Calica Cruising Along, Krauth’s Scoreless Streak, And More in Scrappers’ Scrapbook

A good start to the month of August was negated for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, who were swept in three straight close contests against Hudson Valley on…

Calica Continues Hitting, McKenzie Allows a Run, and More in the Scrappers’ Scrapbook

Mother Nature has been unkind to the young Mahoning Valley Scrappers this week. The Indians’ short-season affiliate has had three rainouts and a pair of doubleheaders in…

Another Mejia Streaking, Calica Raking, and More in the Scrappers’ Scrapbook

Things may have finally turned a corner for the Cleveland Indians’ Mahoning Valley Scrappers affiliate, who endured nearly a month of tough games to start the New…

Hillman, McKenzie, and Civale Shutting Them Down and More in the Scrappers’ Scrapbook

The Class-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers are starting to find the win column a little more consistently as the young club gels in Niles, Ohio. Mahoning Valley took…

Calica’s Big Pro Debut, McKenzie and Hillman Impressing, and More in the Scrappers’ Scrapbook

The successful development of young ball players generally takes precedence over wins and losses in minor league baseball, especially at the lowest levels. That may be the…

McKenzie Strong, Ice Homers, and Several Pro Debuts in Scrappers’ Scrapbook

It’s been a rough start to the season for the young Mahoning Valley Scrappers (3-12), but they did pull out a pair of wins this week to…

McKenzie Makes His Mark, Tapia Tags Two, and More in Scrappers’ Scrapbook

Baseball has returned to Niles, Ohio, as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ short-season is now underway. Debuting on Friday, June 17, the Scrappers dropped each of their first…

Scrappers Kick Off Season with Opener Friday

Baseball returns to Niles, Ohio, this weekend as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers kick off the short-season New York-Penn League season against the West Virginia Black Bears at…

Mathias Made Most of Time at Mahoning Valley

Life as a middle infield prospect in the Cleveland Indians farm system has to be a scary place for aspiring professional baseball players. When the Indians selected…

Zimmer and Allen Grow Up Together, Now Play Together

They grew up just about 12 miles apart on the San Diego Freeway, but now only Eastwood Field’s right-centerfield gap in Niles, Ohio separates two of the…

Plutko Finding Success in Carolina in Minor League Round-Up

Adam Plutko was drafted last year in the 11th round of the First Year Player Draft out of UCLA. Unlike most players making their professional debut in…

An Athlete by Trade, a Pitcher at Heart.

The athletic Dominic DeMasi played two sports in college, football and baseball. He was successful in both sports during his college career, but eventually he was going…