacios (LF, Scottsdale): 2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI – Palacios has continued to hit and get on base in the AFL with three three doubles and three walks in three games so far. Jose Tena (2B, Scottsdale): 1-3, R, RBI – Tena hasn’t quite enjoyed the success Palacios […]

2021 IBI Prospect Award Primer

Now that we’ve reached the end of the minor league season and we’ve wrapped some things up, it’s time to put a bow on the 2021 minor league season in the Cleveland Indians system. 2020 was supposed to be a year where Cleveland’s minor league strength – its prospect at High-A and below – were […]

Around The Farm Winter Ball 10/15/21: Tully turns tables for Tribe pitching in AFL

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (SCOTTSDALE SCORPIONS) SCORPIONS 4, GLENDALE DESERT DOGS 3 Michael Amditis (PH-backup DH): 0-3, 1 R – Amditis, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Red Sox pitching prospect Kole Cottam in the fourth, scored his first run of the AFL season in the seventh after reaching in a fielding error by […]


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