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Clippers claim 11th Governors' Cup

Zimmer, Johnson, Tom homer to finish three-game sweep
September 12, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. -- One powerful swing was another example of Bradley Zimmer looking more and more like a big leaguer again.The Indians outfielder -- more than a year removed from shoulder surgery -- hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning as Columbus captured its 11th Governors' Cup by

Brooks' double in 10th brings home Jones to top Squirrels

August 23, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapRubberDucks (24-37, 58-72) 4 - Flying Squirrels (25-37, 48-81) 3 - 10 inn.WP: Argenis Angulo (3-2) LP: Caleb Simpson (1-3) Save: NoneSummaryFor the second consecutive night, the Akron RubberDucks topped the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 10 innings, winning 4-3 at Canal Park on Friday, with the winning run

Senators Stymy RubberDucks' Power Surge In Ten Innings, 6-5

August 21, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapSenators 6 (26-30, 68-58) RubberDucks 5 (22-37, 56-72) Final/10 InningsWP: Greg Holland (1-0) LP: Ben Krauth (1-3) Save: NoneSummaryThe Harrisburg Senators won a back-and-forth affair 6-5 in ten innings by adding two critical runs in the top of the tenth inning to stymy the RubberDucks power surge Wednesday

Ducks Drop Late-Night Decision to Harrisburg, 5-3

August 21, 2019

RubberDucks Game RecapSenators (25-30) 5 - RubberDucks (22-36) 3WP: Jacob Condra-Bogan (6-4) LP: Tanner Tully (7-11) Save: Aaron Barrett (28)SummaryAfter a rain delay of over two hours, the Harrisburg Senators closed out the RubberDucks 5-3 at Canal Park in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 110

Benjamin Hill brings tales of his California adventures to podcast
May 18, 2017

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'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 The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via

Indians call up top prospect Zimmer

Columbus outfielder promoted after hitting .294 in 33 games
May 16, 2017

When Bradley Zimmer didn't make the cut out of Spring Training, the Indians sent him a pretty clear message."We told him, 'Knock the door down,'" Indians skipper Terry Francona told "'Make us call you up.'"The Indians did just that on Tuesday, promoting their No. 1 prospect to the Majors. Zimmer,

Tribe sends Zimmer to Minor League camp

Francona urges Cleveland's No. 1 prospect to 'knock the door down'
March 26, 2017

When the American League champions take the field on Opening Day, Bradley Zimmer won't be with them, but their top prospect isn't far behind.Cleveland reassigned's No. 22 overall prospect to Minor League camp Sunday. The move wasn't a surprise as Cleveland informed the outfielder at the beginning of Spring

Farm System Rankings: Overall (20-11)

Jimenez, Happ keep Cubs stocked; Benintendi ready to roll for Red Sox
March 12, 2017

With Spring Training underway and the 2017 season almost upon us, has been looking at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranking them according to certain changing criterion with each edition. Our final series of rankings focuses on the overall quality and quantity of top talent in

Torres keeps Baby Bombers in the spotlight

No. 3 overall prospect swats two doubles, day after Judge's big blast
February 25, 2017

Two days into Grapefruit League action, Yankees prospects are living up to the hype surrounding their Minor League system.Gleyber Torres --'s No. 3 overall prospect -- socked two doubles and scored twice Saturday in the Yankees' 6-5 loss to the Phillies in Clearwater. His noteworthy performance came a day after

2017 Prospect Projections: AL Central

Indians outfield prospect Zimmer might help defending AL champs
January 24, 2017

This is the third in a six-part series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting pitchers and 65

Tribe invite top prospect Zimmer to camp

IL Rookie of the Year Diaz, speedster Allen to join slugger in Arizona
January 20, 2017

Bradley Zimmer took another step in his march toward the Majors on Friday when the Indians extended their top prospect a non-roster invitation to big league camp at Spring Training.Cleveland also invited two other ranked outfielders -- Yandy Díaz (No. 10) and Greg Allen (No. 19) -- along with first

Akron duo, Dahl highlight Eastern All-Stars

Top Indians prospects Zimmer, Frazier selected to play for home fans
June 30, 2016

Akron fans have had a chance to see many impressive performances from RubberDucks outfielders Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer through the first half of the season. Now they'll get to see the pair honored for their play at this year's Eastern League All-Star Game on July 13 at Akron's Canal