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State of the System: Cleveland Indians

Jones, middle infielders ready to make an impact in Cleveland
@christripodi
December 15, 2020

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

Toolshed: Tribe's Miller talks tools of trade

Infield prospect discusses place in Cleveland-San Diego blockbuster
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 11, 2020

Where do you begin when discussing a prospect trade in "these times?" Maybe start with the fact that the Trade Deadline was Aug. 31, one week before the Minor League season would have traditionally ended on Labor Day. Or maybe with the post-trade transition that consisted of two days of

Gore shines in scoreless Double-A debut

Top Padres prospect allows two hits, fans four in 5 1/3 innings
July 13, 2019

After dominating the California League, MacKenzie Gore picked up right where he left off in his Double-A debut.The top Padres prospect allowed two hits and a walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings as Amarillo rolled to a 9-0 win over Frisco on Saturday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

May strikes out career-high 14 for Drillers

Dodgers No. 3 prospect allows two hits in seven shutout innings
June 22, 2019

Dustin May was nothing short of magnificent on Saturday -- and he needed to be at his best.The Dodgers' No. 3 prospect recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts and gave up two hits over seven scoreless innings before Double-A Tulsa walked off with a 2-1, 10-inning win over Amarillo at ONEOK Field.

Braves' Waters rolls to Player of the Week

No. 59 overall prospect batted .444/.459/.722 with two home runs
June 17, 2019

Drew Waters had heard how difficult the jump to Double-A could be, so coming into this season, he hoped he'd still be able to hit at a high level against stiffer competition. But keeping his offseason tweaks in mind, he's allaying his own fears and breaking through with some gaudy

Miller continues torrid stretch for Poodles

Padres No. 23 prospect homers, plates three on four-hit night
June 15, 2019

Owen Miller has been nothing short of scorching over the first half of June.The Padres' No. 23 prospect went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs to power Double-A Amarillo to an 11-6 win over Tulsa on Saturday night at Hodgetown.

Reed racks up hits after changing number

Padres No. 14 prospect homers, plates two on four-hit night
May 13, 2019

One might say Buddy Reed's big game at the plate was brought to you by the number seven.In his first game after switching from No. 1 to No. 7, San Diego's 14th-ranked prospect went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs in Double-A Amarillo's 9-8 loss to

Miller, Missions force decisive Game 5

Padres' 2018 third-round pick clubs first Texas League homer
September 8, 2018

Missions accomplished.On the brink of elimination and trailing by a wide margin in Game 3 of the best-of-5 Texas League semifinals, San Antonio rallied -- completing a 9-8, 11-inning victory over Corpus Christi, then coming from behind again to win Game 4, 3-1, and take the series to the limit.Owen

MWL notes: TinCaps' Miller a natural slugger

Fort Wayne hitting coach believes Padres prospect has 'the gene'
August 30, 2018

At a recent batting practice, Class A Fort Wayne shortstop Owen Miller shrugged off a rare bad game from the previous night. There was no stress, no over-analyzing. Miller simply got back to work."I think he's got the hitting gene, whatever that is," TinCaps hitting coach John Mathews said. "Some