Prospect Report: Andy Oliver adjusts to closer role
Jun29

Prospect Report: Andy Oliver adjusts to closer role

For nearly his entire career, the only thing keeping Andy Oliver from being a successful Major League pitcher is control. This struggle continued early this season, as he walked 10 hitters in his first eight game, including five in his first two appearances. After starting the season in relief, Oliver has finally settled into a role that has treated him well as of late. Since moving into the closer role on May 29, Oliver has seen a...

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Prospect Report: Jaff Decker Sees Success on Both Sides
Jun22

Prospect Report: Jaff Decker Sees Success on Both Sides

After starting the season 4-for-22 and going five games without a hit toward the end of April, Jaff Decker has really righted the ship of late. The outfielder had a .923 OPS in the month of May, and an .826 OPS so far in June after going 3-for-5 with a home run last night. Though there have been some struggles early in the campaign, Decker was pleased with the effort. Through riding out the storm, Decker was hitting .246 with only 40...

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Prospect Report: Mel Rojas adjusts to the Triple-A level
Jun04

Prospect Report: Mel Rojas adjusts to the Triple-A level

When Chris Dickerson went on the disabled list last week with a heel injury, Mel Rojas, Jr. benefited by earning a promotion to Triple-A and his listed hometown of Indianapolis. “This is a good level to be on,” Rojas said. “There are a lot of guys with experience here and I am sure that I am going to learn a lot from them.” In his first Triple-A at bat, Rojas picked up an infield single. In his second game, on Sunday, he added a pair...

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Chris Dickerson Being a Mentor to Gregory Polanco
Jun01

Chris Dickerson Being a Mentor to Gregory Polanco

Nearly all of the buzz in the Indianapolis outfield this season has been designated for Gregory Polanco. However, just to the right of the star prospect is a hitter who has been slightly overshadowed in Chris Dickerson. Dickerson has hit .329 in 40 games, with 18 extra base hits. He also boasted a 16-game hit streak earlier in the season, which was broken May 19. He has a .410 OBP and has reached base in 36 of his 38 starts this...

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Chris Dickerson visits the DL in Indianapolis
May30

Chris Dickerson visits the DL in Indianapolis

Chris Dickerson left the game in Indianapolis after just one at bat May 28 with a lower leg injury. Though it was initially reported as a hamstring injury, which has also been hampering the left-handed leadoff hitter for the past few weeks, Dickerson was placed on the disabled list Friday with a right heel contusion. Dickerson has been arguably the second best hitter in the International League this season to teammate Gregory Polanco....

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