- The Indians selected outfielder Tyler Naquin out of Texas A&M with the 15th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft on Monday.
- Catcher Carlos Santana returned from a concussion on Tuesday in the DH role.
- The Indians acquired seven right-handed pitchers on the second day of the draft, including Mitch Brown in the second round and Kieran Lovegrove in the third round.
WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:
- Merritt broke down Matt LaPorta‘s return to Cleveland in his first game back to the Major League lineup
- Geordy gave an in-depth scouting report on Tyler Naquin
- Merritt previewed the series with the Detroit Tigers and the series with the St. Louis Cardinals
- Lewie interviewed Josh Worn of Walkoff Woodward about the Tigers and Justin McClary of Redbird Rants about the Cardinals
- Lewie projected what the hitters and pitchers are on pace to do now that one-third of the season has been completed
- Geordy broke down the Indians selections on the Day 2 and Day 3 of the MLB Draft
- Lewie projected what the pitchers are on pace to do after the first third of the season
- In this week’s Wrondtable, we discussed who should DH while Travis Hafner is on the DL
- Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Sunday, which is currently the longest in the Majors.
- Saturday was the first time all season that the Indians had been shut out.
- The Tribe had three triples on Tuesday in Detroit. The last time the team had three triples in one game was on April 7th, 2002, also in Detroit.
- In the 35th round of the First-Year MLB Draft, the Indians selected Nick Hamilton, son of Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton.
- The Indians outhit the Tigers 11-10 in their loss on Thursday. It was the first time all season that the Indians had lost after outhitting the opponent.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“It’s an honor to be drafted by anybody, but especially the Indians. With my dad working for them, I’ve always been an even bigger fan of the Indians than the average person. It’s definitely really neat.”—Nick Hamilton, son of Tom Hamilton, on being drafted by the Indians.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley has been on a tear. His current hitting streak carried into this week, reaching 18 on Sunday. He led the team in RBIs with five and walks with three. Brantley took part in the barrage of triples on Tuesday and had a home run on Wednesday.