Jones, Freeman ready to rock for Cleveland

Infield duo took center stage in talent-filled Indians farm system

Ranked the No. 3 prospect in the Indians system, Tyler Freeman has a .319 average over 231 Minor League games. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | October 28, 2019 10:19 AM ET

Led by top prospect Nolan Jones and third-ranked Tyler Freeman, the Cleveland Indians have a lot to look forward to from their farm system in the coming years.

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Indians' Jones undergoes thumb surgery

Club's No. 1 prospect aggravated injury in Arizona Fall League

Nolan Jones totaled 40 extra-base hits, including 15 homers, across two levels in 2019. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Duane Cross | October 24, 2019 7:36 PM ET

Top-ranked Indians prospect Nolan Jones underwent surgery on his right thumb Wednesday, and the club hopes he will be at full strength by Spring Training.

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Head of the Class: Triple-A

Sluggers Cron, Lux blast off; righty Gallen shuts down hitters

Kevin Cron drilled 45 long balls in 123 games across the Majors and Minors in 2019. (Reno Aces)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 3, 2019 10:35 AM ET

D-backs slugger Kevin Cron and Dodgers rookie Gavin Lux electrified fans while righty Zac Gallen shut down batters before a trade to Arizona to lead the best of Triple-A.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Head of the Class: Full-season Class A

Jays' Conine flexes muscle; Giants' Corry consistently dominant

Griffin Conine led the Midwest League in homers despite missing the first 50 games of the season. (Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jordan Wolf | September 26, 2019 10:21 AM ET

Blue Jays slugger Griffin Conine and Giants southpaw Seth Corry were the leaders of the pack at the Class A level this season, while Indians prospect Will Benson left his mark with a milestone performance.

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Clippers, Cats gear up for final title game

Resilient Indians, Giants prospects seek Triple-A championship

Columbus' Bobby Bradley and Sacramento's Francisco Pena lead their clubs in Tuesday's title game. (David Monseur, Dave Michael/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Indians affiliate Columbus Clippers and their adaptable hitters take on Giants affiliate Sacramento River Cats and their resilient roster in the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday.

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Clippers claim 11th Governors' Cup

Zimmer, Johnson, Tom homer to finish three-game sweep

Columbus celebrates its 11th International League championship, one more than Rochester. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Bob Sutton | September 12, 2019 11:48 PM ET

Columbus won its 11th International League championship, completing a three-game sweep of Durham with a 6-2 victory as Bradley Zimmer hit a go-ahead three-run homer.

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Lavarnway puts Clippers a win from IL crown

Indians catching farmhand belts two long balls, drives in six runs

Ryan Lavarnway has recorded three two-homer games since July, one of which was in the Majors. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 11, 2019 10:12 PM ET

Cleveland Indians catcher Ryan Lavarnway blasted two homers and tied a career high with six RBIs to power Triple-A Columbus to a 7-4 win over Durham in Game 2 of the International League Finals.

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Tom blasts Clippers to Game 1 win

Indians prospect goes deep, plates three in IL Finals opener

Ka'ai Tom has mashed four home runs in his last six games, dating back to the regular season. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 10, 2019 9:58 PM ET

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ka'ai Tom blasted his second postseason homer, a three-run shot, to power Triple-A Columbus to an 8-3 victory over Durham in Game 1 of the Governors' Cup Finals.

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Johnson puts Clippers on brink of IL Finals

Indians No. 16 prospect delivers two run-scoring hits in Game 2

Daniel Johnson batted .306/.371/.496 with 41 extra-base hits and 44 RBIs in 84 games in Triple-A. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 5, 2019 10:22 PM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 16 prospect Daniel Johnson drove in two runs as Triple-A Columbus defeated Gwinnett, 7-3, in Game 2 of the International League Governors' Cup semifinals.

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Bradley steers Clippers to IL semifinal lead

Seventh-ranked Indians prospect plates two runs in Game 1 win

Bobby Bradley notched his third multi-hit performance in his last six games dating back to the regular season. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 4, 2019 11:21 PM ET

Cleveland's No. 7 prospect Bobby Bradley doubled, singled and drove in two runs to help Columbus edge Gwinnett, 5-4, in Game 1 of the International League Governors' Cup semifinals.

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