Tice Rising To Top With Mudcats and Minor League Roundup
By Sean Tuttle
Jeremie Tice, age 25, was first drafted in the 2006 amateur draft by the Florida Marlins in the 38th round, but decided to go back to college. In 2008, the Cleveland Indians drafted Tice in the the sixth round of the amateur draft out of the College of Charleston.
In the five seasons Tice has been in the Tribe organization, he has seen action at third base, first base and in the outfield. This year he has spent the majority of his time operating as the Carolina Mudcats designated hitter.
In 171 plate appearances this season, Tice has 45 hits, 16 doubles, and has accounted for 29 runs. He is first in the Carolina League in RBI’s with 45, first in slugging (.639), tied for second in extra base hits with 27, and first in home runs with 11. He has drawn 17 walks as compared to 35 strikeouts. His current batting average holds at .306 through 43 games.
Tice’s career numbers through five seasons consist of 371 hits in 369 games, 93 doubles, eight triples, 44 home runs, and 233 RBI’s. He is 6 for 11 on stolen base attempts, and has walked 143 times while striking out 347 times.
With the production that Tice has shown in the first couple months of the 2012 season, it is only a matter of time before he is climbing through the ranks of the Indians organization. The only question is where is his next stop? Akron seems like the logical route, but don’t be surprised if he jumps to AAA Columbus.
Minor League Round-Up
As of June 5th, the Columbus Clippers (AAA), are 27-31 overall sitting in second place, and are seven games out of first. Designated hitter, Jared Goedert, had a career high nine RBI’s on June 5th vs. Buffalo. On June 5th, the Clippers set the runs scored record at Huntington Park by scoring 21 runs in a 21-3 win over Buffalo, the franchise record is 26 runs scored (May 3, 1997). Left-handed pitcher, Chris Seddon, is tied for first in the International League in wins with six, and in his last two starts, is 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA (13.1IP, 11H, 1R/1ER, 1BB, 12K). Right-handed pitcher, Corey Kluber, is second in the IL in strikeouts with 68, and is tied for first in the IL in K/9 IP Ratio (10.74). Left-handed pitcher, David Huff, is tied for first in the IL in complete games with two.
The Akron Aeros (AA), are 34-20 overall sitting in first place by four and a half games. Infielder, Chun Chen, is tied for first in the Eastern League in doubles with 17. Outfielder, Tim Fedroff, is tied for sixth in batting average (.312), fourth in OBP (.403), second in walks with 30 and tied for second in triples with five. Left-handed pitcher, T.J. House, has only allowed three earned runs in his last five starts and has a 1.27 ERA (21.1IP, 3 ER) over that span. The Aeros are first in the EL with a team ERA of 2.76 (479.0IP/ 147ER) in 55 games.
The Carolina Mudcats (A), are 26-31 sitting in fourth place, and are eight games out of first. Designated hitter, Jeremie Tice, is first in the Carolina League in RBI’s with 45, first in slugging (.639), tied for second in extra base hits with 27, and first in HR with 11. Delvi Cid is fifth in stolen bases with 14. Outfielder, Tyler Holt, is tied for third in walks with 32, and is first in triples with six. Outfielder, Carlos Moncrief, is tied for fourth it triples with three. Right-handed pitcher, Jose Flores, is tied for third in saves with eight. Right-handed pitcher, Shawn Armstrong, has only allowed four runs on 14 hits in 28.0 innings this season with Carolina (16 appearances), he has 37 strikeouts compared to 14 walks and sports a 1.29 ERA.
The Lake County Captains (A), are 28-29 sitting in fourth place, and are 12 games out of first. Infielder, Francisco Lindor, right-handed pitcher, Cody Anderson, and right-handed pitcher, Joe Colon have been named to the 2012 Midwest League All-Star game, representing the Eastern Division. Right-handed pitcher, Jeff Johnson, is third in saves with ten. Outfielder, Luigi Rodriguez, has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games (.263 AVG, 15-57, 2B, 2 RBI). Catcher, Alex Lavisky, has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 (.311 AVG, 14-45, 2 2B, HR, 8 RBI). Right-handed pitcher, Mason Radeke’s 8 strikeouts on June 4th vs. Fort Wayne was a career high.
Patric Tolentino was transferred from Columbus to Mahoning Valley
TJ McFarland was transferred from Akron to Columbus
Placed Trey Haley on 7 Day DL in Carolina with a right Groin Strain
Placed Thomas Neal on 7 Day DL in Akron with a right hamstring strain
Activated Dwight Childs from DL in Carolina and transferred to Akron
Tyler Sturdevant activated off 7 Day DL in Akron and transferred to Carolina
Trevor Crowe activated off 7 Day DL in Columbus and transferred to Akron
Placed Dwight Childs on 7 Day DL in Akron with a strained left calf
Activated Bryson Myles from 7 day DL in Lake County
Transferred Jordan Casas from Lake County to Mahoning Valley