Smoke Signals - Farm Report 2.13: On the Bubble

Are Giovanny Urshela's days with the Indians numbered? How long until Sicnarf Loopstok finally gets promoted? These are two guys on opposite sides of an interesting spectrum of minor league baseball. Find out what that is in this week's episode of the Farm Report.

"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.

In the course of minor league development, sometimes players can find themselves stalled at a certain level with a certain team. For some, it's because of a logjam of talent ahead of them at their respective position(s), including, potentially, the major league club. Other times it's because they have not been able to find consistency against more advanced competition, thus evolving them from prospects to depth or journeyman players. Jake and Corey look at a few of these select players currently within the Indians organization and where they fall on that spectrum.

Topics discussed:

-  Ryan Merritt back on the right track in Columbus. Will the Indians soon require his services?

-  Has the time for Giovanny Urshela come and gone with the Indians?

-  Aaron Civale impresses in first Hillcats start.

-  Juan Hillman slowly turning things around.

-  How long until Sicnarf Loopstok gets promoted?

-  Player of the Week.

-  Final Thoughts.

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