Stephanie Storm

Movin’ On Up

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To put Putnam's lightning-quick ascent through the low levels of the Indians minor league system in perspective, consider that the 2008 fifth-round pick out of Michigan had pitched in just eight games (spanning 33 2⁄3 innings) as a professional before being promoted to Akron in May.

Majors | #2009#Cleveland Indians#Organization Reports

Familiar Face

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Pitching was the main depth in the 2009 Draft and just so happened to be what the Cleveland Indians needed most. Thus, Tribe operatives plucked a pair of pitchers in the first three rounds of the first day of the draft, including power righthander Alex White with the 15th overall selection.

Majors | #2009#Cleveland Indians#Organization Reports

Family Matters

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Beau knows baseball. That's what the Indians were banking on when they drafted Beau Mills from Lewis-Clark (Idaho) State with the 13th overall pick in the 2007 draft. When the Indians perused the list of players available with that pick, they were searching for as close to a sure thing as they could find with the one selection they had over the first three rounds in 2007.

Majors | #2008#Cleveland Indians#Organization Reports