During Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and examine the coaches and players that make up and are vying to be part of the 2013 Cleveland Indians—A Team With A New Direction. Today, we examine one of the young players on the 40-man roster that is a part of the Indians’ minor league system.
By Christian Petrila
After five full seasons in the minors, Indians outfielder Tim Fedroff took a massive step toward making his long-awaited Major League debut when he was added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20.
Fedroff was a seventh round pick for the Indians back in 2008 and has been nothing short of a consistent hitter throughout his time in the minors. For his minor league career, Fedroff is hitting .296 with 23 home runs and 204 RBI in 495 games, but last season was when he really began capturing the attention on many Indians fans.
By David Roberts
With postseason baseball complete Major League Baseball teams turn their attention to their major and minor league rosters for the following season. The Cleveland Indians participate in four fall and winter ball leagues to extend the seasons of some of their minor and major league players. The four leagues are Arizona Fall League, covered two weeks ago, Dominican, Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues.
This week we’ll cover the ten Tribe players listed on the rosters of the Dominican Winter League Teams. The Dominican Winter League is made up of six teams, which consists of minor league players and the top native players of the Dominican Republic for a 50 game season. The league is one of several international Caribbean Leagues that allow the baseball season to be extended for the development of minor league ballplayers.
By Evan Matsumoto
The Indians not-so-dramatic slide into mediocrity this season was far from unexpected. Cleveland now sits solidly in third place in the A.L. Central, barely nudging out the Kansas City Royals for bronze.
Eleven games out of first place, and with two-thirds of this west-coast road trip to go, the team’s roster needs a bat that will spark some sort of offense.
Enter Tim Fedroff.