Tribe Loses Dowdy in MLB Rule 5 Draft, 3 More in MiLB Phase

The Cleveland Indians did not participate in the MLB portion of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, but they did lose a player along the way. Pitcher…

Pitching and Teamwork Define the Lynchburg Hillcats’ First Half

The strength of the 2017 High-A Lynchburg Hillcats is pitching. Right-hander Triston McKenzie, Cleveland’s third ranked prospect according to Baseball America, heads up a staff that leads…

Rodriguez’s Big Day, Sever and Mejia Streak, and More in ‘Duck Tales

A streaky May has turned into a very even month of June for the Akron RubberDucks, who won their last two games over the weekend to take…

McKenzie K’s 14, Pannone Promoted, and More in Hillcats Chatter

Rains again washed away another game for the Lynchburg Hillcats as Thursday’s game against the Carolina Mudcats was postponed. The two teams do not meet again in…

Pannone and Esparza Fan Nine and More News in This Week’s Hillcats Chatter

The Lynchburg Hillcats are staring up at a three-game deficit in the Carolina League’s Northern Division heading into play on Saturday, a game below the .500 mark…

Solid Pitching Performances Highlight This Week’s Hillcats Chatter

It has been a good week for the Lynchburg Hillcats as they carried a five-game winning streak through much of the week before losing game one of…

Matt Esparza – Learning the Art of Pitching

Matt Esparza is a 22-year-old 14th round pick in 2015 by the Cleveland Indians out of Folsom, California. “I think it’s going to be a unique experience,”…

Changes Mark the New Season for the High-A Lynchburg Hillcats

Baseball is a game of rhythms. In each season and each game there is an ebb and flow to its pace. A hitter adapts to a pitcher,…

MILB.com Names Indians’ Organizational All-Star Team

While the focus right now may be on the Cleveland Indians’ Major League roster, things are going well throughout the Tribe’s farm system as well. The importance…

Pelicans Capture Mills Cup Championship with Three-Run Seventh; Pelicans 5, Hillcats 3

A three-run seventh inning proved to be the difference in the Mills Cup Championship Series on Wednesday as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans came back to defeat the…

Rain and Potomac Pitching Stop Lynchburg in NDCS Opener; Nationals 7, Hillcats 0

Rains stopped the start of Game 1 of the Carolina League Northern Division Championship Series on Wednesday and the Potomac pitching staff stopped the Lynchburg offense as…

Santander Slugs Some More, Frank’s Scoreless Streak Ends, and More in Hillcats Chatter

The Lynchburg Hillcats have charged back into the top spot in the Carolina League’s Northern Division as the Potomac Nationals have fallen apart. The Hillcats wrapped up…