The Show Before the Show: Episode 356
Guardians' Allen discusses Double-A return, road to Cleveland
Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other
Scouting report: Guardians righty Williams
Patience seems to be paying off for Cleveland’s No. 7 prospect
MiLB.com's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at seventh-ranked Guardians prospect Gavin Williams.
It took four years of college ball for Gavin Williams to fit his new mold and only
Allen, Curry ready for changing of the guard
Deep, well-balanced system poised to usher new era in Cleveland
Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.
Cleveland experienced something of a transition year after trading one of its franchise
Copa de la Diversión an instant hit in new markets
Clubs flourish in first foray into MiLB’s Hispanic-outreach initiative
For the three clubs that debuted new identities in Copa de la Diversión this season, the success of the initiative was built upon the program’s core concept of community outreach.
Minor League Baseball’s celebration of the Latinx community set records in participation and attendance that already figure to be broken
Naylor's walk-off secures Finals sweep for Akron
Cleveland's No. 6 prospect leads way to Double-A Northeast title
Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Two outs. Game tied. The moment couldn’t have been any better scripted for Bo Naylor.
The Road to The Show™: Triston McKenzie
Right-hander has Major potential after injury-stunted development
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
After a professional career that constantly
Freeman among Cleveland non-roster invitees
No. 98 overall prospect headed to Major League camp in Arizona
Before he can say, "Hello, Cleveland," one of the Indians' top prospects is going to say, "Hello, Goodyear."
No. 98 overall prospect Tyler Freeman headlined Cleveland's group of players receiving non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training on Thursday. Pitchers Kyle Dowdy, Anthony Gose, DJ Johnson, Nick Sandlin and Bryan
2021 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies
White Sox prepared to pounce again with a little prospect help
This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for
Cleveland nabs Wolf, Greene for Lindor, Carrasco
Indians acquire two prospects plus Gimenez, Rosario in blockbuster
On Thursday, the Mets pulled off a blockbuster worthy of the Big Apple.
New York acquired All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and former Cy Young contender Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland, sending prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene along with Major League infielders Andrés Giménez and Amed Rosario the other way. Wolf
State of the System: Cleveland Indians
Jones, middle infielders ready to make an impact in Cleveland
Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlighting prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offering a peek at 2021.
After the Indians' three-year playoff streak was snapped
The Road to The Show™: Nolan Jones
Top Tribe prospect excels with patient approach, strong work ethic
Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Cleveland Indians third baseman Nolan Jones. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.
McKenzie posts six zeros on board for Tribe
Club's No. 10 prospect notches first scoreless outing in third start
Remember the hype that surrounded Triston McKenzie a few years ago? The No. 42 pick in the 2015 Draft has been living up to it since arriving in The Show late last month.
On Wednesday, McKenzie (2-0) posted his first scoreless outing in the Majors, allowing three hits over six
Trade roundup: Padres swap bounty for Clevinger
Cleveland grabs three top-20 prospects in deal for potential ace
The 2020 Major League Baseball Trade Deadline is Monday at 4 p.m. ET. MiLB.com will round up the most notable prospect deals throughout the day in the space below.
If anyone out there is selling, let it be known that Padres general manager A.J. Preller is buying. And buying big-time.
Tribe's Karinchak continues dominating in relief
Cleveland's No. 15 prospect fans two in sixth straight hitless outing
James Karinchak's outings out of the the Indians bullpen aren’t long, but they’re making baseball take notice.
Cleveland’s No. 15 prospect continued his dominant work in relief, turning in his sixth straight scoreless outing and fanning a pair over one perfect frame Monday as the Tribe fell to the visiting
McKenzie shines in debut for Indians
No. 9 prospect strikes out 10, wins first outing in 723 days
It had been 723 days since Triston McKenzie pitched in a game that counted, but he made it worth the wait.
Making his Major League debut, the ninth-ranked Indians prospect allowed a run on two hits and a walk and struck out 10 over six innings to lead Cleveland to
Prospects in the Indians' 2020 player pool
Young bunch will mostly play at alternate site in Lake County
As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an
2020 Draft recap: Cleveland Indians
Tribe adds pitching, hitting to young high-potential group
Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.
The Indians may not boast a farm system as loaded with elite talent as other teams around the Majors, but they do excel in one area in particular:
Ready and waiting: Triston McKenzie
Indians No. 9 prospect fighting through latest test of patience
Players at all levels of the Minor Leagues missed significant playing time in 2019 due to injury only to have their return interrupted by the global pandemic. Each week, MiLB.com checks in on an elite prospect’s road back from injury. This week, we focus on Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie.
New Tribe prospect Burns has the game in his blood
Competitive balance pick still learning baseball lessons from father
Tanner Burns always had advanced tools on the diamond. At one point, they were downright dangerous.
“I remember one time he was playing shortstop and he ran out to center field to be the cutoff [man], and he cut it off, and the little boy was running full and all
Huffman goes berserk in batter's box
Indians farmhand hits three homers, plates 10 for Clippers
Chad Huffman last belted three home runs in a game approximately 13 years ago. He was wielding an aluminum "trampoline-like" bat back then.
Huffman, who turns 26 next week, likes his power stroke with the wood handle and barrel, too.