Smoke Signals - Farm Report 2.5: So close, yet so far

Could Mike Clevinger's early-season dominance earn his way back to Cleveland? Will Francisco Mejia be a factor on the big-league club in 2017? Jake and Corey are back to discuss how close those guys are to major league call-ups as well as some hot hitting and pitching in the A-ball levels.

"Farm Report" is a weekly prospect analysis podcast hosted by Jake Dungan and Corey Crisan as they discuss all the latest news and notes regarding the Indians' farm system.

The ultimate goal of minor league baseball, obviously, is to get players developed enough to where they can make the jump to the show. The hard part is determining when they're ready to make that transition. This week, Jake and Corey talk about two guys who are either really close or still some ways away from getting that call. Plus, they discuss the hottest team in the farm system in Lake County and how their pitching is carrying them, as expected, and reveal the Farm Report Player of the Week.

Topics discussed:

Will Mike Clevinger force his way back to the Tribe with his dominance in Columbus?

-  How far away is Francisco Mejia from his first major league call-up?

-  Strikeouts aplenty in Lake County.

-  Unexpected heroes for the Hillcats.

-  Reveal Player of the Week.

-  Make predictions for next week's Player of the Week.

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