Cleveland Sweet Spotting

New Arrival: Josh Martin, rp, Carlolina Mudcats

New Arrival: Josh Martin, rp, Carlolina Mudcats

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Josh Martin was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 2011 Draft from Samford University.  The Cleveland Indians then drafted him in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, where he would sign.

He is having a very nice season out of the pen for the Mudcats, carrying a 1.030 WHIP and allowing fewer hits than innings pitched.

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New Arrival: Ryan Merrit, sp, Carolina Mudcats

New Arrival: Ryan Merrit, sp, Carolina Mudcats

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There are a lot of players having nice seasons in the Indians organization, but Merrit has been one of the more pleasant surprises.  Drafted in the 16th round of the 2011 Draft from McLennan Community College in Texas, Merrit has slowly been moving up the organization ladder.  He is having his finest season in 2014, doubling his highest season win totals while carrying a sub one WHIP.  He is…

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New Arrival: Jeremy Lucas, c, Carolina Mudcats

New Arrival: Jeremy Lucas, c, Carolina Mudcats

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Jeremy Lucas was drafted by Baltimore in the 35th Round of the 2009 draft out of high school in Indiana.  He did not sign,  joined Indiana State University, and was drafted by the Indians in the 12th round of the 2012 draft.

Ever since signing he has been one of my favorite players in the organization.  He has pop, gets on base, and can play both 1B and catcher.  This season he has really turned…

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New Arrical: Jacob Lee, rp, Cleveland Indians

New Arrical: Jacob Lee, rp, Cleveland Indians

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Jacob Lee was drafted in the 9th Round of the 2012 draft frpm Arkansas State University.

He was a classic Indians pick.  In his senior season he went 9-1 with a 2.77 ERA.  He was named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-SBC.  He had three average or above average pitches, and while not flashy was a very smart pitcher.

Lee hit a bit of a rough spot in 2013, but this year…

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New Arrival: Li-Jen Chu, c, Arizona League Indians

New Arrival: Li-Jen Chu, c, Arizona League Indians @NarrarBeisbol

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I visited Taiwan back in 2009 and fell in love with the place. The people were amazing, the country pretty, and there was lots to do. Ever since I have been a big fan of Taiwan prospects, especially when they are in the Indians system. In 2012 Chu was signed for $40,000, and his hitting very well with the AZL Indians. Right now he and Bobby Bradley are the two hottest hitters on the team, and…

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New Arrival: Ordomar Valdez, if, Mahoning Valley Scrappers

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Ordomar Valdez is splitting time between 2b/3b with Mahoning Valley this season.  He was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2010.  He is having a solid season, with a good BB/K ratio.  He does not have a lot of pop, but the fact that he can take a walk and shows defensive versatility really helps him out.

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