Cleveland has added the following 11 players to the 40 man roster:
SS Tyler Freeman
OF George Valera
SS Brayan Rocchio
C Bryan Lavastida
RHP Cody Morris
OF/INF Richie Palacios
RHP Tobias Myers
INF Jose Tena
OF Steven Kwan
LHP Konnor Pilkington
INF Jhonkensy Noel
@scottyweebs @SavageDipoto Cleveland has Gabriel Arias age 21 played at AAA, Bryan Rocchio age 20, played at AA and Tyler Freeman, age 22 who played at AA and would have reaches AAA had he not suffered an injury. They have others at lower levels. Marte does not fill a need. Sorry.
Working on #Indians/#Guardians top prospects list for 2022. My current SS ranks:
The Cleveland Guardian’s have some tough decisions to make going forward. The biggest one being who is their actual shortstop of the future is it Tyler Freeman, Brayan Rocchio or Jose Tena. It will be interesting to see where they put these players on the field.
Updated @Indians Top 10 Prospect List:
1. Brayan Rocchio SS
2. Daniel Espino RHP
3. George Valera OF
4. Gabriel Arias SS
5. Tyler Freeman 2B
6. Nolan Jones OF
7. Jhonkensy Noel 1B
8. Bo Naylor C
9. Logan T. Allen LHP
10. Ethan Hankins RHP
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The 2022 Cleveland Guardians should be the beginning of a future-a bridge to position players like: George Valera, Gabriel Arias, Tyler Freeman, Oscar Gonzalez. Maybe Nolan Jones. And eventually, Jhonkensy Noel and more. Very underrated farm system IMO. I think they're loaded.
@TheOtherSacco Cleveland would say no to that. They are loaded with middle infield prospects. Torres can't play SS and Tyler Freeman will likely be Cleveland's future 2B, perhaps as soon as mid 2022. They have no need for Torres. Regardless, I don't see Cleveland trading Ramirez.
And Peyton Battenfield started the year in High-A with TB.
Akron also didn't have several members they started with like Tyler Freeman, Eli Lingos, and Shane McCarthy
Also might have had Carlos Vargas and Ethan Hankins.
@Sunnydays142 Cleveland has no need for a middle infielder that can't defend. The strength of their farm system is middle infield. Torres can't play SS and Tyler Freeman will be their 2B possibly as soon as mid 2022.
The Cleveland Indians have so much talent in the minor leagues. Brayan Rocchio, Will Benson, Daniel Espino, Oscar Gonzalez, Nolan Jones, Tyler Freeman, George Valera, Bo Naylor, Aaron Bracho, Ethan Hankins, Jhonkensy Noel, Carson Tucker, Gavin Williams, just to name a few stars!
@BillOConnell714 @YankeeSource 1. I don't see Cleveland trading Ramirez. 2. They would have no interest in Torres. Cleveland values defense and is loaded with middle infielders in the minors. Tyler Freeman will be their 2B by late 2022.
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@_SirDukeofRaoul @TalkinYanks Why would Cleveland do that? Cleveland is loaded with middle infield prospects with Tyler Freeman their likely 2B perhaps as soon as mid 2022. I can't see them having interest in a struggling Torres and his poor defense.
@wastedrevan @Mondesi2NYY I don't see Cleveland having any interest in Ramirez. They are loaded with middle infield prospects, several who will likely appear sometime in 2022. Tyler Freeman is likely their future 2B. I also would not rule out Cleveland extending Ramirez.
#Indians 22yr old (ss) prospect Tyler Freeman getting after it at the Tribe’s spring training complex in Goodyear, AZ. Freeman, fresh off a shoulder operation, looks like he hasn’t missed a beat. Look for the Indians top prospect to help the Tribe in a big way in 2022. https://t.co/QOBVmvItKm
The Cleveland Indians future sure is bright with the young prospects. Daniel Espino, Will Benson, Oscar Gonzalez, Bo Naylor, Nolan Jones, George Valera, Ethan Hankins, Gavin Williams, Brayan Rocchio, and Tyler Freeman just to name a few of the young stars in the organization!
@ihatedeadends Hard to say. Minor leaguers are a hit or miss (mostly). But if I had to peg a few guys that should make an impact down the road besides Valera, I’d go w/ Tyler Freeman, Gabriel Arias, Daniel Espino, & Bo Naylor. Those are my favorite top 5 #Indians prospects as it sits now.
@BerniePleskoff Bernie I need help making sense of something... If the Indians have Tyler Freeman and Gabriel as two highly ranked and successful minor league players, why is there so much commotion about all these SS prospects they could use. Why they can't those two...
The Cleveland depth is on display in their new midseason Top 30. Nolan Jones couldn't hold onto his preseason #1 spot - is it now Daniel Espino, George Valera or Tyler Freeman? See below.
#Indians 22yr old (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman underwent left shoulder surgery yesterday in Cleveland for a small tear in his labrum. The procedure also cleaned up some things from his prior labrum surgery. Freeman should be ready to go by February 1st in time for spring training.
@Davidfromthe216 @CleTribeCast @Indians Well Tyler freeman is out for the rest of the season and is not going to be going anywhere until Gabriel Arias gets a shot at SS. Nolan just need to lower the K% and hit lefty’s better. I agree I wanna see them too, but there are about 20 steps before they touch the field.
Labrums are scary, Indians have dealt with more than a few issues there. Michael Brantley's is the most obvious. I remember his frustration as it just would not seem to heal. Telling Tyler Freeman to pack it up, and rest is 100% the right move. He showed what he can do
Cleveland should be spending the rest of 2021 figuring out if Amed Rosario can play outfield. With Gabriel Arias, Andres Gimenez, and Tyler Freeman nearing the bigs there just won't be room in the infield for him soon.
Cleveland has Andrés Giménez, Tyler Freeman, Owen Miller AND Gabriel Arias. One of those guys has to pop, right? 😂 Cleveland trading away Cesar Hernandez just proves we are on to 2022, which hopefully means call ups are close. https://t.co/CLUihZqLaR
All make sense. Palacios had been raking at AA and Rocchio had been mashing at High A.
Rocchio, Tyler Freeman (when healthy) and Bo Naylor, the number #68, #71 and #116 prospects in #MLB according to @fangraphs, will all be featured in the lineup @ Akron
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The #Indians have 5 Infielders becoming Rule 5 eligible of their top 30 prospects by my count
2 Tyler Freeman SS
7 Aaron Bracho 2B
23 Jose Tena SS
28 Rich Palacios 2B
30 Jhonkensy Noel 3B
OF George Valera is 4
Pitcher Joey Cantillo is 19th
Catcher Bryan Lavastida is 25th
Cesar Hernandez was a consummate professional his entire tenure w/ Cleveland Indians. Will miss his patient plate appearances & gold glove season at 2B.
Andres Gimenez, Ernie Clement, Gabriel Arias, & maybe Owen Miller now have more 2021 MLB PA (Tyler Freeman not on 40-man yet).
Indians trading Cesar should open the door for Tyler Krieger or Andres Gimenez at 2B or potentially Tyler Freeman. Cesar isn't apart of the future so may as well see what you have. Indians have stockpiled SS for a while so let's see if any stick at 2B
#Indians updated minor league leaders (OBP) 175+ PA
Will Benson (Akron) .389
Richie Palacios (Akron) .385
Owen Miller (Columbus) .381
Tyler Freeman (Akron) .372
Jose Fermin (Akron) .368
Will Brennan (Lake County) .368
Cleveland hasn’t had Bieber or Civale in a MONTH. You don’t throw away an affordable MVP candidate because your team is injured?? 😂 Plus, Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman are raking. There’s no way we don’t see JRam in that lineup with them two next season https://t.co/Es58zvZjK5
@ClaflinNate @Seth_W19 Cleveland says no. Ramirez > Torres and is a known cost. Cleveland's farm is loaded with middle infielders so Torres would not be a target. Tyler Freeman is their future 2B. Cleveland facing a 40 man roster crunch this offseason - not adding more. They are not rebuilding.
End 5 | A two-out infield single from Tyler Freeman amounts to nothing, as Sean Hjelle continues to stymie the Akron bats.
Skylar Arias in to pitch. Adam Scott's night is done.
Final line for Scott: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
End 3 | After another error by the Richmond third baseman, Tyler Freeman is caught stealing at second base. Already the third error for the Flying Squirrels.
Despite four base runners for Akron, none have come by way of the base hit.
No score through three.
#Indians 22yr old (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman w/ his first two hits tonight in his 2nd game since coming off the injured list. Freeman went 2-3 R 2B for (AA) Akron vs Richmond. He's hitting .329 on the season through his first 38 games.
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#Indians updated minor league leaders (SwStr%) 165+ PA
Tyler Freeman (Akron) 5.9%
Alex Call (Columbus) 6.4%
Jose Fermin (Akron) 6.9%
Will Brennan (Lake County) 8.1%
Richie Palacios (Akron) 8.4%
Victor Nova (Lake County) 8.6%
@jq6008 @TheKennyRoda We are above .500 with all of the injuries and a staff of all rookie pitchers. Healthy pitching, add in Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman and we will contend. from 2013 - 2020 the Indians won more games than every MLB team except the Dodger. I will trust their judgement over yours
@DavidKe20848069 @jsalem01 @Indians The Indians have an amazing farm system and will retain every key player from this year. They can be really good with what they got right now, don’t need free agents. Add Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman to the lineup. Maybe even George Valera. Team can be solid next season
@adam_cossette @milbrewfan @Kicky80 @MLBNetwork @JonHeyman @DaveValleMLB @originator39 Huira is a butcher defensively at 2B and the Indian farm system is loaded with middle infield prospects. Tyler Freeman, one of their best prospects, will be their 2B by sometime next year. Again, Huira does not fill a need of the Cleveland Indians.
@FaithfulBlue @REALjGOODBERRY @manoffewtalents @bluejayhotstove Don't call me dude or this conversation is over. Cleveland was without Framil Reyes for a month who is a big piece of our offense. Tyler Freeman is our future 2B maybe by next year. He has done nothing but hit at every level.
#Indians 22yr old (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman is just a little more than a week away from returning to the lineup for (AA) Akron. Look for Freeman to return from his shoulder injury next Sunday in the teams final game of the series vs Harrisburg. He has been out since 6/23/21.
@CLEatHeart13 @AdamtheBullFAN More good prospects from the farm system to add in 2022 include Tyler Freeman, Andres Gimenez, Gabriel Arias and possibly others. The Indians can use Eddie Rosario and Cesar Hernandez's money to fill in the holes. Yes, they can and should be better in 2022.
Good thing Akron just got pitching reinforcents in Logan T. Allen, Cody Morris and Adam Scott because as @calebphilips8 just pointed out - without Oscar Gonzalez now, Alex Call, and Tyler Freeman and Jose Fermin on the IL, the lineup is very light behind Benson.
New Farm Report podcast: Boarding the Oscar Gonzalez train & a new rotation in Akron
@JL_Baseball & @calebphilips8 discuss:
Bo Naylor's Futures Game Selection
Oscar Gonzalez keeps rolling
Logan T. Allen's promotion to Akron
Tyler Freeman's injury
Not a great sign that Tyler Freeman is officially on the IL in Akron. It was reported he was expected to be out 1-2 more weeks after he got a cortisone injection in his left shoulder with a strain for inflammation.
Today's Minor League info
+INF Tyler Freeman on IL in Akron (L shoulder strain)
+Transfer RHP Euclides Lopez from DSL to AzCL
+Transfer C Elvis Jerez from DSL to AzCL
#Indians 22yr old (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman met with team doctors today. Freeman was diagnosed with shoulder irritation and no tears in previous torn labrum. He was given a cortisone shot and should be back in action within 1-2 weeks if all goes well.
Hadn't noticed until tonight, but Micah Pries hasn't played since 6/22. He had just come back from a hamstring injury before that.
And Tyler Freeman continues to be held out of games in Akron for over a week now as well.
Potential 2022 Cleveland lineup:
1. Tyler Freeman SS
2. Jose Ramirez 3B
3. Nolan Jones LF
4. Franmil Reyes 2B
5. Bobby Bradley 1B
6. Harold Ramirez CF
That’s it. That is all that I’m concerned about. I’m fairly confident we can just teach Franmil to play second. No problem
Tyler Freeman gets another day off here on Tuesday. The Cleveland organization will continue to be cautious with him. Looked spry and healthy doing warmups on Sunday but clearly management does not want to take any risks with his health. https://t.co/g19lF8Yaic
Cleveland Baseball Team
2023 Starting Roster
C Yainer Diaz
1B Jhonkensy Noel
2B Tyler Freeman
SS Andres Gimenez
3B Gabriel Arias
RF George Valera
CF Drew Waters
LF Nolan Jones
DH Oscar Gonzalez
SP Shane Bieber
SP Zach Plesac
SP Daniel Espino
SP Xzavion Curry
SP Logan T Allen
#Indians updated minor league leaders (Doubles)
Richie Palacios (Akron) 17
Nolan Jones (Columbus) 16
Will Brennan (Lake County) 16
Oscar Mercado (Columbus) 13
Alex Call (Akron) 13
Tyler Freeman (Akron) 11
Jose Tena (Lake County) 11
Tyler Freeman getting in some pregame stretching ahead of the 2:05 start time.
Looks ready to play but out of the lineup today. The Cleveland organization will be very careful with their #2 prospect as he gets back to 100%. https://t.co/EQQHh7pomH
Looks like #Indians (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman will be held out the rest of the weekend at Akron. Freeman hasn't played since 1st game of a double header on 6/23 when he jammed his left shoulder. Same shoulder he had surgery on for a torn labrum earlier in his career.
Steven Kwan is back in the lineup for the RubberDucks for the first time since May 6.
Tyler Freeman gets another day off resting a shoulder that is “jammed up” per @EmilyCWaldon. Hopefully will see him back in the lineup this weekend. https://t.co/Wt37FwL9B3
Wonder how long the Indians wait to move Tyler Freeman to triple-A and get the ball rolling. He’s been awesome in double-A. Seems like Cesar has struggled defensively. Also with his hitting at times and the base paths on several occasions.
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Bot 3 | Akron immediately responds with a run of their own on a sacrifice fly from Richie Palacios to score Tyler Freeman, who had lead off the inning with a 2B. Freeman advanced to third on a balk and easily scored on the fly ball hit by Palacios.
End 1 | Tyler Freeman draws only his seventh walk of the season, but Akron strands two runners as Oscar Gonzalez drives one deep to the warning track and just short of his team leading 10th homerun.
No score here through an inning of play.
Honestly, I think Cleveland is going to be insane real soon. If Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman hit like I expect them too, sheeeeesh. Also, I really believe that Daniel Espino and Josh Wolf are going to be studs. I’m excited afffff about our future 😂
#Indians current minor league hitting streaks
Jose Tena (Lake County) 6
Victor Nova (Lake County) 5
Gabriel Arias (Columbus) 4
Tyler Freeman (Akron) 4
Angel Martinez (Lynchburg) 4
Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg) 4
#Indians 22yr old top prospect (SS) Tyler Freeman with an opposite field triple off Bowie starter Grayson Rodriguez one of the top pitching prospects in all MiLB.
@tyler_freeman34 @AkronRubberDuck #OurCLE https://t.co/jppUoMJdZc
First time Rule V protection candidates for the Indians with Pipeline Ranks:
Tyler Freeman (2)
Richard Palacios (29)
Bryan Lavastida (26)
George Valera (4)
Jose Tena (24)
Brayan Rocchio (7)
Joey Cantillo (22)
#Indians updated minor league leaders (AVG) 100+ PA
Alex Call (Akron) .352
Will Brennan (Lake County) .322
Tyler Freeman (Akron) .319
Richie Palacios (Akron) .306
Oscar Gonzalez (Akron) .296
Jose Tena (Lake County) .282
Yainer Diaz (Lynchburg) .282
I'd love to see the Indians add Marquez & Clint Frazier. I'm fine w/ trading Cesar, E Rosario, Parker, Quantrill, Luplow or H Ramirez off the MLB roster. I'm not trading Nolan Jones, George Valera, Daniel Espino, Bo Naylor, Alexfri Planez & Tyler Freeman as far as prospects go
Here's an oddity.
Some of this might be the rule changes, but Lake County was running wild in May on the bases.
In Akron, Jose Fermin has attempted just 2 SBs all year (0-2 , after being 28-37 in 2019) and Tyler Freeman has only attempted 4 (3-4) (he was 19-25 in 2019)
@Official_IBI It seems like AA Akron has sat Tyler Freeman on the same days Bo Naylor has sat. I get a catcher will not catch both games of a DH but I was stunned Freeman sat gm 2 of the DH on Friday 6/4. Is this just coincidence or a deeper plan??
Akron RubberDucks 22yr old (SS) Tyler Freeman currently has the 2nd highest (AVG) in all Double-A ball at .351 amongst all players with at least 100 or more plate appearances.
@tyler_freeman34 #Indians #OurCLE
END 5 | AKR 6, ERI 2
RubberDucks break it open and chase Mark Leiter Jr from the game. Jose Fermin, Tyler Freeman and Richie Palacios loaded the bases and a sac fly from Alex Call, a wild pitch and RBI single from Trenton Brooks did the damage!
#Indians 22yr old (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman with a sensational play tonight for (AA) Akron going deep in the hole to throw out the runner at first!
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@ACourt389 @loudandobvious @BillJackson84 @Shhhmichael @JonHeyman Be interesting to see if teams change their hitting philosophies.
Nick Madrigal is a contact hitter.
Not a lot of k’s, walks or strikeouts.
Good average, low OPS.
He’s with the White Sox now.
Indians have two similar kids in the minors: Tyler Freeman and Will Brennan
The current case for #Indians Tyler Freeman with Double-A Akron:
✔️ Nine-game hit streak
✔️ Three multi-hit games out of his last four
✔️ Hitting .372 with a .932 OPS
✔️ .425 wOBA & 164 wRC+
✔️ “Career-high” 12.2% strikeout rate
#Indians 22yr old (SS) prospect Tyler Freeman extended his hitting streak to 9 straight games w/ 2 more hits tonight vs Erie. Freeman is now hitting .372 on the season.
During streak: 16-37 10R 4(2B) 1HR 6RBI 2BB 2SB .432 AVG .488 OBP
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