Minor Standings

By Lindsey Foltin

Class-AAA:

Columbus Clippers – 24-7, .774% (1st INT West Division)

Class-AA:

Akron Aeros – 11-12, .452% (6th  Eastern League West Division, 1.5 GB)

Class-A:

Kinston Indians – 13-16, .448% (3rd Carolina Southern Division, 7.5 GB)

Lake County Captains – 16-16, .500% (4th MID Eastern Division, 2.5 GB)

Minor Notes:

McAllister Making Noise

Right-hander Zach McAllister has some big shoes to fill in Columbus now that the teams ace Alex White is playing in the big leagues. Although White may be sent back down to Columbus once Mitch Talbot returns from the DL, McAllister has definitely stepped up for the Clippers since the departure of White.

McAllister currently leads the league with six wins, and is sporting a decent 3.00 ERA. He currently has 29 strikeouts and only six walks in 39 innings pitched. In Monday night’s start against the Charlotte Knights, McAllister pitched seven innings, striking out eight and allowing only two runs.

Drafted out of Illinois Valley Central High School by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, McAllister was acquired by the Indians in 2010 in the Austin Kearns trade. McAllister was ranked the Yankees’ fifth best prospect going into the 2010 season, but struggled in both Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Columbus.

Goedert Begins Rehab Assignment

After a successful 2010 season, Jared Goedert was slated to start 2011 in Columbus, spitting time with Jason Kipnis at second base. However, Goedert was sidelined towards the end of spring training, as a strained right oblique injury placed him on the 60-day DL.

Goedert began his 20-day rehab assignment with AA-Akron Tuesday night, where he went 0-for-3 but reached base on an error by the Erie Seawolves third basemen. He is expected to return to Columbus once his rehab assignment is completed.

In 2010, Goedert led the entire Indians farm system in homeruns (27), and finished second in RBI with 83. First drafted out of Kansas State by the Indians in the 36th round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft, Goedert declined. The Indians must have really liked what they saw from Goedert, as they drafted him again in the 9th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft. He was added to the 40 man roster this past off-season to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.

Two Captains Earn Midwest League Honor, Including Local Native Gallas

Lake County Captains’ Anthony Gallas and Mike Rayl have both been named Midwest League Player of the Week for May 2nd-8th.

Gallas, a native of Strongsville, Ohio and Kent State University graduate, is currently batting .355 on the season with 12 RBI, three homeruns and leads the league in doubles with 14. In his last ten at-bats, Gallas is batting .425 with 17 hits, six doubles, four RBI and a homerun.

Rayl, who was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week, is currently 4-0 with 2.29 ERA and leads the Captains in strikeouts with 39. During his May 4th start, Rayl pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and striking out eleven.

A native of Lake Worth, Florida, Rayl was drafted out of Palm Beach Community College by the Indians in the 15th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

Follow Lindsey Foltin on Twitter @LindseyBaseball

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4 Comments

  1. Goedert to 2B ?!! Check that..he was a 3B and was borderline. He may have been moving to 1B but 2B..nah I don’t think so. Also, Levon Washington is in Lake County, a projected first round pick that demanded a huge bonus and Dolan shelled it out to his credit. Outfielder who threatened to go back to Florida State. Good job though Lindsay.

    • They’ve moved Goedert around from third, first and second base… Trying to find what works best for him. He has struggled defensively due to his lingering injuries, but can hit well. Washington was just called up to Lake County last week, he’s only 19, has a long way to go but has promising future.

  2. great update…Always good new insight….I always looking forward to your info….

  3. great job!!!! see you soon….


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