Dace Kime, Twitter Sensation with a Mindset for Success

At the opening of the 2015 baseball season Dace Kime was ranked as the #20 prospect in the Cleveland Indians system. The 23 year old 6’4” 200…

Luis Lugo, Maturing with Confidence

Luis Lugo stands 6’5” 200 lbs., an imposing figure on the mound. Ranked as the Indians #21 prospect by Baseball America, the young left-hander from Venezuela, who…

Sicnarf Loopstok, A Unique Kind of Award Winner

Over the past month or more of the season the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats players have been dominating in the Carolina League with four consecutive player of the…

Ivan Castillo, Up From the Bottom of the Order

Looking at the High-A Lynchburg roster you might be inclined to skip past shortstop Ivan Castillo and gravitate towards some of the more familiar names on the…

Frazier in the Red Zone

For sports aficionados the red zone concerns the potential for a team to score. For the past several weeks this term might be one you could apply…

Papi Hitting on Thirty-Eight

The number 38 seems to associate itself with High-A Lynchburg Hillcats left fielder Mike Papi. He and his best friend always had this number, as an inside…

It’s A Family Affair

The 1971 #1 single It’s A Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone’s was about the highs and lows of family life. Playing on a professional…

From Harrisonburg to the Hill City

Virginia native D.J. Brown’s season has featured a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. His career path has taken the High-A Lynchburg pitcher from a professional…

Eric Haase, Mastering the Tools of Ignorance

The tools of ignorance is a longstanding euphemism in baseball for the catcher’s gear – mask, chest protector and shin guards. Various sources have credited the origin…

Luigi Rodriguez, Young Veteran with Tools

Luigi Rodriguez possesses an intriguing set of tools; power, speed, and defense. These tools have had him on and off the Cleveland organizations top prospect list for…

From the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Shores of Lake Erie

If someone described a draft pick as 6’1” 195 lbs. out of Rochester, Minnesota, most sports enthusiasts would assume you are talking about a hockey player. In…

Joe Sever, A Hidden Pedigree

Joe Sever is not the amongst the most recognizable names on the High-A Hillcats roster, but this former Pepperdine Wave second baseman has been instrumental in catalyzing…