Two Indians Named to Top 20 Prospect List - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Two Indians Named to Top 20 Prospect List

  • BaseballMore>>

  • LEADING OFF: Altuve streaks, Stanton surges, Devers debuts

    LEADING OFF: Altuve streaks, Stanton surges, Devers debuts

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:46:05 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:48:43 GMT
    LEADING OFF: Stanton surges, Devers debuts, Gray auditions.>>
    LEADING OFF: Stanton surges, Devers debuts, Gray auditions.>>
  • Kershaw has back strain, not herniated disk like last season

    Kershaw has back strain, not herniated disk like last season

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-07-25 01:37:11 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:48:38 GMT
    The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're encouraged that ace Clayton Kershaw's back problem doesn't seem as bad as his injury last year.>>
    The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're encouraged that ace Clayton Kershaw's back problem doesn't seem as bad as his injury last year.>>
  • DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3

    DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-07-25 05:16:03 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:48:28 GMT
    Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. DeGrom (12-3) gave up two...>>
    Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. DeGrom (12-3) gave up two runs in eight innings, striking out eight.>>
Spokane, WA - Baseball America released its annual list of the top 20 prospects in the Northwest League today and two Indians from the 2012 squad made the cut. Starting pitchers C.J. Edwards and Jose Valdespina were both named among the league's elite.

Edwards, an unheralded 48th-round pick from Newberry, SC in 2011, was named the eighth best prospect in the league after dominating over 10 starts with the Indians. The right-hander posted a 2.11 ERA and struck out 60 batters in just 47 innings pitched with Spokane. Including his four appearances with the Arizona League Rangers, Edwards finished the 2012 season with a 5-3 record and sterling 1.48 ERA.

Valdespina, a free agent signing from the Dominican Republic in 2011, was tabbed as the league's 13th best prospect thanks to his towering 6'6" frame and mid-90's fastball. Though he struggled overall with a 5.58 ERA, Valdespina finished the season with a flourish, allowing just three runs over his final three starts including a phenomenal 6 IP-1 H-10 K performance against Salem-Keizer on August 23.

A full list of the league's top 20 prospects can be found HERE.
The Spokane Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the two-time defending American League Champion Texas Rangers. Ticket Packages for the 2013 season are now on sale with plans starting as low as $63. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886). Fans can also purchase tickets by visiting spokaneindians.com.
  • Pro

    • Spokane Starts 2nd Half With 13-1 Win At Hillsboro

      Clayton Middleton hit a two-run triple in the third inning, leading the Spokane Indians to a 13-1 win over the Hillsboro Hops on Monday.

    • Paxton Dominant in Seattle's 4-0 Win Over Boston

      James Paxton allowed four singles over seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start in July and Kyle Seager homered to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. Paxton (10-3) retired the first 13 hitters before Jackie Bradley Jr.'s single to center with one out in the fifth.

    • State Amateur Championships Extra Special to Winners This Year

      It was a blistering weekend over at Laurel Golf Club for the 100th Montana State Women's Amateur Golf Tournament, but both on the thermometer, as well as the scorecards.

    • Mustangs Prevent Sweep with Win Over Rockies

      The Billings Mustangs (16-17) snapped their three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Grand Junction Rockies (17-16).

    • Yankees claim crucial series over Mariners with 6-4 win

      The Yankees bullpen put together a needed shutdown effort, and New York looked more like the team that showed so much early-season promise.

    • Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins 4th Tour de France title

      Riding a bright yellow bike to match his shiny leader's jersey, defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Spokane IndiansSpokane IndiansMore>>

  • Spokane Starts 2nd Half With 13-1 Win At Hillsboro

    Spokane Starts 2nd Half With 13-1 Win At Hillsboro

    Clayton Middleton hit a two-run triple in the third inning, leading the Spokane Indians to a 13-1 win over the Hillsboro Hops on Monday.

    >>

    Clayton Middleton hit a two-run triple in the third inning, leading the Spokane Indians to a 13-1 win over the Hillsboro Hops on Monday.

    >>
  • Indians suffer worst loss of season, falling to Hops 15-0

    Indians suffer worst loss of season, falling to Hops 15-0

    Indians blanked for 3rd time this seasonIndians blanked for 3rd time this season

    The Indians were blanked for the third time this season, as they fall to the Hops 15-0.

    >>

    The Indians were blanked for the third time this season, as they fall to the Hops 15-0.

    >>
  • Indians fall to Hops in walk-off fashion, 6-5

    Indians fall to Hops in walk-off fashion, 6-5

    Indians are offically eliminated from first half division titleIndians are offically eliminated from first half division title

    The Spokane Indians are officially eliminated from the first half division title after falling to the Hillsboro Hops, 6-5.

    >>

    The Spokane Indians are officially eliminated from the first half division title after falling to the Hillsboro Hops, 6-5.

    >>