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Movin’ On Up

Stephanie Storm -Premium Content

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

Stephanie Storm -Premium Content

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