Minor Standings

By Lindsey Foltin

Class-AAA:

Columbus Clippers – 30-14, .682% (1st INT West Division)

Class-AA:

Akron Aeros – 21-23, .477% (4th  Eastern League West Division, 2 GB)

Class-A:

Kinston Indians – 19-23, .452% (3rd Carolina Southern Division, 5.5 GB)

Lake County Captains – 19-23, .452% (6th MID Eastern Division, 6.5 GB)

Minor Notes:

Columbus Welcomes Hagadone

After a solid start with Double-A Akron, left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone has been promoted to Triple-A Columbus. In his twelve appearances with the Aeros this season, Hagadone (2-1) held an ERA of 1.59, giving up only 14 hits, four runs and striking out 24 in 22.2 innings pitched.

Since last week’s promotion to the Clippers, Hagadone has made three appearances, in which he picked up a win, a save and a no-decision. In the 4.1 innings pitched at Columbus, he’s given up three hits, one run and has struck out four.

Hagadone was acquired by the Indians as a part of the Victor Martinez trade with the Boston Red Sox. He was conditioned as a starting pitcher before he underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in 2008. He has since been working out of the bullpen, where he has had great success and may even be called up to the major leagues later this season.

Fedroff’s Hot Bat

Aeros Outfielder Tim Fedroff is making noise down in Akron as he is currently riding a 16-game hitting streak. In his last ten games, Fedroff has a .514 batting average with 19 hits, including three doubles, two triples and seven RBI. In the past week, he has stolen two bases (both on May 21 against Altoona), and had four multi-hit games.

While 2010 was a decent year for Fedroff, averaging .274 with 122 hits and 36 RBI, his hitting and baserunning this season has really improved. Fedroff currently holds the highest batting average in the Eastern League (.377), and is second in the league with 55 hits.

The former Tarheel was selected by the Indians out of UNC in the seventh round of the June 2008 First-Year Player Draft. Known for his discipline at the plate, Fedroff had a 54-54 strikeout to walk ratio in his 130 games played at UNC. Although the Indians are currently overcrowded with left-handed batting outfielders, if Fedroff keeps putting up quality at-bats and hitting the way he has been, he should have no problem making the transition to the big leagues at some point in the future.

 

Urshela On A Streak

Despite dropping four of their last six games, Lake County Captains’ third basemen Giovanny Urshela has extended his hitting streak to eight games. Currently batting .240 on the season, Urshela has 40 hits including seven doubles, four homeruns and 19 RBI.

Since his hitting streak began on May 18, Urshela is batting .335 with ten hits and three RBI. After spending 2010 with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Urshela made the move to Single-A Lake County out of Spring Training.

A native of Cartagena, Colubia, Urshela was signed by the Indians in 2008 as a non-drafted free agent.

 

Follow Lindsey Foltin on Twitter @LindseyBaseball

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2 Comments

  1. Good info but what about say, Kinston ? When is Cleveland going to bring up Jerad Head ? We need some righty pop ! Very nice seeing Boston ending up with SQUAT and both the guys we got, Hagedone and Masterson are paying off. Keep it up Lindser ! Lots of stuff to report. Keep ’em coming ! Good job ….

  2. Which one of these guys will be next coming up to the TeePee?? It seems there IS some talent…I know the Tribe is still there, but there is a hole in the balloon…Good job Lindsey!


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