New Outlook In Akron
The Akron Aeros were known for being one of the cheapest franchises in the minor leagues, but new ownership gives a new outlook.
Tribe Easily Dreams On Paulino
Dorssys Paulino may be far away from the major leagues, but the Indians are finding it easy to dream on his potential.
Indians Send Strong Contigent To AFL
There really isn't an offseason in baseball and several Indians farmhands are using Winter Ball to continue their progress.
Rondon Makes Thrilling Return
Indians righthander Hector Rondon hasn't pitched competitively for two years, but he returned in 2012 and was along for a championship ride with Double-A Akron.
Aguilar Adusts On And Off The Field
Jesus Aguilar has become fluent in English since signing with the Indians five years ago and is emerging as a true power threat at the plate.
Francisco Lindor Showed Few Flaws In First Full Season
The youngest player in the Midwest League for a majority of the season, Francisco Lindor—a 5-foot-11, 175-pound switch-hitting shortstop—impressed Tribe brass on both sides of the ball. He also displayed the intangibles of a mature baseball intelligence, natural instincts and clubhouse leadership.
Salazar Completes Long Road Back
Danny Salazar had Tommy John surgery in 2010 and a strict pitch count prevented him from qualifying for his first win in two years until late 2012.
Lindor Just ‘One Of The Guys’
Francisco Lindor was handed a large bonus and could be a star one day, but his maturity makes him come across as just a regular guy.
Soto Focuses On Fastball Command
Giovanni Soto is focused on commanding his fastball better.
Henry’s Return Delayed
Jordan Henry's return from surgery for a microfracture took more time than originally anticipated.
Lindor Shows Advanced Maturity
Despite being just 18 years old, Francisco Lindor has shown advanced maturity in his first full season.
Crowe Still Battling
Trevor Crowe's path to the big leagues hasn't been slowed because of opposing pitchers. Injuries have kept him off the field and from making progress.
Indians Wright Adopts Knuckleball
After it was seen by a minor league pitching coach, Steve Wright's knuckleball has become a full-time pitch.
Lindor Starts Hot
Low Class A Lake County wasn't making noise in the standings, but the Captains' shortstop, Francisco Lindor, was making a ticket worth purchasing with his hot start.
Chen Learning New Skills
After adapting to the English language, Chun Chen is tackling the challenge of learning a new position.
Indians Pull Surprise WIth First-Round Pick
The Indians first-round selection of Texas A&M outfielder Tyler Naquin may have surprised most of the draft experts, but Brad Grant had him high on the Tribe's draft board all along.