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Francisco Mejia is Catching Attention On the Field

September 3, 2015 |

With only three home games left this season, the Lake County Captains are nine games back of first place in the Midwest League Eastern division. They are tied with the South Bend Cubs for third place in their division, and each team is able to lose three games before they are eliminated from the playoffs for the season.

With a dominant pitching staff, the Captains must rely on their offense moving into the final stretch of the season if they want to see a glimpse of postseason baseball. Of course, offense comes in the form of Bobby Bradley and his 27 home runs, but there is another young hitter on the team who has not received the same amount of attention throughout the season as has been doted on Bradley.

Francisco Mejia is a 19 year-old catching prospect, another one of the youngest members of this year’s Lake County Captains roster. A native of the Dominican Republic, Mejia came to the Indians as a free agent signing a few years ago, and has played in the Arizona Rookie League and Mahoning Valley prior to making his full season debut this year for the Captains. Mejia has caught the eyes of prospect lists and the organization throughout his time with the Tribe, and has quietly continued to play at that high level during his 2015 campaign. Read More

Lake County 2015 Roster to be Filled with Young, Well-Known Names

April 16, 2015 |

The roster is riddled with familiar names, but not many because they’ve seen the grass of Classic Park before.

This season, the Lake County Captains roster boasts more than a few names that those who follow the Indians organization will recognize as up-and-coming prospects within the system. There are a few repeat names from last season but, as a whole, the 2015 Captains are a new, young team.

The 2014 Captains made their way to the Midwest League championship series last year, coming up short in the final series against the Kane County Cougars. However, most of the players who took the Captains that far last season have earned much-coveted promotions to the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats, giving the Captains a new group of players with which to work. Read More

Aguilar and Perez Add to Indians List of Minor League All-Stars

July 5, 2014 |

The Columbus Clippers will be represented by two players this year at the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game. Both first baseman Jesus Aguilar and catcher Roberto Perez were selected to be on the International League roster, and will be taking on … Read More

Kubiak Uses Experience to Lead Scrappers in Development

June 13, 2014 |

It seems like an unlikely match, but instead, it might be the perfect one.

Former big leaguer Ted Kubiak will lead the Mahoning Valley Scrappers into New York-Penn League action this evening for the third straight season. The Scrappers open at Jamestown against the Jamestown Jammers at 7:05 p.m. Kubiak manages a team that has several players on it that weren’t born 21 years ago, when he began providing minor league instruction with the Cleveland Indians.

But, for a 72-year old who has two World Series rings and a 10-year big league career under his belt, Kubiak enjoys the challenge and development of managing the Short Season-A team.

“It’s different, we’re developing,” Kubiak said on Thursday. “We’re more or less letting these kids play. What I’m imparting to them is maybe a little bit of how to deal with the game. We can teach them all the fundamentals, but I think what they see in how we handle things can calm them down a little bit.”

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