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How did the 2015 Cleveland Indians acquire their lower level minor league players?

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Wrapping up the Cleveland Indians family tree ...

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Thursday, we reviewed how the major league franchise had been acquired. And Saturday we covered the upper minors. Today we look at the Lake County Captains, Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Arizona and Dominican Rookie Leagues.

Notes: I have included compensation draft picks as being more than one degree as the Indians obtained that pick based on a player they formally held rights to. Also, when I have identified a free agent year, it is the year they signed for (i.e. December 05 would be 2006). Additionally, whenever I could not find confirmation of an amateur free agent signing, the year defaults to their first appearance. [aFA = amateur free agent, mFA = minor league free agent]

All data is through Sunday, September 6.

Lake County Captains (A - Midwest League)

Players on the roster

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

Draft 2012: Caleb Hamrick (8); Nicholas Pasquale (20)

Draft 2013: Sean Brady (5); Casey Shane (6); Thomas Pannone (9); Silento Sayles (14); Matt Whitehouse (19); Grant Fink (23); Cortland Cox (32); Jordan Milbrath (35); Justin Garcia (38)

Draft 2014: Justus Sheffield (1); Julian Merryweather (5); Steven Patterson (10); Austin Fisher (13);  Luke Eubank (15); Cameron Hill (17); Taylor Murphy (18); David Armendariz (23); David Speer (27); Dominic DeMasi (31)

aFA 2010: Luis Morel

aFA 2011: Anderson Polanco; Martin Cervenka; Ordomar Valdez

aFA 2012: Francisco Mejia (international); Anthony Santander

aFA 2013: Yu-Cheng Chang (international)

Players who have moved on

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

Draft 2011: Luis DeJesus (11); Brian Ruiz (41)

Draft 2012: Richard Stock (23) [Independent]

Draft 2013: Kenny Mathews (7); Shane Rowland (20) [Independent]

aFA 2010: Alexis Paredes

mFA 2013: Wander Beras [Independent]

Rule 5 2015: Delvy Francisco (originally aFA by Rockies in 2010)

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A- - New York-Penn League)

Players on the roster

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

Draft 2012: Kieran Lovegrove (3); D'vone McClure (4); James Stokes (22)

Draft 2014: Sam Hentges (4); Micah Miniard (8); Alex Pantoja (9); Jared Robinson (11); Jordan Carter (22); Jodd Carter (24); Nathan Winfrey (28)

Draft 2015: Tristan McKenzie (1); Mark Mathias (3); Ka'ai Tom (5);  Nathan Lukes (7); Devon Stewart (9); Billy Strode (10); Ryan Perez (12); Matt Esparza (14); Brock Hartson (21); Sam Haggerty (24); Connor Marabell (25);  Jack Goihl (28); Christian Meister (29)

aFA 2010: Juan De La Cruz

aFA 2011: Jose Zapata

aFA 2012: Shao-Ching Chiang; Yoiber Marquina; (international)

aFA 2013: Erick Algarin; Leandro Linares (international); Willi Castro (international); Emmanuel Tapia

aFA 2014: Henry Martinez; Li-Jen Chu; Gabriel Mejia

Players who have moved on

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

Draft 2012: Josh McAdams (7)

Draft 2014: Drake Roberts (29)

aFA 2010: Juan Santana; Leo Castillo

aFA 2012: Luis Gomez; Ramon Rodriguez; Anthony Vizcaya

aFA 2013: Gerald Bautista

mFA 2013: Carlos Melo

AZL Indians (Rk - Arizona League)

Players on the roster

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

Draft 2013: Mike Giuffre (36)

Draft 2014: Grant Hockin (2); Simeon Lucas (7); Jordan Dunatov (12); Argenis Angulo (19); Gian Paul Gonzalez (20); Juan Gomes (37)

Draft 2015: Juan Hillman (2); Jonas Wyatt (6); Anthony Miller (18); Todd Isaacs (19); Luke Watkamatsu (20); Ryan Colgate (36)

aFA 2011: Edward Estrella

aFA 2012: Johan Puello; Grofi Cruz (international); Hector Caro (international)

aFA 2013: Ping-Hseuh Chen; Luis Jimenez; Francsico Lopez; Jose Rodriguez; Erlin Cerda; Jorma Rodriguez; Junior Soto (international)

aFA 2014: Domingo Jimenez; Randy Valladares; Jason Rodriguez; Miguel Eladio; Juan Garcia; Jose Medina

Players who have moved on

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

aFA 2011: Kevin Calderon

aFA 2012: Francisco Miguel

DSL Indians (Rk - Dominican Summer League)

Players on the roster

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

aFA 2013: Luis Araujo

aFA 2014: Orlando Cedeno (international); Rainer Florez; Alejandro Izaguirre; Jean Carlos Mejia; Felix Tati; Ramon Tineo; Cesar Ventura; Gabriel Vizcaino; Jose Vicente; Henderson De Oleo (international); Julio Cabrera (international); Christopher Cespedes (international); Oscar Gonzalez (international)

aFA 2015: Hector Figueroa; Randy Marte; Leomar Pereda; Francisco Perez; Jhonledier Salinas; Christopher Santana; Luis Santos; Dalbert Siri; Luis Valdez; Gregori Vasquez; Christopher DeJesus; Felix Fernandez; Elvis Perez; Wilbis Santiago; Luis De La Rosa

Players who have moved on

One Degree (drafted or signed by the Indians)

aFA 2013: Julio Arosemena; Daniel Gomez; Rodolfo Villasmil; Wagner Ramirez [BAL-DSL]; Rubiel Martinez

aFA 2014: Darlin Diaz; Bijelic Mena; Jose Nina; Jhon Ventura; Emmanual Beltre; Ronnys Mora; Efrin Ortega; Hazzent Torrealba; Elvio Almonte; Francisco Marte; Yosmar Mujica

aFA 2015: Christopher Madera; Robert Rodriguez; Willy Rozon; Bryan Brito; Julio Medrano; Manuel Dominguez; Melvin Mercelino