Sorry this is like two weeks late but I was doing some organizing and I found this was never published!
As Spring Training came to a close, the rosters for the Indians affiliates were made and there were a few more cuts made before the rosters were finalized. Three men were cut from the Indians organization on Sunday March 31st. I wish these men the best of luck in the future.
Jeremie Tice (INF)
- Drafted in the 6th round of the 2008 Draft
- 5 seasons across 5 levels (Rk, A-, A, A+, AA)
- .272 AVG in 394 games
- Tice is a very physical hitter with a LOT of strength and power. He showed a lot of maturity at the plate before injuries began to take over his career. A injury moved him to first base but more injuries occurred to him throughout his career. When he was healthy, he could hit the ball well and be a top guy in the organization.
Jordan Henry (OF)
- Drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft
- 4 seasons across 3 levels (A-, A+, AA)
- .283 AVG in 375 G
- Henry has a very short swing and he has excellent bat control choosing to chop down on the ball more and pound the ball into the ground at a high rate in order to use his speed to leg out hits. He’s very much the definition of a slap hitter because of his lack of strength and his approach, but is a fundamentally sound hitter where he sprays the ball to all parts of the field, is an excellent bunter, and controls the strike zone well. He stays back on breaking balls well and is hard to fool and get the ball past him for a swinging strike. He has no power at all, which could have been a downfall for him.
Antwonie Hubbard (RHP)
- Drafted in the 26th round of the 2009 Draft
- 3 seasons across 4 levels (Rk, A-, A, A+)
- 5-0 with a 2.61 ERA, 84 SO in 93 IP
- Hubbard has always had injury problems throughout his career and missed lots of time throughout the past seasons. Hubbard escaped the roster bubble last year but fell on it this year. Hubbard is a pitcher with an average fastball and a changeup and slider to go with it. If he was healthy leaving college, he could have been a good prospect for a team.
Best of luck to these guys in the future!