As Expected, Tribe Quiet in Rule 5 Draft

The Cleveland Indians went into the Rule 5 draft with a loaded 40-man roster, meaning the club was going to be sitting out the Major League portion…

Lynchburg’s Tyler Freeman – A Prospect on the Rise

At the season’s dawn, Tyler Freeman was a 19-year-old beginning his third season as a professional ballplayer. Most 19 year olds would be found in college, but…

Wilbis Santiago – Developing his Game at High-A Lynchburg

Playing baseball has been a part of the life of Wilbis Santiago since he was six years old. “My uncle gave me a glove and a bat,…

The Balanced Approach of High-A Lynchburg’s Mitch Reeves

It is challenging to maintain a balanced perspective when you win the Carolina League Player of the Week Award your first week at the High-A level. Mitch…

The Continuing Development of Lynchburg’s Juan Hillman

Baseball has not always been the focus of High-A Lynchburg’s left-handed starting pitcher Juan Hillman. The 6’2”, 200 lb. second round pick of the Indians in 2015…

The Rising Fortunes of Adam Scott

For left-handed pitcher Adam Scott, baseball has always been a part of his life. “There is a picture of me with a baseball in my left-hand, and…

Tribe’s Jones and Johnson Heading to SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

Two top Indians prospects will make their Progressive Field debut early during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Weekend in July as Lynchburg third baseman Nolan Jones and Columbus…

Robert Broom – Have Home, Will Travel

In the Minor League, most players live in simple accommodations. A short-term apartment shared with teammates, a room in the home of a host family, or a…

The Highs and Lows of High-A Lynchburg’s First Half

The first half of the Lynchburg Hillcats’ 2019 season came to a conclusion on Sunday afternoon, June 16. The Hillcats were facing their Northern Division rivals, Wilmington,…

The Continuing Transformation of Lynchburg’s Matt Solter

If you examine the baseball resume of Matt Solter, your first thought might be journeyman. Since graduating from high school in New Bern, North Carolina, in 2012,…

Lynchburg’s Oscar Gonzalez, A Gifted Young Prospect

He is the second youngest player on the Hillcats. Born January 10, 1998, only teammate Nolan Jones is younger than Oscar Gonzalez in the Lynchburg clubhouse. A…

At High-A Lynchburg, Nolan Jones is On Target for the Big Leagues

Competition. That is a driving force in the life of Nolan Jones, the third baseman for the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats. Whether it is competing against his brothers…