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Mahoning Valley Scrappers

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball team based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. The Scrappers play in the Pinckney Division of the Short-Season A classification New York–Penn League and are affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. In 2004, the Scrappers won the New York–Penn League championship.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Founded in 1999
Niles, Ohio
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentShort-Season A (1999–present)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueNew York–Penn League (1999–present)
DivisionPinckney Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentCleveland Indians (1999–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2004
Division titles (6)
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2009
  • 2017
  • 2018
Team data
NicknameMahoning Valley Scrappers (1999–present)
ColorsNavy blue, gold, silver
BallparkEastwood Field (1999–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
HWS Group
ManagerDennis Malavé
General ManagerJordan Taylor

The Scrappers' home field is Eastwood Field, opened in 1999 as Cafaro Field, located behind the Eastwood Mall on U.S. Highway 422. In their first six seasons, the Scrappers averaged over 4,000 fans per game.

Season by season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Affiliation Manager Record
1999 Indians Ted Kubiak 43–33, 1st place McNamara
2000 Indians Ted Kubiak 48–28, 1st place Pinckney
2001 Indians Dave Turgeon 26–49, 7th place Pinckney-Stedler
2002 Indians Chris Bando 46–30, 2nd place Pinckney
2003 Indians Ted Kubiak 38–36, 2nd place Pinckney
2004 Indians Mike Sarbaugh 42–34, 2nd place Pinckney
2005 Indians Rouglas Odor 33–43, 3rd place Pinckney
2006 Indians Rouglas Odor 36–34, 3rd place Pinckney
2007 Indians Tim Laker 37–37, 2nd place Pinckney
2008 Indians Travis Fryman 31–44, 5th place Pinckney
2009 Indians Travis Fryman 49–27, 1st place Pinckney[1]
2010 Indians Travis Fryman[2] 30–46, 6th place Pinckney
2011 Indians David Wallace[3] 41–34, 3rd place Pinckney
2012 Indians Ted Kubiak 30–45, 5th place Pinckney
2013 Indians Ted Kubiak 30–44, 5th place Pinckney
2014 Indians Ted Kubiak 33-42, 5th place Pinckney
2015 Indians Travis Fryman 31-44, 6th place Pinckney
2016 Indians Edwin Rodriguez 37-38, 4th place Pinckney
2017 Indians Luke Carlin 44-29, 1st place Pinckney
2018 Indians Jim Pankovits 42-33, 1st place Pinckney
2019 Indians Jim Pankovits 37-39, 4th place Pinckney

Post-seasonEdit

RosterEdit

Mahoning Valley Scrappers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 37 Serafino Brito
  • 54 Francis Cespedes
  • 44 Brian Eichhorn
  • 15 Daniel Espino
  • 23 Hunter Gaddis
  • 45 Liam Jenkins
  • 47 Maiker Manzanillo
  • 43 Nick Mikolajchak
  • 16 Andrew Misiaszek
  • -- Evan Mitchell
  • 26 Eric Mock
  • 35 José Oca
  • 27 Francisco Perez
  • 46 Jerson Ramírez
  • 30 Luis Sanchez
  • 22 Jordan Scheftz
  • 29 Carlos Vargas
  • 39 Gregori Vasquez
  • 38 Matt Waldron

Catchers

  • 48 Yainer Diaz
  •  2 Felix Fernandez

Infielders

  • 12 Aaron Bracho
  •  4 Michael Cooper
  • 17 Henderson De Oleo
  •  6 Joab Gonzalez
  • 11 Brayan Rocchio

Outfielders

  • 22 Will Brennan
  •  9 Julian Escobedo
  •  7 Korey Holland
  • 32 Johnathan Rodriguez


Manager

  • 28 Dennis Malavé

Coaches

  • -- Jason Blanton (pitching)
  • 33 Grant Fink (hitting)
  • 36 Omir Santos (bench)


  7-day injured list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated September 1, 2019
Transactions
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Cleveland Indians minor league players

Broadcasters and radioEdit

As of the 2015 season, the Scrappers' flagship radio station is Youngstown, Ohio station WBBW (Sportsradio 1240 AM). All of the games will be carried live.[6]

Austin Pollack was named the play-by-play broadcaster in January 2015. Pollack will broadcast all 76 games for the Scrappers. Warren, Ohio station WHKZ (1440 AM The Word) broadcast Scrappers games in 2013.

Warren, Ohio station WHTX (1570 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2010 to 2012.[7]

Youngstown, Ohio station WNIO (1390 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2002 to 2009.

Former Channel 27 news anchor Robb Schmidt, is the current P.A. announcer. Schmidt took over the position from John Brown, who was a communications student at Youngstown State University and served as announcer in 2009 and 2010. Brown replaced current Cleveland Indians announcer Ryan Pritt.

Mike Pilch called their games in 2006 and 2007 while the broadcasts right were with Clear Channel.

Youngstown, Ohio station WBBW (1240 AM) originally broadcast Scrappers games from 1999 to 2001 with John Batcho calling the games.

AlumniEdit

LogosEdit

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